Affordable Kids’ Room Decorating Ideas

Create Mini Art Galleries
The wonders of great artwork! Walls adorned with gallery-style wall decor are popping up, and the best part of this fun trend is that it celebrates all styles of art and doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Monochromatic or filled with color, an accent wall featuring photos, pictures and wall decor is a great way to kick it up a notch in any kids room. And who knows, maybe you’ll inspire a mini Picasso in the making?

Accessorize With Patterns
An easy way to add flair to any child’s room is with patterned accessories. This $350 playroom makeover comes to life with the addition of colorful and vibrant pillows. The feminine floral rug complements the pillows, and together they create a cheerful play space.

Collect Pieces Over Time
Use individual pieces accumulated over time instead of buying a matching furniture set. Not only is it an excellent way to save, but in the case of Evyn’s nursery, it achieves a colorful and eclectic look, layering in the new with the old.

Get to Know Etsy
If you are willing to spend some time digging online you can uncover original and affordable gems on Etsy.com and other similar marketplace sites. Items that are custom made will not only make the room feel special but help make it unique.

Break Out the Sewing Machine
A plain, boring glider becomes super chic with the addition of new cushions in a trendy, graphic pattern. Throw in a few colorful pillows for added back support and this nursery essential suddenly becomes and a real showstopper

Create the Little Details By Hand
You don’t have to be a super-DIYer but it certainly pays off to start thinking handmade even if it’s just for the smallest of details. Crafting a bit of decorative bunting or printing your own graphics for framing is a great way to catch the do-it-yourself fever.

Give a Cheer for Pom-Poms
Inexpensive and easy to make, the tissue pom is a whimsical party favorite that can also add pizazz to a child’s bedroom decor. Try incorporating different size poms and tissue paper in shades of the same color for maximum impact.

Design Your Own Bed
Creating your own headboard with easily accessible materials such MDF (medium density fiberboard), foam, fabric glue and a staple gun will have you feeling like a true craftsman in no time. Crazy Wonderful blogger, Shelley, updated her daughters toddler room by creating a white, classic tufted headboard her daughter can grow with over the years.

Get Creative With Paint
Rather than painting the wall behind the crib one color, why not get creative with paint and go for three or four colors? Horizontal or vertical stripes are super dramatic. Here, Rebecca Propes of Fresh Chick Designs frames the center of the wall with molding and paints the stripes down the middle giving the room an instant focal feature

Choose Oversized Wall Decals
Add graphics in an instant along with a bit of drama. When selecting decorative wall decals or wall stickers, think big. For just a little more, many companies offer custom designs and sizes so you can let your child’s imagination run wild

Make Your Own Mobile
Add a little whimsy to your child’s space and create a handmade mobile. Birds, butterflies and geometric shapes are currently the most common mobile designs on the market. Make your mobile from a simple quilt hoop, fishing wire and fabric, or cut the shape you desire from simple cardstock.

Sweet Symmetry
Just because they have to share a space doesn’t mean they have to cut down on the pink. Create a symmetrical design for a little girls’ room and then personalize each bed with a monogrammed pillow

Extra Storage, Separate Spaces
Open shelving is one of the easiest ways to divide a shared space without closing off the different areas completely. Buy a pre-made shelf and paint it a playful color that complements the room’s palette.

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