Take a Look Inside My Room + My Top Budget Tips

Take a Look Inside My Room + My Top Budget Tips

Finallyyyy, the well awaited bedroom tour is HERE. Yes people, I’m going to be showing you round my humble abode. If you’ve just stumbled upon my blog well…HEY. I’ve had a few new Instagram an Twitter followers recently which is great, I hope you like my blog 🙂 , if you do please feel free to subscribe/follow (just scroll down to the bottom)!

In todays blog post I’ll be talking through all the things I did to create my cosy but simple bedroom. I’m sure we can all agree that revamping a room can easily become costly right? I tried to avoid this and I think I was pretty successful. So a lil bit of context…my sister recently moved out leaving behind her spacious room, which of course I jumped at the chance of having. All I had to do was give each wall another lick of paint, buy a few pieces of furniture and finish it off with soft furnishings.

Lets take a look…

Banner – Primark | Two Glass Pots – B&M | Tray – Ikea | Plant – Homebase

Copper Candle Holder – Primark | Copper Plant Holder – Tkmaxx | Faux Plant – Ikea

Dressing Table – Maud’s Attic (antique store in Ipswich) | Chair – Ebay | Copper Basket & Black + White Box – Tkmaxx | Curtains – Argos

As you can see I have a basket (Tiger) containing several prints I have yet to put up. That will be my summer job!

Marble Stationary Holders – Tkmaxx | Metal Grids – my mum was going to chuck them out and I rescued them! They are actually shelves from a greenhouse, but you could find similar on Etsy.

Grey Cushion & Blanket – Wilkinsons | Bedside Table – Ebay | Bed – cannot remember!

Copper Hexagon Polaroid Hanger – Primark | Prints – Wish Design Company | Fairy Lights – Ebay

Chair – Amazon | Lamp – passed down from my Nana 🙂

my top tips for a bedroom on a budget:

      1.  Paint your room white

One of the best decisions I made when refurbishing my room was to choose white furniture and walls. Doing this allows for a change of taste later down the road. I chose pink, grey and a little bit of green as my accent colours, to give my room a bit of life! But you decide you no longer long for your accent colours (e.g.blue cushions and green curtains) it’s so easy to change as you have that white base layer to build from.

      2.  IKEA

A.K.A. Your new bff!! Me and Ikea had a pretty darn good relationship throughout the month I was doing up my room. I visited once, but I managed to get everything for my room in there. Like literally, everything:

  • Desk – Ikea
  • Alex 5 Drawers – Ikea
  • Chest of 4 Drawers (Malm) – Ikea
  • Wardrobe (already there) – Ikea
  • Shelving Unit & Pink Boxes – Ikea
  • Mini Greenhouse – Ikea
  • Mirror – Ikea
  • Bedsheets – Ikea
  • Pink Waffle Cushion – Ikea
  • Skurar pots/tray – Ikea
  • Faux Plant – Ikea
  • Rug – Ikea

At such low prices, it really is a great place to go if you’re trying to keep the costs down.

      3.  Etsy 

If you’re looking for cheap interior pieces, Etsy is a great place to find them. Even if it’s wall art you’re after, they have some gorgeous and unique items. Some of my favourite inexpensive brands I love are: WishDesignsCO and Annie Dornan Smith (not on Etsy). Also, Coconut Lane are fab for cute stationary and quote prints, I have a 20% off code ‘tillyrose20‘, so grab a bargain while you can!

       4.  Pinterest 

I used Pinterest a lot when searching for bedroom inspiration, see my board HERE. It’s useful to collect images of the type of room your aiming for, as it can be difficult to know where to start at. Most of the images you come across are linked and therefore could take you to something that’s really inexpensive and unique.

       5. Do your research

I think people just assume that Oliver Bonas or Urban Outfitters is the only nice place out there for cute interior bits, but its not people! I got lots of my things from Primark, Wilkinsons, Tkmaxx. Other places where I spotted some inexpensive things in is H&M Home (little more pricey), Dunhelm, Tiger, Hema, Ebay and Amazon. Do look at these places before choosing to splash out as it’s always good to have more dollar in ya pocket.

Also, asking relatives/family friends if they have any old pieces of furniture or soft furnishings that they don’t want anymore will save you even more money. As I said before, my lamp is a hand-me-down from my Nana, it’s only temporary, one day I’ll get round to purchasing a beautiful gold metallic one, but for now it’ll do!

