Budget-Friendly Kids' Room Updates From Expert Designers

Expert designers share how to transform a kid's room without spending a fortune.

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bold and sassy girls roomHide CaptionShow CaptionDesigner Lauren Jacobsen uses a bright wall color and colorful bedding to transform a kid's room on a budget.

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Lauren Jacobsen, Jacobsen Design:
The first place to create the most visual impact for the money is paint. A decent grade of paint will run $30 per gallon and you'll need about two gallons for two coats. Bedding takes up one of the largest visual areas, and you can find plenty of bedding companies for kids online. A four-piece set will run about $79. The next large visual area is windows. A coordinating fabric valance is $18 and a wood rod with brackets is $22. With the remaining $20, I would either get a rug or some fun artwork for over the bed. The total cost is $199, and the result is a room with a new, fresh look.

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