How to fake a celeb home on a budget – with Stacey Solomon's £30 mirror & save thousands with Rochelle Humes Wendy house

How to fake a celeb home on a budget – with Stacey Solomon's £30 mirror & save thousands with Rochelle Humes Wendy house

August 18, 2021

LET’S face it, it’s hard not to get interiors-envy when it comes to celebrity homes.

Decked out in the latest designer gear, replicating the state of the art interiors is merely a pipe dream for the majority of us – right?

Wrong! It turns out that you don’t have to spend a fortune in order to make your home look like an A-listers.

From the £10 bargain that helped Stacey Solomon transform her home to the surprising Ikea buys that Kate and William rely on, you don’t need a celebrity salary for a Hollywood home.

Here we reveal how to fake a celeb home on a budget…

Stacey Solomon’s £30 feature mirror

Stacey revealed her hack for getting fashionable panel mirrors on a budget and it's actually very easy.

The mum-of-three, 31, showed herself doing some DIY on Instagram

She previously said on Instagram: "So I bought these black frames and mirrors from Ikea, all together cost £30 so I really hope I can make it look nice".

Stacey bought nine black frames and nine panel mirrors of the same size, costing £1.25 and £1 respectively, describing fitting the frames as "the most therapeutic thing ever".

To put that into context, Maisons du Monde charge £110 for a very similar nine panel mirror.

Stacey used command strips, a spirit level, a tape measure and a pencil to hang them up.

Showing off the finished job, Stacey added: "I can't tell you how happy this is making me. I can't believe it. For £30 I'm soooo happy.

Kate & Wills' Ikea furniture

It turns out that even the future King and Queen of England aren't immune to the temptations of the Swedish furniture store.

Amongst the priceless antiques at their home of Kensington Palace, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have several Ikea pieces in their children's bedrooms.

Kate revealed that both Prince George and Princess Charlotte's rooms are filled with IKEA furniture – and it's likely Prince Louis' is too.

She made the revelation in 2018 to IKEA's Head of Design, Marcus Engman at the National Museum of Architecture and Design in Stockholm.

Fake Rochelle Humes’ £10k wendy house on a budget

Rochelle Humes' Wendy house is a far cry from the humble structures we remember from our childhood.

Dad Kevin Cox, from Melksham, Wiltshire, owns Tinytown Playhomes which has created wendy houses for celebrities including Rochelle.

These impressive creations include stunning balconies, bespoke staircases, boutiques and even ice cream parlours, costing up to £10,000.

But you don't need to be a lottery winner to create a playhouse to rival Rochelle's as one mum proved.

Rather than fork out for a new Wendy house, the mum rolled up her sleeves and transformed their existing shed – and it now looks magical. 

She shared her transformation to Facebook group DIY On A Budget UK, where she said: “Converted our old shed into a playhouse for my daughter.”

The mum slapped a few coats of Johnson’s garden paint, in Vintage Rose, which costs £15 from B&M, on the inside and outside. 


She even created windows in the shed, explaining: “I bought 2 photo frames, took out the glass and replaced with perspex. 

“I cut out the frame on shed with jigsaw just a little bit smaller than photo frame and screwed in place with an electric drill.”

She decorated the inside with bunting she made from spare wood, and added four voiles which she got from The Range for £1.99 each. 

The mum added her daughter’s favourite toys, spruced up the outside with a letter box and door number – and people can’t believe the difference.

Copy Khloe K’s nursery for 1/10 of the price

The Kardashian's were always going to have enviable nurseries filled with the latest gadget and on-trend toys, and True's room is no exception.

The 36-year-old went for a pink flamingo theme for her daughter, who she shares with Tristan Thompson.

Studio reckons Khloe spent a minimum of £5,283 kitting out the room, adding the figure is probably higher.

If you love the look but don't have five grand sitting around, Studio revealed how to copy Khloe's pink paradise for less.

They sourced doubles, including pink accessories such as curtains and chairs, for just £345.92- a whopping 93.5 per cent cheaper.

  • Diamond Stars Wallpaper, Studio, £15.99 – buy now
  • Vogue Woven Blockout Lined Eyelet Curtains, Studio, £12.99 – buy now
  • Personalised Kids Chair, Studio, £12.99 – buy now
  • Clair de Lune Dimple Changing Mat, Studio, £29.99 – buy now
  • Unicorn Rocker and Ride-On All-In-One, Studio, £21.99 – buy now
  • Ickle Bubba Coleby White Chest of Drawers / Changer, Studio, £199 – buy now
  • Block Chevron Shawl, Studio, £12.99 – buy now
  • Counting Sheep Cot Mobile, Studio, £27.99 – buy now
  • Clair de Lune 2 Pack Fitted Cotton Jersey Cot Bed Sheets, Studio, £14.99 – buy now
  • Personalised Bunny Soft Toy, Studio, £16.99 – buy now
  • Eva White Drop Side Cot Bed, Studio, £199 – buy now

Save £1k on a Love Island walk-in wardrobe with DIY

The Love Island walk-in wardrobe is sure to be the envy of all viewers, but you don't have to couple up to experience the same at home.

