Learn 5 Simple Ways to Update a Kids Bedroom that anyone can do! These ideas are easy and can be done without breaking the bank, in just a day or two!
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Hey friends! I am so excited to share this little bedroom update that I did on my Jeffrey’s room last weekend! The last couple of years his room has been in transition from “little kid room” to “big kid room.” Which really meant I have just been removing toys and little kid stuff from his room and it was left pretty empty and undecorated! So, when I heard about the Kohl’s White Sale, I decided to jump on getting his room done! Anytime Kohl’s is having a big sale + giving out Kohl’s cash I really can’t help but go shopping!
Kohl’s White Sale has quality home essentials at amazing prices! That means Columbia pillows, mattress toppers and more. Mohawk nonslip Rugs for every room of the house. The Big One® Pillows, mattress toppers, sheets and more. And Serta pillows, mattress toppers, dog beds and more! The Kohl’s White Sale runs from August 22, 2018 – September 3, 2018 and has everything you’ll need to give a room in your home a great refresh!
The first thing I did is sit down and make a list of all the things I could do without breaking the bank too much! What was going to make the biggest difference? What should I buy? What should I DIY? Then I added to the list things that his room needed! Today I am going to share with you the 5 Easy Ways to Update a Bedroom while making a big statement!
5 Easy Ways to Update a Bedroom
#1. Update Bedding | Refresh the Bed Situation
My Jeffrey’s bed has the oldest mattress in the house on it. But, I didn’t really feel like throwing down the money to order him a new mattress! It had become so bad, that the last few weeks I kept finding him asleep on the ground. When I would ask him about it, he would tell me he couldn’t get comfortable in his bed. Sad, huh?!? So, when I was shopping the Kohl’s White Sale, I came across these amazing Columbia Mattress Pads and knew that this was the perfect solution to his struggling sleeping situation! It is a 3 inch thick and has the air-foam technology that makes comfort a priority! I also grabbed him some new Columbia pillows, because his pillows were pretty old. Needless to say, he has been sleeping great the last week!!
The holes in the Columbia Super Cool Performance Mattress Topper are to allow airflow through the pad, so you won’t get hot! It also has the Ice Fiber Technology to bring a cooling effect.
I also grabbed him some new The Big One® Solid Jersey Sheets! These things feel like butter guys! I think he was most excited about these when I put them on!
He wasn’t currently using a bedspread, because his last bedspread had gotten a tear in it. But, I remembered I had a nice blue comforter in my storage room, from bedding I had used previously on his older brothers bed. It was still in great shape and totally went with the look I was going for! Win-Win!! The last thing I did is rummage through my stockpile of decorative pillows and grabbed out a few gray ones to finish off his bed!
I think it turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself!
While we were updating my sons bed, he begged to get a bed for our cute Goldendoodle, Quinn, in his room! I caved when he even offered to pay for 1/2 of it! This Serta Orthopedic Foam Pillowtop Dog Bed was the perfect solution, because it isn’t too bulky and will stay looking good long term! Some of the bulky beds start looking run down quickly! Plus, it’s extra comfy for our Quinny!!
#2. Add a Rug
Rugs are MAJOR statement makers! Adding a rug or replacing out a rug can literally change the feel of an entire room! If you shop smart, you can find a great deal on a rug too! I had a few rugs rolled up in my basement that weren’t being used and I felt like this woven rug worked great to keep the subtle color palette in his room! I was tempted to buy one of the Mohawk Rugs that were part of the Kohl’s White Sale, but decided to spend the money on decorations and use the rug I had on hand!
Wondering how to place a rug in your bedroom? You can reference this great chart that helps!
They also have a huge selection of kitchen rugs that I was loving! I may go back before the sale ends and get new kitchen rugs!
#3. Hang Wall Decorations
His walls were pretty empty, so I decided to create a sign for above his bed! If you’ve followed my blog at all, you know I LOVE making signs! You can find full tutorials for making signs in my Hello Summer Sign post and/or 4th of July DIY Sign post.
Dr. Seuss DIY Farmhouse Sign
You can access the Cricut Design Space File here!
The few differences on this sign:
- The sign is 36×36.
- I used a straight frame vs the angled corners frame. They’re actually easier and basically take very little experience to make!
- Because the design is so much larger, I have the Cricut Design Space File already grouped out to fit on the 12×24 mats. This way everything will cut good, but you do have to piece the design together place the stencils on the board.
- I used chalk paint for both the frame and painting the stencils. I have recently switched to this, because it dries SO much faster and results in less paint bleeding under the stencil!
I do plan on getting around to making a full post about it, but for now this should help you get started!
The sign is perfect for my Jeffrey and I love what a statement piece it is over his bed!
I also had this World Map cutout set in my storage room that I purchased with the intent to hang it in his room. It just hadn’t quite made it there! But, it’s finally up! A few months ago I chalkboard painted his other large wall and he’s been loving it!
4. Give Furniture a Fresh Coat of Paint
About a year ago, my mom gave my boys some really heavy duty old nightstands. I wasn’t sure if I was going to keep them when I got around to finishing their rooms, but they were excited about them!
So, while I was out in my garage making the Dr Seuss DIY Sign, I went ahead and decided to see if painting the nightstand and switching out the knobs would make me love it! And guess what? It did! I LOVE the nightstand now! I used Rustoleum Chalked Paint in Charcoal and I think the color is amazing!
5. Add Greenery
I have a firm belief that EVERY room in the house should have some greenery in it — this includes bedrooms! So, I knew that we needed to get a decent sized plant in his room! I snagged this one from my family room, because I want to get a bigger plant for that area in my family room! It really finished off his room perfectly! If you’re looking for silk plants, because you’re afraid you can’t keep live plants alive, then check out Kohl’s selection of greenery!
My Jeffrey is loving his new room! And I think he looks pretty dang cute in it too!
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