Brightening up our Son’s Bedroom

My son’s bedroom is a bit meh. It’s the last room of the house that could really do with an update. When we first moved in, it was probably the room that needed sorting the least. That’s why it’s been left until last. But now that the rest of the house has been revamped, his room really stands out. There’s nothing wrong with it really, it’s just meh. So we’ve decided to refresh it a bit, and we’re going to try and do it on a budget.

Refreshing a child’s bedroom doesn’t have to cost the earth. A wee sort out and a couple of well placed shelves and cushions can really change the look of a room. Pinterest can provide lots of inspiration if you are feeling stuck, it’s my go to place for ideas! I’ll link my boy’s bedroom pinterest board at the end of the post if you want to see what I’ve been pinning!

Introducing Colour

Ok, so one of the easiest ways to update a bedroom on a budget is to add a splash of colour. My son’s walls are white, and I don’t have much time to pull everything away from the walls to paint them. That’s not a big deal though, as there are other ways to bring colour in to the room. Adding some funky curtains like these children’s curtains from direct blinds, or throwing some colourful cushions on the bed  can totally change the look of a boring white bedroom.


Posters are cheap, and come in basically any design you could ever want. You can get creative with them too, you don’t have to just tape them to the back of your door like we did in the 90s. Use funky washi tape, frame them, or even get crafty and make special hangers.

Move Furniture

One way to change how a room feels without spending a penny is to move the furniture around. I mean, it sounds silly, but it works! I’m not an expert in feng shui or anything, but I know that having my bed a certain way just makes the room feel better. Have a look in other rooms too, and see if things can be swapped.

I can’t wait to get started on updating my son’s room. I’ll be posting all about it once it’s done, so pop back soon to see it finished! In the meantime, have a look at my pinterest board for some ideas.


Post written in collaboration with Direct Blinds

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