The update a room for £50 challenge

Well I could not resist thee update a room for £50 challenge!  I was offered to take part in a Room for Improvement bloggers competition by Money Supermarket, which meant I was given £50 to see how I could improve a room of my house.

Our whole house makeover is well underway (though slow!) but there were other areas that still looked ‘straggly ‘ An obviously neglected area was our hall particularly when you first come in. I dump laundry there waiting to go upstairs, the kids leave shoes, magazines, we dump our mail, keys . wallpaper! It’s a fiasco, there is way too much going on!


Hall area before


The update a room for £50 challenge

I want to be greeted by calm. uncluttered sereneness when I first walk in my door. The hall has to be a welcoming space that feels ordered too.

I just purchased 2 new items, a vintage style phone I had always wanted for £36.99 from




and a white frame I bought from The Range for £8.99 which I filled with pictures of people I love.



I always believe a room is best dressed with happy people and flowers so I spent the last £4 on some gorgeous white Lisisanthus to tie in with the new cream and white theme. So pretty.

I also had a big old declutter and I finally sorted that mail out and took the laundry away.

Are you ready….


Hall after

I am delighted with it. It  just shows what a little effort and a few key changes can do.

This is my entry into the update a room for £50 challenge




  1. May 30, 2013 / 17:08

    I LOVE that phone, I can see why you’ve always wanted one! The photograph frame is a great addition too. Money very well spent!

  2. June 3, 2013 / 09:22

    It looks lovely! What a difference a few new items can make.

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