Updating Children's Bedrooms

Kids grow up fast and with that, their tastes can change rapdily. A big jump in a child's life is leaving the world of toddler-dom and starting school. When kids reach four or five, they discover a whole new world of friends, characters and interests. This can mean that their toddler room needs an update. Not only this, but they are getting bigger, which means coming out of the cot or cot bed and into a proper child's bed. Wardrobes and chests of drawers often need to be bigger and storage needs to be ever more ingenious.

High Sleeper Bed in white and blue with double wardrobe, desk and shelves. When looking to purchase a new bed for your child, you really need to think about what will work for them and what works for the room itself. If space is scarce, then you might consider a high sleeper bed that can house a desk and storage space below. High sleeper beds start at about £129 for a basic metal or wooden frame, with space underneath to add other furniture. Beds with integrated furniture below start at about £250. Simple comfy bed options include divans, which start at around £150.

To make bedtime more exciting, many parents opt for car beds, which also start at around £150. Another item of furniture that may become necessary as your child becomes older is a desk, as they start school and are given homework Desks come in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs. Classic wooden desks start at £40 whereas desks with space for art materials, suited to budding artists, can be bought for £120. As kids get older, they also become more likely to have friends over and will wish to spend more time in their rooms. Basic chairs for bedrooms can be bought for as little as £20 and funky patterned armchairs cost around £110.

Placeholder image If you spent a lot of time and money when you first decorated your childs room, then you may just want to update it. A great way to refresh a tired theme or wall is to buy wall stickers. There are many options of wall sticker themes which is great for those whose children change their tastes every five minutes. Changing a colour theme can be easily achieved by just repainting the walls or even the furniture. If a themed room needs a new rug or lamp, instead of buying another branded merchandise piece, just colour match it with something from an adult range. For example if the whole bedroom has been done with a Spiderman theme but needs a new rug, any bright red rug will work in the room without having to fork out much money. Alternatively, a room themed with a certain football team can also just have the team's colours on the cutains without having to buy expensive merchandised products.

Kids change and grow but they always want to be in exciting and fun surroundings. Furniture may need to get bigger and themes will surely need updating. This can be done very cost-effectively by carefully choosing furniture and following simple money saving ideas for revamping a tired style.