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Known for her ability to add style to any place with just a few bucks, Krista Byers of Goodwill Glam shares some inexpensive ways to decorate your children’s spaces. Children’s bedrooms are transitional as their needs change every couple of years, all the more reason to decorate with budget-friendly finds.
Your local thrift store is teeming with usable items at fantastic prices for virtually any project and any room. It may take a bit of patience, vision and some imagination but you can create something that works for you. Children’s spaces are no exception.
You can find furniture that is perfect for your child’s room at a thrift store, just be sure to check the hinges and joints for safety. I found our son’s bedframe at our local Goodwill for $10. I dragged it home and painted it red. It bears a striking resemblance to the one Land Of Nod sells for $600-$800 for a twin bed! The bookshelf in his room also came from a thrift store for $7. With a fresh coat of paint, the little rocking chair—picked up for only $4—looks as good as new.
Decorative accessories are an easy thing to pick up at the thrift store. This little decorative tin, for instance, was found at my local Savers. Look for bowls, boxes, vases and knickknacks that fit the color or theme of your child’s bedroom.
The thrift store is also my favorite place to shop for artwork. You just never know what you might find! I knew that my little guy wanted a travel theme in his room, so I kept my eye open for any wall art that might work with that. After stumbling upon this Hargrove painting at Goodwill for $24.99, it’s now right at home in his bedroom.
The cute airplane lamp was another thrift store find, I picked up for $2. Lighting options at the Goodwill vary from store to store but do an overall examination to see if rewiring is necessary.
With a little patience, persistence and imagination you can put together a fun look for the little people in your life with very small budget.