Blow It vs Budget Teen Desk Space

Blow It vs Budget Teen Desk Space

Study Space for Teenagers

Blow It vs Budget

 

Lisa Riddoch shows us how to create an organised and fun

work space for our revising teenagers.

 

For this issue I’ve focused on designing a teen workspace. At this age there is a lot of work that needs to be done at home, so it goes without saying that teenagers need a purposeful work area. It doesn’t have to be in their bedroom either, for example if you have a quiet corner in the dining room maybe this would suit you better.

It’s always a great idea to get your teens involved in the design and let them have fun personalising their workspace. I’ve put together a scandi design for a teenage girl who’s inspired by travel as you can see in the artwork. I have kept the furniture neutral and added colour with artwork and accessories, you could easily change the colour scheme and personalise your teens desk space by changing the artwork and picking out a few accessories that colour coordinate.

Blow It

Carter Desk, JLP, £279

U Bookshelf, Tee Books, £54

Mesh Wall Storage, House Doctor, £66

Paris Poster, Desenio, £45

Delicate Lamp, Wayfair, £76.99

Colour Crate, HAY, £6

Edna Lamp, Made.com, £35

Adventure Awaits Planner, Doodlelove, £12.50

Budget

Retro Desk, Hartleys, £72.95

Lack Shelf, Ikea, £10

Oucles Organiser, Amazon, £17.99

City Posters, Amazon, £29.14

Linear Lamp, Cult Furniture, £39

Storage Basket, The Range, £2.49

Jakobsbyn, Ikea, £15

Academic Wall Planner, Creative Fix Design, £8.25

The accessory that got me really excited is the wall planner. It’s designed specifically for the academic year and not only is it a great wall feature, it’s also super useful. My kids are too young for this now but I would use it to help plan and organise their time and so I’m kept in the loop too! The budget option is a digital download so you can either print it at home or in the past I’ve emailed the file to the printers, of course if it’s easier go with the blow it option and have the planner sent to you.

Have fun designing!

 

Thank you Lisa!  These fab looks can be achieved for £128 or £660 and of course the great part is, if you can save on a few items then you might be able to splash out on a luxury piece that could become part of the family home at a later date.  Above all you now have a great shopping list, why not mix and match?

For more Blow It vs Budget ideas see below.  If you’d like to see more of Lisa’s work check out her site here www.mumdoesdesign.com

Please note that retailers change their stock and therefore we cannot guarantee these items will always be available.  If any of the above items have been discontinued (or a link doesn’t work) do let us know and we will work hard to find you a great alternative.  You can email us here

Happy shopping, don’t forget to let us know if you try some of these out, let us know on one of our social media channels.

 

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Blow It vs Budget Pink Girls Room

Blow It vs Budget Pink Girls Room

Pretty in Pink, 6yr Old, Girls Room

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Lisa Riddoch takes us on a tour of her daughter’s bedroom

and shows us how to recreate the look

 

I designed this room for my six-year-old daughter Evie. She is really into science and like most six year old girls she is fiercely independent so the inspiration for the room came from a black and white image I found of a female astronaut and I combined the theme with a Scandi feel, in keeping with the rest of our home. 

I chose a pink by Valspar Paint in a premium finish which is a scrubbable paint. Firstly I have to say I did not choose pink because it’s a girls room. In interiors pink has taken on a new meaning, it represents strong women/girls and Peekaboo by Valspar is the perfect shade of pink for this statement. I used colour blocking, only painting 2/3 of the walls to strike the right balance of colour for the size of the room. To add an element of fun I used moon and stars wall stickers around the cabin bed and we made our own wall statements using black letter banners.

The cabin bed was from Ikea and came with the desk which I’ve used on the opposite wall. I replaced the desk under the bed with a sofa bed which makes a cosy reading nook and is perfect for sleepovers.

My daughters favourite pieces have to be the personal touches, her name in the pink neon light and the Polaroid style family photos attached with glitter washi tape.

 

Blow It

Oro Light, made.com, £29

Masako Light, made.com, £79

Neon Light, Not on the HIgh Street £84.99

Scallop Shelf, Bobby Rabbit, £30

Girls Rule, Mini Learners, £14.95

Artex Stool, Connox, £190

Instax Polaroid Camera, £64.99

Rafa Bed, Scandiborn, £1,479

Budget

Haine Lampshade, B&Q, £12

Fado Light, Ikea, £12

Neon Light, Satzuma, £12.50

Mosslander, Ikea, £9

Girls Rule, Etsy, £1.74

Kyrre Stool, Ikea, £11

LaLaLab, Vintage Prints, 34p/pic

Stuva Bed, Ikea, £277

And there you have it, a pink bedroom for a girl to grow up in, there won’t be any expensive updates for several years, unless they massively go off the colour pink, but bedding and painted walls are easy to update at little cost, the investment in the bed and a few other accessories will last for many years to come.

