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How to Decorate a Kids’ Bedroom on a Budget

Revamping a kids’ room can be a fun, budget-friendly project. With minimal expense, you can create a space that reflects their hobbies, interests, and personalities.

Step 1: Save Space
Bunk beds and trundle beds are the ultimate space saver for a shared room. Many styles are designed with storage for easy organization, potentially eliminating the need for a dresser or armoire. Less can be more when you need to conserve every inch.

Step 2: Update the Walls
A new paint color can instantly change the look and feel of a kids’ bedroom — with very little cost. You can also add whimsy and fun to the room by using stick-on decals that reflect each child’s personality. The decals are easy to apply and take off. Shop online to compare prices; many styles are available for around $10.

Step 3: Get Comfy
Create a cozy spot for the kids to read, draw, or just chill out by adding an area rug and colorful floor pillows. (DIY tip: Keep your budget in check by repurposing existing pillows. Simply glue or sew fun ribbons and buttons onto the pillow for a brand-new look.)

Step 4: Upcycle
Speaking of repurposing, you can upcycle an existing piece of furniture with a little paint. Take an ordinary wooden chair and give it some kid-approved pizzazz with brightly colored paint. You can also boost the color quotient in the room by adding wallpaper to the back panels of a bookshelf. Upcycling is an economical, environmentally friendly way to decorate on a budget.

Step 5: Make It Personal
Make the space truly theirs by displaying personalized painted wooden letters. (Tip: You can purchase wooden letters for a few dollars each at a craft store and use the leftover paint from the chair upcycle project.) Showcase their most prized artwork by framing it and then hanging it gallery-style for everyone to admire. You can also create an inexpensive DIY mobile by printing out photos and hanging them with string attached to a piece of bamboo wood (or a sturdy stick).

The best part about decorating your kids’ bedroom? You can get the furniture you need without credit. At Rent-A-Center, our speciality is big brands and small payments. Shop online or visit RAC today for beautiful, affordable bedroom furniture.

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