GIVING MY BEDROOM A FRESH NEW LOOK // + chance to win a £100 posterlounge voucher

mini bedroom makeover

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Ever since we finished our big extension my bedroom has just looked a little, well, sad. 

We didn’t touch the original bedrooms in this round of renovations, as we decided to concentrate our budget on the kitchen-diner and the girls’ new space and woodland bedrooms, but now they’re all finished and fancy, my bedroom looked tired and boring by comparison.

So I decided to give myself a mini bedroom makeover!

I started with a good old-fashioned clear out, filling four black bags with shoes and clothes I didn’t wear anymore (you know, the ones you keep promising yourself you’ll fit back into one day… ) and donating them to the charity shop. Next, I had a furniture reshuffle, moving things around to make better use of the space. 

Removing all that clutter made me feel like I could breeeeeeeeeathe! but also revealed loads of scuff marks where the furniture had been knocking up against the wall, so made a snap decision to paint the walls. As fate would have it, I had a tin of Farrow & Ball ‘Lamproom Grey’ I’d bought to paint the lounge, only to decide we needed something more colourful (I still haven’t decided what yet, but I’ll know it when I see it).

Before I could change my mind, I prised it open and started painting. The difference was instant, and inspired me to keep going until the entire wall was finished. Now I had a clean, blank canvas to work with – and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

A few weeks ago I was introduced to the Posterlounge website, where you can choose from over 100,000 images and have them turned into gorgeous pieces of wall art. With that much choice it’s literally impossible not to find a design you adore, whether it be a classic print by Klimt, or one of the thousands of contemporary artists and photographers who’ve contributed images to the site.

When I was invited to select a piece for myself, I knew I wanted to push myself out of my usual Scandi comfort zone and try something different. I’ve always had a fascination for all things art deco (it’s totally the place I’d go back to if I had a time machine), so while browsing the site I was instantly drawn to the botanical drawings, and kept coming back to this one of a bird of paradise flower.

I’ve always had standard box-framed prints in the past and really fancied the idea of doing something a bit different  this time round… when I saw that Posterlounge had the option of printing directly on to a wooden background, I knew this was my fresh twist!

When it arrived a few days later, it was EXACTLY as I pictured it – I loved the contemporary frameless look, the grain of the board added an interesting texture, and the colour of the board perfectly complemented those in the design. Not to mention the fact my newly-painted grey wall formed the ideal backdrop.

It’s grown-up and classic but also soothing, if that makes sense? Now I feel like I’m in my own safe little sanctuary, which is something my bedroom – when it was filled with clutter and tired accessories – hadn’t felt like in a long time.

The picture has actually inspired me to keep going with my room – my next plan is to revive my old side table and chest of drawers with black chalk paint, which gives it a lovely ‘shabby chic’ matt finish). Then, I want to get a new mirror to hang over the drawers, and maybe a vase (I have my eye on this one from Cox & Cox) and some good quality faux flowers.

I’ll keep you posted about my progress; in the meantime, how would you like to have your own mini-makeover? I’ve teamed up with Posterlounge to give you the chance to win a £100 voucher to spend on ANYTHING from their impressive range. Enter via the Rafflecopter form, below, and one winner will be chosen at random. Get entering, and good luck! x

• need some interior inspiration? Check out my professional home-styling tips, courtesy of the Amara design team. 

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  1. Lorraine Mabbitt - October 9, 2018 reply

    My living room needs some help

  2. My bedroom

  3. iain maciver - October 9, 2018 reply


  4. Would look lovely in our lounge

  5. Sadiyya Maryam - October 9, 2018 reply

    Definitely my daughter’s bedroom.

  6. Carrie-Anne Brown - October 9, 2018 reply

    I’d love to update my sons room the most 🙂

  7. Our lounge!

  8. My bedroom is in dire need of a makeover

  9. clair downham - October 9, 2018 reply

    my hall thankyou

  10. would love to spruce up my living room

  11. melanie stirling - October 9, 2018 reply

    The living room really needs cheering up so a Posterlounge makeover would be wonderful.

