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Man under lockdown reveals how to create a stunning hotel-style room for £200

April 2, 2020, 12:00 PM
  • Ben John Price, 30, took over a B&B with eight bedrooms
  • He spent weeks under lockdown renovating each one with a woodland animal theme
  • Ben reveals how to transform your own room for under £200

If you’re making the most of coronavirus to renovate your home and refresh your DIY skills, take inspiration from this stunning bedroom.

Ben John Price, 30, an engineer from the Forest of Dean, took over a B&B with his partner Kenny, 31, and soon set to work transforming its bedrooms.

Ben spent weeks during the coronavirus lockdown transforming each of the eight bedrooms, deciding to give each one a woodland animal due to it being in the Welsh countryside. Some of the animals included owls, foxes and badgers.

He spent just £200 transforming one of the rooms into a beautiful space inspired by sewing, named the Hares Warren room.

Ben told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: “I’m an engineer by trade but I have a very big passion for interior design and creating quirky furniture designs. In February 2020, I took over a restaurant and eight bedroom B&B.

"It cost me around £200 for all of the bits in the Hares Warren room. I upcycled where and as much as I could. I decided on making it a sewing related room, so I found old cotton reels to use as handles on the Singer sewing machine, and made the cotton reel side tables from bits I had left over from older pieces of furniture.

“I found a lovely print on ebay from Wonderland prints and made as much of the furniture as I possibly could from things I found around the house.

"The prints in all cost me around £40, the wallpaper was £11, the lamps were £25, the throws, cushions and lampshade cost around £30, and the curtains cost £60.

“I reused parts of furniture to create new pieces, like top hat lamp shades and suitcase shelves to name a few pieces. I wanted to make the rooms as quirky and as memorable as possible.”

Ben says that although he’s had to shut down due to coronavirus, the lockdown has given him a chance to transform.

"The coronavirus has actually given me a chance to renovate every room,” he adds. "Having to close was a shame as it's a very new venture, but it will be ready once this passes over and hopefully will get plenty of bookings.

"I spend every day off I have free at the B&B renovating the rooms. Everything I need is still getting delivered.

"I could spend from 7am to 10pm daily working on the rooms!

“My top tip would be to be daring, creative, unique... and think outside the box.”

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments: “If you’re always looking on Pinterest at luxury hotel rooms and wishing you could bring a bit of that five-star touch to your own home, take inspiration from Ben’s amazing B&B.

“The Hares Warren room has such a distinct feel that it’s hard to believe he managed to pull it off for just £200!

“Watch YouTube for tips on up-cycling, buy budget materials on ebay and look around your home for things you already have to keep your own bedroom transformation wallet-friendly.”

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traci86a year ago

This room looks amazing. Love the tables. They are so cute. A great talking point for the b&b so much better than any b&b I've stayed in. Image

summerdaze3a year ago

Oh WOW i love what you have done.its hard to believe how little but also individual as well.

Can honestly say if we ever get out of this nightmare, i would seriously love to spend a long weekend at your b&b

Your b&b will always be busy i guarantee that!! ***

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