I'm no expert on how to decorate a home, it's something I have never done before. When MoneySupermarket asked me to take part in the latest project, Home Improvement Hero and I wanted to take up the challenge. We were given £50 to spend on things that would improve a room. As expressed in my beauty storage post, I live in a rented property so I can't do anything to my room apart from add accessories to it, so this is exactly what I did.
Usually when I want new things for my room, my first stop would be IKEA or Primark and if I'm feeling a little flush, I'll check out Debenhams! I didn't want to go to any of these places for this challenge because IKEA and Primark seemed to obvious, and Debenhams is out of my price range for this challenge. I made a beeline for Home Sense (/TK Maxx) where I know that everything is discounted. I manage to spend a good hour in there picking things out and calculating the prices to make sure I stuck to the budget. In total, I spent £46.93 and here's how I got on:
To brighten up my room, I got two pink candles. The small one is a Yankee Candle and smells of guava, and I don't know what the scent of the large square one is but it smells like chinese medicine/streets of Hong Kong. Not a pleasant smell and I won't be lighting it, but it's a very pretty candle, I really like the pattern on it. The photo frame cost £7.99, something that goes with my shabby chic drawers. The picture inside is from a notecard with robots on it, I cut it up and placed it inside the frame and I quite like the contrast between elegant frame and quirky image. The glass bottle is a reed diffuser oil, I thought the bottle made a nice accessory, it is something I can keep afterwards.
I got a "treasure chest" which has a nice Parisian print on it - this cost £7.99 and will be used to store more beauty products. Finally, the most expensive thing I bought was the cushion (£9.99) which sits nicely on my bed, it has a cat on it and it's floral - two of my favourite things! It couldn't be more perfect!
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