As a reminder, here's what the room looked like before:
Here's what it looks like now:
I am forever amazed at the difference just having the woodwork painted white makes!! I love the fireplace that we got via Freecycle, especially now it's painted. In addition to the free fire surround that we got, we also managed to get a couple of other bargains for this room. Our wallpaper was found in the Next outlet shop for only £3 per roll - we bought the last 3 that were there - so our feature wall only cost £9. We also found a lovely canvas in the B&Q clearance back in February that was reduced from £24.98 to £10. I love this picture
We have it above the sideboard on the left hand wall as you walk into the room. The purple glass vase that is sat on the sideboard was also from the Next outlet for £8 (originally £35).
My favourite colour (purple) is on the bottom half of the walls. The wallpaper has pink & purple in it & we didn't want to leave the rest of the room plain. Having this darker colour also helps to hide any dirty marks that my lovely girls my make as they play!!!
I think this room is a success. Hubby has been busy elsewhere in the house - he's stripped our little side room off the kitchen of its wood paneling & is currently using this room as a home gym (I have got photos to share) & he's also stripped the wallpaper in the play room as this is our next decorating project. We have yet to decide what colour to put in the play room though (if any). Watch this space!