Affordable ways to transform a room

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In our modern day culture, it is hard to avoid the stunning interior designs that are endlessly posted to our Pinterest pages and Instagram feeds. Whether its white tiled bathrooms, terrazzo flooring or metallic work surfaces, it is becoming increasingly popular to want to emulate these designs and refurbish our own homes. However, for the majority, this process can sometimes feel unachievable if you don’t have the budget to match the expectations of a very critical Instagram audience.

But don’t fret. There are some top tips that you all need to know that will ensure your pad is trendy and up-to-date, without having to take out a loan in order to do it.

One very easy way to transform the overall aesthetic of a room is by creating a feature wall. In order to do this, all you really need to purchase is a tub of Dulux, which on average costs around £25, and a paintbrush. L’Essenziale – a popular interior design blog – reveals that an extra lick of paint is one of the best tips amongst professionals when it comes to revamping a room. You might also want to create a feature wall out of whacky wallpaper, like The Roost, or even a fabric tapestry, which vary in price but can be really quite affordable.

Quirky wallpaper can be a great way of adding character

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Alternatively, if you don’t want to go to such an extent of changing an entire wall, maybe buy some local artwork, or paint your own canvas. This way, you are saving money and putting your own artistic stamp on your house.

If the room you are re-decorating has a bed or a sofa, another useful way to create a new aesthetic is with throws and pillows, just like De Beauvoir have done with their sitting room. These can be as cheap or as expensive as you want them to be, so it really does depend on your personal taste and budget. However, you can get some which are extremely affordable but are still super stylish.

Throws & pillows can help to make a room look warmer

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One of the most important aspects of any room, in my opinion, is lighting. Whether this be bright and white, or cosy and homely, I think that lighting is the best way to create a certain atmosphere and make you feel a certain way. You might want to buy an antique lamp, like Mile End Road’s, some pretty fairy lights or even some candles, which can be really inexpensive, but create a huge impact on the overall mood of a room.

Getting the lighting right is very important

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As a final piece of advice to you, never underestimate flower power. Whether you buy a bouquet from your local market, or pick some from your back garden, this interior accessory is timeless and the easiest way to brighten up any room.

Ella x