I recently moved my little boy from one room into another. I really love how it turned out. Here's the final product...
My inspiration: from the pages of Better Homes and Gardens. I always start with a visual when decorating a room!
1. Pick a theme. As you can see, I wanted a surfer room for my little guy. Budget tips: I bought this quilt on ebay for WAY less than I would have paid at somewhere like Pottery Barn Kids. I got the coat hooks unfinished at the craft store, painted them, and added a little coat of polyurethane. The white picture frames are from Ikea... I cut up a map and framed coastal locations.
paste wax (the only way to refinish furniture). I also painted his bed blue this way... it was originally pink.
the little table at Ikea for $8, it's the perfect size for him. I also printed the framed surfboard pictures off the internet and framed them with cheap Ikea frames.
picking the perfect paint color). Budget Tip: Find a paint color you like from a magazine or a more expensive paint line, take it to Lowe's or Home Depot and have them match the color. It's way cheaper and you will never know the difference!
Follow these tips and you will have a happy little guy! And you will save some serious bucks!