Having a new baby to deal with, one of the biggest struggles that any mother faces is a financial one. Whether it's nappies, baby clothes or even decorating a child's room, the bills soon begin to mount up. There are ways that you can cut back on your spending however, and one of these is the latter – your child's bedroom.
As we all know, a child's taste can change and develop throughout the years. One minute they might be into cowboys, the next hard rock bands. This is fine if you've got a budget to be redecorating every three years, but few of us are so blessed. If you want a room that adapts with your growing baby, here are a few tricks and tips to help you along the way.
Choose your color wisely
It might sound drastic, but a black painted wall gives you oodles of choices with which to experiment. Use black as a canvas for brighter, colour pop options, from shelving to wall hangings. If you use chalk paint, this can easily be adapted for those later years, and what was once number and alphabet blocks can soon become band posters.
Take inspiration from nature
Whether we're young or old, animals will always be around us, and that's why they're a great theme for a bedroom to grow up with your child. You can be as subtle or as bold as you like, from horse themed borders to full blown drawings of jungle animals across the walls. Trees and flowers make an aesthetically pleasing theme too – a flowery girl's room can be adapted into house plants, making it the perfect haven for homework.
Build furniture that will grow with your baby
Every child loves a bunk bed, and thankfully, there are many options out there to grow with your child's developing imagination. Bedstar have a great range of cabin beds or play beds, which can be transformed into a fairy tale castle or a study area with built in desks for those later stages in life.
Adapt what you already have
Budgeting can be very difficult, especially for those with more than one child, so it's important to also look at the resources you already have and make sure you have a good clear out every so often. For example, is your child really going to play with the same toys he or she enjoyed as a baby? Turn this into book storage for school. Take the changing table away and replace it with a study desk – your growing child will more than appreciate it.