These fab looks can be achieved for £347 or £1,972 and of course the great part is, if you can save on a few items then you might be able to splash out on a luxury piece that can either become part of the family home or it can be re-sold, this is the biggest bonus when investing in good furniture. 

For more Blow It vs Budget ideas see below.  If you’d like to see more of Lisa’s work check out her site here www.mumdoesdesign.com

Please note that retailers change their stock and therefore we cannot guarantee these items will always be available.  If any of the above items have been discontinued (or a link doesn’t work) do let us know and we will work hard to find you a great alternative.  You can email us here

Happy shopping, don’t forget to let us know if you try some of these out, let us know on one of our social media channels.

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Blow It vs Budget Thomas’ New Blue Room

Blow It vs Budget Thomas’ New Blue Room

Blue Meets Blue In A Kids Room

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Mel Webber takes us on a tour of two-tone boy’s bedroom

and shows us how to recreate the look

 

This is Thomas’ room, he’s incredibly lucky to have such a large bedroom but that in itself was a challenge as he’s only 3 and I wanted the room to still feel cosy. He asked for a blue bedroom, so I used my favourite shade Little Greene Hicks Blue to create a half wall paint effect which brings the room in and makes the room feel smaller and cosier at his level. I then added lots of artwork and shelving to break up the white walls. These can be swapped out over time but for now we’re embracing his love of animals and the circus. The bed is by Oeuf NYC and has a seat built into the end where all his favourite cuddly toys live, and I’ve used pretty baskets to store toys and the Ooh Noo toy chest to hold all his books.

Blow It

River Bed, Oeuf NYC, £650

Pom Pom Pouf, Fayne, £120

Toy Chest, Ooh Noo, £105

Nobu Ruler, Liewood, £40

Hazel Pendant, Made.com,  £39

Rug, GUR, £110

Sky Blue Bedding, Habitat, £50

Lion Cishion,OYOY, £35

Budget

Nutteo Bed, La Redoute, £325

Oasis Beanbag, Nobodinoz, £87.95

Wagon, Plan Toys, £54.95

Height Chart, Ferm Living, £29

Veneer Tube Lamp,

Unto This Last, £25

Striped Rub, M&S, £19.50

Blue Bedding, Ikea, £19

Circle RTiger Cushion Cover, Zara Home, £19

And there you have it, a two-tone blue on blue bedroom for your son or daughter to grow up in, there won’t be any expensive updates for several years, unless they massivley go off the colour blue, but bedding and painted walls are easy to update at little cost, the investment in bed and a few other accessories will last for many years to come.

These fab looks can be achieved for £529 or £1,159 and of course the great part is, if you can save on a few items then you might be able to splash out on a luxury piece that can either become part of the family home or it can be re-sold, this is the biggest bonus when investing in good furniture. 

For more Blow It vs Budget ideas see below.  If you’d like to see more of Mel’s work check out her site here https://www.leoandgrace.com/ 

Please note that however classic this look is, retailers change their stock and therefore we cannot guarantee these items will always be available.  If any of the above items have been discontinued (or a link doesn’t work) do let us know and we will work hard to find you a great alternative.  You can email us here

Happy shopping, don’t forget to let us know if you try some of these out, let us know on one of our social media channels.

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Blow It vs Budget Monochrome Boys Room

Blow It vs Budget Monochrome Boys Room

Monochrome Kids Room

Blow It vs Budget

 

Yay to rooms that make you feel like this (see pics below)

Mel Webber takes us on a tour of her son’s bedroom

and shows us how to recreate the look with opposing budgets

 

 

This is Thomas’ bedroom. We had moved him out of his nursery into the spare room, in order to free up the nursery for his baby sister. As soon as I saw this “D’ya-think-esaurus” wallpaper by Paper Boy I just knew it was perfect for his room as it shows a fearless little boy playing with his dinosaur friends. I knew that he would love it but the classic white and silver colour way appealed to me and dad too. We chose a limited colour palette of monochrome, grey and silver throughout the rest of the room, and decorated with a very loose dinosaur theme to ensure it always looks stylish even when filled with all his colourful toys and treasures. 