  12. the living room

  13. Margaret GALLAGHER - October 9, 2018 reply

    My hallway – will look super

  14. My living room needs it

  15. The master bedroom

  16. Rebecca Nisbet - October 9, 2018 reply

    My bedroom is crying out for a makeover!

  17. The dining room x

  18. Would help make our hallway more welcoming

  19. Lorraine Stone - October 9, 2018 reply

    this would look lovely in my sitting room.

  20. my lounge would really benefit from one of their creations

  21. My living room.

  22. Susie Wilkinson - October 9, 2018 reply

    My hallway

  23. john prendergast - October 9, 2018 reply

    Are living room

  24. donna skelton - October 10, 2018 reply

    My living room

  25. Megan Williams - October 10, 2018 reply

    The living room is in dire need of a makeover!

  26. The Hall

  27. My living room has magnolia walls with only one tiny picture hanging. Needs some large, bright all art!

  28. Victoria Sparrow - October 10, 2018 reply

    I’m slowly turning the whole flat into an art gallery. This one would go in the hall.

  29. I’ve been meaning to spruce up the spare room for ages now. Maybe this will spur me on.

  30. Simone Griffin - October 10, 2018 reply

    Definitely my lounge!

  31. My hallway needs an uplift

  32. Laura Pritchard - October 10, 2018 reply

    My bedroom, it needs jazzing up!

  33. Our dining room could definitely do with a posterlounge makeover!

  34. Amanda Baggott# - October 10, 2018 reply

    Definitely my living room

  35. My living room could do with a makeover x

  36. The whole house needs a re-do!
    Mostly the lounge

  37. Rebecca Alderson - October 10, 2018 reply

    My bedroom needs an update!

  38. Alice Colling - October 10, 2018 reply

    My hallway , it’s really boring.

  39. My bedroom, for sure!

  40. My bedroom has a perfect space for a beautiful print

  41. My bedroom. I would love one of Posterlounge’s Paris pictures

  42. My conservatory could do with a a lush big picture

  43. the lounge

  44. Jennifer Toal - October 10, 2018 reply

    My daughters room

  45. My living room needs a Posterlounge makeover.

  46. My bedroom for sure!

  47. Theresa Wakeley - October 10, 2018 reply

    Perfect for the hallway in my new home. Fingers crossed

  48. Funnily enough the lounge

  49. My living room

  50. my living room could do with a little bit of help

  51. Margaret Clarkson - October 11, 2018 reply

    the main bedroom

  52. My bedroom

  53. My bedroom could do with a lift

  54. Annabel Greaves - October 11, 2018 reply

    I would love to give our bedroom a makeover

  55. Our dining room – its been terribly neglected and is a bit of a sorry space right now. Would be great to refresh it & start using it again!

  56. Our bedroom really needs a revamp so I think I’d start there.

  57. Melissa Crowe - October 11, 2018 reply

    my bedroom thankyou for the chance x

  58. my living room

  59. Pam Francis Gregory - October 11, 2018 reply

    My living room

  60. LOUISE HEATON - October 11, 2018 reply

    The lounge-We have yet to redecorate the lounge

  61. Michaela Turner - October 12, 2018 reply

    My dining room

  62. Both mine and my son’s room too could do with a decorating spruce up x

  63. My newly decorated living room has a perfect blank wall to fill, and you see it as you come in through the front door, so it needs something big and stunning 🙂

  64. My newly decorated living room has a perfect blank wall which can be seen from entering the front door,so it needs a big, bold picture.

  65. Angie McDonald - October 12, 2018 reply

    My front room (living room) could really do with a makeover!

  66. Katerina Economides - October 13, 2018 reply

    My Dining Room

  67. Jessica Willis - October 13, 2018 reply

    Just doing my bedroom so this would be so useful

  68. Rachel Butterworth - October 13, 2018 reply

    My bedroom.

  69. Jayne Townson - October 13, 2018 reply

    My bedroom would love a posterlounge makeover, many thanks for the chance to win, they have some lovely posters to choose from.

  70. Sophie Roberts - October 13, 2018 reply

    Definitely my front room, we’ve painted the walls white and it needs some brightening up!

  71. Kitchen.

  72. Helen Stratton - October 14, 2018 reply

    My sons bedroom.

