It can sometimes seem that children change their minds about what they love more often than they change their socks, and this is never more true than when referring to their favourite TV or film characters.
One day they seem to simply adore Thomas the Tank Engine, or My Little Pony, and the next, your little one is suddenly obsessed with Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles, or Spider Man. This can mean havoc when it comes to redecorating your kid’s room, and could also prove be rather painful for your wallet! However, it need to not mean having to raid the piggy bank every few months (hmmm not exactly teaching them about the value of money there eh?), as there are plenty of ways in which you can transform your children’s rooms into a wonderful world of make believe in a thrifty, yet stylish way.
Kids love being creative and a fantastic activity for them to enjoy is to work with them to create some art work that can be used to decorate their room. Simply purchase different sizes of paper along with some paints, felts and colouring pencils and create pictures of their favourite characters. When finished, place in brightly coloured frames and hang on their walls in a makeshift gallery. A perfect way to wile away the hours with your kids as well as a cheaper and infinitely cuter alternative to posters and shop-bought pictures.
To bed to bed said sleepy head
The key feature of any room, be it a child’s or an adult’s, is the bed, and it is worth investing in one that will last a good few years in order to save some pennies in the long run. One site which offers a great range of choices is Bedstar, which have left lots of customers happy with their range of beds in different styles and sizes.
It is also important to purchase the correct mattress for your bed, and a growing child requires a supportive mattress if they are going to get all the rest they need. Try not to scrimp when it comes to buying a new mattress and see it as a worthwhile investment for your child’s health. If your child loves having friends over to stay, take a look at their range of bunk beds and children’s guest beds – there are so many, you will be spoilt for choice!
Some people may be thinking about getting a themed bed for their kid’s new room, but if your budget is quite modest and your child has a habit about changing their minds often, you may want to think about purchasing accessories of their favourite characters instead. Bedspreads, curtains, rugs and lampshades can all add to the theme of the room and are relatively inexpensive to swap with another theme once your child has outgrown the old one.
Another way to save money is to incorporate a general theme rather than buying specific merchandise. Seascapes, football, castles, and princess themes are all lovely ways to brighten up the room, and peel-off wall stickers are the perfect answer to the changing preferences of a growing child.
What do you do when it comes to decorating your child’s room? Have you tried any of the above tips?
*This post is in collaboration with Bedstar