I decorated my hallway for £2 – it looks so effective & is much easier than wallpapering too | The Sun

HOMEOWNERS will know that decorating any room in the house doesn't come cheap.

But one woman named Louise Horton, who posts under the handle @thestylepad_uk, has proven that you haven't got to spend a small fortune to achieve impressive results.

Instead, she shared the clever way she gave her hallway a very modern makeover for just £2.

In the clip, Louise says: "Steal my £2 home hack…all for the price of a paint tester pot."

The DIY whizz can then be seen dipping the end of her paint brush into some black paint before drawing spots onto a white background.

The post has since gone viral, racking up over 196,000 views and hundreds of comments – with many praising the DIY guru for her impressive skills.


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"I love this.. so pretty. Thinking of doing this but instead of the black using a pink and possibly a purple for a nursery feature wall…any tips?" asked one.

Louise replied: "Thank you! That will be so pretty! My advice would be to try it out on paper first to try the technique for the kind of 'spots' you'd like."

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A second noted: "Got the paint pots and tape this afternoon as I'm inspired by this – how did you get the tape line so straight!?"

Louise responded: "Oh, well that is praise indeed!

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"I measured from the floor up and did a few marks, then used a straight edge to join it up! Good luck."

A third asked: "What kind of brush are you using? It looks fantastic!"

Louise confirmed: "I used a small, flat tip paint brush. I had a practice on paper before & found that a 'dab & twist' technique gave me the 'flecked' look I wanted!"

Meanwhile, a fourth praised: "Love this!

"My husband said I have free rein on decorating, so at least 1 room will have this!"

Another enthused: "OBSESSED."

A further penned: "Looks lovely! Great idea."

And one more added: "Love this! Bringing some style and personality into a home and so cheap/easy!"

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