A woman bored of beige has shared how she turned her home into an eclectic maximalist 'dream'.

Colour loving Kim sought out cheap charity shop bargains and tried out DIY 'hacks' in a bid to keep the cost down.

Speaking to Swyft Home, Kim, from Lancashire, who shares photos of her home on her Instagram page Miss Mustard Design, said that she "thrives off design, pattern clashing and bold dramatic colours."

Kim, 34 describes her style as being "style as being enthusiastically colour driven maximalism with a mix of eclectic modern vintage."

Describing how she eradicated the beige, she said that "transforming the whole house was so therapeutic."

Kim transformed her home (

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Now it's a colourful maximalist dream (

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She added "I thrive working under pressure with big transformation reveals at very little cost.

"I love the challenging task of working within a budget creating an incredible glow up. My whole house consists of my own handy work and creativity constantly making dramatic changes for less money.

"We transformed the kitchen by spraying the kitchen units with a deep green acrylic eggshell emulsion and added accent brass detailed knobs. We also completely transformed our fridge.

The kitchen needed modernising (

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Kim said she loves a charity shop bargain (

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"I lightly sanded it back, applied a thick layer of difficult surface primer then painted purple with gold accent feature handles and it still looks incredible."

One of Kim's favourite transformations was her bed which she totally overhauled using two tins of spray paint for less than £20.

Kim said: "I also created the main light myself with a cheap halo ring light above the bed attaching a double layer of black peacock coloured ostrich feathers. These lights are sold for hundreds of pounds and mine cost me £50 to make."

Now she shares updates to her property on Instagram (

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The 34-year-old did a lot of the work herself (

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"I often head to local vintage stores and charity shops treasure spotting.. It's amazing what a bit of spray paint can do! Everything after a bit of love and attention can be transformed into a show-stopping statement piece of decor."

Offering her tips, Kim recommended creating a mood board.

"For successful design, I'd recommend gathering samples of materials to create a tactile mood board so you can get a sense and feel of the space you are wishing to transform," she added.

"Paint large areas of colour swatches on the walls in different areas as each angle of every colour reacts differently depending on the lighting, so can be quite misleading.

"Fabric swatches are always a good idea then you can sense the mood the material creates with the atmospheric surroundings for the scheme.

"Recreating my design style would be a case of indulging in maximalist soft furnishings, bold colour and pattern with quirky gold statement accessories."

The 34-year-old said her top tips for decorating would be to "go with your own personal design style of what you love and don’t be influenced by other people's style.

"My house is a complete mix up of everything we love as a family, an eclectic mix of dramatic pattern and bold colour reflects us as a family and our personality."

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