Our Dining Room Decor – Before & After Makeover

Our dining room has had a little bit of a makeover over the past month or so, we’ve been busy! Check out the horrific white box that it was before. It definitely doesn’t help that we have a white table at the moment and the carpet was almost white. This clinical box with grubby flooring is now a pretty glam, dark and dangerous dining room that I am loving.

We’ve worked in stages and the first thing to get done was the fabulous wall colour. This is B&Q’s Deep Blue Sea from their standard Colour collection, about £12 a tub and we used just under two tubs. We’ve left two of the walls to be white and have just painted the main wall and the chimney breast in this awesome colour.

Follow us on our house decor account @hausfifteen for more progress!

Our Nottingham vintage-style bus blind sign is from Relick UK an awesome craft and vintage reseller in Notts that re-sell vintage and antiques and remodel awesome old pieces too. These signs were modelled on old bus blinds that they discovered and sold so well that they created their own that looked just as awesome as the vintage ones. We ordered this Nottingham one and it was with us within a week or so. I love it and it gives us a lovely homely feel to the room because Nottingham is definitely my home now, I’ve lived here for 7 years now. Check out Relick on Facebook and Insta and at various vintage and craft fairs all over Notts if you’re local.

Our fruit bowl is an old one from Next but these cuties are really similar.

Amara Serax Serving Bowl       Trouva Present Time Fruit Bowl      Trouva Serax Black Wire Fruit Bowl

We love different accessories and ornaments but we’re bargain hunters (most of the time) so our diffuser is Primark, our blue vase is an awesome Oliver Bonas sale buy and our skull in a bell jar is a steal from George at Asda. Their stuff always sells out super quick so if you see something you like in Asda, snap it up!

Our super cute Love You To Death print is from Thirteen Supply Co‘s Etsy shop and the frame is from IKEA. Our light box is an old one from Next, I really liked this oblong shaped light box as opposed to the chunkier ones that are really popular. I hadn’t seen many this style so I grabbed it when we spotted it a year or so back. We’ve been collecting pieces from our 2 houses and 1 flat that we had before this house and everything has a little story or meaning. Our vintage wrestling print is Luke’s pride and joy and a super impulse buy but it looks so great against our navy walls I’m so glad we have it.

I want to add more plants, a bar cart and an industrial wooden table with some awesome hairpin legs still so we’re about 75-80% of the way there at the moment and we still need to finish a bit of the edging on the floor. BUT, I am loving our progress and where we’ve come in two months. This room is the most ‘done’ so far, the bathroom was already awesome when we moved in so we have a lot of work to do on the whole house but I’m so glad that we’ve kicked off with a great transformation.

We replaced the flooring with some simple laminate, again from B&Q and then updated the light fixture with this awesome pendant light feature, also from B&Q! I’d love to know any decorating tips, IKEA hacks, recommendations for cute places to buy stuff, everything! Let me know and leave me links in the comments.


Hey guys, back again in the dining room as we’ve done a few updates. This is how the corner by the window looks at the moment, I’ve acquired this absolutely gorgeous blue velvet stool from Beautify which is actually brand new and launches Thursday 25th October! How cute is it next to my grey wicker chair? This is perfect for when we have people round as our dining table only actually seats 4 people and there are 7 of us when my family come over so we need a little extra seating for when we all get together. Beautify have some super cute stuff and you should definitely check them out if you love funky interior pieces like this. I’ve got another post coming up soon with some more pieces from them that have kindly been gifted and I’m sure you’ll love them too.

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