Whether it's for your own kids, nieces and nephews that come to stay, or for godchildren that regularly visit, you will want them to have their own space to sleep and play. Of course, you won't want this place to be boring and dull either. In fact, you’ll want them to exclaim “wow!” when they open the door and get a peek at it for the first time. Luckily, this is something you can do, and all without breaking the bank. Read on to find out how.

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Get the basics down


OK, so first on the list is getting the basics of the room sorted. This needs to be done before anything else because the room has to be practical enough to meet the need of the kids that will be staying there.


With this in mind shop for beds, dressers, nightstands, and seating first. Luckily, there are plenty of places online and in the real world that sell good quality furniture items for a reasonable price.


In fact, with kids rooms, in particular, you don't have to spend a fortune on this sort of thing, as the little ones are likely to grow out of it pretty quick anyway. That means if you find some items that are on sale or are a good deal then go for them!


Alternatively, you can upcycle the furniture that you already have by painting it in chalk paint. This chalk paint stuff is specifically designed for furniture and can make a dated piece look fantastic. Read more about it here.

Then, once you have the basic arrangement of the room in place, you can consider what additional things to do to make it more exciting for the kids.


Pick a theme


Now is the time to start thinking a bit more creatively about how you will decorate the room. The first thing you will need to do here is to pick a theme. For smaller children, the theme can be a particular show or character that they love, as well as some of the wider subjects that kids like such as pirate, princess's, or dinosaurs.


Some of the shows in the video above would make a great theme.


Of course, you may have a slightly more difficult time if the kids that are sharing the room are of different ages, or not into the same things. Then it's important to get the balance, so both parties are happy, while still ensuring that the scheme overall is cohesive.


Getting this balance can seem like something that is more easily said than done, but with a little extra attention to detail, it can happen.  In fact, if you pick a color that matches in with the younger child's theme, you can then design the rest of the room around this without having to pepper every surface with cartoon-like characters.


Shop the theme


However, if you are lucky enough to have two kids that are of similar age or interests to cater for, then you can just go straight ahead and shop all out for the single theme that you have chosen.


A good way of doing this without spending loads of money is to see what items they have at the dollar store. The reason for this is because most dollar stores now stock things that are branded with the more well-known characters that kids love. Including Frozen, Moana, Superman, and Ben 10.


Such items don't even need to be originally designed for decorative purposes. For example, you can frame cards, or book illustrations, or even display action figures as ornaments on shelving around the room. To make this latter suggestion extra fun why not paint some scenes on the back of the shelves that can double as playhouses or locations?



Shop items color adjacent to the theme


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Once you have some themed items for the room you are creating it's time to get all the other things you will need. To do this first sit down with the themed items and pick out the dominant colors. For a frozen themed room it will be white and light blue, where a Ben10 room will be green, turquoise and yellow.  


You can then use these colors to help you choose soft furnishing such as duvet covers, cushions, and curtains as well as accept items that will fit in the space.


It is also worth bearing in mind that you can often get printed duvet covers to match your theme. However, this might not be the cheapest option if you are looking to do this room decoration on a budget. Also, by having plain colored bedding that fits with the in theme, the room becomes a much more usable space, making it a better investment for folks who only need occasional space for kids to stay.


Paint and decorate


Of course, the next step once you have decided on all the colors and fabrics you will be using in the room, is to paint the walls.


When painting you can choose shades that match in with your theme, although it is often cheaper to pick white or cream and use color elsewhere to create a themed vibe. Also, it is a more practical choice, as if the little ones grow out of the theming, you don't have to redecorate the entire room to update it.

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You also have the option of using themed borders or transfer sticks on the wall. These are items that are quite popular, and can quickly and easily transform a plain looking bedroom into a kids dream playground. You can even find such things priced fairly reasonable in your local DIY store or on specialist sites like this online.


Putting the whole room together


Lastly, it's time for the finishing touches and to complete the room in its entirety. To do this ensure that all the bedding is washed and ironed before it is put out. Although, curtains with blackout lining will need steaming instead as the iron can damage them.


Then take some time to arrange the themed decorations on shelves, sideboards, and walls and make it the most radical kids bedroom ever, at least for the first view they get. Then they are bound to be as happy as possible with their new digs, and you will have achieved it without spending your life savings. A win- win situation for everyone involved.


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