How to Makeover a Child's Bedroom on a Budget

If I was asked what my favourite room was in our house it would most definitely be that of my daughters'. This lovely room inspired by nature is ever evolving as the girls grow and their needs change. 

How to Makeover a Child's Bedroom on a Budget



Local Scrap Store

We started with green painted walls way before the girls appeared in the house and this was sourced from a local scrap store. The scrap store is happy to accept leftover paint from other people's projects to sell on enabling a reduction in paint going to landfill. 

Carboot Sales

How to Makeover a Child's Bedroom on a Budget


On top of the walls I applied wall stickers that were found at a carboot sale. Carboot sales are in full swing at the moment now that summer's here and provide the ideal place to pick up a bargain or two. To help a fellow family out head to the back of the field where they have set up their pitch last. 

Keeping it in the Family

How to Makeover a Child's Bedroom on a Budget

So that's the walls covered , now lets talk about the furniture. We were lucky enough to be gifted the set of drawers and cot from friends and family. we chose to give the chest of drawers a makeover with paint and adhesive paper. We also painted the drawer knobs but you could just as easily source new ones I think.

Freegle

How to Makeover a Child's Bedroom on a Budget

My eldest's bed on the other hand was sourced on Freegle, given a lick of paint and left to dry before she slept in it. I love that it is so close to the floor that if she rolled it wouldn't be a problem. 

Charity Shops 

How to Makeover a Child's Bedroom on a Budget

The curtains and children's table were charity shop finds. Another great stop for one person's trash to be treasured before it hits landfill. 

So that's five places that can really help when it comes to making over a space on a budget and I haven't even touched on where I have sourced all the girls clothes in the past.

Have you ever made over a room on a budget?



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  1. Brilliant ideas here! I'm soon to be working on my boys bedroom so will use some of these tips! #FortheloveofBLOG

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    1. Thank you Bec. Do let me know how you get on.

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  2. Great tips! We have just moved into a new house so baby girl's bedroom is a blank canvas so I've been on the look out for some ideas. x

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    1. Thank you Rachel. Pinterest is my friend then it's a case of keeping an eye out to source items. Have fun x

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  3. It looks great! I'm sure she's thrilled with it! We passed on all the Tubblet's furniture when she grew out of it as it was in good nick and would save someone else some money. Every little helps and all that!

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    1. It sure does. Things can be very expensive.

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  4. I'm a massive fan of wall stickers. Cheap. Quick. Easy to change as the kids grow too! #bloggerclubuk

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    1. They certainly are. Not yet changed them so we'll have to see when they are older.

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  5. I've actually done that myself. Made my own things. Well, I went to the craft store and bought the wooden letters. Then I brought them home and painted them in the favorite colors of each of my boys. My mother-in-law taught me how to install the hooks so that I could hang them on the wall above each of their beds. That was the only thing I really made though. I also ordered stickers from a website I like but then my youngest, the little artist that he is, decided to also draw, color, and cut out a ton of different pictures for his side of the room. He did that when he was 4. He's now 10 and those pictures are still up on his wall:) #bloggerclubuk

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    1. It's lovely to read that you gave them personalised wooden letters and they got to decorate their walls too.

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  6. I would not know how to do it not on a budget to be honest and you have done so well. I love wall stickers as they are so simple to apply and really effective. You did a great job and I love freegle and charity shops because everyone wins when these are used

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    1. Thank you Kate. It certainly is a win win situation concerning freegle and charity shops I think.

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  7. It is so easy to make rooms costing next to nothing by using all the ways you have mentioned.....My whole house is like made with a budget. The best thing we did was my fella built my youngest a wardrobe out of wood he found lying around and he painted it. It looks better than something you could buy x #bestandworst

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    1. Your fella sounds like a great handy man to have. My hubby has never done that.

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  8. Oh lovely! It's such a girly and pretty design. I love that it's not proved to be extortionately expensive too. #bestandworst

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  9. This is beautiful. I love the idea behind the paint company and your storage is great too. #FamilyFun

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    1. Orinoco is certainly a great scrap store for sourcing all sorts of things including paint. Adhesive paper and paint are so easy to use to transform furniture.

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  10. Oooh we need to do up our little girls room so these tips are great. I love wall stickers too. I'm hoping we'll be able to reuse the ones she already has after painting the walls as she loves them. #FamilyFunLinky

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    1. Fantastic. I hope the tips here help you in creating a beautiful little girls room. Do let me know how you get on.

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  11. Some Fab tips here, I need to re vamp the boys room soon just keep putting it off #FamilyFunLinky

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    1. Thank you. Go for it. Maybe get them involved too.

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  12. You are a fabulous interior designer! I love the bed and the little birds over the door and the lovely little table! You can get great deals in charity shops & support charity at the same time - it's win win!! Thank you for sharing with us at #BloggerClubUK x

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    1. Ah thank you for the compliment. I think I've got lucky creating this room.

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  13. Oh I love finding bargains in charity shops! You have to be patient and only buy the stuff you need (or you end with a load of useless tat), but sometimes you can find a real gem! Also, we use wall stickers for our kids bedrooms too - it really brightens the room, but without the need to redecorate. Great tips! #sharingthebloglove

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    1. Oh definitely. I tend to go with a list written down but if something extra pulls at me I may get that too.

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  14. Wow, I love that bed! Nice find on Freegle! I love carboot sales and charity shops and have found many bargains! Great post and tips, thank you for sharing. #KCACOL

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  15. I haven't redecorated my kids rooms for ages, it is on my to-do list. Thanks for the tips and for linking up with #KCACOLS hope you can join again next time :)

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  16. It's so nice making over a room and feeling good about it not costing a future. Thanks for linking up to fortheloveofblog x

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  17. Ah it looks lovely, I love the colour choices and that bad is just amazing! I haven't heard of Freegle, i'll have to look into it. Thanks for sharing it at #familyfun

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  18. It looks so lovely :-) I always try and keep things on a budget and you have done well! #KCACOLS

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  19. You've done a great job on a budget, I think I need to follow some of your tips. #kcacols

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  20. This is so pretty! I'll be doing up my daughter's bedroom up soon, so it's given some great ideas :)
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  21. I love how the bedroom looks, we have the exact table and chairs but we got them from IKEA awhile ago #KCACOLS

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  22. You've done a great job! It's often a bit dispiriting to decorate on a budget, but these are great tips. I think you often have to resign yourself to waiting a bit longer to source the right pieces, but it's well worth it if you can be patient. I'm a big fan of Facebook selling sites - I've picked up some great pieces from there! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  23. Love the little table and chairs, great find x
    #kcacols

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  24. It looks lovely, so many great ideas. I love the little table and chairs, a great pop of colour in the room. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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