8 Tips to Upgrade a Child’s Bedroom on a Budget

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Are you thinking about how to design and upgrade a child’s bedroom on a budget? Then keep reading for some great ideas for your home.

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Perhaps you are moving into a new house, your kids are begging for a new room design, or you are shuffling around the family into different bedrooms.

Whatever the reason, if you just can’t afford to spend a lot of money on furnishings for your child’s bedroom at this time then read on for some budget-friendly ideas.

Check out these 8 tips to help you achieve a great child’s bedroom without breaking the budget. 

Whether it’s budget-friendly websites like Amazon or a discount department store like TJMaxx or Marshall’s; there are plenty of budget-friendly places to help decorate your child’s bedroom with style. 

In this blog post, we have outlined some ideas, tips, and designs that won’t break the bank when it comes to putting together children’s bedrooms on a budget.

So let’s get into it! Keep reading for all the great ways to upgrade a child’s bedroom on a budget.

1: Decide A Child’s Bedroom Theme

A child’s bedroom can be a lot of fun, but sometimes it can be difficult to narrow down a theme.

However, before you start buying furniture and accessories, it’s important to fully decide on a theme

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Once you’ve chosen a bedroom theme, you can shop for pieces that will go best with that idea and style.

When picking a theme for your child’s bedroom, consider their likes and interests.

For example, if your child loves superheroes, you can choose a superhero theme for their room. 

Another example is if your child loves animals, you can choose a jungle, butterfly, dog, cat, frog, or other animal theme. 

If you are having trouble deciding on a theme, you can also create a theme around the season.

For example, you can have a summer theme for the room that features a lot of bright colors and beach-themed items

For more inspiration and additional themes, check out Amazon’s children’s bedroom ideas and visit Pinterest, too.

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2: Select Furniture For the Child’s Bedroom on a Budget Renovation

Another way to update your children’s bedroom on a budget is to select new and inexpensive furniture.

Amazon is a great source of fun and budget-friendly children’s furniture.

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Consider adding a storage bed/platform bed that is cost-effective and provides additional space for extra items and toys. 

Check out loft beds or bunk beds for a fun, functional, and youthful children’s bedroom.

Pro tip: If you have old furniture that you no longer want or need, try selling it on a site like Craigslist or Facebook to make extra money to purchase new furniture. 

3: Repurpose and Repaint Old Bedroom Furniture For the Child’s Bedroom on a Budget Project

If purchasing new children’s bedroom furniture is not within the budget, try to repaint and repurpose old items

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Repainting old furniture can be a great way to save money and create a unique and fun finished product tailored to your child’s theme and interests. 

Be sure to pull the paint color choice of bedroom furniture from the selected theme to make sure it complements the rest of the bedroom. 

For example, if you repaint a chest of drawers a bright blue color, you may want to consider matching it to the comforter or wall art.

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4. Shop in-Store and Online for Good Deals on Upgrading a Child’s Bedroom on a Budget

When it comes to shopping for items for your child’s bedroom, you can either shop in-store or online. 

Many furniture and home accessory stores offer online shopping, which can be helpful if you are working with a small budget.

You can also try shopping at websites like Amazon for price comparison to get the best deal. 

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Another option to save money when decorating a child’s room is to shop at second-hand stores, like Goodwill or Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

These stores are great places to pick up items that you can use to decorate your child’s bedroom on a budget. 

5. Personalize with Child’s Bedroom Artwork and Accessories on a Budget

Another way to personalize your child’s bedroom is to add artwork.

There are lots of different options when it comes to artwork for your child’s bedroom. 

You can try to find artwork depicting their favorite characters, or you can depict their interests and likes in the artwork

In addition to artwork, you can also try adding shelves or hooks to your child’s bedroom.

Shelves and hooks are great for displaying items such as books, toys, and art. 

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Another great option is to try adding curtains or blinds to your child’s bedroom.

These can help to add privacy to the space and provide a nice look for the bedroom. 

6. Get Comfy and Budget Bedding on Sale for a Child’s Bedroom Upgrade

Another great idea for upgrading your child’s bedroom is purchasing fun and cozy bedding.

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You may want to consider getting bedding such as comforters, sheets, and blankets on sale or visiting Amazon to get great prices.

There are a variety of great options to match the selected child’s bedroom theme.

7. Upgrade Your Child’s Mattress for a Great Sleep in Their Bedroom

As children grow, it is important for them to have a comfortable and supportive mattress.

A lot of people think the bed is just for the kids, so it needs to be cheap.

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However, children’s bones and bodies are still forming and it’s important for them to have a great, supportive, quality, and comfortable mattress. 

