As you may know if you are a regular reader, we are currently expecting baby number two. We couldn’t be more excited about the new addition, but it does mean that the girls will be sharing a room. Which isn’t a problem, as there is plenty of space. It just means there is lots of things I want to change before Baby E arrives. Emily’s room needs a sprucing up, I’m not talking major changes, just little things, like a fresh coat of paint, and a new bed. We are going to be sticking with the same grey, floral and pink theme. So there won't be too much of a drastic change for her.
I feel like children’s rooms are the easiest to spruce up on a budget, as they accumulate so many trinkets and toys that people buy as gifts when they are born, you don’t really need much decoration. I thought I would share some tops tips on how to spruce up a children’s bedroom on a budget.
Fresh coat of paint
A fresh coat of paint can make all the difference to a bedroom, it can brighten it up, and give it a new lease of life. Emily’s room is currently pale pink, but we are thinking of painting it an off-white colour, as it is quite dingy. I feel like painting it an even lighter colour will make it look brighter but also more spacious. It will also get rid of the lovely toddler handprints that seem to be circulating the room. It doesn’t matter how much I clean the walls, it’s still covered in all kinds of mess.
The key to making a room look better is by adding accessories. Once you have painted the walls, you will be surprised how much a few pillows, picture frames and rugs will make all the difference. These don’t have to be super expensive either. You can pick up some lovely frames from the pound shops, and use pictures you already have printed.
New bedding makes all the difference, there is nothing quite like new bedding, and freshly washed sheets. Emily currently has toddler bedding, but she will be moving into a single bed shortly. So, we took a trip to Dunelm, and picked her up some new bedding. I try to avoid character bedding, as I feel like it is a waste of money. Purely because this week she likes Thomas the tank, but next week it could be Sofia again, and then bedding would be a waste.
Moving the bedroom around can make all the difference, getting a fresh take on a room can really adjust the way you think about it. I will be moving Emily’s furniture around as we will be getting new beds for her new big girl room, and I want to move bits around so it all fits. The way that it currently is doesn’t use the best of the space. It looks quite cluttered, so I can’t wait to change that.
The last thing I want to change in the girl’s room, which I actually need a local tradesperson help with, is the radiator. I want to buy a brand-new radiator for Emily’s room and get rid of her existing one. It is battered, and half the time it doesn’t feel like it is heating the whole room. The radiator is cold at the top but warm at the bottom, so I’m not sure if they need a new one or there is air in the system. Either way I will need to get someone to come and have a look at it, as I have no idea what I’m doing wrong.
What are your top tips for sprucing up a room? I would love to hear what you think.
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