If you have children, the time will eventually come when they would like their bedroom space to feel a little more “grown up” than the child-friendly space you have once created for them. Your little girl is growing up and her bedroom could definitely use a makeover. You can use this time to teach her how to decorate and how to budget effectively.
Making over your daughter’s room does not have to be expensive. With a little creativity and ingenuity, you can achieve a new look for her room without breaking the bank.
Start by discussing plans with your daughter. Feel free to invite her friends and listen to their ideas. You don’t have to agree on every little detail but use this time to communicate and share ideas. This will be a great time to bond while designing her new bedroom.
Your daughter will definitely need some new bedroom furniture. It may be expensive to get everything brand new so discuss it with her if this is not possible. Make her understand how much budget you are working with and you can share ideas how to maximize it.
Find out what furniture she can do without and make room for new ones. Perhaps the old toy cabinet can be re-purposed as a book shelf or storage for other things. Discuss if she might want a bigger study area or a sleeping space to accommodate sleepovers with her best friends.
With budget in mind, come up with ingenious ideas that don’t require a lot of money. Consider giving the room a fresh coat of paint that is suitable for the young lady she is becoming. Rearrange the furniture. Visit flea markets and garage sales. Look for furniture that’s teen-appropriate but does not cost a lot.
Emphasize the importance of organization and storage. Decide which furniture, even items to keep or not to keep. Get organized before you start renovating or redecorating.