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So you’ve bought your first home, after saving for years and forking out for stamp duty, legal fees and the deposit it’s now time to pop the champagne! However, it’s not all that glamourous, is it? More often than not, when you move into your new place there isn’t much money left over in the pot which you can dedicate to decorating. Often first time buyers will go months on end using camping chairs, picnic tables, crusty cabinets and hand me downs (like Aunt Liz’s serially stained sofa) until they can eventually afford to upgrade. However, the good news is that you can still have the dream of your homes and fab furnishings on move-in day without breaking the bank – with a little interior innovation and guidance from me (your budget-friendly babe), that is!
This year I am working with Shared Ownership Week who have challenged me to style an entire living & dining area on a total budget of £500 – yep £500 for furniture AND decor. I styled this beautiful Shared Ownership showroom to show how you can transform an empty space into a cozy & chic environment while keeping to a budget. In this post, I’ll be sharing all my knowledge on how to find affordable furniture, where to source beautiful decor on the cheap and my top DIY hacks that will help you create a Pinterest-worthy room.
Shared Ownership gives first-time buyers the opportunity to get on the property ladder a lot sooner than you’d expect by providing an affordable way to buy their first home. If you want to learn more about whether this part-buy part-rent scheme is the right fit for you, make sure to get involved with Shared Ownership Week. There are plenty of free educational webinars, resources, giveaways and guides that will help you on your homeownership journey. Speaking of giveaways, I’m giving the entire contents of this living room makeover so keep reading for details on how to win.
My Top Tips For Decorating On A Budget
Antique adds character and a profit!
It goes without saying that if you buy second hand you’re bound to save money, but what about actually making a profit on an antique piece of furniture? If antique furniture is looked after properly, most antiques appreciate in value and often you can even make your money back on an item. For example, two years ago I bought a 1960s Danish leather sofa for £1000 which was on the pricier side however only a year later I sold it for £1500 and made a profit.
Now just imagine how buzzing I was when I came across this mid-century G-plan coffee table on Facebook Marketplace for only £30! I was searching for teak furniture and spotted this listing which was only posted a few hours earlier, so I messaged the seller without hesitation. A quick search on eBay and Etsy for G-plan coffee tables, I found the exact same model that was selling for over £300. Antique furniture will add a lot of character to your home and is always a great talking piece for when guests come over. Tip: you can set up a notification alert on Facebook Marketplace for key words, such as “mid-century” so that way you’ll be notified as soon as a new listing goes live, as when it comes to bargains time really is of the essence.
Save big on IKEA & brand names
Unlike antique furniture, modern furniture from IKEA almost instantly devalues as soon as you’ve checked out and finished eating your 50p hot dog. That’s why I recommend never paying full price on IKEA if you’re decorating on a budget. If you live in a transient city such as London, people are always moving in and out of homes which makes it very easy to find IKEA items for less than half of the retail price on Facebook Marketplace. When searching for a dining table & chairs, I found this IKEA GAMLARED / STEFAN Dining Set which retails for £129. It was only 4 months old, so it was practically brand new and in perfect condition and I managed to get it for £40.
The same principle goes with saving on designer furniture, try searching on Facebook Marketplace and eBay for brand names such as MADE, Dwell, Loaf, Swoon and Heal’s – I did just that and managed to score this stylish Swoon TV unit for £50 which originally retailed for £329 and it’s in amazing condition. I also picked up a massive 2.5m x 3.5m woven rug for £50 (originally £300 from IKEA). Don’t be afraid to haggle on Facebook Marketplace especially if the item you’re interested in has been listed for over two weeks, as usually by that point the seller is willing to accept a reasonable offer below their asking price as they just want the item gone.
Brand new does not equal expensive if you know where to shop
I appreciate that not everyone has the time to scour secondhand listings and drive miles to pick up furniture however it’s definitely possible to buy brand new furniture and get it delivered to your doorstep while sticking to a budget. There are a few pieces I bought new for this living area makeover including this £20 stylish matte black lamp from Habitat, a £29.99 bookcase I ordered from eBay with free shipping and this modern scandi-style sofa I got for £175.99 from Amazon which arrived two days after I ordered it. I did try searching for a secondhand sofa but I found more often than not most were stained or seriously outdated (read: a wee bit ugly). Remarkably, this sofa folds down into a bed which means there’s no need to buy a blow-up mattress for when guests stay over. There is a wide range of affordable and stylish sofas available on Amazon & eBay which I’ve linked below.
