Itching For Change


I don’t know if it’s the season or what but I am just desperate to move my house around. Unfortunately there are only so many places things can go so my mind is now wandering to BIG change territory.. like switching rooms around and NEW furniture coming in to the mix.

When we first moved into our current home we had a housemate, I took the room with the most wardrobe space (it also has a SHOE CLOSET!) but the huge built in wardrobes really restrict how many combinations the furniture can move in to and as a frequent switcher upper that’s driven me a little nuts over the past 4 years. My daughter has since moved in to the biggest bedroom and I’ve often thought of switching with her but there are issue with the room that I’m not sure about. The wardrobes are old and don’t look great, they’re chipboard and melamine.. just not awesome and the handles are just as dated but a little funky in shape so not easy to just replace to update. The second problem is the window, it’s a bay which is lovely but the curtains are on a runner and it’s hanging by a thread. Because of my many decor changes over the years I have several curtain options I can switch to if the mood strikes but in that room I’d be stuck with what’s there. nice-grey-bedroom-ideas-915x610

on the plus side there would be much more room, the light in there is FANTASTIC so I could film videos in my bedroom without the need of a huge lighting system.. there’s not as much wardrobe space but I could definitely leave some of my lesser worn clothes in the closet they’re in now, I’m fairly certain an 8 year old doesn’t need that much storage so that’s not a major issue. It’s really the wardrobes putting me off. I can put in blinds and make all kinds of changes to things myself with a little time and money but changing cupboard doors can be expensive and we live in a rented house so that’s a significant enough change for me to need permission.

I’m tempted to just switch the basic stuff around today and see how it sits with me before comitting (or telling my husband – poor Lee, I do things like this all the time without asking him his opinion first) but I’m not sure.. hmm. I also really like that in the room I have now I can paint the walls in just an hour or two because of all the fitted wardrobes and he picture rail there’s very little wall I have to paint to make a big difference.. Ella’s room took me a full day to pain recently.. luckily I chose white so that could stay but I’m already thinking about grey accent walls…White-and-Grey-Bedroom-Ideal-Home-Housetohome

Do any of you ever get this urge to change EVERYTHING? It usually happens to me late at night, I moved my whole makeup room around last night and have been virtual IKEA shopping in my head ever since for shelving etc I could add.. it’s borderline obsessive.

Miss BB



  1. Sam
    2 October, 2013 / 11:46 am

    Do it!!!! I love a good change I used to always be changing the rooms around in my old house but the one i’am in now is small so I can’t do it I am also really loving grey to my son has a very pale grey in his room and i’am thinking of doing the same in my kitchen (if I can remember the name) with a charcoal grey accent wall then adding colour with accsessories xx

  2. 2 October, 2013 / 12:20 pm

    I get that feeling all the time, for me its even worse when the seasons are changing. My husband dreads coming home sometimes, I get the usual Oh Oh!!! shes been at it again!!! xx

  3. 2 October, 2013 / 12:29 pm

    I love changing rooms around too! My bedroom is quite small though, so I can’t swap furniture around easily xo

  4. 2 October, 2013 / 12:33 pm

    I’m in the midst of decorating so I totally understand how you’re feeling. Your home is beautiful xx

  5. 2 October, 2013 / 1:43 pm

    Your rooms are beautifully decorated as they are 🙂

    • missbudgetbeauty
      9 October, 2013 / 7:47 pm

      thank you! x

  6. 2 October, 2013 / 2:29 pm

    My boyfriend and I have the same problem – we have odd shaped rooms so it’s really difficult to decorate and style. We opted for some white ikea drawers and a desk and painted the walls light grey with a dark grey feature wall and the decorative pieces like the curtains, duvet covers and lamps are teal. It’s simple, but we like it 🙂


  7. 2 October, 2013 / 2:51 pm

    I’m forever burdened with this problem, my room is such an awkward shape.. and now that I’ve moved to uni the student room is even worse! I really like the look of the shelf above the bed in the last picture!

    Holly xxx

  8. Jodie
    2 October, 2013 / 4:34 pm

    I have a cupboard in my bedroom that contains the water tank and electricity meter but its got loads of extra space so I’ve been moving stuff around in there. I’m thinking about buying a chest of drawers to put in there too as my pjs and jeans are currently in plastic drawers that aren’t really big enough. I think its just the autumn season that makes women get like this. Maybe we’re nest building for winter haha.

  9. 2 October, 2013 / 7:09 pm

    Where did you get those photos from Khila? They’re so inspiring. I’ve just had my room done, I tend to go for quite plain walls and furniture and then switch up my bedding and accessories more, that way it’s not too expensive every time I change my mind haha 🙂 xxx

    • missbudgetbeauty
      9 October, 2013 / 7:46 pm

      just google images.. I’d happily take any one of the bedrooms pictured lol

  10. Rachel abutterflysangels
    2 October, 2013 / 8:41 pm

    Hi mikhila its Rachel, I came off youtube a few weeksd ago but wanted you to know I still watch ALL your vids and read your blog. Im currently in hospital after going into adrenal crisis, I have addisons disease but fear not ive been given lots ofsteroids! I need to have an mri in the morning because ibslso hsve a blood clothing disorder and the pain in my headhas to be ruled out of being s clot.. There thought that would cheer u up lol not! I wondered if u would like to stay in touch by email if so please leave a reply. Hope your all well an lookin forward to vlogtober With love rachel

    • missbudgetbeauty
      9 October, 2013 / 7:46 pm

      Oh god it’s just been one thing after another, I hope you’re well otherwise and of course, you can email me whenever xx

      • Rachel abutterflysangels
        10 October, 2013 / 10:15 pm

        Thank you… x is that right? Hope you are all well cant WAIT to get out of hospital to catch up on your vids from the past 12 days. Having lots of neurological tests at mo. Hoping I just get better overnight! X pss loving the xmas posts on here

  11. Rachel abutterflysangels
    2 October, 2013 / 8:43 pm

    Ps I think you should scratch the itch… you’ll never know otherwise x

  12. 3 October, 2013 / 2:33 am

    I do this all the time. I go through phases of wanted to do lots with my flat and window shop on the Ikea website. But after a while I will get distracted with something else haha xx

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