Savvy mum transforms her daughter’s bedroom into a pretty pink haven for under £400 – using stickers from eBay and a rug from Dunelm
- Nicole Roberts, 25, from Shropshire, transformed daughter’s room for £400
- Mum-of-two bought materials and accessories online from budget brands
- Shared photos as inspiration to other parents self-isolating and in lockdown
A thrifty mum has told how she created her daughter’s dream bedroom for under £400 – using bargain products from the likes of eBay and B&M.
Nicole Roberts, 25, from Shropshire, designed the Instagram-worthy haven for her daughter Lilly, four, which is the perfect blend of stylishness, elegance and femininity.
‘My daughter Lilly’s room was the first room I started to decorate when I moved in,’ she said, speaking to money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk. ‘I always knew I wanted a pink overload in here with swans.’
‘I didn’t really look on the internet for inspiration on this room – I just had an idea in my head that I stuck to. I wanted something that wasn’t going to be too babyish for my little girl so that she could grow up in the room.
Nicole Roberts, 25, from Shropshire, transformed her four-year-old daughter Lilly’s room for under £400. Pictured, before the transformation
The mother-of-two shared snaps of the finished transformation (pictured) to help inspire parents self-isolating and in lockdown
The savvy mum (pictured) had an idea in her head and stuck to it, as she wanted something that wasn’t going to be too babyish for her little girl so she could grow up in the room
The hairdresser and mum-of-two continued: ‘Over the past two years, I have slowly added lots of accessories into this room, like the bed and the shelves which are both from Ikea.
‘I shopped small for this bedroom too as I love supporting small businesses as much as I can.’
Nicole managed to transform the bedroom using budget buys from eBay and B&M, as well as shopping from small businesses before the coronavirus lockdown.
‘My main goal for this room was to keep the room feeling bright and spacious which I think I achieved by using light pink and gold shades,’ she explained.
Nicole completed the transformation using budget buys from eBay and B&M, as well as shopping from small businesses before the coronavirus lockdown. Pictured, the finished look
The thrifty mum said her main goal was to keep the room feeling bright and spacious, which she achieved by using light pink and gold shades. Pictured, after the transformation
‘I used polka dot stickers from a small business called Owlandbrolly which is also where I purchased the small house stickers.
‘When placing the polka dots I didn’t follow any pattern – I just stuck them on randomly and took a step back to see if they looked right.
‘The small dressing table was a cute added touch as my daughter loves playing dress-up. I purchased it from B&M for £39.99.
She continued: ‘I started by buying the polka dot stickers which are really cheap from eBay at £4.99.
‘The chest of drawers were from Argos but I up-cycled the handles to these beautiful crystal ones which were a bargain at £3.99 from B&M.
‘The gorgeous crochet rug is from a small business called heidibaskets and was around £80. I made all the shelf decor myself from MDF shapes purchased on eBay.
Nicole (pictured) is over the moon with how the transformation worked out, and says her daughter is very proud of the space
The thrifty homeowner used polka dot stickers from a small business called Owlandbrolly, which is also where she purchased the small house stickers. Pictured, after the transformation
‘I think with this room, it’s all the small details that bring it all together such as the doll’s house which is from Asda.
‘The gold frame was purchased from Home Bargains for under £10, and the swans are all from eBay for under £8.
‘The tutu basket is from TK Maxx and was £8, the fluffy rug was £10 from Dunelm and I hand-made the toy box with stuff I bought off eBay again. In total, I’d say this room cost roughly £350 to £400 for everything you see.’
Nicole, who shares her home transformations on Instagram at @my_persimmon_home, is over the moon with how the transformation worked out, and says her daughter is very proud of the space.
She also adds that the lockdown caused by coronavirus marks the perfect time to carry out some simple DIY at home and similar items can be found online with home delivery.
‘I set myself a small budget each month to buy something little to add to this room slowly so that I wasn’t breaking the bank which worked perfectly for me,’ she explained.
Speaking of her daughter, Nicola said: ‘Lilly is four and absolutely loves her room and says that it’s her beautiful princess room and that no boys are allowed.’ Pictured, the room after the transformation
Nicole bought the gold frame from Home Bargains for under £10, and the swans from eBay for under £8. Pictured, the finished transformation
‘Lilly is four and absolutely loves her room and says that it’s her beautiful princess room and that no boys are allowed.
‘I love walking into this room – it’s just so beautiful and I am very proud of what I have achieved so far in here and love added small bits when I can. I wish I had this room growing up!
‘I find decorating my kids’ rooms so easy with buying everything online. Recently with everything going on with self-isolation, it’s a brilliant way to pass the time and keep my mind occupied on something I love.’
Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, commented: ‘Many of us are going stir crazy at home, making it the perfect time to take on that DIY project you’ve been putting off.
‘Many budget brand such as ebay are still open for delivery, so there’s no need to leave your home at all to create a dreamy child’s bedroom such as Lilly’s!
‘Kudos to Nicole for creating such a girly yet elegant space that I’m sure her daughter will be proud of for years to come.’
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