Savvy couple Hari, 25, and Jamie couple who were quoted more than a thousand for a custom walk-in-wardrobe pulled up their sleeves and did it themselves for a fraction of the price using bargains from B&Q.

Hari told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: "We looked at many ideas and designs, and even had an online quote done from IKEA which came in way over £1k, so we looked for the next alternatives but were set on having a open wardrobe."


Hari said they went shopping in B&Q for some paint and came across the form dressing kit.

“We purchased two form pole and satelit matt white dressing kits at £110 each and two form pole matt white wardrobe dressing kits at £45 each.

"We then purchased the canvas boxes from Dunelm for three for £8.

"It was all flat pack and took us roughly two hours to build. It was a DIY pack so we just followed the instructions.

"They're secured to the walls and floors with the L brackets provided.

“It was well worth the trip to B&Q for the paint as it saved us over £1k and gave us a very similar outcome to the IKEA range."

Hari revealed the project cost them just £350 instead of huge figure they were quoted by IKEA.

Raid B&M like Molly Mae

Former Love Island contestant Molly-Mae Hague previously revealed that B&M’s Heritage Collection scented candles (£7.99 – £12.99) are her ‘favourite household item’.

She showed off an impressive £120 haul that rivalled Mrs Hinch’s best efforts, with the candles being her stand out piece.

So forget Jo Malone and head to B&M if you're after a celebrity scent.

Use Mrs Hinch’s Tesco home decor range with prices from £1.50

Cleaning fans have long been in awe of Mrs Hinch's famously minimalist grey decor.

And you can get your hands on like for like pieces thanks to Sophie Hinchliffe's homeware collection at Tesco, with prices starting at just £1.50.

Fans can stock up on mugs from £3, cleaning cloths for two quid, with oven mitts and tea towels for their kitchen both just a fiver. 


You can also splash out on a £4 candle holder, framed wall prints from £4, decorative drawers for £12 and organisers for your bedroom, which are on sale for a tenner. 

And their bathroom can get Hinched with a matching soap dispenser, dish and toilet brush, from £4, towels from a fiver, £12 bath matts and an £8 laundry basket. 

Stacey’s £11.99 flower ceiling

Stacey Solomon previously showed how she totally transformed her conservatory with an incredible light-up flower ceiling.

The mum-of-three decided to give her conservatory a huge makeover by adding some flowers to the room, which cost her £11.99 a pack.

In a video on her Instagram story, she told fans: "So my friend found me this amazing slice of wood…

"So instead of hanging the flowers from the metal pole, I'm going to sort of stick them across this wood and then hang the whole thing up!

"Hopefully that will look better!"

While Stacey's dad and his electrician friend sorted out the more complicated side of things, the telly favourite placed the flowers along the wood in the place that she wanted them.

She then stapled them on and went on to spray paint some old white lampholders, and her dad made the light work.

The presenter showed off the end result with a video of the amazing creation.

Stacey’s Primark & Dunelm loo reno

Stacey also previously showed off her jaw-dropping toilet transformation as she made over her new home.

The space originally had bright red flooring and plain white walls, with the mother-of-three posting a video of the "before" as she explained: "Knowing that this is how it started, I'm so proud of how far it's come."

The French country-themed new loo has seen the red floor get replaced with chic grey wood, and white wooden slates border the walls.

She has painted the rest of the walls a stunning sea-blue – as well as the window sills.

True to form, Stacey added some DIY flowers and accessories, as well as framed floral displays for the wall.

The huge window allows stunning natural light to pour into the space.

"My dad helped me with some cutting and the taps but other than that I have worked so hard on this little toilet and I can’t wait to pretend to do really long poos in here just to get some me time," she said.

Elsewhere in at-home DIY, a woman transforms cluttered garden into chic BBQ space with £1 Poundland buys & Ikea bargains.

Plus stylist reveals how to give your bedroom a luxe upgrade for FREE in minutes – with layered pillows & a clever sheet hack.

And people are raving about Home Bargains’ £4 stick-on kitchen tiles which make your home look more expensive in seconds.

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