        6.  Plan/ Mood Board 

If you have an image of what you’re after then the best thing to do is to get it down. Write a list of all the things you need to get, draw out a little plan of where the furniture will go or even make a mood board. This way you will feel a bit more organised with all your ideas, as it can get a little stressful. When it comes to making lists I like to keep a running total of everything and make sure I know how much I’m spending otherwise I would get seriously carried away…

         7. DIY

Doing things yourself can save you so much money. You can get copper/gold sprays from your local craft stores or online to create expensive looking items. Debs from Bang On Style has some amazing DIYs to try. Before you buy anything, ask yourself whether or not you can create it yourself with the things you already have.

I hope this has helped you if you were thinking of re-doing your bedroom. Just follow these tips and I’m sure you can create something unique to you for a reasonable price. Thanks for reading.

Enjoy your Easter and eat lots of chocolate!!

Tilly x



  1. April 15, 2017 / 9:58 am

    Your room I should so cute! I stumbled upon your blog from Instagram so I look forward to reading more.Have a great Easter 🐣

    • lifeastillyrose
      April 15, 2017 / 10:05 am

      Thank you so much! I do love decorating a room! If you’d like to get notified every time I post then please feel free to subscribe/follow my blog, I would appreciate it so much!😘

  2. Somachi
    April 15, 2017 / 10:35 am

    Love this post Tilly, your room is sooo pretty and as I should be getting my new room this has given me some major inspiration! xx

    • lifeastillyrose
      April 15, 2017 / 10:45 am

      Ahh I’m so glad! Hope all goes well😊

  3. April 15, 2017 / 11:23 am

    i really love white and clean designs ! as they also give you a great feeling in the room too 🙂 Love your room so much tilly !

    • lifeastillyrose
      April 15, 2017 / 11:24 am

      Aw thank you so much! I think white is a good base to start with as you can always change the interior colour scheme up!x

  4. April 15, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    Your room is so pretty! I recently got my room painted aswell and it just makes it look so much brighter x

    • lifeastillyrose
      April 15, 2017 / 12:30 pm

      I agree, it makes it look so much better 🙂 thanks for reading!x

  5. April 15, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    Your room is goals! This post made me so much more motivated to have a spring clean and get a few new bits for it, thank you!

    • lifeastillyrose
      April 15, 2017 / 2:56 pm

      Aw thank you lovely! No worries ☺️

  6. April 15, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    I love your room it’s gorgeous and Ikea is also my best friend ha ha! 😂Xx

    • lifeastillyrose
      April 15, 2017 / 5:27 pm

      Ahh thank you. And IKEA is great I love it 👌🏼

  7. April 16, 2017 / 5:56 am

    Loved this post Tilly! I’m so jealous of your room now aha! So freakin’ cute❤️

    • lifeastillyrose
      April 16, 2017 / 7:03 am

      Aww thank you! X

  8. April 16, 2017 / 9:26 am

    Your room is so pretty! I can’t wait to go home and paint my walls white (they’re currently a chocolate brown colour…I question decisions of my past self)
    Alicia x

    • lifeastillyrose
      April 16, 2017 / 11:49 am

      Ahh yes white all the way! It’ll make it so airy and nice! Good luck. Thanks for reading 🙂 xx

  9. April 16, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    Your room looks amazing, I just painted my room white too soo versatile!


    • lifeastillyrose
      April 16, 2017 / 8:12 pm

      It is indeed! Thanks for reading hun x

    • lifeastillyrose
      April 16, 2017 / 8:14 pm

      Thanks so much!x

  10. Jess
    April 22, 2017 / 11:44 am

    I love your room, I’ve recently redone my room up too. I agree with all your tips, one of the best things I did was paint my walls white too, makes it so much more brighter and clean.


    • lifeastillyrose
      April 22, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      Thank you! Yes white all the way👌🏼

  11. April 30, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    amazing room , you have a great interior decor taste,xo


    • lifeastillyrose
      April 30, 2017 / 5:53 pm

      Thanks lovely! Glad you like my room 😊

  12. May 1, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    your room is so lovely and organised! I’m moving back home now that I’m done with university and my old bedroom needs a refresher! So these tips deffo help.

    G x

    • lifeastillyrose
      May 1, 2017 / 6:49 pm

      Ahh I’m glad to hear this post may help you! Thank you for reading 😊

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