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8. Repaint a Child’s Bedroom with Fun Colors for a Budget Upgrade

If you are planning on repainting the walls in your child’s bedroom, you can do so in a fun, bold color that will make the room stand out. 

Another option is to pick a single color for the walls in your child’s bedroom and then use other colors sparingly throughout the room.

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For example, you can use bright blue in one area of the room and a lighter shade of blue in another area.

This will help unify the room while still allowing it to be fun and bold. 

Also, consider adding glitter paint to make the room unique and fun.

Pro tip: Try to pick the best complementary colors for the bedroom theme.

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Final thoughts

There are lots of ways to design a child’s bedroom on a budget.

With the tips outlined above, you can create a fun and stylish space for your child without breaking the bank.

Your turn!

What ideas do you have to upgrade a child’s bedroom on a budget? Are you thinking of changing up your child’s bedroom?

Let me know in the comments!

65 thoughts on “8 Tips to Upgrade a Child’s Bedroom on a Budget”

    1. Hi Kirsten!

      I’m excited you liked the post. I hope you are able to upgrade your boys room soon.

      Thank you for reading!

  1. Dominique

    Thank you for the insights on where to get comfy bedding. With my current budget I’ll be starting there before upgrading other aspects.

    1. Hi Dominique!

      I hope you are able to find some great and comfy bedding. There are so many great resources available.

      Thank you for reading!

      1. Great ideas! My kids are getting older now and in that teen phase where everything changes frequently. Ugh! I might not redo the whole thing but could try some of the ideas.

        1. Hi Amanda!

          I’m happy you found some great ideas to implement for your teens.

          Thank you for reading!

  2. Love the colors you have shared for children’s bedroom upgrades. I also love the idea of repurposing old furniture….it’s amazin what a coat of paint will do!

    1. Hi Michelle!

      I love repurposing old furniture and making it new again with paint. It’s a fun DIY project!

      Thank you for reading!

  3. This is so perfect! I have two boys and I am wanting to do this right now. So many great tips! Thank you!!

    1. Hi Lindsey!

      I’m excited you liked the post and I hope you are able to upgrade your boys’ room(s) soon.

      Thank you for reading!

  4. Love the colours you’ve shared here. Great choice of bedding too!

    1. Hi Liv!

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the post and the bedding colors. I like bright colors for a fun vibe!

      Thank you for reading!

  5. Growing up, my parents let me rearrange my room whenever I wanted. So every couple months I would shift my dresser, desk, and bed around. This was a free way to keep my room feeling different. It also foreced me to clean my room somewhat. Haha

    1. Hi Emily!

      Growing up I was always moving around my room for something new, too. I guess that’s been the inspiration for my blog – I love repainting and repurposing things for an inexpensive way to refresh the space.

      Thank you for reading!

  6. My husband saw the headline this morning and said you have GOT to stay off of that site!! Hahaha! It just so happens my twin grandchildren just moved into their forever home with their own rooms and a nursery so you know I have a reason hahahaha!

    1. Hi Rena!

      I hope you found some inspiration for your twin grandchildren’s room (despite your husband seeing you on the site – haha.)

      Thank you for reading!

  7. iAmKrys4Reall

    This post came right on time for me. Recently relocated, my baby is turning 5 and interests have changed. I’m starting over in a way and everything is ver pricey right now. These ideas are great! I never thought about having a theme. I think that would be something my Little’s would enjoy very much!

    1. Hi there!

      I’m excited you found the post helpful and timely. Interests do change often with the little ones – I hope you found some inspiration for a theme for your soon-to-be 5-year-old.

      Thank you for reading!

    1. Hi There!

      I’m so excited you thought the upgrade child’s bedroom on a budget post was an excellent read.

      Thank you for reading!

  8. We just completely updated our daughter’s bedroom with new furniture, bedding, a new mattress, a new rug and curtains. We went with a neutral theme (grays and black) so that she could add whatever colors she wanted in pillows and other accents that are cheap to replace (when she inevitably has a new favorite color!) xo Nipa

    1. Hi Nipa!

      Your daughter’s bedroom update sounds amazing. New furniture, bedding, mattress, rug, and curtains are the perfect plan along with neutral themes. I hope she loves it!

      Thank you for reading!

  9. Fun ideas for children’s bedrooms. I have been in need of design ideas for my son’s bedroom. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Hi Jenni!

      I’m exited you found some fun ideas to update your son’s bedroom.

      Thank you for reading!

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  11. These ideas about how to upgrade a child’s bedroom are simple and practical. I am not a great decorator, so I appreciate the tips. Thank you!

    1. Hi Lisa!

      I’m glad you found the tips to upgrade a child’s bedroom on a budget simple and practical.

      Thank you for reading!

