Rented space with budget design Part 2


The wait is over and the big reveal is on…but before I go there… Spring Trends for 2015 are flying on design blogs and magazines. Yes, I did mention the exotics and pink flamingos here. Some people follow current trends like a mantra. Bloggers rushing to get the latest metallics, grey & yellow, palm trees or flowery patterns because everything shouts, it’s Spring 2015! Do we have to follow this to get stylish bedroom? Of course not! You can do whatever you want. Read this blog and you will see that mixing and matching styles and trends is not wacky. It’s actually quite innovative and original than following like sheep with no personal taste or touch! It’s your home, and you can do whatever you want! I know this amazing Scandinavian bedroom on Instagram looks sooo amaaazzing but do you really see yourself living in this perfect magazine like home? Where is ‘’You’’ in Your home?


No, I have nothing against Scandinavian or any other style. I loved them….on Instagram, but at home I want to see myself. I want to feel my space. I want home.  I have done a little project for myself. I have re-decorated my bedroom. I felt like previous style (read here) was little too romantic and it didn’t suit my age at all. I have gathered few ideas and decided to do the changes. I didn’t follow any trend apart from urban jungle trend with more greenish home but this is a must these days. I have mentioned before, I live in a rented space where I can’t do much, as most of the furniture belongs to my less stylish landlord! I had to pimp them up! I have started with buying air plants and creating a wall planters d├ęcor, changing the picture frame for my lovely Cow and removing the ugliest vertical blinds ever. I have revealed the changes in my Part 1 (read here). Now is time for Part 2. I just simply couldn't fit everything in one post. Below image of the space before and after. You can clearly see how it nicely changed!


Firstly, I will start with furniture revamp as this was the major change in my room and guess what.. the cheapest part of my budget design style! I couldn't physically repaint them or add handles etc. so I have come up with super easy solution. Vinyl sticker! I put it on 2 x chest of drawers and headboard. You probably should know by now,  how obsessed I am with geometry so this design couldn't be  more different! I have paid £6 for a 5 meter long vinyl sticker in Ebay. Bellow short tutorial.



1.  Materials needed. Vinyl sticker, scissors or craft knife, ruler, pencil, soft fabric or plastic card to flatten the air bubbles).
2.       Measure the furniture and divide by 3 (if you want similar design) but check the angles as this is where it can go wrong (I did it!) Well, we did it. My friend Marcin was helping me out as I had my arms still in cast then. I blame him. :D
3.       Mark on furniture where you want the design go on. Very important part.
4.       Cut out the desired shape and start with peeling off a corner.
5.       Very carefully attached it and slowly work your way down and keep smoothing the air bubbles.
6.       Allow more vinyl on the corner so the edges won’t be visible.
7.       Taadaaam! Easy huh?

I have used the left overs pieces of the Vinyl on my bed headboard so I was left with quite a lot of that roll! I love how the woods complement the white matt vinyl! It automatically brightened up my bedroom and added so much interest to it! Especially the geometrical pattern is just fab! Once I had a bit of left of the vinyl I have used it on my mirror. I wasn’t particularly pleased with it so let’s call it a temporary change. People make mistakes ha ;) 
The mistakes unfortunately, didn’t only finish there. I have also done a little bit of art. Well let’s say I tried to do a bit of art and failed miserably. I am pretty crap Picasso I must say! ;) So, again this will be changed but if for any reason you like the art below; How I did it!





The final piece was the bed cover.  Not a rocket science, bedroom wouldn't be a bedroom without a bed or mattress at least, but bed need a pretty cover. End of story. This is the place where we charging our battery and getting amazing dreams in our pretty heads…btw. Who doesn’t love snuggle into bed and spend there an entire day in comfy Onsie with a cup of hot chocolate huh?? (or wine in Saturday evening)?..and the smell of fresh sheets , the feel of crisp fabric… and the fabulous wake up moment next day! I just love it! Bed covers, especially stylish designer pieces can be pricey! I like to explore different fabrics and patterns so I headed to Yorkshire Linen Co. and picked one of the cutest bed cover ever! Hounds Red*! Don’t you love the pattern? Budget designs of course, but cheap doesn't mean bad quality in this matter. The £16.99 bed cover is rich in cotton and very soft, and it’s a proper designer piece by Catherine Lansfield. Pretty affordable luxury isn’t? Usually, if I buy cheap bed sheets they smell of cheap Chinese plastic, but here was a different story. I was honestly surprised! Get yourself a matching blanket & cushion too! Even spring can be cosy now! Check out what else has Yorkshire Linen to offer!







