When your child has been begging you for a bedrroom upgrade, you can probably see nothing but dollar signs in your line of vision. Because kids tend to change their minds frequently, it can be hard to convince yourself it is worth the time and money to implement changes.
Tips for a Kid’s Bedroom Makeover on the Cheap! 1 of 6
Here are 5 ways you can give the kids the changes that they want at a price you can agree with...
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Paint Isn’t Permanent 2 of 6
Paint is a good way to make instant changes to a bedroom without a lot of cost. To simplify the process, paint just one focus wall in the color your child loves at the moment. Before investing in a customized paint color, search through the home improvement store's paint section for customer mis-tints that can be discounted by as much as 75%.
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Chalkboard Creativity 3 of 6
The home improvement stores also carry chalkboard paint. While we teach our kids to not write on the walls, it can be fun to have a wall in their room where kids can express their own creativity. Use chalkboard paint on one of the walls or on a smaller section of the wall and let your kids draw away.
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Frame the Important Stuff 4 of 6
Seek out frames at the local thrift store and let kids repaint them. Put their school art work, family pictures, or celebrity pinups inside and hang on the wall. The inside art can be changed as the child's tastes change.
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Colorful Decor 5 of 6
To brighten a kid's space easily, invest in bright colored bedding. Buy an extra set of flat sheets to make coordinating curtains. You can find very reasonably priced, kid-friendly bedding at the local dollar stores or check for clearance items at other department stores.
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Make it Refabulous 6 of 6
If your child's room needs a more serious upgrade, shop for secondhand furniture at yard sales or pre-owned furniture stores. You can often get matching bedroom sets for a much more reasonable price than buying new. Look for private sellers online that are getting rid of otherwise quality furniture when they are doing their own home makeovers. A little paint or a fresh coat of stain can go a long way to reinventing a room at an affordable price.
Get your child involved in the process. They can even help raise the money for a room makeover by selling their old stuff through a yard sale and investing the money into new or good condition used dÃ©cor.
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