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We chose pink to make the room sing

Having got lucky with a fab fixer-upper, Katie Henry took care to create a light and animated guest room that’ll soon play host to her unborn bundle of joy

My room...

My problem guest room

The house had been rented out and was dirty, run-down and really needed modernising. This room was a good size with a big window letting in plenty of light and we knew it would make an ideal guest room. It had peeling chipboard wallpaper painted in magnolia and bare, untreated floorboards. The fireplace was original but its hearth tiles were broken, and the window needed replacing.

How I made it work

We had the walls replastered, then Elliot and I painted them in white. We had a new window put in, put up a picture rail and painted it bright yellow, then used a bold pink on the skirting, door frame and fireplace. We re-tiled the hearth, created a feature wall and sanded, stained and varnished the original pine floorboards.

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About Homestyle

The long awaited arrival of the summer sun means this month we’re focusing on extending our living space outdoors. If you don’t have acres to play with, fear not, as we’ve mustered plenty of simple and cost-effective ways for gardening in a small space on page 72. If the idea of stepping into the fresh air appeals, while making a quid or two at the same time, Abbi gives us the low down on trading your wares in her boot sale boot camp. For those after some real home inspo on a shoestring, you’re in luck! Erin Hayhow showcases her own art for a truly creative space (p.14), Cathy Locke proves once and for all that kitsch really is cool (p.50), Laura Goble makes a heavenly find by fixing up a church pew (p.38), and Sooz Gordon demonstrates that dark walls are gorgeous, not gloomy (p.26) – navy is the new magnolia, FYI. Feel like your home is beyond salvation? Close down the Rightmove app until you’ve read our six-page special on low cost revamps and straightforward renovations over on page 60. You may just learn to fall back in love with your home. After all that, you’ll probably be feeling a little peckish, which is why we have a fiesta of Mediterranean recipes for you (p.88), plus mid-week dinners for rumbling tummies who just can’t wait (p86). Enjoy, HomeStylers!