This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Xmas Legs Small Present Present
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
EU
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the European Union version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Homestyle > October 2015 > I revamped the guest room on a shoestring

I revamped the guest room on a shoestring

Kate Burton challenged herself to spend as little as possible on a great new look for her tired second bedroom

Bedroom makeover

My room...

My problem bedroom

I was using the second bedroom as a hobby room and general storage area, so it was cluttered and messy.

I wanted to turn it into a proper bedroom so people didn’t have to sleep on the sitting room floor when they came to visit.

A bit about me My name is Kate Burton and I live in a two-bedroom Victorian terraced house in Hull.
Photos Colin Poole

How I made it work

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Homestyle - October 2015
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - October 2015
€1.09
Or 109 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 0.64 per issue
SAVE
42%
€6.99
Or 699 points
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only € 0.82 per issue
SAVE
18%
€4.49
Or 449 points

View Issues

About Homestyle

My taste seems to change on a daily basis! In the last few weeks I’ve visited readers with swoonworthy homes in the furthest reaches of the UK to photograph them for our pages. The interiors are vastly different, yet with each visit I fall instantly head over heels for that look! When I walked through the front door at Ali Cowie’s house, (turn to page 52) with her warm and rich colour schemes and references to popular music all around, I wanted to rush home and get the paint out. Then a trip to Guildford to meet Cathy Pyle (turn to page 40) in her unbelievably calm, light and airy home – created using a myriad of savvy cost-saving DIY devices – and I was smitten with a pared down neutral colour palette once again. Do you get dizzy at the thought of all that choice when confronted by a paint chart or new sofa style (not to mention having to fight your corner with your partner!)? If I’m agonising over decisions for my home, I gather together tear sheets from magazines of all my favourite things for a few weeks and then see which colour I have the most of. Try it... the results might surprise you!