This is not all about this lovely company! They have offered my lovely readers a fab competition! Win £30 to spend at Yorkshire Linen! Enter below  and Good luck! I hope you enjoyed the post! I certainly enjoy my new room! Keep your eye peeled for more budget ideas for your rented space! I will have also a lovely video to go with the 2 posts! It will go live on weekend!

Sneak peak to next post in this series!
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86 comments

  1. I love the Sophia violet duvet cover - I really like the colour.

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  2. I think that "abstract paiting" looks wonderful! Don't put yourself down... I think it's incredibly admirable that you're using your own artworks in your place. :)

    Oliver // http://suedeandsymphony.com

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  3. Wow...your dresser looks awesome! I would never guess that was vinyl and how fun that if you ever want to change it up, it'll be super easy to take that off and do something else. :) I also LOVE your abstract painting!! Everything looks great!

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  4. Love the transformation. The cow print on the wall is lovely.

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  5. I am loving the cow prints! I have shown my teenage daughter and now she wants it in her room :)

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  6. I love all things pastel for Spring, especially when teamed with grey :) Loving your room makeover and thanks for hosting this fabulous giveaway! x

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  7. Love the spring clean looking duvet xxx

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  8. Love the spring clean looking duvet xxx

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  9. I love the lighter blackout curtains! I love the sunshine but not first thing in the morning!

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  10. Great job!! I love the piece of art you created! The "after" looks so chic!

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  11. Wow, I love what you did with your room! What a difference :)

    And my favourite item for Spring, is definitely using pastel everything and floral prints :)

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  12. Paula Readings5 June 2015 at 18:29

    The blackout curtains!

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  13. Ah what a difference those vinyl stickers make! Such a cheap and simple idea too! x

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  14. I love your room, lots of great inspiration, especially the duvet cover. It's so easy to forget how quickly you can change the look of a room if you have great design duvet covers. I was quite taken with their Cape Cod Stripe as it makes me feel like I would want to jump out of bed in the morning and go for a swim in the sea.

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  15. The blackout curtains are a great idea, be good for as it gets lighter earlier

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  16. This looks so cute - love what you've done with the DIY and the colours!

    Faye x
    i wish i could wink

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  17. The transformation is fab those draws look amazing
    AliceMegan

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  18. What a fabulous transformation.

    I would love a patchwork Petticoat Red throw for the bed.

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  19. Given I woke at 4am today the black-out curtains are a must!

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  20. Oh the hounds bedspead is lovely. I love whites and light colours in spring. Maybe with a small flash of a sunshine type colour.

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  21. love the hound red bedspread!

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  22. My favourite products for spring are pastel colour accessories

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  23. I'm an aromatherapist and currently updating all my towels to grey so I'd choose these http://www.yorkshirelinen.com/bath-room/luxury-egyptian-cotton-face-cloth-silver.html

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  24. Lovely makeover, absolutely love it!!! xxx

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  25. It looks great. My fav spring products are anything retro or with flamingo's!

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  26. I am loving new fresh crispy sheets this spring. TThere is such a gorgeous choice of bedding around.

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  27. Love what you did with your room - looks great, especially the vinyl stickers! For spring I love to have fresh flowers around the house to brighten things up :)

    Laura x
    Must Have Girl

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  28. I'm not sure how much of a trend it is but I would love to make my bedroom a more tranquil space and looking at the Yorkshire linen website I think the Gracie Duck Egg Duvet would perfect for my updated bedroom

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  29. I like the siena duck egg duvet cover

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  30. fresh crispy sheets for new start

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  31. The blackout curtains, my littlest is waking at 5:30 every morning they might stop him lol x

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  32. Ale super sypialnia, jestem zachwycona, pozdrawiam.

