Every child dreams of the perfect bedroom, but not every parent is on the dream suit budget. So here are some ways to decorate your childs bedroom the way they want by using cheap home decor, and not blow your budget.
First of all, you need to decide what style your child wants. Are you going for the "princess" theme for your little darling, or would your son want race cars and drag strips? Let them be the creative mind behind the cheap home decor. Let them have a say in what goes in their room. Let them be creative, and express themselves. After all, they sleep in here, not you.
After you have discussed the pros and cons of different themes, and your child has chosen what they want, get them involved! Take them to the hardware store to help choose colors and fixtures. This gives them a sense of accomplishment, makes them feel like it's more their room.
When painting a childs room you need to consider the age of the child. If your budget allows, then go wild and paint however, you can always change it later. If your on a tighter budget, choose a paint color that will grow with the child. Murals are wonderful additions to any room, but for a child, maybe the stick on kind is a better idea. That way when little Suzy is out of her butterfly phase, you can just peel it off, and start new. Also, if you look in the hardware stores, there are gallons of mismatched paint that was returned. When people get their paint mixed to suit their needs, sometimes it doesn't match. You can pick these up for half the price of the paints that can be mixed specifically for you. It may be just what your child wants, and costs less.
Furniture should be chosen in much the same way. Always remember the age of the child you are buying cheap home decor for. Try to get furniture that will grow with the child, and still be usable. Bean bag chairs are always a hit. Comfy and low to the ground, they are perfect for gaming, movies or even lounging while doing homework.
Watercolors are a nice addition to bedrooms, because they are subdued. And mirrors are an almost must for older children. Some parents will choose to let their child decide what photographs are hung and where. Most children will opt for posters from a teen magazine, so be sure and grab some poster frames, as well as poster putty. You don't want staples or scotch tape to ruin that wonderful paint job!
Boys are typically less picky about colors, decorations, and furniture than girls. They are more interested in function. Can they see the TV from this spot, will their game system fit here, and so on. Girls usually want things to be pretty first, then work on function. They want it all to match.
You can decorate a childs room with as much or as little flair as the child wants, making it personalized. After all, that's what most children want anyway. A space of their own, that is just "them". Don't forget to shop around. Bargains are found everyday, everywhere. Remember to check the discontinued items. And yard sales and flea markets are a wonderful place to find knick knacks that compliment your childs room. Use your imagination, and be as creative as your child. You may feel a little nostalgic while spending this time with your children, and it's a great way to bond.