Sofas under £300
Another way to score affordable new furniture is to shop the sales, duh! One of my favourite interior brands, La Redoute regularly have huge 40-60% off sales, so make sure you subscribe to their newsletter so you don’t miss out on big savings. H&M notably have a free-to-join members club with a rewards system where you’ll get sent £3 vouchers, which can definitely add up to a decent discount.
Want more ways to save on new home decor? If you’re an avid online shopper like me, I highly recommend downloading the free Karma extension for Google Chrome. Once installed, save any item from over 9000 retailers to Karma and you’ll be notified as soon as it goes on sale. You can also use the browser extensions Honey which will automatically find discount codes for you at the checkout.
DIY Artwork For Less
Have you ever looked at an abstract artwork and thought “Pfft! I could paint do that!” well trust me when I say that you definitely could and save hundreds of pounds in the process. Filling a blank wall in your home can often seem overwhelming and my go-to recommendations are usually decorative pieces like mirrors or clocks or gallery walls but they are usually quite expensive to source. If you’ve got time on your side, I highly recommend getting creative and making your own DIY masterpiece on a budget. I was able to recreate two artworks that would have set me back £300 to buy but only cost me £15 in materials.
2 x A2 sized stretched canvases set me back £12 from my local art store, you can also buy canvases online from The Works or Hobbycraft. You can pick up paintbrushes for cheap from Wilko and if you visit your local B&Q store they usually have a discounted table full of paint samples for prices of 50p and £1 a pop. Before you start putting paint to canvas, go online and find some inspiration on Pinterest or from art print stores like Desenio, Junique or Poster Store. Find a style you love and is realistically achievable (abstract lines and shapes are a lot easier to paint FYI) and you’ll soon have a masterpiece at a fraction of the price.
Shop the high street for affordable home decor
It’s the small details that really bring a room together. In fact, it was these woven placemats from Dunelm that helped me decide on the black & beige colour theme for this living room makeover. My favourite places to find affordable decor on a budget are H&M, Primark, Dunelm, George at ASDA, Sass & Belle, M&S, TK Maxx / HomeSense, Matalan, The Range, ALDI, Oliver Bonas, Arket, Wilko, Maisons du Monde and Urban Outfitters.
At Dunelm I was able to source on-trend decor pieces for less than a fiver, including this White Tealight Holder for £3 And a Black Candelabra for £4.80 which I’ve used as a centrepiece for the dining setting. At Primark, I found a huge woven storage basket for £8 (great for storing throws & pillows or for keeping children’s toys out of sight) and a rattan glass jug for another £8 which I’ve used as a flower vase. From H&M you can always find affordable textiles like these beige £2.99 seat cushions which give a contrasting look to the black dining chairs and the olive green £2.99 cushion covers which add a pop of colour to the sofa. Below is a complete cost breakdown of everything I bought for this £500 room makeover.
£500 cost breakdownDunelm White Tealight Holder — £3 [LINK]
Dunelm Black Candelabra — £4.80 [LINK]
Dunelm Placemats — 2 for £6 [LINK]
H&M 2 x Twill seat cushions — 2 for £7.98 [LINK]
Primark Woven Storage Basket — £8
Primark Jute Glass Jug — £8
H&M Cotton canvas cushion cover — 3 for £8.97 [LINK]
Dunelm Black Vase — £10 [LINK]
Dunelm Table Runner — £12 [LINK]
DIY Canvas Art — £15 for 2 canvases & paints
H&M Fringed Blanket — £17.99 [LINK]
Habitat Morlie Floor Lamp — £20 [LINK]
White Ladder Bookcase — £29.95 [LINK]
G-Plan Teak Coffee Table — £30 via FB Marketplace (sells for £200-£300)
IKEA HELLESTED 2.5 x 3.5m rug — £50 via FB Marketplace (originally £300)
Swoon Mabley TV Unit — £50 via FB Marketplace (Originally £329)
IKEA Dining Set — £40 via FB Marketplace (originally £129)
Modern 3 Seater Sofa Bed — £175.99 [LINK]
TOTAL COST = £497.68
Score some freebies
Did you know there are entire websites dedicated to people giving away furniture and home goods for free? Sounds like heaven tbh! Sites like Freecycle.org, ilovefreegle.org and trashnothing.com are amazing communities filled with people who are happy to give away perfectly good items. It’s also worth joining your local Facebook community group, for example I am a member of Merton Buy Sell & Swap group and you wouldn’t believe the amount of great stuff I see people listing there for free. Also, there is no shame in asking around and putting the word out to family members and your wider online community that you’re moving into your first home and ask if they have any spare pieces of furniture. Ask and you shall receive and always make sure to give back in the future when you’re in a position to do so.