  12. Charity

    I love all these upgrade ideas for a child’s bedroom. I don’t have any kids, but will keep this in mind for future reference! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Charity!

      I’m excited you loved the upgrade child bedroom on a budget post and will keep it in mind for future reference.

      Thank you for reading!

  13. Charity

    I love all these upgrade ideas for a child’s bedroom. I don’t have any kids, but will keep this in mind for future reference!

    1. Hi Charity!

      I’m excited you love the upgrade ideas for a child’s bedroom on a budget!

      Thank you for reading!

  14. I love your tips on how to upgrade a child’s bedroom on a budget! So helpful and such a great post!

    1. Hi Hadassah!

      I’m excited you love and found helpful tips on upgrading a child’s bedroom on a budget.

      Thank you for reading!

  15. Olga

    Thank you for the valuable tips! I going to remodel two kids’ bedrooms this winter. Now I`m saving money and looking for inspiration online.

    1. Hi Olga!

      I’m excited you found some valuable tips on updating your kids’ bedrooms this winter. I hope they are happy with the remodeling project!

      Thank you for reading!

    1. Hi Carolyn!

      I’m excited you liked the tips for upgrading a child’s bedroom on a budget!

      Thank you for reading!

  16. Jordan Nelson

    Super cute! I live these ideas

    1. Hi Jordan!

      I’m so glad you liked the ideas and found them cute!

      Thank you for reading!

    1. Hi Cat!

      I’m excited you loved the ideas for upgrading a child’s bedroom on a budget.

      Thank you for reading!

  17. Stephanie

    A great list of ideas in this article. Pinning this so my niece will see as she is trying to involve her young ones in their personalizing their spaces.

    1. Hi Stephanie!

      I’m glad you enjoyed the article and I hope your niece will enjoy the ideas for her young ones, too.

      Thank you for reading!

    1. Hi Jacqueline!

      I’m excited you enjoyed the ideas on upgrading a child’s bedroom on a budget.

      Thank you for reading!

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  22. Whitney Stewart

    Oh, to be a kid again so I could get such a cool room! Lol! I love you mentioned TJMaxx because they have such AWESOME bedroom decor for both kids and adults! Thanks so much for sharing!

  23. Choosing a theme can help guide your decorating decisions and make the process more focused and less overwhelming. It can also make the room feel cohesive and give it a sense of personality and style. Additionally, having a theme can be exciting for children and make their bedroom a fun and inviting space to spend time in.

    Overall, selecting a theme for your child’s bedroom is a crucial step in the decorating process, and it’s important to take the time to choose one that reflects your child’s interests and personality.

  24. Such great ideas to update a child’s bedroom! Thanks for the links to these affordable products.

  25. Loads of great tips to upgrade a child’s bedroom on a budget Debbie! Some ideas that come to mind are adding a few colorful posters or wall art, decorating with cartoon character cushions or rugs, and picking out cozy new bedding. You could also look into creating a unique reading corner, repurposing an old dresser into a desk or craft station, or finding other creative uses for items to upcycle them.

  26. I love this! We’re always updating our house, from the kitchen right up to the bedrooms. You’ve some amazing ideas here and while we don’t have kids these will come in handy elsewhere in our home.

  27. I would have LOVED these as a kid. It’s a great post to show that you don’t need to spend lots of money to do a fun room makeover. It’s given me inspiration for other rooms in the house too!

  28. From themes to colors, styles and more, you’ve covered it all! Great write-up!

  29. Cool tips here. I’m planning to upgrade the kid’s rooms and I’m thinking of investing more in curtains.

  30. Melanie E

    I’ll be starting from scratch on my son’s bedroom when we move. I’ll need to use your tips as we’ll be on a tight budget. A superhero theme would be perfect for him. There are so many options, he’d love themed bedding.

  31. Neely Moldovan

    Such great tips! I really want to do a few things to my kids rooms!

  32. This is definitely right on time for me. We will be giving my son’s room a makeover this spring and will definitely be working with a budget. I love all of the fun colors. I will be using your ideas for my planning process.

  33. I miss transforming my daughter’s room. Thank you for the ideas, i will create time to redo her room this year. It’s been too long.

  34. Oookkkaaayyyyy…you have truly picked my mind on picking out an appropriate mattress for my child, to sleep on. It isn’t something I give much thought!

  35. Oh! These are wonderful ideas. I am pretty sure that my daughter would love to get an upgrade on her room.

    In fact, we’re actually planning to repaint it pink or purple. (She hasn’t decided yet)

    Glitter paint? That’s going to be so cool. 🙂

  36. Great, I bump into your post. I’m in the planning stage of renovation my kids room and this will be of help.

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