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Affordable ideas for kids' rooms

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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.

Scripps Howard News Service

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