Savvy homeowner gives her bathroom a Scandi-inspired makeover for £80

Savvy homeowner gives her bathroom a Scandi-inspired makeover for £80

Savvy homeowner gives her bathroom a Scandi-inspired makeover for just £80 using patterned floor tiles from Homebase and Ikea accessories

  • Jodie Berry, 28, from Neston, spent £80 giving her bathroom a stylish makeover
  • Savvy homeowner bought budget supplies from likes of IKEA and Homebase 
  • She got inspiration from Pinterest to find DIY tips and tricks to help with project

A savvy homeowner has told how she gave her plain-looking bathroom a Scandi-style makeover for just £80. 

Jodie Berry, 28, from Neston, Cheshire, used budget materials such as self-adhesive floor tiles and IKEA plants to give her bathroom a whole new lease of life.

‘My bathroom was really dark and dull and there was no colour,’ she said, speaking to money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk. ‘It didn’t feel fresh at all. I love Scandinavian interiors and I also love lots of greenery and botanical themes.

‘Whenever I have an idea I’ll always head over to Pinterest and search things like ‘Scandinavian bathroom’ or ‘botanical bathroom’ to get different tips and tricks.

Jodie Berry, 28, from Neston, gave her plain-looking bathroom a Scandi-inspired makeover for just £80. Pictured, before the transformation

The savvy homeowner used budget materials such as self-adhesive floor tiles to give her bathroom a whole new lease of life. Pictured, bathroom after the transformation

‘There’s so many DIY tricks on there that you can make with things you’ve probably already got in your house.

The eyelash technician went on to say that having lots of greenery can make a room feel really fresh and clean. 

‘My partner Mike and I used self-adhesive floor tiles from Homebase for the floor,’ she explained, ‘We just came across them by chance and I knew I had to have them when I saw them. 

Thrifty Jodie (pictured) told how she got lots of different tips and tricks after searching on Pinterest

‘The little basket was also from Homebase and the bamboo accessories and plants were from IKEA.’

Jodie says she loves anything bamboo and wicker because it gives a ‘real fresh, earthy feel to the room’ – especially when put together with lots of plants.

‘The whole room all together cost around £80,’ she continued. ‘I rummaged through my airing cupboard to find some little flannels to roll up just for a little cute added touch.

‘The floor tiles were £12 each and we bought three boxes, and the baskets were £15 – both from Homebase, while the soap decanter and toothbrush holder were £7, the plant hanger £4.50 and the plant £6 – all from IKEA.’

The thrifty homeowner went on to explain that the room was so dark and dull before, but now feels ‘bright and fresh.’

‘It’s amazing what a fresh floor can do and a couple of plants,’ she said. ‘The room has been transformed, with a few very small changes.’

The patterned floor tiles were £12 each and Jodie bought three boxes from Homebase. Pictured, the completed bathroom

Jodie’s shopping list 

Homebase floor tiles: £12 each 

Homebase baskets: £15 each 

Ikea soap decanter and toothbrush holder: £7

Ikea hanging planter: £4.50

Ikea plant: £6 

‘I love cheap home stores like Home Bargains, B&M, IKEA and Homesense. They have such a good range of purse-friendly home accessories. I always tend to buy faux plants as they’re a lot cheaper than real and they’re zero maintenance.’

She added: ‘I also love Facebook Marketplace to find a bargain, and a lot of the time you can pick up free things from there too. I always really enjoy hunting for the best bargain.’

The project was a helpful distraction for Jodie during the challenges of the lockdown, and she found apps such as Pinterest to be a handy help while stuck at home.

‘Little projects like this around the house have hugely helped me during lockdown, as I haven’t been able to work since March so it has given me a focus,’ Jodie explained.

‘I love to go on apps like Pinterest and create boards of ideas and DIY projects and discover things I can make from something like an empty tin!

‘Whilst it has been more challenging to shop during lockdown I have been doing a lot more shopping at online stores like eBay, Etsy, and Facebook Marketplace. 

Jodie is delighted that her once dull and dark bathroom now feels ‘bright and fresh.’ Pictured, after the transformation

The baskets were £15 from Homebase, while the soap decanter and toothbrush holder were £7, the plant hanger £4.50 and the plant £6 – all from IKEA. Pictured, the bathroom after the impressive transformation

‘Ebay has a really good range of cheap flooring styles which will be delivered and Facebook Marketplace can offer contactless doorstep collections, and most people will usually deliver for an extra couple of pounds.’

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, commented: ‘Jodie is clearly a pro when it comes to amazing renovations on a budget! She knows that when it comes to making over your home, there’s absolutely no need to spend a fortune.

‘You can get all the inspiration and DIY tricks you need on Pinterest, and all the wallet-friendly supplies you could ask for on local selling sites and budget brands such as B&M and IKEA.

‘Her bathroom renovation is seriously impressive, and at just £80, a real steal!’

Jodie said the project was a helpful distraction during the challenges of the lockdown. Pictured, accessories bought from bargain stores such as IKEA

Jodie rummaged through her airing cupboard to find some little flannels to roll up just for a little cute added touch (pictured)

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