A first-time home owner has revealed how she turned her drab bedroom into a luxury space and priced it under £100.
Kirsty Wright, 26, bought her first home in Glasgow in 2019 and is desperate to create a sanctuary for sleep without the sky-high costs.
Talking to Swyft Home, she said, “When I moved in, the house was a typical old rental, well structured, but a sea of magnolias and old, smelly rugs… I tried to put fish in it. his count into his home.”
With the help of her ‘very handy mom’, Kirsty used DIY tricks, refrigerator upgrades and shopping for favorite furniture to renovate the entire property on a modest budget.
She continued: “Living alone meant I needed to decorate on a budget and expand my limited do-it-yourself skills to make the most of the space…
“With the help of my very handy mom, we’ve been able to avoid having to rely on expensive decorators or dealers to save money.”
Although Kirsty describes her self-employment skills as ‘limited’, she has no way of avoiding taking on projects.
“To name a few,” says Kirsty, “I recycled scaffolding boards to make shelves, painted kitchen cabinets instead of replacing, upgraded around an overused fire, used discount flooring to fix things up,” says Kirsty. Bathroom remodel, handcrafted blinds and shades, and tired-looking furniture upgrades. ”
Kirsty has re-upholstered an old armchair in her bedroom to give it a new life.
“A family friend threw the chair out and asked if I wanted it as a upholstery project. I, of course, said yes, because I love a project! ‘ she explained.
“So my mom and I got some cheap black cords and used leftover pink fabric we bought and dressed it up.
“I want to give all credit for the upholstery work, but I really couldn’t have done it without my mother. It’s a great low-cost way to freshen up a sturdy piece of furniture – I love the little pink decor! “.
Kirsty’s interior style is bright and cheerful, with a hint of decadence.
“Instagram is where I go for inspiration,” she said. There are so many amazing people out there who have turned their homes from drab to shabby. “
For inspiration, she looks through hashtags like #colorfulhome #victorianterrace and #eclecticdecor. “@Up2datehome is also great for cheap street accessories/decorations.”
Despite the expensive look of the bedroom, Kirsty says: “The bedroom is probably where I spend the least money.
“Probably under £100 (excluding bed and frame) as the fireplace, armchair and vanity have all been utilized and raised.
“To access the room, I found some lovely details from budget-friendly stores, including ALDI, Wilko, IKEA, TKMaxx, and the great small businesses on Etsy.
“Artwork can be expensive, so I painted a picture with acrylic paint and framed things like postcards and beer mats.”
https://www.thesun.ie/fabulous/8229929/transformed-dull-bedroom-100-using-aldi-bargains/ I turned my drab, old bedroom into a cozy space for less than £100 using bargains from ALDI, Wilko and IKEA