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  33. I'm following on facebook & twitter. I'm loving the Neo eyelet curtains as there bright and modern and i have the perfect room for them to go in :-)

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  34. http://www.yorkshirelinen.com/duvet-covers/suri-pink-duvet-cover-set-double.html What a gorgeous tribute to spring with flowers and birds on x

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  35. i like the car duvet looks great x

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  36. I attended your give away, amazing photos xx

    Celia from http://Brandobeauty.uk

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  37. I love the Hollyhocks pink duvet set for Spring because it is nice and colourful and would make any bedroom look very cheerful

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  38. I like the Alicia pink - very floral for spring xx

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  39. Love this and only £9.99! http://www.yorkshirelinen.com/duvet-covers/justice-league-invincible-duvet-cover-set-single.html

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  40. I love the Lulu Blue/Green Duvet Cover Set.

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  41. the sophia duvet cover is beautiful xx

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  42. Like the Catherine Lansfield towels, look like great quality and value for money

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  43. i love the carrington pewter duvet cover. its gorgeous!

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  44. I love the Suri grey duvet set, would go well in my bedroom

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  45. I love the Stag Collectables Duvet Cover Set - King Size as we are redecorating our bedroom and want purple bed linen.

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  46. I love the Spots and Stripes blue Duvet Cover Set - Looks so clean looking for Spring.
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  47. i love the cow prints- so unique

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  48. The bath towels look nice - I need some new bath towels.

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  49. love the car duvet - leanne w

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  50. christine shelley21 June 2015 at 10:42

    Love this duvet set Bloomsbury Mulberry Duvet Cover Set - Double - it looks so fresh

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  51. I like the Daisy Red Duvet Cover Set - Double - its very pretty!

    Ashleigh

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  52. I love the Bloomsbury Mulberry Duvet Cover Set. It's a beautiful colour, looks great quality for a very affordable price and strikes the right balance between femininity and masculinity:-)

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  53. Elizabeth Hinds21 June 2015 at 12:23

    I would buy the Peppa Pig duvet for my youngest - it's bright and cheerful for Spring and she loves Peppa! :)

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  54. Loving the butterfly duvet cover .. makes me feel all summery http://www.yorkshirelinen.com/duvet-covers/butterfly-multi-duvet-cover-set-double.html

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  55. I love the Catherine Lansfield chocolate brown towels

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  56. I like the sophie violet as this would go with my room decor x

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  57. The Canterbury Blue Duvet Cover Set as its a nice light colour

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  58. Lucie Blue Bedspread Set - Double as it would brighten up a room and give instant change on a spring day

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  59. elephant bedding looks warm and interesting

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  60. I love the cat linen takes me back to 1982 ha ha

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  61. Using vinyl sticker to update your bedroom furniture is such a fantastic idea and it looks great! The room looks so much lighter and more modern, amazing work!

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  62. I love the car duvet for my son

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  63. My little boy would love the car duvet. His bedroom has a car theme

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  64. Nothing screams spring to me more than a new set of floral duvet covers! Such a good giveaway <3

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  65. The revamp looks great, much more open and light, perfect for spring!

    xx

    kirstyralph.co.uk

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  66. Broadway Coffee curtains - not too fussy but still pretty

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  67. I love the Country Diary - Poppy - Duvet Set x

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  68. I love the Sophia Violet Duvet Cover Set - King Size

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  69. The Julia White Bedspread - I'm a sucker for white bedding especially in summer where psychologically white is cooler

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  70. I love the camper van double quilt cover for my son who is mad about camper vans!

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  71. I love the Boston Chocolate Duvet Cover Set. I love eating chocolate too so that should explain everything ;))))

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  72. I love the Eyelet Voile Curtains from Yorkshire Linen, it's nice to have them up in summer to let in lots of extra light x

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  73. I'm loving the White Macrame Voile Swag Curtains. Now I can let the sun shine in my home without having to open my curtains :)

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  74. I like crisp white sheets in Summer. Nice and light and airy

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  75. the cow prints, love them :)

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  76. Like the Marvel comics duvet set - son would love this. Better still it is in the sale!

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  77. The Essential 4.5TOG duvets really are essential for the Spring/Summer! Mine is a 10TOG and far too warm in this weather!

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  78. I love the Neo Eyelet Curtains in Mocha/Orange, they look very cool!

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  79. Fleurie duvet cover set is such a pretty pink

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