were challenged by MoneySupermarket to take part in the “Room for Improvement” competition, spending only £50 in the process.
We had done a fair bit of decorating a short while back but neglected
finishing our own bedroom as money ran out!
So this was the perfect motivation to return to that room and try and
give it a little lift…
was very chocolate in colour, with the curtains and the bedding. With our lovely new ottoman bed being black,
we decided to change tack and use that as our inspiration instead.
out with the non-existent light fitting, stapled curtains (yes really, hubbie decided
to drag out both thin curtains into one darker set attached by staples to block
out the light, practical yes, stylish most certainly NOT!) and brown tired (and badly in need of an iron, sorry!) bedding. In its place we ordered the Mei Black
Duvet Set, Living Joy light fitting and some simple black curtains. Luckily the bedding and curtains were on a
special offer, which helped stretch the money.
I wish I was more talented and could have made the bedding and curtains
myself but sadly I struggle to sew on a button never mind do anything more
Regardless it is quite amazing how much you can change a
room with a limited budget (and my non-existent needlework skills). The light fitting was relatively cheap but
makes more of a focal point; the shiny droplets are very modern and create an
impact (for the right reasons for a change!).
room could still do with a lick of paint, but hubbie is on strike at the
moment! So at least the light fitting
catches my eye and distracts me from the little niggles we still need to sort
out. But this is already a huge
improvement and I am just most pleased we have ditched the staples and put that
design creation swiftly behind us… the new curtains are still quite thin but at least the right shade for the room!
the bedding set we ordered did not arrive in time so will just have to share
the stock picture for now. I can add in
an actual picture as soon as it arrives showing how well it contemplates the