Moving into a new home is expensive as I'm finding out I don't seem to like anything!
Bathroom hate all bar the lovely shiny taps and sink! Kitchen currently in pieces so half love half hate! Hallway awful can't wait to get stuck in! The children's bedrooms are the only rooms where I feel finished but they are likely to change more often than major work like the kitchen.
The girls were keen when we moved to have a Disney Princess themed bedroom with the emphasis on Frozen. Knowing they would quickly grow out of a themed bedroom we decided to paint 2 walls a hot pink and 2 walls a bold blue. We hung a framed large Frozen poster on the wall (which can later be replaced if so desired) and bought duvet covers in 2 different Frozen styles. With the décor we looked at what items would grow with the girls meaning we wouldn't need to redecorate in a while. We went for a neutral coloured hard wearing carpet and other than their toys the majority of the décor will last them way into their teens.
Here are a few tips :
Go for plain lined curtains. We made the mistake with Charlie's room of not checking whether they were lined and thus had to buy some curtain lining which you just hook onto the curtains. It makes a huge difference to the light and warmth in the room and were a great investment as I don't envisage needing to replace his curtains when he is a teen.
Use ditsy floral prints, polka dots, stars and hearts, bold colours or geometric patterns on accessories such as scatter cushions, throw blankets, storage boxes and rugs. This will save you pennies as these will match numerous themes and styles as they grow older. Bettaliving has a great range of accessories
Use canvases and framed posters to create a theme these can be replaced easily unlike a huge wallpaper mural.
Invest in the beds. Having a good quality bed and mattresses which the girls can grow with was really important. We have bunk beds which can be used as two single beds should the girls decide they no longer want this set up. Made of wood and metal means we can paint and respray them should the girls so desire.
Wall Stickers are another great way to change the whole look of the room on a on relatively low budget – we just decorated Charlie's with glow in the dark stars.
What tips do you have for decorating your children's bedrooms?
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