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Okay you have your foundation in place. Now is when fun begins. Pick a theme, any theme. Bed in a Bag sets are really reasonably priced and are available in many different themes so are a great place to start when you’re on a budget. Then add a coordinating lamp, a couple things on wall and an accent rug. Pick up some Wallies™ and slap them on walls or even on furniture.
Get kids involved in decorating their rooms. Let them make some of their own choices. For example: You’re trying to pick a color scheme and she has a total difference of opinion as to what it should be. Give her two or three options to choose from so she gets to make final decision.
When kids get to be involved in decision making, they are more likely to “own” their new décor. And we can always hope that will give them some incentive to keep it clean!
Oh, and that budget I mentioned earlier? (You hoped I forgot didn’t you?) Only you know what your budget is for decorating your kid’s room, and it doesn’t matter if you have $200 or $2000 dollars. You can’t even begin to plan a room re-do without knowing how much you can spend. Otherwise you’ll be out there floundering around buy stuff you don’t probably need and can’t afford.
If it’s $200, you’ll most likely be looking at paint, bedding and a couple little room accents. You might even be able to pick up a second hand night stand to refinish. But if we’re talking $2000, you can do some new furniture and maybe new carpet too!
Komee Carpenter has been in the decorating industry for over 15 years and started the Decorating Kid Rooms website to share her ideas and knowledge.
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