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.




Cheap chic

This is my first lifestyle piece and since I’ve been doing a little DIY, of the interior variety, I thought for my first post this will be a wonderful introduction. Sometimes you want to spruce up a room or hallway or maybe a bathroom. Here is what I did on a very low-budget.

1) Find pots of your choice

Whilst out doing my weekend shopping I spotted these fab pieces. One a milk jar and another a sugar bowl. These look fab and what is even more impressive is that they cost me only a £1 each. I snapped those pretty quick. You may have something lying around at home waiting to be put to good use.


2) Get Your Compost 

Ok I didn’t have any compost, so I got some dirt from the garden. Since I was doing this inside I put the dirt in a margin tub. I used cuttings from a Lavender plant that I have in my garden and a Spider plant.


3) Time for the fun part

Fill your pots with your dirt or compost. Some people like to add stones in the mix. Whatever your choice go for it.  Then plant your cuttings.93

4) There you have it.

Your finished in expensive decor. From start to finish in 10 minutes.

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