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Shannon's Lovely Living Room Shutters

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your home? Have you always lived in Wales?
My name is Shannon and I’m a 25-year-old auxiliary nurse from Wales. I live in a Welsh coastal town in Pembrokeshire. I was born here and plan on staying, as I absolutely love living here. I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.

We can see youre renovating your home from scratch! How would you describe your interior style? Where do you get inspiration?
Yes, we bought a complete fixer upper - an old council house with lots of character. I love the farmhouse/cottage style, and I love looking on Instagram for inspiration. There are some absolutely amazing homes on there.

Renovating can be pretty hands on. Would you describe yourself as a DIYer?
Renovating is very hands on, but my partner is a carpenter, and the rest of his family are tradesmen. We are lucky as he has a lot of friends in the trade too, which means we have had lots of help with our Reno! I try to get involved where I can, but mostly you will find me just giving orders of how I want things to look 😂

What advice would you give to someone who’s thinking about measuring and installing shutters but is unsure? A lot of our customers are novice DIYers!
My advice for anyone who’s thinking about measuring and installing shutters: measure, re-measure, & measure again. Triple check your measurements, follow the guide on the website, and contact The Shutter Store with any questions about your measurements. The customer service team are fantastic and will help you with any queries! The fitting is the easy part. Just follow the installation guide and you can’t go wrong!

What has been your favourite budget find?
I have so many favourite budget finds, honestly, it’s hard to choose just one. I’m obsessed with finding things on a budget, I never settle, and I’ll always find the item I want at the cheapest price!

What made you choose Plantation Shutters for your rooms over curtains or blinds?
I chose shutters because I just loved the overall look of them; they are so classy and add so much to a space. They completely transform any room and every time I have seen them in houses on social media I’m just like “wow”. They look incredible! I knew I had to have them in our lounge!

Do you have a favourite room so far in your renovation?
My favourite room so far in our renovation has to be the living room. It’s everything I imagined it to be, and I can’t wait for it to be finished so I can curl up on the sofa in front of the fire with a Christmas film on!

What has been your most-liked post on Instagram?
My most liked post was our bedroom reveal. We are living with my in-laws whilst the house is being done, and of course I had to do a little bedroom re-vamp and add my own touches whilst we are staying there.
Whats your next renovation/decorating project?
Our next renovating project, once the inside of the house is complete, will be the utility room, garden, and driveway transformation. Which I can wait for!!

Finally, what would you say is your favourite thing about your shutters? What difference have they made to your living room?
My favourite thing about my shutters? It’s hard to say just 1 thing, because overall they are just beautiful. They have completely transformed our living room. I am so happy we chose to have shutters over blinds. I couldn’t stress enough, if you are thinking about getting them, do it! You will not regret it!

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Make sure to check out Shannon's Instagram @budgethomeinterior_ for interior inspiration!