I was cleaning in my son’s bedroom this morning whilst he was at pre-school and I had the idea for this post. My son is obsessed with vehicles – tractors, diggers, trains etc etc, but how long will that obsession last? Not wanting to or being able to afford to spend vast amounts of money creating a theme for his bedroom, for him to change his preferences five minutes later. Over the last year I’ve added a few things to his room to theme it, cheaply but rather effectively. I thought they might give someone else some inspiration.
Firstly, we have a couple of the Jack’s Mega Machines books published by Simon and Schuster, my son loves these books (great reads) and they come with fold out card machines. At the time my son was given these books he would have destroyed the machines in minutes, so I decided to turn them into mobiles for his bedroom. He can see them every day, but seven months down the line they are still in one piece!
Next is a framed picture of a railway scene – this is actually a piece of wrapping paper from Phoenix cards! There is so much going on in this scene, my son loves it and we talk about it most days. When he’s grown out of it, we can just put something different in the frame.
Finally, I found some wonderful greetings cards (some I have found since as larger prints), bought some frames – cheap prints for my son’s wall and shelf. Easy to change as his tastes change.
Simple ideas which really didn’t cost very much and can be easily changed as my son grows up 🙂