I have finally got some photos to share of my living room as it is now.
This is a photo from the original estate agent:
Quite plain and very much a blank canvas.
This next is my own photo on the day I moved in:
And here is when I had stripped all the embossed wallpaper off the walls.
Here is how it looks now:
I have spent very little on it as all the furniture was mine already, I am lucky that I have collected nice furniture over the years, almost all second hand, with the exception of the sofa really. The curtains were a moving in present from my parents. I still have not had the windows and front door done (as you can see from the paint splattered front door) but that will be fairly soon. I would like a rug, because the floor is very cold (badly fitted carpet onto concrete with no underlay) but I will just keep my eyes open for a second hand one somewhere, sometime.
So approximately £40 on paint, £20 on a curtain pole (got discounted because it is missing a finial which I will have to add at a later date) and £29 for central light fitting and bulbs.
Total cost to me: £89 although £20 of that paint was woodwork paint which has done every room in the house, not just this one.
Here are a couple of pictures of my hall, very difficult to photograph well because it is very small and my camera is very crap, also had no before pictures, but like everything else, the walls were pale with embossed wallpaper and the woodwork was painted dark brown.
Total cost, £14 for paint.