Home Makeover on a Budget: The Lounge (part 4) Completed!

Sponsored by Achica

Oh hurray we have finally finished  our lounge makeover and I have to say I am delighted with it.

If you would like to look back through the previous posts to see how we got to this point then here they are:

Lounge makeover part one

Lounge makeover part two

Lounge makeover part three

We have despaired, made a plan, created mood boards, been advised, decluttered, been exhausted, made decisions and purchased a few key pieces.

Before I show you the final reveal let me show you the remaining items I received from Achica. I have already shown you the design stool, Fred the cushion, and my lovely books print.

Do you want to see what else I had from Achica to jazz up the room?

We chose this too:

This was the most expensive item we chose but I think it is worth every penny. It creates a lot of light in the room and commands  a rather huge and wonderful presence above our fireplace The  Harrow Mirror from Gallery is a real focal point and we adore it. It cost £75 at Achica and after searching I have found it elsewhere for £219 so an absolute bargain at Achica. Obviously the sale lasted only a few days but they have new sales all the time with amazing discounts.

The next item we chose Nordlux Read Flex Floor Lamp in White was again  a functional piece for the room. This is a lovely uplight with clean  lines that help keeps the simple uncluttered look we were after.  It is very bendy too so great for reading. This cost £55 and was an easy self assembly


I also chose another print to go with the gorgeous books print above, again from Visual Philosophy I think its just so sweet and it captures the colours of the room and the philosophy of my family


I put these both in some old black frames I had and paired them up.

So that’s everything..some real key pieces that bring our love of primary colours, simplicity, light and contemporary living but comfy together. Let me remind you what it looked like before…..


and are you ready for the AFTER shots…….


lounge makeover

and ….

achica makeover



and finally …

I am delighted with my fresh, colourful lovely room.

It is amazing what a big clean up , a few fabulous pieces from designer homewares store Achica and some style advice from Jen at Love Chic Living Consults have done to my lounge.

Huge thanks to Achica for their sponsorship.

I wake up each morning and go in with a smile.

We will be starting the playroom makeover very soon so watch this space! We are on a roll….



  1. January 17, 2013 / 11:36

    You have done an amazing job, both yourself and Jen with her designing skills. I can’t wait to see all of the other rooms! Whoop 🙂

  2. January 18, 2013 / 10:14

    The result is fantastic Becky, and it’s all down to your hard work. You have very clear ideas of what you do and don’t like and it was a pleasure helping you to pull them all together. Congrats and here’s to the rest of the house!

  3. January 18, 2013 / 11:14

    Excellent work and nicely blogged about.

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