I enjoy cleaning up our home each season and refreshing some of our decor. It’s easy to inexpensively brighten up kids’ bedrooms with a few new pops of color. I recently updated my daughter’s bedroom with new bedding, colorful curtains and a pretty painted accent wall. My kids love switching up their bedroom design and I’m happy to minimize the cost of easy bedroom updates. See our tips below for how to add color and style to a bedroom on a budget.
Choose a colorful bedding set
New bedding is an easy way to update your child’s bedroom without spending a lot of money. A new comforter and sheets are fairly inexpensive, especially if you shop the sales. I picked up a pretty colorful chevron print bedspread for around $20. We choose the purple and aqua colors from the chevron print to coordinate with other decorative accents in the room.
Hang up bright curtains
Easily hang up colorful curtains to update your child’s bedroom design. These warm colored curtains contrast perfectly with the lavender wall paint. Pick an accent color for your curtains and add some other similar colored decorations to the room to tie it all together.
Paint a bright accent wall
When we moved into our new house, the first thing my daughter wanted to do was paint one of her bedroom walls. We usually paint 1 accent wall because it gives a child’s bedroom a pop of color without making the room feel small. Of course, my daughter picked her favorite color — soft purple wall paint. This bright red wall is eye-catching and cheerfully coordinates with the red mirror and bright accent rug.
Install colorful lighting
One of my favorite features about my girls’ room is their colorful chandelier. I ordered a simple chandelier from Amazon and added rainbow crystals to create a sparkling rainbow focal point in their room. Chandeliers are easy to install just like any other light fixture and they are a simple way to add some glamour to a child’s bedroom.
Decorate with colorful details
This pretty green themed room is cheerful without feeling overwhelming. I love the leaf shade and bright green blankets and pillows. The painted shelves and drawer fronts are also ingenious!
Adding a plant in the bedroom adds character to a sleep space by bringing the outdoors in. Sleep-friendly plants help cleanse and freshen the air and they are easy to maintain.
Add a pop of color with wall decals
Colorful illustrated wall decals are easy to find in any style, character and size. My daughter would love this unicorn wall decal for her room. Notice the simplicity though, many gorgeous rooms have a simple design. Too many decorations make a kid’s bedroom feel cluttered.
Organize with a woven basket
Speaking of unicorns, these magical creatures have quickly become a favorite in our home. My girls can easily pick up their floor by storing all their stuffed animals and pals in this Lorena Canals woven basket. The floppy basket design quickly rounds out once filled with soft toys and the tassels around the edge are a gorgeous modern accent.
This 100% cotton basket is braided into it its circular shape and handmade. The tassels lend a casual and cheerful touch to this unfussy and fun design. You can even choose from 11 vibrant or pastel colors!
Decorate a bedroom with modern fabric patterns
These modern patterns give this room a whimsical vibe. I love the triangle wall paper underneath the bunk bed, which also coordinates with the Adventure and Brave wall art.
Hang a colorful pennant banner
Fabric pennant banners are easy to make or buy and add a modern pop of color to any bedroom. I’ve made several types of pennant banners for my kids’ bedrooms and party decorations. These colorful pennants coordinate perfectly with the brightly colored rug.
I love decorating, especially when my projects are simple and budget friendly. It’s easy to refresh kids’ bedrooms with color and your children can even be involved in the process. Which of these colorful bedroom design updates is your favorite?
Katie is a writer and influencer based in beautiful Coeur d’Alane, Idaho. She enjoys DIY projects, photography, decorating and going on family adventures. She feels blessed to be a wife, a stay-at-home mom to three kids and a Pacific Northwest lifestyle blogger.