One minute you are pregnant and getting the nursery ready for the impending arrival. The next minute a toddler is here requiring a room upgrade. Time goes so fast. But because of this, it means that things can get a little expensive. With this in mind, I thought it would be a great idea to share with you some tips on how to create a great toddler room. But on a budget.
Work out what you can salvage.
Furniture can get expensive. Especially if you have to buy a fair few pieces. So it’s worth looking into the bedroom and see what can be re-used. Does the wardrobe still function correctly? Could you turn the changing area into storage and display?
Once you have established what can be salvaged, then this is where you can have a little fun. Get some paint and change their colour. Or add a few different details to them.
Once you have established what can be saved, you will have a good idea of what furniture you will need to buy. This is where it’s a good idea to spend some time online and look at different prices to find the best deal. If your little boy or girl is progressing up from a cot, then you may have to consider purchasing toddler beds. With bed’s these days, there are so many to choose from that you can have some real fun with it.
Having saved a few pieces of furniture, this is where you can invest some of your budget into pieces that will last a few more room changes.
You may have decorated the nursery in a baby pink or blue. But now they are a toddler you feel the time is right for a different colour. Painting and wall decoration doesn’t have to be pricey. There are a few different options you can do:
- Stick to a block colour on a feature wall.
- Paint all the walls white and add artwork you have created.
- Use prints, photo frames and bookshelves to decorate the walls.
- Create bunting across the walls to bring plain walls to life.
- Use your children’s artwork to create a more personalised look.
There are many different options to choose from. But the children will love getting involved. If you are looking for something a little different why not look into a feature wall that has been wall papered. You can now buy wallpaper that gives your child something to draw on. It can look effective and saves any other walls getting drawn on.
If you need to replace the flooring, then a good idea would be to shop around and see what offers are out there. However, if you are unsure about your carpets then instead of ripping them up and replacing them, you could hire in a floor cleaner. A hired in carpet cleaner can be a fraction of the price of a brand new flooring. But it could bring your carpet back to life. Giving you another few years of use before you need to replace it.
By re-using and getting a little creative, a room makeover doesn’t have to cost a fortune.