Upcycle & Repurpose
You’ll be amazed at what a fresh coat of paint can do to a tired piece of furniture. Recently I upcycled a cabinet I bought for £15 from Facebook Marketplace and transformed it into a stylish modern sideboard or tv unit by giving it a thorough sand, prime & paint. Sometimes even just switching out the handles for new ones will bring a piece into the 21st-century. I usually buy affordable modern handles from Amazon, eBay and Etsy. You don’t need professional experience in order to upcycle, just a good attitude and an imagination. If I can do it, so can you – I love encouraging women to DIY and have shared a step-by-step tutorial on how I transformed this cabinet which you can view here. Looking for a stylish storage solution? Read my Easy DIY Shelf Tutorial and make a stunning piece of furniture that’ll cost you £35 in materials.
Win this £500 living room
*Giveaway is now closed, winner will be contacted via email* I am thrilled to give one lucky winner the entire contents of this living room makeover, including all the furniture & decor pieces I sourced. This is the perfect opportunity for someone who’s just moved into their first home and is looking to furnish their place or even if you’re just looking to update your existing home. If that sounds like you or someone you know, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post to enter. Scroll down to the very bottom of this page to leave a comment.
*Winner will be picked at random on and winner will be picked on the 15th of October and complimentaty delivery will be arranged to a London address so you don’t have to lift a finger.
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Emily Scott says
Wow this post is amazing. I especially love the effort you have gone to to show the price comparisons of things like the DIY prints as it makes you realise just how much money can be saved yet you can still have things that look just as nice and unique! This room definitely feels more in line with your move away from boho style which is totally love at the moment too! I would LOVE to win all these amazing items. Thanks for all the amazing content you share you deserve every success in the world! x
This was such a helpful read! 💗 it’s amazing what you can do on a budget. I love the DIY canvas art ☺️
Ugne Litvinaite says
Kelsey, your content had been insanely helpful for me when planning out the vibe of my first home! Absolutely love all of the pieces in this article and it just shows that you don’t need to spend insane amounts to achieve a stylish look. 5 weeks and I get the keys to my first home. Cannot wait to decorate it.
Beautiful home with gorgeous pieces!
Wow, this is awesome Kelsey! I’ve just moved into a new flat and definitely got a lot of inspo from your post! Thanks xx
Laura Bryce says
Love the neutral tones 🤎🤍
I love this styling! Would love to win as these items would look amazing in our new home (might need you to style it for us though!)
Nicole L says
Always a fan of your up cycle projects and styling tips on a budget! Just moved to London and am definitely trying out your tips, would love to win this as I build my new home here!
I love your style and would love to have you help furnish my new flat ❤️
Joana Gana says
These are really great tips. I’ll definitely be trying some of them!
O Sanderson says
This would make a huge difference to my husband and I. We just moved into a new rested home 🌸
O Sanderson says
Also how gorgeous is this set up !
Talia Starkings says
I love what you have done and save lots of your looks on Instagram. I purchased my first flat 4 months ago and furnishing is still a bit thin on the ground between cost of products and being busy working as an NHS physio. I love the looks you do, very japandi inspired and it would be a dream to win this giveaway. Take care, Talia
Phoebe Springett says
This is a fabulous piece! So so helpful for new renters like me that really want to live in a stylish home without spending a fortune! I’m about to move house and can’t wait to put some of your tips to use! Absolutely love your page x
Amazing win as we have a whole house to soon furnish!
