Hi friends! It’s been a while since we posted anything decor-related, so I thought I would give you a quick peek at what I am calling “The Guest Bedroom” within my room in Shepherd’s Bush.
When we first moved in, there were two single beds and a double. Having learned how versatile a single bed can be (Lisa knows, too!), I decided to keep one in the room that could double as a lounging area or a bed for visitors in case any of you make it over the pond.
Obviously, I’ve decided on a theme and really stuck with it. While in Rome (England), right?
This wall started out with an Ikea curtain panel I had left over. Not wanting to let it go to waste, I put it on the wall to break up the white.
Then I found the Vogue mirror in the garbage, which was a real game-changer. I spruced it up by cleaning the mirror, re-taping the mirror inside the frame, and giving it some new rope to hang from.
Once that was all done, I went on to make my own bunting. A lot of bunting is done with a sewing machine, but I decided just to use tape and scissors with some rope. I used extra wrapping paper from the Dresser Dress-Up project, and I also cut up an extra pillowcase that matches our duvet. I promise that I’m going to post a really easy-to-follow tutorial on how to do your own bunting.
The final installment was to get some pillows. A lounging area is just incomplete without them. Primark had these “Sleeping for England” pillowcases on for 2 pounds, plus I picked up all pillows at the same place for under 5 pounds. As a sidenote, I feel I should tell you all that Primark is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. Everything is cheap and pretty. Thank you Danielle Barron for telling me about it. My life has changed forever.
Here’s the budget breakdown:
Ikea panel: $10
Rope for mirror and bunting: $2
Tape for mirror: $1
4 new pillows: $5
Pillowcases: $4 for 4
Wrapping paper for bunting: $3
I hope you like our new little guest area for when you all come and visit!
Here’s a little life update as well. I got a temp job for about a month, but am still hunting for a permanent and full-time position. When that happens for either me or Zach, we’re planning on moving into a studio, so stay tuned for more DIYs from me. Wish me luck on my upcoming interviews and screenings - the faster I get work, the sooner we get more decor ideas on Vogue Renting!
Let me know what you think about this post and if you would change anything about the area! If you like the London look (and no, this is not a Rimmel commercial), check out our “Jacked!” pinboard on Pinterest. While you’re there, give us a follow!