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Self-isolating mum creates the bedroom of dreams for under £400 and this is how

March 26, 2020, 12:00 PM
  • Bored parents and kids in self-isolation can take inspiration from this stunning room
  • Nicole Roberts, 25, transformed her daughter Lilly’s room for under £400
  • Nicole bought materials and accessories online from budget brands

It can be hard to create a pink bedroom for a little girl without making it too saccharine.

However, one creative mum managed to create the dream girl’s bedroom for her daughter Lilly, four, which is the perfect blend of stylishness, elegance and femininity - and all for under £400.

Nicole Roberts, 25, a hairdresser and mum-of-two from Shropshire, told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: “My daughter Lilly's room was the first room I started to decorate when I moved in. I always knew I wanted a pink overload in here with swans.

"I didn't really look on the internet for inspiration on this room - I just had an idea in my head that I stuck to. I wanted something that wasn't going to be too babyish for my little girl so that she could grow up in the room.

"Over the past two years, I have slowly added lots of accessories into this room, like the bed and the shelves which are both from IKEA.

"I shopped small for this bedroom too as I love supporting small businesses as much as I can."

Nicole managed to transform the bedroom using budget buys from ebay and B&M, as well as shopping from small businesses.

"My main goal for this room was to keep the room feeling bright and spacious which I think I achieved by using light pink and gold shades,” she explains.

"I used polka dot stickers from a small business called Owlandbrolly which is also where I purchased the small house stickers.

"When placing the polka dots I didn't follow any pattern - I just stuck them on randomly and took a step back to see if they looked right.

"The small dressing table was a cute added touch as my daughter loves playing dress-up. I purchased it from B&M for £39.99.

"I started by buying the polka dot stickers which are really cheap from ebay at £4.99.

"The chest of drawers were from Argos but I up-cycled the handles to these beautiful crystal ones which were a bargain at £3.99 from B&M.

"The gorgeous crochet rug is from a small business called heidibaskets and was around £80. I made all the shelf decor myself from MDF shapes purchased on ebay.

"I think with this room, it's all the small details that bring it all together such as the doll's house which is from ASDA.

"The gold frame was purchased from Home Bargains for under £10, and the swans are all from ebay for under £8.

"The tutu basket is from TK Maxx and was £8, the fluffy rug was £10 from Dunelm and I hand-made the toy box with stuff I bought off ebay again.

"In total, I'd say this room cost roughly £350 to £400 for everything you see."

Nicole, who shares her home transformations on Instagram at @my_persimmon_home, is over the moon with how the transformation worked out, and says her daughter is very proud of the space. She also adds that the lockdown caused by coronavirus marks the perfect time to carry out some simple DIY at home.

"I set myself a small budget each month to buy something little to add to this room slowly so that I wasn't breaking the bank which worked perfectly for me,” she explains.

"Lilly is four and absolutely loves her room and says that it's her beautiful princess room and that no boys are allowed.

"I love walking into this room - it's just so beautiful and I am very proud of what I have achieved so far in here and love added small bits when I can. I wish I had this room growing up!

"I find decorating my kids' rooms so easy with buying everything online. Recently with everything going on with self-isolation, it's a brilliant way to pass the time and keep my mind occupied on something I love.”

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments: “Many of us are going stir crazy at home, making it the perfect time to take on that DIY project you’ve been putting off.

“Many budget brand such as ebay are still open for delivery, so there’s no need to leave your home at all to create a dreamy child’s bedroom such as Lilly’s!

“Kudos to Nicole for creating such a girly yet elegant space that I’m sure her daughter will be proud of for years to come.”

What to read next?

traci86a year ago

So cute. My girls aren't very girly for something like this. If 💘a room like this. Don't think hubby would 👍. Ha! Ha!

Stapmevitalsa year ago

Wow! What a belter if a girls room.

She must have been over the moon to have a bedroom like this.

JenaJamesa year ago

How inspiring, gives me ideas for my daughter's room, it just shows a little can go along way, thanks for sharing!

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