Redoing your children’s bedroom every few years can help brighten up the space they spend most of the time in. We bring you 11 bedroom ideas for boys that won’t cost an arm and a leg.
Decorate the walls using stencils/stickers
This is the simplest (and cheapest) way to jazz up a plain wall. The options are endless — from stars to your child’s favourite movie character you can choose anything. As your child grows and his taste begins to evolve, you can apply a fresh coat of paint and add his new favourites.
If you believe your child is the next Picasso, showcase their artwork on the walls. It will not only accentuate the look of the bedroom but also motivate them.
You can either choose matching frames or hang a string across the wall and add the artworks using some paper clips or quirky wooden pliers.
Glow in the dark planets and stars will help you create a glowing starry night effect. Your kids will love gazing at them as they fall asleep every night.
If you’re a big fan of minimalism, choose a few key accessories for your child’s bedroom like a sleek table, a neutral cabinet and bed.
Repurposing Old Furniture
Spruce up tables, chairs, cabinets, shelves, etc. with a lick of paint. Let your child decide the colour of paint for each piece of furniture to add a cutesy charm to the whole room.
Wall Storage Ideas
If your child is a hoarder and no number of drawers and cabinets can ever hold all their stuff, introduce them to wall storage ideas. Your child can choose a set of funny baskets to colourful shelves that can hold up all their endless things.
A chalkboard will keep your child entertained if (s)he’s a doodler. Another good bit about adding a chalkboard is that your child can continue to use it until they’re in high school/college to make lists, jot down notes, etc.
If not, you can add a magnetic board that can help your child learn words, letters, numbers, etc.
As a child, I had enough Lego to build an entire house let alone a wall. It’s a fabulous way to keep pieces poking out and hurting you. Also, it ensures that your child’s room remains neat and tidy. All you have to do is stick the baseplate inside the frames of your wall and let your child’s imagination take over.
Add a Canopy
Add a canopy If you’re not keen on buying a new bed for your child but still want to spruce it up. It can be like a tent or a goalpost for all their football matches. You can switch the material of the canopy and play around with colours.
If your child loves the bed as it is, you can simply buy a canopy and place them in an empty spot in their room to make for an additional play area.
Got a young bibliophile in the house? Add a few bookshelves that will not only help preserve their favourite childhood books but will also be a huge storage saver.
If all else fails, repaint their room using their favourite colours and add matching upholstery to give them the room of their dreams.