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Mum creates stunning space-themed room for daughter for just £200

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17th February 2020, 12:00 PM
  • Katie Howard, 38, created a stylish space-themed room for her 15-year-old daughter
  • Katie kept the look classy and added lots of storage to make sure Taylor loves it for a long time
  • Katie provides tips to get the look

If your child is craving a room with an obscure theme and you don’t know where to start, take inspiration from this classily designed space room.

Katie Howard, 38, a mum and an administrative assistant, decided to create a stunning space room with a difference for her daughter Taylor, 15.

Katie and her husband are originally from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, but have lived in Germany for the last eight years due to her husband having been posted there with his job in the British Army.

Katie told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: “We recently bought a house in need of complete renovation. Upstairs all had sloped ceilings which, due to the limited head space, we were struggling to put in most of my daughter's furniture without it looking overcrowded.

"We looked for inspiration on Google but came up with a blank so we decided to build a wall to create a separate sleep and chill out space for her, which would then also create another wall for her sofa bed to stand in front of without it looking out of place.”

However, when her daughter decided she wanted a space room, Katie wasn’t sure where to begin.

"My daughter Taylor had requested a space-themed room, but because she is almost 15 years of age I wasn’t a fan of the idea as I didn’t want to redecorate a room that we had spent months prepping and plastering when I knew she would outgrow it within a matter of months,” Katie explains.

"We compromised and created this space. This will now allow me to re-decorate only one small area behind the wall should she ever want to change her style as she grows.”

Katie used some simply DIY tips and tricks to build the stylish space area, buying supplies from budget brands such as IKEA.

"The wall was built from wood which we framed out in the desired shape and inserted an IKEA Kallax unit into it for added storage,” she explains. "We then plaster-boarded, plastered and wallpapered it with black glitter wallpaper on the front and black star print paper on the inside.

"The ceiling above her bed was a little more difficult to achieve. This was a single piece of (very heavy) 2.5X2 metre wood. We wallpapered and then drilled in 400 holes for the fairy lights to pop through the back of as to hide the wires. We then attached it to the ceiling which we had pre framed out.

"The fairy lights were then attached to a light socket which we had put on the wall directly above her headboard. I then added 150 glow in the dark star stickers (which the light from the fairy lights charge) to give the effect of her sleeping under stars when the lights are out.”

Katie is delighted with how the room turned out, and her daughter is even happier.

"Both me and my daughter love her bedroom,” she adds. "I was initially a little worried about potential buyer's view on such a bold feature on the room, but I have received 100% positive feedback and the wall will be (somewhat) easy to remove if it proves a put off for buyers in the future!

“The total cost of this room minus furnishing and flooring was between £150 and £200!”

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments: “If your child wants a themed room, it can be hard to know where to start, and many parents are reluctant to start painting walls crazy colours or going for garish accessories when they know their child could change their mind in a matter of weeks.

“Katie’s stylish space bedroom is beautifully done and oh so classy, and I’m sure Taylor will love it until she’s well into adulthood! I love the clever storage space too."

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