How to Update Your Daughter’s Bedroom on a Budget

Decorating is a lot of fun, especially when you have a daughter who’s old enough to get involved. She’ll have plenty of opinions regarding the colors, fabrics, and overall look of the bedroom, and working with her to make it beautiful is a blast.

However, sometimes our imaginations can get the better of us and our budget can’t always keep up. If that’s the case for you, you need some tips to get the look you’re searching for in her bedroom without all the expenses. Consider some of these ideas.

Focus on the accents

If your daughter has a relatively neutral color scheme in her room right now, you can always add fresh life with accent pieces. Start with a few well-decorated kids pillows. These can be placed on the bed, a chair, and even in a corner of the floor for a little reading nook. The best part is these pillows are often low-cost and easy to switch in and out whenever you or your daughter are ready for a change.

Other accents that can easily overhaul the look of the room include rugs, shelves, bedspreads, and even storage organizers. Rugs make a huge impression on the room, and they can usually be purchased for less than $100.  

Replace window treatments

Window treatments are another accent piece that make a huge difference. First of all, good window treatments can improve the efficiency of the room. They can keep the outside air outside so that your HVAC system doesn’t have to work overtime. They can also create the right ambience in the room by filtering or completely blocking light according to your preferences.

Good window treatments include blinds, roller shades, shutters, and curtains. The most affordable options are probably shades, blinds, and curtains. Roller shades are a great, budget-friendly option for home decor because they usually come in varied colors and patterns, providing a simple way to update your room. A possibility is to use perspex as it works much better as a material than metal and some other plastics.

The same can be said for curtains, although they are often a little pricier. Look for discount curtains or make your own from simple fabric. Consider layering curtains over shades or blinds to increase efficiency and make it easier to customize the light.  

Decorate the walls

Perhaps the simplest way to update a child’s bedroom is wall decorations. You and your daughter can have a lot of fun with these, and each decoration hung on the wall can be adjusted to match her interests and chosen color scheme.

A fun way to decorate the walls is through a gallery wall. This allows your daughter to express some creativity while sticking with the theme of a well-decorated room. A gallery wall features framed photos, canvas prints, colorful initials, paintings, and other artwork that represents your daughter’s tastes. Altogether, it makes a very fetching wall.

Experiment with DIY projects

If you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty, you can save a lot of money with DIY projects. Spend some time on Pinterest or Etsy to get ideas regarding DIY projects for her bedroom.

If you need furniture, this is a good place to start. Sometimes, it’s very expensive to replace furniture, so look for pieces at yard sales or thrift stores that you can repaint and make your own. You’ll save a ton of money while still getting the look you want.

There are other DIY projects that you can try with your daughter, like making decorating wall hangings or sewing a new bedspread. If you’re intuitive and like following internet tutorials, you won’t have any problem delivering beautiful products while saving big.

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