How To Decorate Your Childs Room On A Budget

Are you looking for a quick and simple idea to jazz up a plain wall in your child’s bedroom?  Do you need to update their room from a nursery to a big kid room but you are on a strict budget? Then here’s a really easy and effective way to give their room some character and help keep their costumes off the floor. After moving 2 months ago I really wanted to give Harry his dream superhero bedroom but on a strict budget, I needed some cheap options. Luckily we invested in a great oak bedroom set for him last year so that won’t need replacing for a long time.  This meant the full budget could be used on decorations.I saw this idea after scouring Pinterest and fell in love with how cute it was. The whole project took me less than an hour and the only things you need is a wall-mounted coat rack and a wall decal ( both can be bought off e-bay for less than £10 total  ) There are 100’s of different decal’s on e-Bay so if superheroes are not your child’s thing then there are plenty other options that would work as well .

How to decorate your childs room on a budget

  1. Simply peel the backing off the decal and carefully place onto the wall. I used an old store card to help smooth down the pattern and get rid of any air bubbles. Once the pattern is smoothed carefully remove the transfer paper.  ( If it hasn’t quite stuck or comes away then smooth over again )
  2. Next, check the wall for the studs so you can secure the coat rack to it. Using a pencil mark the holes where the screws will go through. I also marked the corners so I knew when I was drilling it the rack would be straight.
  3. Drill a couple of small holes where you have marked and put the wall plugs in and then manually screw the rack onto the wall.
  4. Now, just add your child’s favourite costumes and you are all done !!!

One very plain wall decorated for less than a tenner and one very happy child 🙂

Here are a few more suggestions from my fellow bloggers of how to decorate your child’s room on a budget.

Laura –  Neutral decor and then add colour with curtains and bedding. That way the room will last as they grow just by switching up the accessories.

Hannah – Boot sales! Boot sales! Boot sales! A child’s tastes and interests will change dramatically over time so there is no need to spend £100’s in expensive shops. I reckon you could decorate a child’s room with good quality used and new items at a good boot sale for well under £20. Good luck!

Laura – Accommodate their latest fad in the artwork! I just print off loads of images and collage them into a frame. We’ve had star wars, racing cars, James Bond, superheroes, and Lego over the years. I’m sure there’s more but it was just a cheap and effective way to change the room.

Lianne – Instead of buying canvases I get the kids to do their handprints or footprints to make designs – for example making a dino out of a footprint – updates the room and they love it


I hope this has given you some ideas of how to update your child’s room without breaking the bank. If you have any suggestions leave them in the comments below.



7 responses to “How To Decorate Your Childs Room On A Budget”

  1. I love this idea , my girls room could do with a change up .Ebay calls!! #postsfromtheheart

  2. Mama Grace says:

    This is so cool and really fun. #PostsFromTheHeart

  3. Laura - Postcards For Findlay says:

    Wall stickers are a great idea! We’re moving in 10 days so I’ve been looking for a quick (and budget!) way I can add some character to my son’s new bedroom. Thanks for sharing #postsfromtheheart

  4. Jemma Willson says:

    This is a fab idea!!!! Thanks for sharing this!


  5. Thank you for including my idea, decorating can be very expensive! I love your idea, Harry would love that and although I’m not very handy when it comes to DIY, I could totally manage that! #postsfromtheheart

  6. Just love these – my kids would love them too. #postsfromtheheart

  7. Crummy Mummy says:

    We rent so we’re a bit limited on what we can do but we do have some great wall stickers which really transform a room #postsfromtheheart

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