Melina Chaves says
Your ideas are so adorable and stylish. I really need a help to redecorate my living room and your page is absolutely a full hand for it! Thank you ❤️
Love all the pieces you chose so much – I love how it all feels so cohesive but each piece is beautiful on it’s own as well. You have such a great eye for design, I feel inspired 🤍
Rebecca Schmidt says
I absolutely love all of the items you have picked here, I cannot believe it’s all for £500! Thanks for the tips 😊
Lovely items and overall function together. Congrats on the exciting partnership, too 🙂 Entering in hopes of such a solid, cosy start for my partner’s new flat — closing tomorrow! What timing! Will definitely be perusing other posts and taking some of your tips on board for decorating, too 🙂🤞x
Harriet Spencer says
This has been so incredibly helpful to read! I have just moved into my first home, together with my partner, and we’re so excited to make this space our own. Reading this article has shown me that I don’t have to spend a fortune to make a beautiful home, so thank you!
Holly Darnell says
Amazing giveaway!! This would be so great for us after moving into our first home together a week before we had our little girl!! Not much time to furniture shop these days!
I can’t get over how affordable everything is because everything looks so luxurious. I’m definitely going to check out some of the freebie websites and use some of your tips towards decorating. Not sure I’m brave enough to paint my own artwork yet though
Fantastic room makeover😍
Brianna Gonzales says
Love your page! We recently moved into our first place as a family and have been slowly but surely making it feel like home. I refer back to your page often for great budget friendly tips and inspiration. Beautiful style. ♥️♥️
This looks amaaaazing and I can’t believe you’ve done this with only £500.
We’re actually decorating our living room and I’ve been looking on FB Marketplace for a sofa for ages, and didn’t find any I liked 🤭😅
I’d love to win this 🙃
Vicki leaver says
Love a marketplace bargain! Living room looks fantastic
Mairi-Kate Docherty says
This is absolutely amazing!!
I just moved into my own home and thought I’d have everything sorted but financially I did what I could so far.. winning this would literally complete everything 😩😩😩😩 it’s absolutely stunning!
Love this idea!
This is stunning, I live in military accommodation so constantly am moving about and into small quarters with major regulations of what we can and cant do, and your style would make any space feel like a home, absolutely love your interior style.
Dianne April Palo says
Jasmine Isaac says
I had just discovered your handle on instagram and have been following you for few months now.
I live in London and recently moved to Putney in a rental home, and i have to buy things from scratch. I have been watching your videos and solely taking inspiration from your photos to shop for my new home on a budget. I have started shopping for things that looks similar to the one at your home because your style matches my vibe a lot however some stuff are a bit pricy for me and would love to go for some affordable alternatives.
Love this look for our new home
Jo Clark says
How amazing to win this!
I love your makeovers, they look so pretty and stylish.
I have moved flats three times in the past three years, so always have to decor the new flat with some new bits to much the old ones but im never happy with the result.
I would love to learn from you how to decor on budget and still get the wow effect.
Karla Ayala says
This room is great! I recently got married and my husband and I have been looking for pieces to begin forming our home! Total inspiration towards our final goal
Lauren Price says
These would be perfect for our planned extension.
sophie beart says
Absolutely adore everything on your page & this giveaway is bonkers! I’ve been working throughout the pandemic and have been wanting to change up my flat but Covid has gotten in the way – I am completely exhausted! This would be a dream to have 😍
Chai Buhain says
Everything you make looks absolutely amazing!! You’re a huge inspiration to our current home décor. Would love to win this makeover 💗💗💗
Love this page! So inspiring and helpful!
Ruth Wollerton says
I would love a home makeover to DIY for
Would love to win as moving to my new flat in 2 weeks eek <3 Tash x
Amanda Marotta says
I am a licensed mental health counselor and I just moved into my own apartment after living home with my mom for 4 years. I am struggling to pay bills, so of course, struggling to create the space that I want and feel most comfortable in. I live in the US but would be willing to assist with shipping costs if I were chosen. I would be ECSTATIC to win something like this. I never win anything so that would be even cooler hehe ❤️
Lily Usher says
I just bought my first flat with my partner and we don’t have any furniture yet 🙃 Mainly because delivery times take so long so we give up and we have to save up the money! This is exactly the style we want and it would be perfect in our Victorian flat with a view of the sea!
