Journey for a better home (on a budget)



ArtWork courtsey of Marian’s Arts

Ok. So you have sifted through those lovely pictures on instagram. Looking and dreaming over those gorgeous homes. Wishing that you could just be in one of those rooms right this minute. Before long you wake from your daze and look around and then the reality hits. You do not have the money to replicate said bedroom. Then all in an Instagram you do not feel too good about it. Let me take you through my journey. And really it is not that bad.

Looked at my bedroom, and I found it to be uninspiring. It took me ages to get out of bed. Every morning was a drag, going to bed seemed a drag. Now of course there are always other things that are going on in your life that contribute to it. But you know what, people tend to overlook their environment. Your environment can have a massive influence on how you feel so always make sure you have the correct environment that is inspiring.

Start off with something small. When was the last time you bought new bed sheets? If it has been a while why don’t you go and get a set. If you are on a budget look for special offers or ones that are on sale. You  do not have to break the bank.

These are most recent purchases and I swore to myself no more. But that is another post. Theses were about £12 each from my catologue.


Keep referencing that picture you saw on the interweb. Recreate it. Purchase a couple of cheap cushions and cushion covers. Do it with a colour scheme in mind. Maybe you might see a pair of cushion covers that you just got to have. Base your choice of sheets around them or you can do it the other way round.


I also bought a pair of bedside lights. I purchased the larger shade before I found the lamp.

Lamp shade

The blue print is the one that came with the lamp. You do not have to purchase everything at once. Take your time, you will eventually create the room you want.

That is it.

Step 1 Find inspiration

Step 2 Do not give up

Step 3 Hunt for bargins

Step 4 There is no hurry if your budget does not allow. Do not get yourself into debt.

Step 5 Enjoy your journey.



Published by Análaigh

Hi and welcome to my blog. I have been a writer from an early age and I am excited that I get to share my thoughts, my experiences with the world. From posts about lifestyle, home, fashion and being creative.

6 thoughts on “Journey for a better home (on a budget)

  1. I cant believe you find it difficult to sleep, the moment my head touches the pillow, I’m off. I understand your room has to be inspiring because my bedroom was once blue…I dragged everything to the middle of the room and frantically painted the room white. Because damn I needed lightttttt and clarity to just focus. Love your pieces : ) xoxo

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