Need inexpensive decorating ideas for kids room

Carolynne - posted on 10/14/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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I would love to create bedrooms that my kids will love to sleep in and play in, but dont have the funds to do that. So I was hoping that maybe some of the moms on circle of moms can suggest some websites that give decorating ideas, or how to create storage space etc. I really want my kids to love their rooms, but need a inexpensive way to create this. =0( Any ideas?

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Linda - posted on 08/18/2013

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My Daughter is beginning the 1st stages of being a single mom dad is envolved
with kids anyway she would like to do a jungle theme in kids room ! any ideas how to get this on a strick budget

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As an older mom, may I make a suggestion. Do not paint your walls with chalkboard paint unless you paint a section and put some sort of framing around it (think limits). Think about it, you are teaching your kids that it is ok to draw on the walls in their room. If you teach them it's ok to draw on the wall then don't get upset when they put stick figure murals in the living room. ;) On a brighter note, a few ideas I used when my kids were small and we didn't have any money to decorate their rooms. My son loved geography so I put all kinds of maps on his walls instead of wall paper. My youngest daughter loved dinosaurs so I painted a huge dinosaur in a jungle on the wall in her room. Milk crates work great for storage in a kids room. I purchased a trundle bed (basically a big wooden roll out tray) cheap at a thrift store and used it with no mattress under my middle daughters bed to store all the tons of Barbie stuff, I used small totes and plastic shoe boxes to help keep it all organized. You can find lots of cool stuff for kids rooms at thrift stores and yard sales very cheap, with the money you save buy something for yourself at that yard sale too!!

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Sharon - posted on 10/18/2009

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Quoting Janelle:



Quoting Sharon:

If you have flat walls - you might consider painting part of a wall with the chalkboard paint.







How much is this paint? I have three kids that love to color on my walls, and I have heard of this before. I have just never looked into it. Sounds like a great solution!






Janelle - hun I have no idea. lol I have lightly textured walls so I had to scrap the idea altogether myself.



 



But I went to our local newspaper and got their "cut ends".  left over rolls of white plain newspaper paper and I taped it to my walls at toddler height.  My kids would follow the paper around the house, just scribbling away.



 



And this does not confuse them.  They know there is paper there, and that is all they were allowed to color on.  

Carolynne - posted on 10/18/2009

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I want to thank eveyone for their suggestions. Times like this I wish I had a Cricut lol Then I could create the perfect wall wallies. lol Im going to check out the family fun mag website too. Thank you for all of your suggestions. So greatly appreciated Hugs...

Janelle - posted on 10/14/2009

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Quoting Sharon:

If you have flat walls - you might consider painting part of a wall with the chalkboard paint.




How much is this paint? I have three kids that love to color on my walls, and I have heard of this before. I have just never looked into it. Sounds like a great solution!

Sheryl - posted on 10/14/2009

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for storage ii bought a $20 3 shevle bookcase and the canvas bins it held 6 of them, which i put his toys in, u can look at lucus photos on my profile for his room pics and let me know if u like them

Carolynne - posted on 10/14/2009

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I want to thank all the moms for your suggestions I cant wait to try them and see how they turn out. =0)

Sarah - posted on 10/14/2009

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I painted the bottom half of my son's room as a football field. It took half a gallon of paint...

Anastasia - posted on 10/14/2009

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go to dollar tree, they have stuff to stick on the walls that come off easy. I did both my kids room, my bathroom and my front room

Sarah - posted on 10/14/2009

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mines similar to Rebeccas, i painted my girls room pink and started of with the winnie the pooh classic stickers, now shes 7 i treated her to the bratz ones. Also once they are old enough get them in a low/mid height cabin bed. its amazing how much stuff you can fit underneath in the drawers or cube spaces(plastic toy bins work great in there)

Melissa - posted on 10/14/2009

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For my sons room I bought inexpensive wood unfinished letters at either Hobby Lobby or Michaels, spelled my sons name and painted/decorated them myself. In the same section I found little airplane hooks for thinks like coats, hooded towels whatever really that I gussied up myself also. I bought cute fabric and sewed curtains for his room. I'm all for if I can make it myself I do. If they are old enough it may be fun and help them enjoy the room if they do some crafty stuff to decorate the room. Also I like the inexpensive wicker baskets for storage of blankets, sheets, and toys. They may not withstand the punishment from older kids but my son is still a baby. This is also a good idea if you do have a crawler or one who's pulling up so they don't pull a heavy drawer out on themselves or get accidentally closed in a toy chest.

Rebecca - posted on 10/14/2009

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just buy plain wallpaper and choose some wallstickers of your childs favourite character. its uch cheaper and easier to change when your child changes their interests

Sharon - posted on 10/14/2009

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If you have flat walls - you might consider painting part of a wall with the chalkboard paint.



Hit freecycle & craigslist looking for similar colored curtains to hang on the walls. You can take up posters behind the curtains as if they were looking out on a scene. Or put up a shelf/shelving unit and put toys on it.

Brittney - posted on 10/14/2009

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I painted the walls of my childrens shared room blue and the ceiling then when it dried I painted clouds on the walls and stars on the ceiling my kids both girl and boy love this

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an idea i have seen on HGTV is painting one wall, or a section of one wall with that caulk board paint. not too much of 'decoration' in that, but it does add a fun element to the kids room. and what kid doesn't WANT to draw on their walls anyways!

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