Decorating a room can cost a lot of money, especially when it comes to kids who are particular about how their room should be decorated. Girls, for example, may be fussy with things such as colours and decorations in their room. Keeping your little girl's individual style and preferences, however, need not cost you a fortune by knowing where to look for things to decorate a room and using a little imagination.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
One of the most inexpensive ways to decorate a girl's bedroom is to paint it. You can purchase a gallon of interior paint for as little as £5 in some home improvement stores, as of October 2010. Paint all of the room in colours such as pink, lilac or yellow, or if you want to get creative, you can paint stripes in alternating colours. To update your child's furniture you can also use spray paint, sold for as little as £1.90, to make the furniture look brand new.
New Bed Linens
A girl's bedroom usually has a twin size bed, which makes buying new bed linens an inexpensive way to decorate a room. Bed linens, such as fitted sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers, come in many different colours and designs, making them a part of a room's decor as much as furniture and accessories. You can bid for new bedding at an online auction site, or purchase standard pillowcases on sale in stores for as low as £3; fitted sheets and flat sheets can be purchased for £6 and less. If your child has plain-coloured sheets and pillowcases, you don't want to spend money on new bedding by mixing and matching colours and patterns such as solids with stripes or matching different colours for sheets and pillowcases.
Inexpensive Accessories and Decor
Accessories add the finishing touch to a girl's bedroom, and inexpensive ones can be found in stores and garage sales or flea markets. For an even cheaper alternative, you can use things that your child already has to decorate her room. If your child has a doll collection, for example, you can line shelves with these dolls and incorporate them as part of the room's design. If you've kept your child's artwork, you can purchase an 8x10-inch frame from Kmart for as little as £2, and display your child's artwork all over her room. A lot of little girls like the princess theme, so you can decorate the room with Disney princess posters that are sold online in for as little as £4.
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