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We had so much fun doing this budget bedroom makeover and were delighted to see our clients very happy faces when they saw their new room! Makeovers really don’t have to cost the earth and with some very simple tricks it’s amazing what can be done. Paint is possibly one of the most affordable, transformative tools we all have at our disposable, so it was a no brainer to begin by creating a focal wall for this scheme. Classic Blue from the Fleetwood Pantone range was our main colour of choice, a deep vibrant blue with a lighter contrasting blue (Serenity from Pantone range) used to create a large paint frame for our feature artwork.
Classic Blue used as the main wall colour with Serenity used for framing art piece. Both from Fleetwood’s Pantone collection.
To do this in your own space, you will need a spirit level, pencil, ruler, measuring tape and frog tape. Frog tape is more expensive than conventional masking tape, but for good reason. Conventional masking tape can sometimes allow paint to bleed resulting in blurred. blotchy lines. Frog tape providing you stick it down firmly will leave you with a very precise line and will look picture perfect.
A spirit level, pencil and frog tape are essential in creating a paint frame.
Creating a focal point in a room is key, which is why we chose to use an art piece. The art featured in this makeover is from Andrea Flanagan Art and is called ‘Pink Cloud’. Had we have simply placed the picture above the bed without painting the larger frame behind, the picture would have appeared too small and out of proportion. It’s always important to consider this before hanging pictures above beds and sofa’s. Grouping pictures together can also look great. We will be sharing our ‘How to create the perfect gallery wall’ with you very soon, so stay tuned to the House Edit You Tube channel here.
Frog tape in action!
Our clients had an existing bright yellow lamp shade and mirror which they wanted to re-use. We simply sprayed both with a matt copper spray, available at most good hardware shops. Try to allow 24hrs drying time then put in place. The scheme wouldn’t be complete without dressing the bed. We sourced scatter cushions from Zara Home, Penny’s (Primark) and Made.com. The throw, tray and copper accessories were all from TK Maxx.
Rust-oleum spray paint works miracles. Available in all good hardware stores.
For our floor finish, we chose a light grey medium pile carpet, which was incredibly soft under foot. The carpet was very affordable (€16.50 per square meter approx.) and the soft pile gave the room a real sense of luxury. The bed was sourced from Homebase, who unfortunately have just started phasing out their furniture range. We have found similar beds at Made.com, who are hard to beat on style and value. The chest of drawers are IKEA with matching wardrobe and bed side tables are from Habitat. Both Made & Habitat deliver directly to your door, which really takes the hassle out of home improvements. Total cost of makeover just under €1000, including new bed, carpet, furniture and accessories.
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The finished product: