Before & After: A London Bedroom Gets a Dark Dramatic Floral Makeover

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Name: Nadia
Location: London, United Kingdom

A few weeks ago I decided to participate in a six week makeover challenge. I chose to do my bedroom and closet, but the funny thing is that I had no idea what I would do when I started. No real plan, I was just obsessed with a gorgeous dark floral wallpaper so I wanted create something dark and moody. Unfortunately, I couldn’t afford to buy that beautiful and pricey wallpaper. Plus, being in a rental I thought that it would be a shame to put up an expensive wallpaper and then take it off when I leave.

(Image credit: Nadia of Preciously Me)

It was a makeover on a budget so I was trying to find second hand items, vintage pieces and a lot of DIY to spend as little as possible. So I made a mood board inspired by that dark wallpaper and started painting all the walls black. But I was literally obsessing over that wallpaper! Half way through, I finally couldn’t resist and decided to splurge all my budget on that amazingly beautiful wallpaper!

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It was crazy to change all my plans almost at the last minute because six weeks is a really small amount of time to do everything… but at the end I completed most of the things I wanted to do and left others for later as I didn’t have any budget left!

Anyway, all I can say is that every morning I wake up surrounded by flowers and it really makes me happy! I don’t regret that obsession at all! It was worth every penny, I love it and it really makes the room.

(Image credit: Nadia of Preciously Me)

I didn’t spend a lot on furniture and decorative items because I tried to reuse things I already had and the rest is mostly great vintage finds. And I think you always need a statement piece in a room to make it look special and expensive. My statement piece is this dark floral wallpaper! And I love it!

(Image credit: Nadia of Preciously Me)


Paint: Coal Tipple by Valspar
Wallpaper: Dark Floral II by Ellie Cashman
Bed, Ceiling light & Mirror: vintage
Flokati Rug: eBay
Desk, Desk Lamp and Shelf: IKEA

Thanks, Nadia! You can see more on Preciously Me.

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