Creating a toddler bedroom can be so much fun. You can let your imagination run wild and go as crazy as you like. There’s something magical about creating a little space for your little one to treasure. Their room. Whether it is for a little boy like me, or a little girl there are so many things to think about. But, the more crazy you go, the more expensive it can be. It doesn’t have to be though, there are a few tips and tricks to create the perfect budget toddler bedroom. Here’s how to do just that.
Have a plan
The first thing you need to do is to have a plan on what you want or the budget can get out of control. Write down your ideas. Draw a plan if it helps you visualise the finished room. Work out what you want and whether there is a theme. This could be as simple as a colour scheme or you can take inspiration from their favourite TV characters or films.
Know your budget
The next decision is to set the budget. It’s best to have a clear idea of what that is before you begin the project. This will help you stick to it and avoid over spending. With careful budget planning, you can achieve exactly what you set out to do. It would be worth taking a look at the room and working out where the money may need to be spent as well.
Make the most out of the space you have
Whether you have a big room or a small room to makeover, make the most out of what you have. Careful room planning can create perfect places for your toddlers to play. Do you want a place they can read? Is the storage important? Again if it helps write the ideas down or draw a few options to help you make the most out of the space.
Does anything need replacing?
When you start to change a room, it becomes obvious that certain things need replacing. For a toddler, this could be a new bed, or it may just be as simple as adding more storage solutions. Hopefully, you will have thought about this in your budget. Research when the sales are on, and any special offers and discounts.
What can you upcycle to give a new purpose?
You may be getting rid of some furniture, but look again – could it have a new lease of life with a little imagination? You could paint some drawers to fit the new room theme, or even upcycle a piece of furniture from another room in the house. It just takes a little bit of time and effort.
The wall decoration can be a huge feature
Decorating a full room can be quite costly. To reduce the cost down in the future you could decide to paint the walls now in a neutral colour and change the room theme in different ways as your child gets older. Why not have a feature wall? You could buy some wall art that matches the theme. There is a fantastic disney collection available for your toddler. You could also look at a photo montage wall by adding different pictures. This is where you could have some fun and take your little one out and do a DIY photoshoot. Then add a mix of baby and current photographs.
Hunt out for bargains in charity shops or pound stores
There are always bargains to be had when you look close enough. Checking out charity shops and pound stores are just some of the ways you can do that. You may find old furniture in charity shops that would just require a bit of TLC to give them a new lease. Often these are at a fraction of the price of being new. Car boot sales are always a great place to look for unwanted items. Parents often use these sales to clear out their homes, especially if their children have outgrown things.
The key is in the styling
Sometimes just the way you style a room can make a huge difference, at a very little cost. Adding cushions and throws in bright colours, new pictures or photos in frames. New themed bedding can make a huge difference too without costing you the earth.
Storage is your friend
We tots have A LOT of things these days. Things from older siblings, or you may have a big family. So it is essential when making over your toddlers room to fit in as many storage options as possible. This will avoid the room getting messy. In theory! It’s also a great way of encouraging tidy up time and knowing that everything has it’s place.
Finally, don’t worry too much, us little ones don’t know how much things cost. Try and see the room through our eyes. It’s not all about how much money you spend, but the time and effort that is the most appreciated.