The Room for Improvement Challenge

We recently agreed to take part in the Money Supermarket ‘Room for Improvement’ blogger challenge. This involved being sent a £50 budget with which to transform a room in our house.
Now, £50 is a lot of money but when it comes to home improvement and decorating items, it doesn’t go far at all – so we had to be creative with our budget.

We chose to make over our master bedroom. It’s a lovely big room but it’s just a little bit…well…boring!

So off we went to our local DIY store, where we managed to get all these lovely goodies within our £50 budget:

  • Double duvet set in duck egg blue
  • Double fitted sheet in white
  • 2 x red suede effect touch lamps
  • Duck egg blue lampshade
  • Red ‘Love’ motif cushion

Actually doing the makeover proved fairly simple – a case of changing the bedding, swapping old lamps and lampshade for new, and popping the cushion on the bed. We also took the chance to give our bedroom a really good spring clean, getting into all those dusty forgotten corners!
The end result is lovely (well we think so anyway!). The room feels much more ‘together’ and seems light, bright and airy, and I love the bright splash of colour from the red accessories.

So a huge thankyou goes to Money Supermarket here for this fantastic opportunity – I have fallen back in love with my bedroom – just goes to show what a difference £50 can make!
*This challenge was completed as part of the Money Supermarket Room for Improvement competition



  1. May 28, 2013 / 10:19 pm

    loving the red in the bedroom defiantly got a fresh feel to it!

    • May 29, 2013 / 9:03 am

      Thanks AK, I think it looks so much better!

  2. May 29, 2013 / 3:54 pm

    that has made a definite difference and looks lovely!

  3. May 29, 2013 / 6:39 pm

    the finishing touches make all the difference don’t they, love the love pillow

  4. June 2, 2013 / 9:25 pm

    The red gives a great splash of colour in the room, good bargain with the duvet set.

  5. October 6, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    That red accent in the bedroom nailed it! The bedroom looks so fresh and comfortable. Congratulations to this successful project!

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