5 Ways To Furnish A Kid’s Room Cheap
My son's room has been stripped to the bare boards. Everything has been emptied from his shelves. His bed fell apart, pieces collapsed all over the floor.
(Ironically, my husband bought this bed BRAND NEW before we married. Meanwhile, our secondhand stuff remains strong and sturdy.)
As we work to put his room back together, I can't help thinking of us as the Anti-Rooms-To-Go family. Sure, we've looked longingly at the wood fort bunk beds, matching dresser, nightstand, and desk combination, but there are many ways to outfit a child's room cheaply.
Here are some of our strategies:
Go for a daybed. You only need one mattress, no box springs. Pushing the bed against a wall gives more play space. Plus, the higher clearance means you can slide tubs of clothing or toys underneath.
Ditch the dresser. Instead, use closet space for shelves, bins, and hanging organizers.
Forget the set. Even professional designers avoid matching. If you'd like kids' furniture to coordinate, paint it yourself with this easy method.
Create your own wall art. Hang up fishing poles, a butterfly collection, or an old barn board painted decoratively with her name. Even better? Hang your child's work in the pride of place. We make over an old canvas with leftover house paints.
Find bedding that pulls it all together. You don't have to buy new, but don't pair those Star Wars sheets with polka dot pillowcases and a plaid comforter if you can help it. When in doubt, buy solid color sheets.
What tricks do you use to make your child(ren)'s room a cheerful place?