House to Home column: Easy kids’ room makeover

Interiors-obsessed blogger Becky Pink explains simple ways to decorate your children’s bedroom, without wasting time

When we moved into our house four years ago, it was a sea of yellow and beige, with very old tatty carpets and loads of peeling wallpaper.

The first thing we did after ripping that all out was decorate both girls’ rooms using a pale grey colour. It gives the perfect backdrop to the pink and turquoise accessories they love.

Thea’s room is small, which was fine when it was a nursery, as we had a cot, then a cot bed, and it looked so cute. Her room has slowly been evolving from a nursery to a big girl’s room.

Now she has a mid-sleeper from IKEA so she has more storage beneath. But we haven’t changed much in terms of décor as we loved the woodland theme.

Thea has decided it’s a bit ‘babyish’. She also drew on the ‘You are loved’ letter banner in purple felt tip, going outside the lines on to the wall. So I did a really quick, cheap and easy mini makeover.

I took down her bird fairy lights and used mini Command hooks to hang up cheerful paper fan decorations that were left over from her birthday party.

The pink ones were from Amazon (set of 6 for £6.99) and the turquoise ones were from Partyrama (set of 3 for £1.49). I made her the dark blue origami lampshade last year, and the light flex is cable tied together for safety, so it can’t move at all.

I moved her alphabet print to cover the felt tip marks and reused the leaves from her old tree sticker mural to decorate the side of her bed.

She is over the moon with her cheerful new big girl’s room, and I’m happy it didn’t take too long!

Becky Pink is a freelance copywriter and journalist who blogs about her family, life and home at pinkscharming.com. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @pinkscharming.

This column was published in the May 2018 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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