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Designing Your Kid’s Bedroom with a Limited Budget

Updated: Dec 11, 2022

As a parent, you want nothing more than to provide your little one with the best environment and living space that encourages their growth, learning, and creativity, allowing them to have fun, relax, and feel nurtured all at the same time.

But let’s be real- no matter how much you want to splurge on decorations for your child’s room, most of us are operating under a very tight budget that can restrict our choice. So what are your options? Should you stick with the standard, boring Ikea furniture or just give up on designing a fun and colorful bedroom for your kid altogether?

We say neither and bring to you some tools and techniques you can use to spruce up your kid’s room design while remaining under budget and without compromising on creativity.


Who says you have to buy entirely new furniture to make your kid’s room look fresh and unique? If you are on a budget, you can repurpose your old furniture that is no longer in use by giving it a new look with a fresh coat of paint.

You can decorate the furniture in funky colors and patterns to make it unique and suitable for the setting and even get your kid in on the fun and express their creativity with stickers, washi tape, and colors. You can also repurpose old containers and bins to use as toy or stationery containers.


A very simple and affordable way to make your kid’s room unique and suitable is to get some chalkboard paint and turn one or two walls of the bedroom into a canvas for the child to draw, learn, and play with.


Decorations are a critical component to enhance the look of any setting or interior design. For a kid’s bedroom, your goal is to make the decorations fun, colorful, as well as an opportunity for the kid to learn as much as possible in their nurturing and formative years.

A great way to tick all of these elements in your checklist and still stay within your budget is to build a beautiful library wall. All you need are a few wall mounted fixtures to create shelf cases and then display your kid’s favorite books on them, making them accessible and using them to create a nice atmosphere in the room.


When it comes to jazzing up the bedroom, there is no cheaper solution than walls stickers. Extremely affordable, disposable, and spoiled for options in regards to variety, you can get a bunch of stickers that pertain to the interests of your kid and give them a bedroom they have always dreamt of. You can also use stencils to paint wall murals and different designs.

Another option you have at your disposal is to get glow in the dark accessories such as stars and other heavenly bodies and paste them over the ceiling to make for a gorgeous starry night masterpiece whenever the lights are turned off.

One of the great advantages of using wall stickers is that they are reusable and removable, meaning you can change up the outlook of the room from time to time with ease and without having to invest too much.


Storage is one of the most pressing issues in any bedroom setting, especially if you are limited by your budget. Your goal should be to make storage multitask by going for all-in-one or multipurpose furniture items.

For example, invest in a bed with storage space below or mobile storage bins that can be placed under the table or in the closet when not in use.


What better way can there be to make your kid’s bedroom truly unique and personal by hanging their own artwork on the walls? Not only is this a great way to appreciate and encourage your kid’s creative and artistic streak, but it also costs next to nothing, ensuring that you will not exceed your budget and still be able to create a gorgeous and colorful haven for your little one.

You can either frame the art pieces, hang them with nails and some string, or even paste them on if it will not harm the paintjob. You can keep recycling and replacing the art pieces from time to time to track your child’s progress.


Another route you can take with decorations under a budget is to go green. If the room has windows and plenty of sunlight streaming in, you can use potted plants, succulents, and flowers to give a fresh and outdoorsy vibe to the room. This is especially suited for nurseries.

If your child is a bit older and tends to grab things or put them in his or her mouth, then you will want to either place the plants out of their reach or go an alternative route. You should also do your research to ensure that the plants you are using are safe and nontoxic.


If you are looking to design your kid’s bedroom on a budget, this is a great chance for you to stretch out your creativity skills and get DIY-ing. You will find hundreds of DIY tricks and techniques you can use to improvise decoration solutions for your child’s bedroom.

For example, you can hang a series of self painted cloth bags or install a few colorful steel buckets on a wall to store your little one’s toys and other accessories. You can also build a canopy for your kid by hanging sheets over the bed and creating a make-shift tent that will surely make for some exciting playtime and relaxing naps.

About the Author:

Ben Miller, an expert in professional interior design and home decor which something he is passionate about.

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