Love your decor style💕
Karen Gray says
Our budget for decor after we move (in hopefully a few weeks) has just been obliterated so we will be doing a lot of upcycling and D.I.Y. projects now. I was feeling a bit down about not being able achieve what we originally set out to do but this is a timely reminder that I don’t necessarily have to spend a lot to achieve my chosen style.
Love your style so much! So natural and simple, the giveaway is so lovely!
Interesting read full of useful tips! I recently moved into a new flat with my boyfriend so this would be perfect to get us set up🏡🥂
Lauren Murphy says
I absolutely LOVE how you’ve done this! I’m a first time buyer on my own and will be 100% using some of these tips. Adore the DIY art you’ve done, such a great idea!
Hi! I recently got married and it would be amazing to win. Our space is very empty and we’re realizing sometimes our dream looks for our place can get pricey
Nikki Hunter-Pike says
Your interiors are stunning!
Amy Wade says
Love this! Yes please😍❤️
Tilisha wilson says
I would absolutely love to win this makeup over, I’m such a rubbish decorator I wasn’t brought up with the eye for it, I’ve been in my flat nearly 10 years now and it hasn’t had a lick of paint since I moved in and just a few things added over the years, my flat is definitely screaming at me to do something nice with the space I have. Your page inspires me everyday and makes me want to strive harder so I can go for these beautiful looks you create queen! Please come and place you magic hands on my home with the your Amamzing eye for details and creativity and love you put into your home, I adore you page and the makeover looks you do and I’m sure of it one day my home can be as beautiful as yours queen xx
Sophie Cowling says
What an incredible transformation, I’d love to make over my living room in this style, you’ve given me a lot of inspiration thank you.
Giorgia Guantario says
Lots of good tips on this post – I struggle so much to find good stuff on Facebook marketplace, but looking for brand names is such a good shout! (Also, we just moved into a new flat in London and our living room is currently empty, so would love to win this!)
Loving this loving room! Wish I had the same creativity instinct you have 💕
Amanda Jacoby says
Literally obsessed with the decor and the breakdown Of everything! It’s inspiring 🙂
Justine Garcia says
Hi I would love to win this! I moved into my studio flat in feb and still need a few funiture bits. It would be so great to win and be able to save some money myself . And having just the one space for bed and living room is difficult to style well
Justine Garcia says
I would love to win as I moved into my studio flat in feb, and still haven’t finished getting all the stuff. It would help a great deal if I won this. It’s very hard to style the one room into bed and living space too. Living on my own for the first time it’s hard to sort everything out
Kelsey this is incredibly stunning! Such a good way of sourcing quality items in abs affordable and creative way. It’s definitely made me think in a new way with redecorating! Love your style too, it’s so welcoming, cosy and chic.
Katherin Duque says
Absolutely gorgeous layout. I love how it’s a small space but you’ve managed to keep it uncramped, yet still so cosy.
Valeria balan says
This Tips For Decorating On A Budget are absolutely amazing!!
Natasha S says
Wow so amazing! Would love to win this makeover! We are actually moving to a new apartment with my 2 little kids end of this month❤️ Would be so nice to freshen up our home with your touches. Our furniture is minimal,dark and simple because of kids so we’d be so grateful for the opportunity. Fingers crossed! Xx
Francis Bartholomew says
WoW…all this would look amazing when I get my apartment next month.
Shakira B says
Oh wow, love everything you’ve done. It just goes to show that you don’t need to spend a fortune. Absolutely stunning, I love the fact that its rather timeless, a few updated accessories over the years and it’d look just as stylish.
These are the types of posts we need to see.
Good luck to everyone who has entered the competition including myself 🙂
Moved into a new flat last weekend and your inspiration is just what I need! Such gorgeous pieces x
Audrey Thayer says
Love your style! Can’t believe this was just £500
Ryleigh Harland says
Love this makeover! Sometimes it’s so difficult to find nice contents for smaller spaces!
Sumayyah Lane says
It’s amazing how you’ve created such a gorgeous impact on the space with a small budget! I am obsessed. Will be taking inspo when we move into our new flat soon 😍
I really love what you’ve created for that amount of money. Every would be fantastic for my new home.
