Create The Perfect Budget Toddler Bedroom


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.

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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.

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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.

Don’t worry
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.


  1. Great tips here, I love coming up with new themes for the children’s bedrooms and seeing the looks on their faces when they see it.

  2. Great post, I will need to do this soon so am taking notes.

  3. Some great tips, I love the idea of a feature wall, especially the DIY photoshoot idea.

  4. You are so right at a young age kids grow out of their bedrooms, keeping it neutral but changing theme with accessories is much more cost effective.
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  5. My little one has that bed too, it seems very popular! Can’t really fault ikea x
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  6. Storage is a godsend when it comes to planning a bedroom. I know I always try to cram as much into my rooms as I can x
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  7. Great tips ive been updating Blake’s room on a budget with storage and accessories.

  8. The boys bedroom needs updating, although I suspect the older boys will decide what needs to be in there! Luckily the younger boys like the same things as the big ones.

  9. I love reading thrifty posts on decor. I’m with you on it all especially the styling you can make a room feel really plush and comfortable just by decorating with a few accessories which doesn’t need to cost plenty. Ikea does the trick!

  10. Some great ideas here, but funnily enough I’ve just posted today about decorating the nursery!

  11. Great tips! I really enjoyed decorating my son’s nursery when I was pregnant with him. 18 months on he has only stayed in that room for 2 nights :-). When he is ready to move to his own room I will give these tips go. Thank you for sharing

  12. Really good tips – especially about the costs! Toddlers often love things that don’t cost much!

  13. I so wish the kids had their own rooms, I would love to give them the perfect bedrooms
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  14. I’m about to redo my little girls room so a big help! Another tip (maybe just for me) clear out all the stuff your keeping that she doesn’t actually need anymore haha.

  15. Some really good tips in this post and Pickle looks chuffed with his room x
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  16. Totally agree with all your tips here! I had to plan loads before decorating my girls’ room x
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  17. Some lovely tips here Kaz. I like the storage up the top. Car boot sales are my fav. I like to find bargains there but have not been to one in 4 years. That seems like ages! Angela
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  18. Great tips. Deciding on a budget and sticking to it is so important. When it comes to decor is easy to spend a lot of money on cute things.
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  19. Great tips Ickle Pickle! My mummy loves upcycling items too! With all the photos my mummy takes of us we’re going to do a photo montage!

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