When it comes to change the look of a room, it can be very upsetting. Especially if you are like most people in this day and age, trying to get by without having a big load of spare cash laying around. Knowing where to shop for home decor when you are trying to save some money is part of the solution. Being crafty and imaginative will also help you to gather ideas that will make the room look nice without breaking the bank.
One thing that you can do in order to save some money is to look around your home for items that are in other rooms that are not being used. An example would be that old tallboy dresser that is just sitting in the corner gathering dust. Take the doors off the unit and get some finished wood from your local big box hardware store. These can be used as shelves, so it is important that they are a smooth finish. Do not bother to paint them right now, that is, unless you are sure of the color you want.
If the new unit/bookshelf is going in a child’s room paint the outside of it to match the primary color of the room. The inside should be painted white to give the appearance of more room. Books, trinkets, knick-knacks, and stationery items can be placed inside. Let your child take part in personalizing it as well. They might like it to be sponge painted in their favorite color to add a textured look.
Visit the local secondhand store for items that you could use to help add accent to the room. You may find a picture or two that you can hang on the wall. You may be able to pick up some other unique treasures there as well. Rattan or wire wastebaskets can be picked up from the dollar store as well as some of the little plastic baskets for toys and trinkets.
If you need to buy a bed, choose one that will grow with the child. Plan to purchase one that will give you a few years of use. A twin or junior bed is sufficient for a preteen child. If space is limited, think of purchasing a day bed or pull out couch.
Choose one main large picture to hang over the bed. As for the bedding, watch for end of season sales at your local big box department store. Juvenile bedding sets often go on sale just after the Christmas holidays. Try getting a bed in a bag bedding set as this will prove to be more cost-effective.