  73. Sheila Reeves (CakeReev) - October 14, 2018 reply

    My living room could do with some new fresh art work

  74. Most of our walls are a bit bare but probably the living room would benefit most.

  75. Most of our walls are a bit bare but I think the living room would benefit most

  76. my daughters bedroom

  77. Our living room could do with a bit of brightening up.

  78. Maria hackett - October 14, 2018 reply

    My living room. I love their Autumn pictures x

  79. I want to turn my back room into a craft room and I would love something eye catching to brighten up the walls.

  80. claire griffiths - October 15, 2018 reply

    the landing

  81. we have been decorating our hall/stairs and landing. They just need some finishing touches now 🙂

  82. Michelle Ferguson - October 15, 2018 reply

    Would like it for the bedroom

  83. Elzbieta Znyk - October 16, 2018 reply

    My living room.

  84. Claire Hennighan - October 16, 2018 reply

    I’d love something to brighten up our bedroom.

  85. My bedroom could do with brightening up

  86. My front room, it needs a full make over

  87. My bedroom definitely needs brightening up!

  88. kimberley ryan - October 18, 2018 reply

    my hall, its so drab and uninviting

  89. Catherine Bullas - October 18, 2018 reply

    The hallway.

  90. bedroom 😀 x

  91. Our bedroom. It has a feature wall which is just blank at the moment. This would be perfect for it!!

  92. Holly harmsworth - October 19, 2018 reply

    My son connors room needs a poster lounge make over

  93. donna l jones - October 20, 2018 reply

    my hall

  94. Allan Fullarton - October 20, 2018 reply

    The living room

  95. my lounge

  96. Kelly Knowles - October 20, 2018 reply

    My three girls room

  97. living room

  98. Shelley Steggles - October 20, 2018 reply

    Id love to decorate my twins bedroom- they turn 8 in December and a bedroom makeover would be an amazing birthday surprise!

  99. Stacey Turner - October 21, 2018 reply

    I need something funky for my kitchen

  100. my living room needs chaning up a bit

  101. Definitely my bedroom, the walls are pretty bare at the moment

  102. OUr office at home

  103. Caroline Cordery - October 21, 2018 reply

    My diner has no pictures at the moment. After the renovation in November, I’ll be looking for something like this….

  104. Would love to brighten up my living room!

  105. My living room is soon to be replastered and then it will need some art to make it home.

  106. Caroline Blaza - October 21, 2018 reply

    My hallway x

  107. Our cellar. We’re currently renovating it!

  108. Dawn Fotheringham - October 21, 2018 reply

    Wow! These are stunning! My bedroom is needing transformed into a me space and these would look marvellous on my walls

  109. Dawn Fothringham - October 21, 2018 reply

    Wow! These are stunning! My bedroom needs a huge transformation and these would look marvellous on the wall!

  110. My bedroom

  111. Sarah Russell - October 22, 2018 reply

    Definitely our bedroom. We want to decorate it soon so this would be amazing to go in there after!.

  112. Rebecca Whatmore - October 22, 2018 reply

    Most of our house -we are gradually re-decorating so need some new bits in each room. Especially the spare bedroom.

  113. my living room xx

  114. Julie Scattergood - October 22, 2018 reply

    I’d love to spruce up our son’s bedroom. He’s 10 next week and it would be a great surprise for him.

  115. Our dining room desperately needs a makeover so this would be awesome!

  116. Bedroom

  117. Chantelle Hazelden - October 22, 2018 reply

    My living room is definitely in need of a posterlounge make over!

  118. I would like to put one in my downstairs toilet.
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  119. Our sitting room needs a new look

  120. The whole house could do with a bit of a makeover , so take your pick

  121. MANDY DOHERTY - October 22, 2018 reply

    Our living room & hallway

  122. Vera Bahounkova - October 22, 2018 reply

    Our bedroom really needs a bit of uplift. Finally we are not co-sleeping with kids

  123. My bedroom

  124. Natalee Gosiewski - October 22, 2018 reply

    my bedroom also my daughters room

  125. Michelle Newman - October 22, 2018 reply

    My bedroom as it’s just a bit plain and boring

  126. Hannah Scudder - October 22, 2018 reply

    Our bedroom ideally.

