Rented space & budget bedroom makeover. Part 1

rented space makeover on budgetI wanted to change my bedroom décor for a quite a while. The only thing that was holding me against, was the key fact that I am renting this space and I am very limited with any changes. Most of the furniture belongs to my landlord. I have come up few small solutions that refreshed my bedroom visual appearance and it didn't cost me a fortune (and I will get my deposit back Yay!). I have decided that is time to re-design my bedroom mainly based on DIY and only by adding quirky and original pieces from my favourite on-line stores!  I have decided to divide series of this posts into 2 as there is quite a lot to come in here, so I didn't want to overwhelm you with information’s! Part 1 let’s begin! 

rented space makeover on budget
Muuto Lamp
Before, I go into the whole concept and the changes; I wanted to introduce one of the most awesome online shop I have found online recently! It’s a shop you can’t miss out if you currently decorating your house.  It’s called www.lovethesign.com/uk

 http://www.lovethesign.com/uk/

I absolutely adore the store. It is translated in many languages and they can deliver to many countries as well! Delivery is hassle free! You can find here all the most amazing designer pieces, quirky gifts, stunning lighting and original furniture! It wouldn’t be me if I just introduce you to a shop. If I ever introduce a store to you my lovely readers it has to be something unique and where you can save money! So, what I love in  LOVEThESIGN the most is that they also do Flash sale called LovePromo where you can buy items for up 75% cheaper! I was fortunate enough to get a stunning designer Muuto Lamp* that was the main inspiration within my bedroom re-design! The lamp comes with the oversized light bulb that gives nice glow without overpowering light. It’s a socket light. I have changed the end and added plug, therefore mine is now just typical wall light. Lighting is one of the most important key factors when it comes to design in general. Bedroom is the place where we re-charge our batteries before a long hard day in work. Having the right ambience in your bedroom cannot only change the look of it but also has a huge impact on your mood. The Muuto lamp complete changed the appearance of my bedroom. From a ‘’teenage like’’ it added a little character that finally suit my age and my profession. This is only a small proof how important is to add original pieces like this lamp.  I just wish I could buy so many things there! You have the check out the lovely outdoor hammocks, furniture section or if you have kids check out this section to! There is soo many things I wanted from the store so I just had to create you a moodboard! This little pieces (along with those that comes in part 2) would complete my bedroom!

love the sign wishlist



 So let’s go back to the bedroom design ;)
geometrical diy planters air plants
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 I loved this images on Instagram. You can find how to make house planters like that here. I have made pencil holder in this shape but you can use it either way!Check out here to see how the bedroom looked like before link

geometrical diy planters air plants
So, this is  my part 1 Blog where I will hat about few changes. I won’t reveal all yet, until my next post! I will start with the concept behind the changes. I wanted to bring the latest popular Urban Jungle trend where, you bring green into your space. I was inspired by reading the Urban Jungle Bloggers posts. I adore how Igor  from http://www.happyinteriorblog.com/ and Judith teamed up and create this so inspirational place! You can’t miss out!Go and check out! Since I have my 2 lovely cats (read here) I can’t really have plants. Two reasons; 1. They will destroy them within a minute! 2. They may eat it and become ill. This time I have done my research properly and I have found out that Tillandsia  or Air Plants is safe for cats and also can be displayed anywhere as it doesn't required any water or soil. Winner! I bought 5 different plants of Ebay (£15.00) not so bad! After, I had my plants I needed of course planters! I fell in love with the geometrical type of planters (of course geometry what a surprise ;) I quick realized that I have still some clay left over from previous DIY sessions (read here) so I decided to re-use them.  Below, please find few simple instructions on how to make the DIY Geometric Clay Planters. I’ve made them with one and so is super easy to make it!

1.       Divide your clay depending of the desired size.
2.      Separate and wrap the unused one(it dries quick)
3.      Roll flat the clay (you can use colour ones as well)
4.      Cut out a triangular shape.
5.      You can use paper card to hold it as well.
6.      Join the shapes together and smoothed the edges.
7.      Don’t forget to cut holes if you wish to hang them.
8.     You can use colourful threads or strings to bring bit of fun.
9.      Leave to dry 48h
10.  Use double sided sticky take to put them to walls. Voilà!
That was easy! Wasn’t?

geometrical diy planters air plants
geometrical diy planters air plants

geometrical diy planters air plants
geometrical diy planters air plants
You have probably noticed my very unique cow as well! I got this, lovely cow canvas from BHS shop during their sales so grabbed it for £16! I just love this cow! I think it’s very refreshing and different. Despite I absolutely loved my art from Next.co.uk (read here) I needed something a little bit more quirky here.
cow print muuto lamp and geometrical diy planters
As you can see on the window here a little more changes as well. I have finally taken off the awful vertical blinds. Again, taking inspirations from Urban Jungle bloggers I have bought the concrete planters from TK Max for £3 for the large and £2.50 for small. Bargain! Since, my hand was still in cast then I have gone for ready done from Hobby Craft but you can easily make yours from a tissue paper! Below instructions;

1.       Put several sheets of tissue paper together and bend it.
2.      Use thread or better fish wire and tight it together.
3.      You can cut out the edges.
4.      Then slowly unfold the edges
5.      Done! Easy huh?

