7 Ways to Re-Do Kids' Rooms on the Cheap

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Like their shoes and clothing, children tend to outgrow their bedrooms pretty quickly. But if you’re constantly updating your child’s bedroom, then you’re probably also constantly blowing your budget, because that is one expensive project! Looking for a way to fully update a kid’s room without breaking the bank? Here are seven ideas to give your room a full body makeover on the cheap!

1. Instead of changing the structure, change the paint color.

Project via Hometalker Ann Marie @White House Black Shutters

Project via Hometalker Ann Marie @White House Black Shutters

Project via Hometalker Ann Marie @White House Black Shutters

Never underestimate how much good can come from a fresh new paint job! If you’re trying to redo your space on a budget, always start with rethinking your color choice. If you’re going from nursery to child’s bedroom, try a bolder color palette. If you’re going from kid’s room to tween’s room, get their input first!

2. Instead of an expensive homework desk, add a sturdy shelf.

Project via Hometalker Becky @This Is Happiness

Project via Hometalker Becky @This Is Happiness

Project via Hometalker Becky @This Is Happiness

As your child ages, having a special nook carved out for homework or craft time will be very useful. But creating a nook can cost a pretty penny, unless you know where to spend and where to save. Save money, by using a sturdy, broad shelf as practical and budget-friendly desk space!

3. Instead of getting it store bought, DIY your own headboard.

Project via Hometalker Heidi @Happiness is Homemade

Project via Hometalker Heidi @Happiness is Homemade

Project via Hometalker Heidi @Happiness is Homemade

A new headboard is a great way to change your space, and there are hundreds of DIY’s out there (this one is just one of our favorites), so there’s no need to feel limited by the store bought options. Whether you’re building one from reclaimed wood, adding upholstery, or even covering a piece of cardboard, DIY headboards are a sure money saver.

4. Instead of buying art, repurpose the pages of an old children’s book.

Project via Hometalker Maggie @Maggie May’s Gifts

Project via Hometalker Maggie @Maggie May’s Gifts

Project via Hometalker Maggie @Maggie May’s Gifts

Of course you can create your own wall art, but with this clever wall decor DIY, you can have gorgeous art even if you’re not Monet. Pick up some vintage children’s books, or collect a few well-loved, tattered ones from your home, and hang illustrated pages using wooden hangers.

5. Instead of spending on storage, dress up some simple crates.

Project via Hometalker Anna @Annabode

Project via Hometalker Anna @Annabode

Project via Hometalker Anna @Annabode

Spending money on nice toy, book, or clothing storage can kill your budget. Instead, try to score a few free wine crates, or simply pick up a few boxy IKEA cabinets, and pretty them up to suit your style, using stain, paint, washi tape, or anything that strikes your fancy!

6. Instead of replacing outdated furniture, give it a makeover.

Project via Hometalker Becky @Organizing Made Fun

Project via Hometalker Becky @Organizing Made Fun

Project via Hometalker Becky @Organizing Made Fun

If your outdated dresser, book shelf, or bed frame have good bones, give them an upgrade instead of giving them the boot. If you’ve never redone a piece, don’t worry—it’s not too tough and there are plenty of tutorials out there to help, like this how-to dresser update.

7. Instead of shopping designer details, get creative.

Project via Hometalker Alex @Northstory

Project via Hometalker Alex @Northstory

Project via Hometalker Alex @Northstory

There are so many designer accessories and features out there, that sometimes it’s tough to resist. But you can make your own bedroom features, like these adorable DIY bulletin boards made from canvas and fabric!

Want more ideas, tips, inspirations, and how-to’s? Find all the bedroom ideas you’re looking for over at Hometalk!

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