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Mum Returns from Holiday to Dilapidated Living Room Transformed For £50

September 27, 2019, 8:00 AM
Mum Returns from Holiday to Dilapidated Living Room Transformed For £50
  • Amy Townsend, 25, got the shock of her life when she returned from holiday
  • Her parents spent £50 totally transforming her living room
  • They used wallpaper from Home Bargains

Most of us come back from holiday to find our house looks just the same as when we left it, but one mum got a shock when she got back from Benidorm to find her living room totally transformed.

Mum of one Amy Townsend, 25 from Walsall, was shocked at the pleasant surprise.

"It was a total surprise,” Amy told money saving community LatestDeals.co.uk. "I went on holiday with my son, Olly, two, to Benidorm. While I was away my mom and dad wallpapered and painted for me!”

Her parents used materials from Home Bargains, buying wallpaper that cost £5 a roll. They spent around £50 in total. As her dad works full time, he managed to squeeze in the renovation the weekend before Amy got back to complete the surprise on time.

"It’s made me a lot happier knowing I haven't spent lots as I look for free things and I shop in charity shops for bits and bobs to add,” Amy added. "I don’t have a lot seeing as I live alone with my two year old so charity shops have to do!

“When I saw my living room had been transformed, I was overwhelmed with joy."

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, says: “Amy’s living room looks absolutely gorgeous thanks to her parents’ hard work, and the best part about it is that the transformation cost just £50. To copy the look, buy great value wallpaper from Home Bargains. You can find the best deals on our website.

"The colour and pattern of wallpaper you choose is really important. Our eyes perceive colours and tones in ways that can change the visual dimensions of a room. Dark tones will bring walls forward, while pale tones will open up a space visually. Amy's checked pattern has both vertical and horizontal stripes which can lift the ceiling and positively alter the perception of space.

"Three quick tips for wallpapering: Paint or varnish all woodwork first. Then start your papering from the window close to a corner and work in both directions away from the light. If your wallpaper has a large regular pattern, centre the first length over the fireplace for symmetry."

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