Tonya vs Rea – The £1000 Challenge!
We recently set ourselves a challenge of making over under £1000 using High Street Interiors Tonya worked on a children’s craft room whilst I made over a lounge/diner.
Black and Greys are currently very on trend and here ill break down how I created this living room look for just £850 turning this very dull grey blank canvas into a chic living area!
Starting with the wallpaper, I was after an industrial/grey style paper and came across this stunning wall covering by Holden. The paper has a slight texture to it and some areas of metallic which gives the wallpaper a very luxurious feel/look and what a bargain at just £11 per roll! Covering just one or two walls is plenty to help transform a bland room and add some texture.
I found two beautiful accent rugs at Wayfair and opted for mixed tones of white/grey and blacks. I placed one in the dining room as well as the lounge to bring the two rooms together. The rugs feel amazing and look far more expensive than the £80 each I paid for them.
Let there be light…..
Keeping with the Industrial look I went on the hunt for some grid cage light fittings and come across these beauties, they really finished the look off nicely and cost just £19.99 each. The black pendant and flex helped finish the look off nicely.
I also come across a lovely grid style tray from Homesense which matched in perfectly with the light fittings!
A living room isn’t complete without some personal touches so I used this bare wall to create a home gallery of my favorite photos, the frames are from Ikea and add a touch of class to the look.
I also added a touch of blue with two stunning prints from Ikea.
Can a girl ever have too many cushions…..?
Cushion shopping has to be one of my favorite parts of accessorizing a room, and no….you can never have too many scatter cushions. I always opt for feather filled cushions as you can prop them up easily and they tend to keep their shape longer. Here we have a mix of greys/silvers/patterns from Homesense, The Range and BM Stores. These high-street shops have a fantastic range of cushions to suit any budget.
The Little Details….
This has to be my top buy, this gorgeous glass and metal nest of coffee tables was just £45 from Ikea. I have to say it looks so trendy and the quality is there too, everyone who has walked in recently has asked me where it’s from and have been blown away with the cost.
Now it’s easy to get carried away with coffee table accessorising and there’s a thin line between too much or too little but I always opt for a tray, candle, vase and book.
Here you will see I have gone for a lovely mirrored/black tray and candle, slim line vase and silver table décor (Ideal for sweets or nibbles) and a stunning marble effect box storage box. Not forgetting my little black of Chanel which should be on every coffee table!
The mirror was my most expensive Item at £200 but what a statement, This stunning mirror is from Mason Du Monde and really brought the room together.
Below you can find a full product breakdown which I hope will help you with creating my trendy look on a budget.
- Rugs – Wayfair – £80 each
- Cushions 1 – Grey Velvet pack of two – Homesense £19.99 2- Croc Effect Dark Grey Cover 3 – The Range £6.99 pack of two 4 -Metalic Silver – B & M Store – £5.99 each
- Coffee Table – Ikea – £45
- Tray – Homesense – £9.99
- Vase – Homesense – £4.99
- Silver Table Décor – Homesense – £5.99
- Black Quartz Coaster – Ebay – £35
- Mini Chanel Book – Amazon – £10
- Marble Storage Box – Homesense – £16
- Velvet Basket – B&M – £4
- Wallpaper – B&Q – £11 per roll (Total £55)
- Light Fittings – Iconic Lights – £20 each
- Photo Frames- Ikea – £12 each
- Mirror – Mason De Monde – £200
- Blue Prints and Frame – Ikea – £25 each
- Black Dining Table – Ikea – £30
- Black Dining Chairs – Ikea – £20 each (80)
- Silver Dining Table Bowl – Homesense – £9
I will always love high end interiors but as far as High St Interiors go I have found these products excellent value for money proving you can create a designer look on a high street budget.