Budget decorating tips for boy bedrooms

boy bedroomWhen you have a growing boy, the theme of the day is ‘spend, spend, spend’.

If it’s not new clothes it’s some trendy toy that they just have to have. If it’s not the trendy toy, it’s the sports activities.

If it’s not all of these things, it’s decorating the bedroom.

A boy needs new bedroom decoration every few years as his interests and use of the room change. There are ways and means of doing this without breaking the bank. Creativity is key and here we look at a few tips.

Prioritise spending

As with any general decorating ideas, when you do up a boy’s bedroom, you need to decide what is worth investing some cash in and what can be done on a budget.

Firstly, getting the best quality paint is advisable especially if the colour is going to be on the walls for a good little while.

Secondly, for key pieces of furniture like the bed and chest of drawers, go for the best quality you can afford.

Thrifty ideas

Quality and durability are important for bedroom furniture but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune. There are probably several good second-hand furniture shops in your area where you can pick up a bed and other items for good prices. If you are a natural haggler, all the better!

Pick a theme

Pick a design theme to reflect your little boy’s interests. This will make selecting everything and budgeting much easier.

Choose the colour of the room, his bedspread and curtains and all the little knick-knacks and pictures to reflect the main idea.

Dig around

Going back to deciding where to spend and where to save, it is worth looking for items like bedding and pictures in thrift shops. Second-hand shops are usually very fussy about what they will accept to sell so you can pick up some super bargains with a bit of luck.

If that sweet little clock shaped like a football and the pennant-covered bedspread aren’t top quality, it doesn’t matter if you haven’t’ spent a fortune on them.


A huge factor in decorating a boy’s bedroom is storage space. No matter what the room size, storage bins which match the color scheme always fit the bill.

Ideas for storing toys could be three or four colourful plastic buckets picked up for a song or a ceiling hanging where soft toys can live.

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