See how an Instagrammer transformed her bedroom for under £500

Can't believe a bedroom makeover can cost so little? Instagrammer and YouTuber Leanne Lim-Walker customised Argos furniture to get this five-day reno done on budget

Leanne Lim-Walker spare room transformation: 2 after photos, one before
(Image credit: Leanne Lim-Walker)

It's #NationalDIYWeek so we've been looking at Instagram's latest room renos – and this one's a gem. Using paint to transform wooden furniture, Instagrammer @leannelimwalkerhome transformed her spare bedroom in five days for under £500. Using a combination of Frenchic furniture paint and budget Argos furniture, she has set the bar high for those of us who are desperate to redecorate a bedroom but are tight on time and £££s.

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Watch Leanne's full YouTube video for the full lowdown on this incredible five-day transformation, but in short... she started by ripping the carpet up to reveal gorgeous wooden floorboards underneath. These were painted with Frenchic Dusky Blush Furniture Paint. The walls, skirting and dado rails were brightened with white paint. The fire surround went white too, with the brickwork in Frenchic Furniture Paint in the colour Loof. We love.

Next came the furniture, all of which is from Argos Home. The bed and bedside tables were both painted a dark colour and accessories were added to complete the room. You can see the finished look below.

Want to copy this budget makeover? Here's what you need

Argos Home Chile Double Bed Frame | £169
This wooden bed frame is finished in dark stain and would look amazing in an all white bedroom. Or you could take inspo from Leanne, and paint parts of it in a darker shade. View Deal

Argos Home Nomad 2 Bedsides Set | £129.98
Available in your choice of two different colours, these bedside tables are a bargain at under £130 for the pair. We love that they feature a drawer to hide items away, a shelf to pop your current reading material on and an area on top for a lamp, a drink and more.View Deal

Argos Home Bodie White 3 Drawer Chest of Drawers | £114.99
Featuring three drawer spaces, this white chest is made from MDF, it has metal runners inside and wooden handles to add a Skandi-look. We loooove the tapered legs.View Deal

Argos Home Fringe 2 Tier Easy Fit Shade | £15
According to Argos, this shade is both easy to fit and easy to love. Its fringe is made from cotton, its frame from metal.View Deal

Argos Home Small Faux Sheepskin Rug | £20
Available in white, grey or pink, this faux sheepskin rug is dreamy soft and also a bargain. It's made from 50 per cent acrylic and 50 per cent polyester and it would make a great addition to either side of a bed to greet your toes with warmth each morning.View Deal