We moved into this house 2 years ago and I can’t decide whether to be pleased or not with the progress we’ve made inside.  We have certainly done a lot for our budget, but I guess feeling like I hadn’t ‘finished’ any one room was raining on my parade.  So I was delighted when Four Walls Blog challenged me to revamp a room in the house with £100.

After deliberating which room to choose…it had to be the guest bedroom.  It was one of the few rooms that didn’t require DIY intervention and therefore something I knew I could finish myself.

Here is the room before the challenge.  After we moved in, we painted all the woodwork white, carpeted the entire upstairs and painted every room white.  As you can see, we had already wallpapered a feature wall in here with Ferm Living paper. Besides moving in the furniture, the room has just stayed like that for 18 months.

Monochrome bedroom ideas

Monochrome bedroom ideas

The one thing I wasn’t going to be able to do as part of the challenge was replace the oak furniture.  You know when something cost a lot of money at the time, so you hang on to it…this bedroom furniture set was one of those purchases.  It was originally in our bedroom, actually the hubs had it in his flat when we met.  Our styles have come a long way in that time.  But right now, we don’t have the budget to replace furniture in a room we don’t really use.  I’m open to suggestions though..chalk paint?

Anyway…after deciding the furniture was staying, it was time to hit pinterest and plan out how to best spend the £100.  Here is what I came up with…

Monochrome bedroom ideas

I was quite surprised at where I managed to get my room accessories and after doing my sums, I had to lose the ‘love’ sign (which was only £9 in New Look for anyone who is wondering)…Tesco for the duvet set (£20 for the double), the 2 little succulents £3 each (Tesco), Spikey Aloe plant £4 (Tesco), Cushions (Dog £4.50, pink £4.50, both Tesco), Giraffe print £3 (Etsy), Ribba frame (£1.50 charity shop), Wooden box (£1.50 H&M), Gold ‘&’ £20 (Rockett St George), Pretty Little Thing print £12 (Rockett St George), Pink runner £5 (TK Maxx), Star light £18 (TK Maxx).

And here is the finished look…

Monochrome bedroom ideas

Monochrome bedroom ideas

Monochrome bedroom ideas

Monochrome bedroom ideas

Monochrome bedroom ideas

I really like the pops of pink and green and the wooden box and copper ‘&’ helps to pull in the oak.

Disclosure: I was provided with the £100 to complete the room revamp as part of the challenge.



  1. It looks fantastic! I am in awe of your home, it looks so homely, modern and stylish! Some fab purchases there for the budget x

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  4. I really love copper with light oak! In fact copper and light oak will feature in our living room when we finally get around to it! I love the succulents too. Might have to get some for our spare room to give it a bit more character
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  5. LOVE all this Pamela — you clever thing! I especially like the ampersand — and I love your Ferm living wallpaper too. Huge congratulations on your win! Very well deserved 🙂 Caro xxxx
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  6. I absolutely love that wallpaper. The star light and copper ampersand are my fave pieces I think. Love the little cacti too! Absolutely love your style… can you come decorate my house? x

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    You have done a great job on a tiny budget! Love that star light might pinch that idea! My entire house is grey with a few rooms having copper accents & a colour! We move soon and so just as iv finished this house will be starting all over !!

  8. This looks absolutely amazing. You are so great at putting things together. I have a few of these little bits so so fun aren’t they? Looks amazing together here. What a beautiful revamp darling. Come do my house! 😉

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