Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Redecorate Your Child's Room on the Cheap
Whether it's a nursery that needs updating as your child gets older or your teen needs a grown-up take on his childhood room, an entirely new room can break the bank. But a whole new look can be had on the cheap, and the number-one low-cost item that can transform a room is paint. Choose a color your child likes but that's timeless - so that you don't have to change the look every time trends change. In other words, no black for the goth teen! Consider whether you might want to paint the furniture. A complementary color on a dresser or nightstand would look great with some cute, inexpensive drawer pulls. Think of a theme before you get started, and stay with it to keep the look of the room pulled together throughout the process. Instead of hanging pricey framed pictures, why not look for some craft foam at the art supply store? It's a soft, adhesive sheet of flat foam that can be cut in any shape you like - letters, trains, sports themes, butterflies, castles - whatever your child is into. It's temporary, so it can be pulled off whenever you get tired of it.