Blow It

Oliver Furniture, from Nubie £572

D’ya Think-E-Saurus, Paperboy Wallpaper £60/roll

Circle Rug by OYOY £56.99

Fine Little Day, Gran Bed Set, £59

Sabil Wooden Stool, La Redoute £65

Potter Library Table, GLTC, £110

DIY Banner, by A Little Lovely Company £10

Circus Drum Mono Lampshade, by Love Frankie, £40-£60

Raaaaa by Freddy Alphabet, $39

Budget

Stretton Cotbed, Mothercare, £195

Dinosaur Wallpaper, GLTC, £26/roll

Rainbow Playmat/Rug, Kids Boetiek, £36.95

Wave Mono, Snuz, £39.95

Stool, Plyconic, £40/£48

Tinkertonk Book Storage, £39.99

DIY Banner, Clas Ohlson, £4.99

Herringbone Lampshade, Rianna Frances, £20

Kids Rule Print, Mini Leanrers, £16.95

And there you have it, a monochrome bedroom for your son or daughter to grow up in, there won’t be any expensive updates for at least 5 years, and you can add splashes of colour with cushions and other inexpensive accessories.  

This gorgeous look can be achieved for £510 or £1,145 and of course the great part is, if you can save on a few items then you might be able to splash out on a luxury piece that can either become part of the family home or it can be re-sold, this is the biggest bonus when investing in furniture. 

For more Blow It vs Budget ideas see below.  If you’d like to see more of Mel’s work check out her site here https://www.leoandgrace.com/ 

Please note that as timeless as these looks are, retailers change their stock and therefore we cannot guarantee these items will always be available.  If any of the above items have been discontinued (or the link simply doesn’t work) do let us know and we will work hard to find you a great alternative.  You can email us here

Happy shopping, don’t forget to let us know if you try some of these out, let us know on one of our social media channels.

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Blow It vs Budget Girls Nursery

Blow It vs Budget Girls Nursery

Pink Girls Nursery

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Beauty & Style for All

Mel Webber takes us on a tour of her daughter’s bedroom

and shows us how to recreate the look with opposing budgets

 

 

This is Georgia’s room, she has just turned two and whilst she may have the smallest room in the house it gets the most stunning light. I searched high and low for the perfect blush pink colour, and finally found it in Edward Bulmer’s Natural Paint range which is made from entirely natural ingredients, and with no nasty chemicals or plastics it’s perfect for a nursery (read more here). The colour is Cuisse de Nymphe Emue and I love that it’s not too pink and girly. I then chose a wallpaper with a metallic gold finish to bounce the light around the room and accessorised with ivory, blush pink and gold accessories.

Blow It

Oeyf NYCSparrow Crib $820

Kate Spade Whimsies Confetti Dot Gold Wallpaper £98/roll

Swoon Editions Nilsson Chair £549

String Pocket Shelving Oak/White £115

Enzo Nursery Canopy In Rosa, Liewood £95 

Cam Cam Copenhagen Star Cushion £25

Bora Miri Bunny £119

Joseph Bunny Lamp £80

Sheepskin Rug, Graham Greene, £65

Budget

Stretton Cotbed, Mothercare, £195

Harlequin What a Hoot Dotty

Neutral Wallpaper £40/roll

Made.com Gertie Accent Chair,

Vintage Pink Velvet £299

Bloomingville North Shelf from

This Modern Life, £35

Maisons du Monde Lilly Children’s

Pink Canopy, £47.99

Numero 74 Star Cushion Powder £17

Wild and Soft Bunny £55

Heico White Rabbit Lamp £41

IKEA Ludde Sheepskin £29

And there you have it one pink nursery ready for a little baby girl to grow into a little girl, there won’t be any expensive updates for at least 5 years, unless of course she truly hates pink.  Fingers crossed for mum that doesn’t happen.

This gorgeous look can be achieved for £989 or £2,044 and of course the great part is, if you can save on a few items then you might be able to splash out on a luxury piece that can either become part of the family home or it can be re-sold, this is the biggest bonus when investing in furniture. 

For more Blow It vs Budget ideas see below.  If you’d like to see more of Mel’s work check out here site here https://www.leoandgrace.com/ 

Happy shopping, don’t forget to let us know if you try some of these out, let us know on one of our social media channels.

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