My white wall makeover with Leroy Merlin

When French DIY home design store, Leroy Merlin opened its first store in Johannesburg last year September, I couldn’t wait to visit. This high-end, one-stop-shop is a home maker’s dream because you can find everything you need for your home and garden in one convenient space- bliss!

How it works at Leroy Merlin

Whether you want to spruce up your bathroom, bedroom or living room with a few accessories, or you’re going for a full makeover – including a re-design and build, you can do it all through Leroy Merlin. The DIY store has everything you need including; 

  • Tiling, laminate and wood options for floors
  • Kitchen fittings, appliances and furniture
  • Bathroom accessories and toilet equipment
  • Paint, wallpaper and framing options for walls
  • Home lighting options including solar
  • A range of décor options for your outdoor space and garden, plus outdoor flooring and landscaping designs.
  • A fixing and fastening section stocked with whatever you need to improve your home

You can choose to tackle a project yourself or get in touch with one of the store’s recommended contractors and work as a team. And best of all, most of the products arrive as a convenient kit so you have everything you need to redesign your space yourself.

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My home projects 

I’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with Leroy Merlin to transform a few areas in my home which really need a facelift. Since we moved into our Parkhurst home a few years ago, we’ve slowly but surely made it ours by focusing on the bigger projects first, such as redoing the kitchen, installing an outdoor deck (with Blockhouse shutters) and building a sky gym and office space on our roof.

Now it’s time to turn our attention to some smaller upgrades, and this is where Leroy Merlin comes in!

The space: A blank wall with oversized clock

There’s nothing I love more than adding splashes of bright colours to my home. But there are certain areas that still look a little dull and boring - one of them being the large blank wall between our bedrooms. As you walk up the stairs, all you see is a white wall with an oversized spare clock we just put up as a temporary solution. I’ve been dying to add some colour to the space and give it a personal touch.

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The plan:

After consulting with the team at Leroy Merlin, we decided to add some beautiful palm tree wallpaper to this wall. I love palm tree prints because they’re big, bold and bright, plus the rich green hue is lovely and cheerful for any room. We’re also planning on adding sleek black photo frames to the walls with black and white family pictures to personalise the space and ensure it contrasts nicely with the greenery in the wallpaper.

The cost: 

Total cost: R1,707

I’m so happy with the final look and feel of this area, and I feel we achieved the objective of adding some personality to this once-boring space – while on a budget!

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