Another bargain I have found in TK Max was the lovely orange stool. It was £19 only! I loved the distressed look! I decided that the old side table (that belongs to landlord) is going to the spare bedroom and I am adopting this little beauty! I have now put my orange desk lamp I have bought previously on Ebay for £2, (Read), and this lovely geometrical candle. Of course my books are here to! I have also upcycled my paper bag and finally my wire unit found home:) 


I hope you liked my Part 1 of the bedroom décor change. In part two there are few more fascinating pieces. My total spending including the part two DIY materials and pieces is £90. There are few more DIY to come. I have re-decorated my landlord furniture giving them new fresh look but I will chat and explain that more in my part two. Also you will see few more DIY like my pendant lamp, mirror or oversized picture frame. Also I will chat to you where to find designer look but not price bed covers, so still my style-Bargains everywhere! More to come!

Items from moodboard;

Belvedere small item storage
£55 - lovethesign.com

LOVETHESIGN Wire See You chair
£180 - lovethesign.com










Sky Planter Ceramic Mini - White by Boskke | LOVEThESIGN
lovethesign.com




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*I was gifted items for this post

30 comments

  1. Such good ideas! I rent too, and it's nice to see a post that won't destroy my deposit!

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  2. Oh I would love to add these to my office!! This is awesome!

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  3. I love all these ideas. We have been in our house 3 years now and still haven't decorated properly.

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  4. Aniu kończ to pomieszczenie bo chcemy całość pooglądać! No lampa super! :-)
    Poszperam sobie w tym sklepie, coś mnie zainspiruje może :-)

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  5. Taboretos i świeczniki z betonu(?) cudne!<3

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  6. Awh your room looks great so far! Can't wait to see more updates soon.Those air plants are amazing, I thought they'd be much more expensive! x

    HOW I WEAR | A Manchester Style & Beauty Blog

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  7. Love your ideas! I'm into interior design myself so I enjoy reading these kind of posts, though you have made me want to redecorate :) ! <3

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  8. I have two tiny airplants and one is actually a necklace. It's super cute. I love them!

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  9. Everything looks nice. I esp love the little orange table in your bedroom

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  10. Looks absolutely fabulous. You're so talented. I bet you're enjoying your new space.

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  11. How awesome! I love all of these pieces! :) Definitely very pretty!!

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  12. I'm not sure what I love the most, but the plants look amazing in those little holders on the wall.

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  13. These are great ideas. I love the triangular plant holders.

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  14. Looks good! I'm also renting an apartment so I can't make major changes. Plants and curtains are what makes a place feel like home to me!

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  15. I LOVE that cow print! It reminds me of back home (Iowa) :)

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  16. These are awesome tips! I love the look you created :) I'm also in a rental with a cat who likes to eat plants, and I"m operating on a tight budget (both with money and time), but these all seem totally doable. Thanks for the info!

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  17. What a great idea! I like your taste and it looks so homey.

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  18. Wow I seriously enjoyed this post!! Got some great inspiration <3
    http://garden1997.blogspot.co.il/

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  19. I totally love it! I'm all over wanting to try the wall designs, maybe in my family room!

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  20. that looks really good! I'm going to have to try this out in my office.

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  21. Bit confused as I've already commented saying how great it looks, but doesn't appear to be showing?!

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  22. those triangular planters look excellent - and air plants are a clever idea... despite the fact that i love gardening I am utter rubbish with house plants by house is v dark :-(

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  23. Those planters are fantastic!!!

    Helen - #ukbloggers

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  24. What an amazing idea! You are very talented - I like it!

    #MCRBloggers

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  25. It is amazing how small things can make a home a house xxx

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  26. Wow, this looks amazing. You have made it look really homely

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  27. LOVE the plants! They really help add color to the space <3 Christine, The Choosy Mommy, www.choosykids.blogspot.com

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  28. Wow, so many good ideas. I certainly need to apply some of these to my room the next academic year. Now my room isn't too creative (student budget, ugh!) but I'm sure your post will help me to change that.

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