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Creative mum-to-be turns storage space into stunning baby nursery for £380

June 10, 2020, 12:00 PM
  • Ruby Natalia, 23, decluttered her box room to make a nursery
  • She sourced products from IKEA, Groupon and B&M
  • The room is now her “dream nursery"

If there’s a room in your house you dread going into due to the clutter, take decluttering inspiration from this creative mum.

Ruby Natalia, a 23-year-old outreach worker and mum of two from the East Midlands, used the time she had during the lockdown to clear out her tiny box room and make a gorgeous girly nursery for her baby girl instead.

Ruby spent just £380 on the transformation, using products from IKEA, Groupon, B&M and Amazon.

Ruby told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: "We had a spare room which was used pretty much as a family wardrobe and storage space.

"With a baby girl on the way we wanted to transform it into our dream nursery despite the lack of space.

"The space is really small so we wanted to maximise every corner and keep it as bright as possible.

"Our flooring we already had down, it’s B&M grey wooden floor tiles. The drawers we also had and they are Ikea.

"The pink chair was from Homesense pre-lockdown and we sprayed the silver legs with gold spray paint to fit the theme.

“The clothes rail is also a rail we already had and sprayed gold. A family friend made her cot which is lovely as it’s one of a kind.

"The footstool we use for extra storage and it’s from Groupon for £26.98 - this was the cheapest place we found it.

"The lamp is £29.99 from Amazon, the light shade is Laura Ashley, the pink swan is from Jellycat at Selfridges and the drawer organisers are a life saver from IKEA for £70!

"Anything we didn’t already have we got online, but it was nice to find a new use for things we had laying around.

“The project cost £380 for the paint, chair, rug, ottoman and accessories. Everything else we already had or repurposed!

“With being we took our time over a month. But it could easily have been achieved in less than a week."

Ruby is delighted with how the project turned out, and found that the activity of decluttering and transforming the room was a great lockdown distraction.

"This was a great project to work on whilst pregnant and is the ideal way to keep a pregnant mind focused during lockdown,” she adds.

“I’m super happy with the result. It’s my dream nursery for my daughter.

"We were worried with it being so small we wouldn’t be able to get it how we wanted but it’s better than I imagined!"

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments: “Ever since Marie Kondo became a worldwide icon, we’ve all been obsessed with decluttering, and it’s only become more popular since we’ve had more time than ever at home since the lockdown.

“Looking at Ruby’s before and after photos, the room is unrecognisable! It just shows that it doesn’t matter how small your space is, if you accessorise it properly, you really can create the nursery of dreams."

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