Here are a few tips to help create the perfect princess room without spending a lot of money.
Paint can become costly, especially if the room is large. Try just touching up areas that need it. If her room is in desperate need of repainting, try purchasing returned paint. Some home stores may have cans of paint that were returned and they resell at a discounted price. Another option is to paint stripes on the wall. You will use half the paint you would have needed to paint the entire room and add a decorative touch to the room. If stripes aren't your style, trying painting the lower half of the walls and then adding a handpainted or wallpaper border to the top of the painted area. Again you are using half of the amount of paint and adding a decorative touch.
If you are starting from scratch and need furntire to fill the room, you have several options here as well. Visit flea markets and rumage sales for dressers and bed frames. You can paint the pieces to match each other. Get creative by adding her initials to the furniture pieces or adding wall stickers to them. White, pinks and purples are the basic princess colors. If you have a toddler, you can find a princess bedroom kit for about $150 or so. It usually includes a princess themed toddler bed, toy storage chest and a table and chair set. The bedroom in a box needs assembly and can range in what is offered.
If you already have outdated or worn furniture, you can spruce them with some paints and decals for a new and fresh look. Find images of princess furniture online and try to duplicate using paint. This could save you hundreds of dollars in new furniture alone.
To fill the walls you can visit your local superstore and buy princess themed posters that cost less than $5 each. The posters are fairly large and will cover a large portion of wall space. Try adding it to an inexpensive poster frame for an extra touch.
Wall sticker decals are fairly popular and are inexpensive. You can spread them around the room or add to one wall for a dramatic effect. Either way, you have wall decor at a low cost.
Princess Bedding can be expensive, so you can try solid colored bedding in pink or purple and then purchase a princess themed pillowcase or throw pillow. Keep an eye out for sales on bedding at the local stores to get a good price.
Decorating your daughters room to fit a princess theme doesn't have to be expensive. Remember that not all items have to be princess. Bedding and window treatments can be solid colored and then add princess themed touches around the room. Princess themed rugs, accent pillows, wall decals and posters make the perfect accessories for your daughter's royal princess suite.
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