Setting up your child’s room is a fun project and one that gives you a chance to match every element of the room with your child’s personality. Since kids tend to get bored with their surroundings easily, you can consider re-decorating their room to match their evolving interests and age. But, this doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. Take a look at how you can do this within a budget of Rs. 5 lakh.
Use the wallpaper and decal trend to your advantage
The best way to do up your child’s room is by adding colour and fun. Look online for wallpaper ideas using Pinterest or Instagram and take your kid’s most-loved cartoon, comic or superhero characters into account. Choose wallpapers and wall stickers that suit the room and your child’s current favourites. A peel and stick wallpaper is not only easy fix yourself, but is also affordable, priced at Rs. 1,500 onwards. A special glow-in-the-dark wallpaper for your kid’s room will cost around Rs. 3,000.
Be practical when choosing furniture
The airier the kid’s room is, the better it will be for your child. If you have two young kids, choose a bunk bed instead of using two separate single beds. This will free up some floor space. If you are designing the room for one child, then choose a practical bed that can be utilised as a sitting space by day. A decent long-lasting bunk bed will cost you around Rs. 29,000 and one with added drawers and shelves will cost you around Rs. 75,000. Sofa cum beds start at Rs. 12,000. Add in a study or play table that can be folded down to declutter the room when not in use. This will cost around Rs. 3000 to Rs. 11,000 depending on the size and material.
Purchase furniture and furnishings during sales
Lively curtains, brightly printed bed spreads, wide shelves and cupboards will complete your kid’s room. Shop for them during online and offline sales to save yourself some money. You can check them out at stores like HomeTown, @Home, Pepperfry, Urban Ladder, FabFurnish, etc. Depending on the quality and brand, you may spend about Rs. 1 lakh. Use a top up loan on your home loan to finance these purchases with ease.
Create a play as part of the décor
Kids love to play, so include an ample play area in their room so they can spend time with friends, siblings and you too. For toddlers, you can add in a mini slide and fenced area or even a kid’s tent within a budget to Rs. 10,000. For older kids, you can add a small basketball net, a small table tennis table, or an easel and painting set for the same price. For pre-teens and teenagers, you can buy video games and install a PlayStation for around Rs. 28,000.
Whatever you do, ensure that the room gives wings to your child’s imagination, and is suited to what they like to do. Following these simple guidelines, you can easily set up the room within your budget.
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