Creative woman transforms her bathroom into glorious Scandi space for just £80
- Jodie Berry, 28, spent just £80 overhauling her bathroom
- Jodie bought budget supplies from IKEA and Homebase
- Jodie got inspiration from Pinterest to find DIY tips and tricks
If you’re fed up of your plain-looking bathroom but thought a renovation would cost hundreds or even thousands of pounds, think again.
This savvy woman used budget materials such as self-adhesive floor tiles and IKEA plants to give her bathroom a whole new lease of life.
Jodie Berry, 28, an eyelash technician from Neston, managed to totally revamp her bathroom from a plain space into a stunning Scandic-inspired, botanically beautiful bathroom for just £80.
Jodie told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: “My bathroom was really dark and dull and there was no colour. It didn’t feel fresh at all.
"I love Scandinavian interiors and I also love lots of greenery and botanical themes.
"Whenever I have an idea I'll always head over to Pinterest and search things like ‘Scandinavian bathroom' or 'botanical bathroom' to get different tips and tricks.
"There's so many DIY tricks on there that you can make with things you've probably already got in your house.
"I think having lots of greenery can make a room feel really fresh and clean. My partner Mike and I used self-adhesive floor tiles from Homebase for the floor.
"We just came across them by chance and I knew I had to have them when I saw them. The little basket was also from Homebase and the bamboo accessories and plants were from IKEA.
"I love anything bamboo and wicker. I think it gives a real fresh, earthy feel to the room, especially when put together with lots of plants.
"The whole room all together cost around £80. I rummaged through my airing cupboard to find some little flannels to roll up just for a little cute added touch.
"The floor tiles were £12 each and we bought three boxes from Homebase, the baskets were also from Homebase for £15, the soap decanter and toothbrush holder were £7 each from IKEA, the plant hanger was £4.50 and the plant was £6, and they were both from IKEA.
"The room was just so dark and dull before and now it feels so bright and fresh. It's amazing what a fresh floor can do and a couple of plants. The room has been transformed, with a few very small changes.
"I love cheap home stores like Home Bargains, B&M, IKEA and Homesense. They have such a good range of purse-friendly home accessories. I always tend to buy faux plants as they're a lot cheaper than real and they're zero maintenance.
"I also love Facebook Marketplace to find a bargain, and a lot of the time you can pick up free things from there too. I always really enjoy hunting for the best bargain.”
The project was a helpful distraction for Jodie during the challenges of the lockdown, and she found apps such as Pinterest to be a handy help while stuck at home.
"Little projects like this around the house have hugely helped me during lockdown, as I haven't been able to work since March so it has given me a focus,” Jodie adds.
"I love to go on apps like Pinterest and create boards of ideas and DIY projects and discover things I can make from something like an empty tin!
"Whilst it has been more challenging to shop during lockdown I have been doing a lot more shopping at online stores like ebay, Etsy, and Facebook Marketplace.
“Ebay has a really good range of cheap flooring styles which will be delivered and Facebook Marketplace can offer contactless doorstep collections, and most people will usually deliver for an extra couple of pounds.”
Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments: “Jodie is clearly a pro when it comes to amazing renovations on a budget! She knows that when it comes to making over your home, there’s absolutely no need to spend a fortune.
“You can get all the inspiration and DIY tricks you need on Pinterest, and all the wallet-friendly supplies you could ask for on local selling sites and budget brands such as B&M and IKEA.
“Her bathroom renovation is seriously impressive, and at just £80, a real steal!"
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