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Mum Transforms Bedroom on a Budget & It's an Instagram Dream

September 17, 2019, 8:50 AM
Before and after pics reveal amazing room transformation on a budget
  • Flick Buswell, 35, was inspired to create her dream room thanks to Pinterest and Instagram
  • Flick sought out budget accessories from Amazon, eBay and B&M to get the look
  • The single mum brought together trends like a dark blue wall and blush furniture

Transforming a room can be an expensive task, but one woman managed to create her dream bedroom on a budget using materials from eBay, B&M and Amazon.

Flick Buswell, 35, a single mum to a little boy, sought out chic bedroom inspiration on social media and soon decided to transform her room herself.

“I came up with the idea after scrolling through Pinterest and Instagram,” Flick, who works in a DIY store, told LatestDeals.co.uk. “I already had the grey and blush idea in my mind but wanted to do something different, so I chose to add a deep blue after seeing a couple of rooms which had included the blue.

“I don’t have a headboard so I decided to use prints and frames to give the illusion of where the headboard would be, and lots of pillows to soften the look.

“I decided to add empty frames to either side of the bed and attach wall vases and artificial flowers to give a 3D look and do something outside of the box. It cost around £20 to do using places such as Amazon and The Range.”

While Flick managed to keep costs down when it came to the accessories, she then had to spend a bit more for the carpets.

“My most expensive spend was my carpet,” she explains. “It cost about £300 with underlay and fitting. Everything else was from places like B&M, The Range, eBay, Amazon and B&Q so in total the room cost around £500 to do.”

Flick bought items such as her curtains, cushions and bedding from Amazon, her mirror, bedside lamps and lanterns from The Range, her blush chair from eBay and her prints from Etsy. She also bought accessories from Asda and B&Q.

“It took me several months to complete as I was having to save bit by bit and taking a little bit out of my wages each month,” Flick adds.

“If you want to copy the look, I’d say don't follow the norm: be you and let it shine through. It's your home, it doesn’t have to look like a show home or be Insta-perfect.

“If you’re on a budget, shop around. You’ll probably find deals elsewhere and if you see something in the sale, grab it there and then! My lamps are my third choice after too much umming and ahhing on the first two that I saw.”

Before the transformation - it's like a whole new house

Flick is delighted with how her dream room has turned out, and enjoys having the stylish space to relax in at the end of a hard day’s work.

“Now it's done I love it,” she says. “It's not perfect - there are little bits that aren’t 100% straight but that's from using a drill for the first time. I've changed wardrobe door handles, taught myself how to hang shelves, and just let my imagination take over. At the end of a long day I'm happy that this is my room I can escape to!”

Tom Church, Co-Founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, says: “Great news for all of us who want to make a change to our homes: inspiring tools such as Instagram and Pinterest are totally free to use. Search for terms that inspire you, such as “blush chair”, “velvet curtains” or “pink and blue room” to get lots of ideas, then browse budget-friendly shops such as Asda, Wilko and B&M to find good quality, stylish accessories for your home while still being kind to your wallet. Flick’s room transformation just proves how far some pretty accessories and a new colour palette can go to improving the look of your home.”

What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments below - have any DIY tips? Please help others by detailing them so we can all upgrade our rooms on a budget!

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