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How To Create A Girls Ocean Themed Bedroom For Under $100

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Quite often, when you think of the term ‘makeover’ it’s easy to think about the expense involved. But it doesn’t have to be expensive, particularly when it comes to making over kids bedrooms. Kids will ultimately get to the stage where their Barbie or Lightening McQueen quilt covers aren’t cool anymore, but you would be surprised at what you can do to a room on a small budget. Just like the ocean themed girls bedroom I’m going to share.

There are so many different things you can do with a child’s bedroom and sticking to their interests, without doing a complete Disney or movie theme.  When you avoid character themes it means the bedroom can be easily updated, and your children won’t change their mind once the next best movie is released.

Ocean themed bedroom makeover for under $100


This bedroom makeover idea is perfect for young girls who love the ocean and mermaids. Not only do the green, blue and pink hues work well together, they are also known to have a positive psychological effect.

  • Green is known for restful and soothing properties
  • Pale blue can be calming and serene
  • Soft shades of pink are calming, relaxing and associated with love and kindness

The colour of a child’s room can definitely have an impact on emotions and these ocean colours will help young girls focus on things like homework and to wind down after a busy or exciting day when you just need to put your feet up!

Kmart Watercolour Reversible Quilt Cover Set $14

Watercolour quilt cover for ocean themed room

There’s just enough colour in this quilt cover to make an impact but in an understated way. Covered with the soft white bed canopy (below) any little girl will love these tranquil colours, colours that represent colourful corals, fish and water.

2 x Kmart Wall Shelves $9 each

Wall shelf for ocean themed bedroom

Not only does the colour of these Kmart wall shelves work in well with the ocean-themed room, but it also creates an excellent spot for little girls to display the little keepsakes that make a girl’s bedroom personal. They Kmart shelves are a great bargain too!

Souarts Bed Canopy Under $30

Mesh bed canopy

There’s something about a bed canopy, and its ability to totally transform a child’s room into a magical little haven. It creates a dramatic focal point in any bedroom. The bed canopy can be placed over the bed or used as a reading nook where they can play, pretend or escape in a book.

Jewel The Mermaid Wall Art $29 from Isla Dream Prints

Wall art really makes a child’s bedroom. It introduces personality to the room and brings a sense of completeness. Selecting wall art that works in well with the colour scheme and the overall beach theme is the best approach. For ocean themed wall decor, Jewel The Mermaid perfectly suits the ocean theme, complimenting the soft blue and green colours in the quilt cover.

mermaid wall print ocean themed bedroom

Kmart Anko A4 White Picture Frame $10

White photo frame

One of the best tips for doing makeovers on a budget is using what you’ve already got.

For this ocean-themed girls bedroom, next time you go to the beach, don’t forget to go searching for shells. The shells can be placed on the shelves or, used to make your own DIY bunting. All you’ll need are some lovely shells, some twine and a drill.

Redecorating On A Budget

Another way you can give a girls bedroom an inexpensive makeover is with a fresh paint of coat. For a smaller bedroom, you can likely do this with one or two tins of paint.

Choose a pastel colour scheme or soft blues and yellows if you want to go for a full ocean themed bedroom instead. A beach themed bedroom is easily decorated with things you find, so if you’ve got some great DIY skills, you can do a lot for less.

Find some sturdy driftwood to create shelves or simple bedroom decor. Smooth rocks and shells from the beach can line shelves or sit in a wide glass vase.

The best thing about an ocean or beach themed bedroom is that you can easily take it from little girls haven to teenagers retreat with a few simple changes.

Happy Decorating!

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