I love the mid century modern feeling of the rooms! Thanks for sharing these amazing tips 💛✨
Iman Abdulkadir says
Wow, what a beautifully styled room and on budget too! My husband and I (newly weds) are moving into an empty flat on October 15th so I’ve been looking around for rental friendly decor and found your blog and Instagram page. Thanks for showcasing how we can make spaces that we don’t own beautiful and special. I have been shopping around on Facebook marketplace for furniture within our budget that is still somewhat beautiful but who knew couches were so expensive eh? This will be a lovely treat to win as we are really struggling to put the money together to furnish our new flat.
Thanks for all that you do. X
Becky hartt says
I love your style! In just under a month ill be moving out of the parent’s house into my own! This would set me up perfectly 😍
Khaoula Boukachabine says
You are such an encourage person. I loved your amazing videos with that geourgous home with simple furniture youve made it looks amazing and relaxed home.
I am in love with that dinning table and chairs. I pray to win them because i cannot offer it to buy because of my life siuation at the moment. I am a sitting home new mom and moved to a new property in Manchester but with not alot of specific furnityre and decoration
Good luck and i wish you all the best love
Charlene Grant says
This website is literally heaven! I’ve wanted this sort of style in my home for a long time and never could quite work out how to get there. What I love is its not simply a pictorial, you explain the reasoning and functionality for each piece which really helps me to focus my mind! Thanks to you, I’m a little closer to attempting my dream house! Thank you.
Dana Sheanon says
I always believe you can make a place beautiful on a budget, but you need to plan and bring you ideas together well. This is a fab job!
Love it! ♥️
Katrina white says
Dream room on a budget makes it even dreamier 😍 totally the vibe I want for my new place! Thanks for the inspo!
This is absolutely stunning. I have no design bone in my body so the detailing you’ve given really helps. I’m looking to move soon with my kid and this is exactly the page I need to help with design when we do.
Natasha mcdonnell says
This is so gorgeous 😍 I have been looking for a rug just like this to complete my living space. Thank you for the inspiration 💕
Love the items. Such a Scandi and chic style 😍. Some great inspiration for designing my new flat!
wow I’m really fascinated and motivated to redesign my bedroom, thanks for the inspo. I love the mix of antiques and the simple things from Ikea. because I myself have found a passion for restoring furniture. I’m in the right place here. and it’s all so cheap, I’m impressed … kisses, Michelle 🥰✨
Erin Gatsby says
looks amazing!! defo taking inspo for my own living room
Carly Smith says
I love your use of neutral tones and the canvas artwork! Keep up the great work xox
Me & my little pug Frank are just going through the process of buying our own home just us two, we are waiting on the keys and ready to get started with DIY 🤍💫 this giveaway would make such a massive difference to us! I have followed you for so long and your home is my muse 🙌🏼 Xx
Love this set up 🥰😍
Hiii i just love your setting. We have recently shifted to London from Middle East and doing up our house here. Getting hand picked stuff from you would add so much life to our house. Love your decor around neutral tones
Hiii i just love your setting. We have recently shifted to London from Middle East and doing up our house here. Getting hand picked stuff from you would add so much life to our house. Love your decor around neutral tones
Marcia stewart says
Lovely styling as always! Thanks for sharing
Beautiful 😍 I would love to win them, it would make my flat so nice and cosy.
Emily Harnett says
Ahhh this would be so amazing and such a treat. Wish we had spare to spend on the fun and beautiful things like you’ve chosen. Good things and savings take time. Quicker if you win them 😂😍 xx
Love it! You’re such an inspiration! Loved how You’ve styled your place on a budget. Your style is amazing. I hope to have my dream house soon. This is so useful so thank you for sharing 🙂
María Arabia says
Hi Kelsey! I love your content. Just moved to a new place and really could use it.
Love this whole room decor! If I actually won I’d probably gift some of it to my best mates who are currently moving into their new home! Very good tips too, not heard of some of them websites before and will deffo be checking them out!
Sruthi Sarma says
Love your minimalist but chic style!
We’re moving into our new home home next month and it would mean the world to us of you can help. We’ve had to really scrimp to get the money together and you’ll leave a mark on our forever home ❤️
Katherine Jones says
What a beautiful space. You have given me lots of ideas of how to decorate my new house. Would be amazing if I won this xx
Yes! My bedroom needs a redecoration 🪴
This was so so helpful! We are looking to buy a Shared Ownership soon and are already worrying about how to decorate the place on a budget. Have loads of ideas now 😍🥰
Dee Campton says
Love your styling! I would love to be able to update our little apartment!