  127. Sandra Fortune - October 22, 2018 reply

    Just decorating a bedroom so my little grandson can come and stay a poster would brighten it up

  128. Our living room, we are in the middle of decorating and its looking a little bare

  129. My bedroom

  130. Victoria Bazley - October 22, 2018 reply

    My new kitchen is looking very bare so this will help!

  131. Hall, stairs and landing

  132. My living room.

  133. Danielle Pooley - October 23, 2018 reply

    My sons room!

  134. My living room could do with a mini makeover

  135. I think I’d like to treat my kitchen to something extra special! I use it the most!

  136. my living room needs a mega makeover. I’m desperate

  137. Lounge

  138. My hallway

  139. Stephanie Keill - October 23, 2018 reply

    My living room.

  140. My living room

  141. Geoff Hibbert - October 23, 2018 reply

    All of them

  142. id like to brighten up my passage and my kitchen this would be a fab prize to win thanks for the chance

  143. My living room needs a lift – have a large bare wall at the moment!

  144. My living room

  145. Denise walton - October 23, 2018 reply

    My bedroom

  146. Leanne Hansell - October 23, 2018 reply

    My living room needs a Posterlounge makeover.

  147. My living/dining room, the walls are very plain and need something to make it feel more homely 🙂

  148. paula cheadle - October 23, 2018 reply

    my living room

  149. Louise McGhee - October 23, 2018 reply

    Our bedroom! I do have one canvas print on the wall, but it could really do with a repaint and updating x

  150. zoe somerfield - October 23, 2018 reply

    My son’s bedroom

  151. Definitely the sitting room 🙂

  152. Teresa sheldon - October 23, 2018 reply

    My hall and stairs really needs something to brighten it up I’d love a couple of nice pieces to brighten and cheer it up

  153. tammi nutting - October 23, 2018 reply

    my dining area its very bland

  154. My lounge is mid make over, I’ve gone for a grey and pale pink combo. Bit of cream in there as well.

  155. A bedroom we are decorating at the minute needs brightening up

  156. My lounge is in definite need of a make-over! We have just redecorated and I have the perfect place for some gorgeous artwork!

  157. Jeanette Leighton - October 23, 2018 reply

    My bedroom ormy daughter’s bedroom could do with some nice pictures

  158. Kelly Louise dover - October 23, 2018 reply

    My living room

  159. Natalie Crossan - October 23, 2018 reply

    Definitely has to be my daughters bedroom x

  160. I’d love to put some new pictures in the children’s bedrooms to freshen them up

  161. Saran Benjamin - October 23, 2018 reply

    Our bedroom could do with a focal point which one of these lovely pictures would achieve.

  162. Danielle Spencer - October 23, 2018 reply

    My hobby room could do with some poster love right now.

  163. My sons study needs a makeover

  164. laura stewart - October 23, 2018 reply

    my living room! currently got builders in and they are damp proofing it, nightmare!

  165. sharon martin - October 23, 2018 reply

    my bedroom

  166. My bedroom

  167. Leanne Perrett - October 23, 2018 reply

    im about to move so every room is gonna need help 🙂

  168. Tina Cleveland - October 23, 2018 reply

    My galleried stairs could really do with the blandness taking off it

  169. Nancy Bradford - October 23, 2018 reply

    That would have to be our living room which is quite plain atm.

  170. Claire Elizabeth Noke - October 23, 2018 reply

    My Kitchen Is missing a certain “something” … maybe its a posterlounge make-over! 🙂

  171. My son’s bedroom
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  172. We’re in the middle of a renovation at the minute so i would have to say the whole ground floor!!

  173. we are planning to move in the new year so sprucing up the whole house

  174. Pauline Black - October 23, 2018 reply

    I think probably my son’s bedroom. But my grandkids could also put this to good use I bet!

  175. Ruth Wollerton - October 23, 2018 reply

    My bedroom needs a makeover and it would be great to win to make it look ARTY & WRITE. Thanks.

  176. My dull living room

  177. Natalie Gillham - October 23, 2018 reply

    My living room could do with a poster makeover x

  178. Perfect in my bed room. My room has 3 posters, and willing to add more! xo

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