Last week (apart from the mural) we finally finished the girls newly revamped bedroom! It now looks like a bedroom out of a magazine shoot, instead of the miss match of odd furniture and furnishings that was previously thrown in there.
As with most things in our life, the whole room was done on a budget. I painted the original furniture, got friends and family to club together for the bigger things (like the bunk beds,) and bought the princess castle second hand off eBay!
Although I wanted it to have a pink princess theme, I didn’t want it too pink! Therefore, I decided to use a clean fresh white for the main colour and bright pink and white polka dot accessories to bring it all together. For instance I hand painted the drawers and drawer knobs myself, then bought some matching bunting off eBay for £5 to tie to the bunk beds to make them match and break up the stark white frame.
Instead of buying wall decal stickers that can cost a lot of money, my friend hand painted a landscape on the wall with a fairy tale castle and picture of princess aurora. This made a lovely backdrop for the castle that Mookin had asked for, for her birthday that I bought of eBay for £10 instead of the original £79 price tag!
I was given (and painted) a table for the castle to sit on, I kept their old pink beanbag, pink hello kitty curtains and pastel polka dot rug (also a hand me down) because they were all still in keeping with the general theme! All in all MY total outlay was approx £150 for a modern, more grown up bedroom. This goes to show that with a little clever thinking, you do not need to spend a fortune to make a room look fantastic!