DIY SOS: Lockdown Edition

by - May 21, 2020

Myself and my mum absolutely love anything interior design-esque and we both constantly want to update rooms in our house by painting them again or just adding a few new bits and bobs to spice things up a bit. With lockdown at the moment, this has only made things worse and we've found ourselves browsing the boards of Pinterest for inspiration and this was the result.

We wanted a slightly tropical theme but mainly just lots of splashes of bright colour throughout the room. It isn't perfect yet as we'd like to get different cushion covers and a brighter vase for the bedside table but it's a work in progress in quarantine. As soon as the shops are open again we'll be straight out there hunting down the finishing touches for the room, but, for now, we're fairly happy with it.



Initially, my room was blue, yellow and grey but we changed this slightly with old paint we had leftover and repainted the blue walls in the same grey. After that, it was a case of sourcing prints online. Shoutout to Noi Publishing which is where we got the three big prints from. All of their designs are gorgeous! We bought their wrapping paper and then framed it to make them look like prints. The rest of the images on the wall were sourced via Pinterest and were from various free print websites. I then sent them off to be made into photos and then we painted some existing photo frames we had to create the print wall.


One of the few things we bought was this side cabinet as the old one in my room had been with my parents for over 20 years so was looking a little bit tatty. This particular unit was from B&M and was relatively easy to assemble which was a plus as well. The storage boxes are incredibly useful for keeping excess stuff out of the way without cluttering up the room. Above are some shelves also from B&M and a few more of the free prints dotted either side. The green and orange vase is a product of when we had a power cut during lockdown and we whipped out some paints and decided to use a sponge to decorate an old vase. It's not perfect but it didn't turn out too badly! 


Lastly, we switched the order of my chest of drawers and wardrobe round to create more space and made a little 'last minute getting ready station'. The frame here used to be on a different wall so we just replaced the photos with more postcards and prints we had lying around and an old calendar with lots of flamingoes on! The jewellery sign (originally from Next) was again on a different wall so was moved and the mirror above and orange pineapple were in different rooms but have now been relocated to a new home. 


That's basically everything we did in my mini room makeover during lockdown. It was so much fun to do and kept us busy for a few weeks which is always a plus. We tried to reuse a lot of things around the house as, obviously, it's a lot more tricky to get hold of things at the moment but we think it turned out quite well under the circumstances and the room definitely feels a lot brighter than before!

Let me know what you think of the room and if you've been getting busy decorating during quarantine!



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31 comments

  1. I am In love with those prints! I am excited to decorate my room so will be getting some prints like yours. I think yellow is such a bold and happy choice! I love how your room has turned out :)

    Em x

    https://www.loveemblog.com/2020/05/lyonsleaf-natural-way-to-blemish-free.html

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    1. Thank you - I'd really recommend Noi publishing, all their designs are gorgeous!

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  2. I love the Tropical theme! Your room looks absolutely stunning! So bright and colourful. The animal/insect print is so fun - my daughter would love that! xxx

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    1. Thank you - I love everything and anything colourful!

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  3. Love this, yellow is such a fab colour! The prints are gorgeous too x

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  4. You have SUCH a happy looking room! Love the colour, the bedding and the prints! I can imagine your room is a really nice place for you to be with such a happy, positive vibe!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  5. Those prints are absolutely gorgeous and I love your bedding!! The yellow and grey work really well together, I love it :) xx

    Holly | www.gollymissholly.uk

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    1. Thank you! I really like the combination!

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  6. Hey Natasha,
    I am in LOVE with your yellow wall!! It looks so bright and stands out so well against the other blue walls. I love how you've rehomed other bits and bobs from around your house to go with the design. I also love a bit of interior decorating and moving things around my rooms when I get a bit bored!
    Fab post hun.
    SunshineSarahxo
    https://www.sunshinesarahxo.com/2020/05/ad-using-ohelo-reusable-water-bottle.html

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  7. Love the yellow wall and accents in your room. Yellow has a way of uplifting your mood even when you're moody. Your room is so happy!
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    Great post!
    ooomaye.com

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  8. I love it! A very fresh pop of color that makes it look very summery and feminine. I painted my room too and I'm so happy for the change.

    Lindifique

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  9. Thanks for sharing, you have creating a new look for your room. I like it.

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  10. I love those prints. Especially the insect type one, I’m not usually one for insects, but the colouring makes it look good.

    Adam - http://daddoesautism.com

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  11. I'm in love with your room! I love all the colours and I'm in love with your bedding!

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  12. where is your bedding from?

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  13. Wow! You've done a great job. It looks really lovely. I love grey. We are toying with the idea of adding some yellow in to one of our grey rooms. The two compliment each other so well x

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    1. Thank you! It's a lovely colour combination!

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  14. I'd never considered yellow for a bedroom before but it looks so bright and happy! Looks like you've done a great job :) x

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  15. Such a cute room, I love the vibrant colours! Putting wallpaper in frames is such a good idea too. It's amazing how much you can make of a small space!

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  16. Great post! I love the yellow wall! Also I have a similar cabinet to you!

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