If you have a family, you might be wondering how to decorate your kid’s bedroom on a budget. I used to love it when my parents redecorated my room. The one catch was; kids don’t often have much money of their own. For this reason, I was always asking my parents for money to redo my room or change things up.

So, if you’re a parent who’s currently being asked for a room makeover, here are just a few, small budget ideas. Good interior design doesn’t have to break the bank, even for a kid’s room!

It doesn’t have to be expensive to make your kid’s bedroom fun and exciting!

Don’t Replace Furniture When Decorating Your Kid’s Bedroom

If you’re operating on a low budget, it may be best to make do with the furniture you have. Especially when considering how often kids grow out of or tired of things so quickly. So, make do. If they want a different dresser or wardrobe, give it a fresh lick of paint in a color of their choice!

There are many techniques you can use to paint your kid’s furniture, my personal favorite is chalk paint. You can use this paint to create little chalkboards on furniture. So, if you have young ones that enjoy graffitiing everything they see, it gives them a creative outlet without giving you a headache from the mess they create!

Get Creative With Furniture Use To Decorate Your Kid’s Bedroom

Also, get creative with how you use your furniture. For example, a short cabinet or storage unit can be turned into a nice reading bench. Or if you have a bunk bed or high bed, build a little study area, or even a den underneath.

Pinterest is a great source of inspiration, so don’t replace furniture if you don’t need to- better for your wallet and better for the environment. This is a great and easy way to decorate your kid’s bedroom.

Alternatives To Wallpaper

When attempting to decorate your kid’s bedroom, you might be thinking of using wallpaper. Wallpaper can be a pain to remove, especially when a kid’s mind and tastes can change so quickly. It can also be expensive. For this reason, I’d recommend wall decal tiles or removable wallpaper. Decals are mostly pretty simple to remove, which makes them good for chop and change decor.

Wall Murals

Additionally, you can also purchase murals, which work similarly to the decal tiles. The decals can display many designs; for example, for a kid that’s obsessed with cars you could a car one, or for a kid that’s animal obsessed you could get a lion mural! There are also lots of educational ones available, such as worlds maps or periodic tables. Whatever their interests at the time, you can pop them on and take them off with ease.

Wall decals and murals are inexpensive ways to add interest to a room.

Tapestries To Decorate Walls

Finally, tapestries work spectacularly well and are probably the least likely to cause any wall damage. Simply hook them up with command hooks, and you’re good to go. Like all the other alternatives to wall decorating, they’re available in a wide array of colors and designs.

Get Creative With Storage To Decorate Your Kid’s Bedroom

There are many savvy ways to create storage on a budget and in a small space. The first one is likely the most simple: fold-away storage containers. By using folding storage, you can save space when you don’t need them. They are also incredibly affordable and easy to obtain. Folding storage can be placed on shelves, to keep them tidy, or they can be placed under the bed to be hidden away.

Bunk Beds And Raised Beds

Another way to save on space and create more storage is to have a high bed in the room. Of course, this depends on your budget, but you can purchase them second-hand or build one yourself. We have a whole article on how to do this. Under the bed, you can place bookshelves or a desk, or even a wardrobe. Additionally, especially if you have smaller kids, you can even make a little den underneath the bed for very little money.

If you fancy a DIY project, you can even make a bed frame out of storage boxes. If you rest the mattress on a plank of wood on top of a series of storage units, you can create a bed that also has a lot of space to put things.

Bunk beds are great for kid’s rooms!

Paint The Ceilings To Add Interest

We often think about how we are going to paint the walls, but offer little thought about how we could paint the ceilings. We often spend a lot of the time in our bedrooms in bed. Therefore, why not create something nice to look up to whilst laying down! This is such an easy way to decorate your kid’s bedroom.

For example, you could get some glow in the dark stars and create a constellation to gaze up to the ceiling. Or perhaps you could paint clouds, maybe even hanging clouds down from a mobile. 


As you can see, there are many ways to decorate your kid’s bedroom without having to part with too many dollars. Just remember they’re young, and likely won’t care too much about how much money is spent. They will be more likely to get excited over the smaller things that you do to help make their space fun and different. So don’t worry too much, and have fun decorating!

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