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The Times
  • 101 Ideas: Affordable ideas for kids' rooms

  • With a little money and a lot of creativity, you can transform your child's room into something magical. Try these affordable kids'-room decorating ideas.

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  • With a little money and a lot of creativity, you can transform your child's room into something magical. Try these affordable kids'-room decorating ideas.
    - Use individual pieces accumulated over time instead of buying a matching furniture set.
    - If you are willing to spend some time digging online, you can uncover original and affordable gems onEtsy.com and other similar marketplace sites. Items that are custom-made will not only make the room feel special, but help make it unique.
    - A plain, boring glider becomes super-chic with the addition of new cushions in a trendy, graphic pattern. Throw in a few colorful pillows for added back support and the nursery will be a real showstopper.
    - You don't have to be a super-DIYer, but it certainly pays off to start thinking handmade even if it's just for the smallest of details. Crafting a bit of decorative bunting or printing your own graphics for framing is a great way to catch the do-it-yourself fever.
    - Rather than painting the wall behind the crib one color, why not get creative with paint and go for three or four colors? Horizontal or vertical stripes are dramatic
    - Add graphics in an instant along with a bit of drama. When selecting decorative wall decals or wall stickers, think big. For just a little more, many companies offer custom designs and sizes so you can let your child's imagination run wild.
    - An easy way to add flair to any child's room is with patterned accessories.
    - Monochromatic or filled with color, an accent wall featuring photos, pictures and wall decor is a great way to kick it up a notch. Who knows? Maybe you'll inspire a mini-Picasso in the making.
    - The wonders of great artwork! Walls adorned with gallery-style wall decor are popping up, and the best part of this fun trend is that it celebrates all styles of art and doesn't have to cost a fortune.
    Courtesy Melisa Fluhr and Pam Ginocchio, co-founders of Project Nursery on hgtv.com.

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