Decorating a child’s room on a budget

There are many people who have managed to buy a starter home through this dreaded recession and for those who the next step is to start a family, help is at hand. As buying the essentials for a baby is expensive enough, I take a look at decorating tips for a nursery.

Baby nursery decorating ideas

If you are lucky enough to start with a blank canvas, the options are unlimited but if you have a coloured room you wish to turn into a nursery, then this may require a little more planning and a small budget. Most people now just opt for magnolia as their base paint so if you are decorating a magnolia room you can have it decorated in a day. There’s no need to paint a room pink for a girl or blue for a boy and with most women choosing not to know the sex of the baby before birth, you should just go with a neutral colour. Babies need stimulation more than a colourful room as they only use it to sleep. Take advantage of having a new born baby by decorating their room on a budget because in a few years time you will have no choice than to give in to their room colour and decorative choices.

Decorate a nursery by using sponge art; you can keep the existing wall colour if it’s neutral and get some pastel paint to sponge on Disney characters. As time goes on and your child grows, you can add more sponge art.

How to decorate on a budget the room for a child?

As your child grows, he/she will want to decorate their room to suit their personality and mood. You don’t have to agree on everything and remember that children are indecisive and you might find that after spending thousands of pounds on a room, they might want to change it again a few months down the line. Here are a few tips for you:

  • When trying to decide on a colour try not to agree on a really bold and bright colour, instead go for pastel
  • Never wallpaper, painting is so much easier and cheaper
  • Buy stickers to decorate or use sponge art
  • If you are keeping the original colour of a room, why not buy a wall mural to reflect your child’s mood and age

Some people give in to their children’s decorating designs and some of them are just too much – you shouldn’t have all co-ordinating fabrics in the same theme as they will get bored after a while. The same goes for curtains – what happens when the matching duvet is in the wash? Will you keep two of the same so the room always matches? Children can be demanding so follow these helpful tips to keep decorating fun and really cheap.