A mum-of-three has explained how she completely transformed four bedrooms in her home while on a budget.

Emily Watson, a 29-year-old housekeeper from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, managed to decorate all the rooms for just under £1,500.

To keep costs down, a lot of the supplies she purchased were from eBay and B&M, and she completed the DIY transformation herself and with help from friends.

Some of the items Ms Watson picked up on the cheap include wall stickers from eBay for between £3 and £5, a pink chandelier for £20 on Facebook and a hanging shelf with tassels for £5, also on Facebook.

The money-savvy mum also got some gamer cushions from eBay for just £2 each.

But she says her best bargain was both of her eldest children's beds, which she got free off Facebook Marketplace.

The third bed was just £50, also on Marketplace.

Ms Watson, who is mum to Lewis, 11, Maisie, 9 and Hugo, 1, was able to revamp her bedroom, as well as create a new space for Lewis and the conversion of one room into two smaller ones for Maisie and Hugo.

Speaking toLatestDeals.co.uk, she said she was inspired by home budget Instagram pages.

Ms Watson said: “They showed me where to buy cheap furniture and how to upcycle old items with Frenchic paint.

“I was able to put my own stamp on my home using bits and bobs I had collected over time.

“We moved into a three bedroom house, so we halved the third bedroom in the back to give my one and nine year old children their own space.

“Our youngest accesses his bedroom from ours, so they both have privacy.”

After her design research, Ms Watson decided on her themes including a chic grey and white space for her bedroom.

Savvy mum transforms 4 bedrooms for just £1,500 thanks to Facebook, eBay and B&M

Her eldest son Lewis got a gamer-themed bedroom, while Maisie now has a floral polka dot colour scheme and Hugo has jungle decor.

Ms Watson was mindful that she didn’t want to spend too much on the projects.

By going to the local builders merchants, she saved cash on the timber and plasterboard, paying £60 in total.

The DIY enthusiast also managed to get two tubs of paint for £20 each from Dulux and two Valspar tubs for £30 each.

The most expensive purchases were jungle wallpaper, which cost £70 from eBay, and her bed, which was from a company called Bedz, Bedzz & Bedrooms and cost £500.

Ms Watson said: “I tried to recreate the look by purchasing supplies from Facebook Marketplace, B&M and Home Bargains.

“With my two eldest children, I wanted to try and keep their bedrooms grown-up so the makeovers would last. I used ideas from Instagram homes for these as well.

“As for my youngest, he has always loved the jungle so I wanted to give him a space where his imagination could run wild.

“Most of our supplies and furniture have been purchased second hand, from budget shops or sales where possible.

“We also had help from a friend in the building trade to put up some stud walls and fit the electrics.”

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, said: “Completing just one bedroom makeover is an extensive task, so Emily’s achievement is truly impressive.

“Each of these bedrooms has been given a total overhaul and will no doubt be fantastic spaces for years to come.”

Supplies list:

All other products were already owned

Total cost: £1,466

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