5 Low-Budget, Big Impact Ways to "Grow Up" a Kid's Room


The first time you decorate your kid’s room, it’s usually for you – after all, babies don’t care much about colors or themes. But by the time they hit the big-kid stage, many kids want a more “grown up” room.


So how do you grow up a kid’s room without growing out of your budget?

  1. Move things around. Not only can your kiddo reach things, now he’s old enough to do things on his own. Shift that dresser closer to the bed, so he can switch on the lamp you’ve kept up high, or turn on the music. Push that book shelf closer to the bed, so he can grab something to read at night. Or ask your child where he wants his furniture. Big kids have big ideas, and pushing things around is absolutely free.
  2. Repurpose your storage. If you’ve still got a changing table or a diaper caddy hanging around, hold off on calling the trash man. Free-standing changing tables can house books and toys, while that caddy can be moved into the closet to hold clothes. It’s a big change for no cost at all!
  3. Make more of your floor. Kids need space to play, read, and dream. Purge old pieces that take up space (like that rocking chair) and throw an inexpensive beanbag chair or comfy rug down instead.
  4. Refresh the paint. Hit the hardware store with your big kid, and let him or her pick a favorite new shade of BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Interior Paint. Your little superhero or princess can get that new-bedroom feel in just one weekend.
  5. Upgrade the artwork. Big kids want big-kid pictures. Look for vinyl wall clings that can be pulled down and replaced as kids’ tastes change for a thrifty take on wall décor that also protects your new paint job!

BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Interior Paint is the perfect choice because of its best in class performance at a budget-friendly price – starting at under $25 per gallon – an even better value. Plus, it’s Greenguard Gold Certified* and features low odor and zero VOC!*


What ideas do you have for giving a child’s room an age-appropriate upgrade?


*UL GREENGUARD Certification is provided by UL, a third-party certifier. VOC less than 5g/L.


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