‘I created a BUDGET HOME'
WOMAN'S WEEKLY|September 15, 2020
‘I created a BUDGET HOME'
Louise transformed a bland rented property into a cool, eclectic flat

When my partner Thomas and I moved into our rented flat, the rooms were really dull and uninspiring,’ explains Louise. ‘I wanted the space to feel like a home, but we were restricted in what we could to do the property. The last tenants had painted the walls dark purple and our landlord had to paint the walls cream. After that experience, he wasn’t keen to let us decorate the space.’

Unable to use paint, I was stuck on how to make our new home feel like ‘us’. When picking up the supermarket shopping, I saw a tropical plant for £2.50 and on the spur of the moment, I bought it. I’d never had an interest in plants before but I liked the way they added personality to a corner of my home.

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September 15, 2020