Redecorating Bedrooms on a Budget

If you are looking to spruce up your child’s room or yours, the kid’s rooms are the easiest to start with.  There are so many things you can do on a dime budget.  Here are some ideas to help spruce up the bedrooms!

Furniture: This can be fun and easy to do.  First, decide on a color if you are changing this. Next, if your child needs new furniture but you don’t want to spend too much money, go to thrift stores, good will, or a rummage sale.  Pick up some old bureaus, kitchen cabinets, and old knobs.   Here’s what you can do: repaint the bureaus a color that matches the room, change the knobs on them and voilà, you have a new bureau that only cost pennies. 

Place a kitchen cabinet on the floor; add some round legs, a cushion on top, and your child now has a bench and storage for toys or clothes.

Knobs- you can take some old knobs, place them on a piece of wood that you can paint, and now you have a rack for coats, bathrobes, or pajamas.

Shoe Racks: This can be an item that can be found under the bed, in the closet, in other rooms.  A simple solution is to pick up some milk crates.  You can arrange them in different ways and different colors.  Or you can pick up a shoe pocket organizer that you hang over the door.  This can also add a splash of color.   

Baskets: These are a great fix to store clothes, shoes, and toys.  Baskets are a cheap way to spruce up any room, especially if you don’t have a lot of space to work with.

Decorations on walls: One simple way to add a splash of color is to take a couple of your child’s pictures they drew and add them to a frame.  You can also hang an old shutter onto the wall with a splash of paint on it! Pick up an old door, or if you have one hanging around, add a mirror to the door and lean against a wall.  This is also a great way to make a room appear larger.

Splash:  Don’t want to do a lot?  Add a splash of color with some throw pillows, simple window treatments, and a blanket.  Your room will look like you gave it a makeover!

There are so many things you can do without spending a lot of money.  You just need a little time to think outside the box.  You can do any of these ideas with your bedroom, or your son’s or daughter’s bedrooms.  You just need to see what splash of color fits best with your next project.

Tracy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Early Childhood education from the University of RI.   Besides overseeing sites she has also managed successful fundraisers including golf tournaments, developed and given countless training sessions, and served on boards and committees.  Tracy is currently one of the faces of The Children’s Workshop appearing on segments of “The Modern Parent” on Fox Providence’s morning television show, The Rhode Show.  In her role, Tracy enjoys most supporting and helping the staff, families, and children she works with every day. When she is not working, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time with her husband and children.