Mariama Nadworna says
I have absolutely loved following your content and have been inspired by how to make home on a smaller budget while renting. Well be renting for a while (just about to move), so it’s gotten me excited again about making home, even if it’s not technically mine. Thank you for the inspo! X
Absolutely beautiful 😍 I love how the living room looks so light and warm ! Super cosy for long, autumn evenings with hot cop of tea and Netflix on !
I love your style so much! I’ve just moved into my first proper flat with my fiancée so needing all the inspiration to get us up and running! I am not a natural with decor at all, so thank you for this!
Amy O'Keefe says
Love this 😍😍
This is such a fantasic guide to cheap and cheerful furnishing. You really have covered every angle and offered something for those not wanting to lift a finger and just scroll second hand shopping, to getting your hands dirty and DIY’ing to bring things back to life. Love it. Thank you!
Gemma Barton says
Love all the tips you’ve given and the styling is amazing, would be perfect for my new home! Only just moved in with my partner and looking to add some character and warmth x
Joanna Hanania says
i just moved to london two weeks ago, and our apartment needs a lot of work and your page is giving me the best design ideas.Thank you❤️
I love this! It’s not too much, not cluttered and yet so stylish! Love the details and materials, so earthy!
Zach wertz says
Hoping to win this to surprise my wife for her birthday!!!
Zach wertz says
Love this so much! You have great style!
Luanna C says
Absolutely gorgeous pieces, can’t believe you’ve done this for £500! Would love to win this, they would look amazing in the flat me and my boyfriend have just purchased. First time owners, eeeek! 🤗☺️
I love this post! Really helpful for inspiration! I’ve recently found out I’m pregnant and moved in with my partner, money is thin on the ground but we’re really excited, would love to win but if not thanks for the great post
When I first saw this post on Instagram, my though was it’s costed around £2,000 then I saw the total & my next though was: “this girl knows something” 😁 Congrats! 🤩 We moved to our London apartment in 2018 but still haven’t updated everything yet. So would be happy if I could be the winner 🥰
Ania Marchetti says
Live how you played with the colours! 😍
It’s really gorgeous!
Love the style and I’m slowly trying to change my furniture to follow this trend!
All the best
My flat is very london-landlord-not-chic. So this post has some amazing ideas on how to turn it around on a budget.
Lily May says
Love this article and the room design is absolute dreams! Will definitely be taking some of these ideas for my new room! I’ll be sending this to my sister who has just moved house.
This giveaway would transform my new rental!!
Martha Gaffney says
Such a good article, I’ve recently moved house and will definitely be taking some of these designs as my inspiration!!
Looks incredible 😍
Love the items you picked and the way you have styled. It would be perfect for our new home!
I mean…. The aesthetics are everything that’s all I’m saying! Stunning decor and would love the chance to win.
On another note – your blog is beautiful. ❤️ You must be so happy with what you have achieved – stunning!xo
Iva Moutelikova says
That’s beautiful! Fingers crossed for me. 😄❤️
Sukie Blackburn says
This would be a fabulous surprise, to help my son, who is soon moving into his first self-purchased flat, and needs some beautiful furniture, like this fantastic collection, curated by Kelsey. Crossing fingers and toes!
YAY!!! We just bought our first home! Would love to be able to start decorating!
Such a beautiful taste in decor!!😍 Exactly how I’d pictured my new flat! Can’t wait to move in and get decorating mine now!!
Love your style! Wish me luck
I really like how the room looks. Great tip to check marketplace for IKEA furniture. I’m definitely going to take some tips to decorate my living room.
I’ve been following you and been learning alot from you🥰 and this is definitely one of my favorite! Its very helpful and informative❣ thank you fo this.
Sophia L says
This looks amazing. I love your style, tips and page!
I have recently started to follow you on Instagram and came across such an amazing giveaway.
I’m renting an apartment with very outdated furniture and this opportunity sounds like a dream to me 🥰
Naomi Cearns says
What a gorgeous set up! I’d absolutely love to spruce up my home ready for autumn 🍂