Thrifty mother uses wrapping paper to decorate her living room

A thrifty mother-of-three has revealed she used wrapping paper to decorate her living room walls as she can’t afford to properly renovate. 

Keeley Parker, from Bristol, found the perfect way to transform her lounge on a budget  – and has even got the Christmas season covered with her handy hack. 

Sharing the nifty idea to the Extreme Couponing Bargains UK Facebook group, the creative homeowner explained she purchased the £11 red wrapping paper, which features Santa faces, from Costco.

She went on to say she’ll be keeping it up until she can afford her desired wallpaper – and many members were quick to praise her innovative idea.   

‘I might do this myself. My kids would love it,’ enthused one, while a second penned: ‘Oh, I love! Fab idea!! Brilliant wee mummy.’

Keeley Parker, from Bristol, has revealed she's used Christmas wrapping paper (pictured) to decorate her living room wall until she can afford her dream wallpaper following the festive period

Keeley Parker, from Bristol, has revealed she’s used Christmas wrapping paper (pictured) to decorate her living room wall until she can afford her dream wallpaper following the festive period 

 

People on Facebook were divided over Keeley's innovative idea - with some branding it 'the best idea ever' and others saying it's unnecessary

People on Facebook were divided over Keeley’s innovative idea – with some branding it ‘the best idea ever’ and others saying it’s unnecessary

In the post, which has since received over 12, 000 likes, Keeley explained: ‘Decorating my house and well I can’t afford the wallpaper I want right now.’

‘Costco £11 and I think it’s like 36m long wrapping paper, will be my wallpaper until January when I can buy the one I want. Its looks so good! Looks so Christmassy.’

She went on to say she was inspired after watching a similar idea on the YouTube channel, Ladbaby.      

And it wasn’t long before social media users took to the comments section to commend Keeley for her handy work – with many adding their own children would love to imitate her feature wall.

The mother-of-three (pictured) told how she used £11 wrapping paper from Costco to decorate her living room's feature wall

The mother-of-three (pictured) told how she used £11 wrapping paper from Costco to decorate her living room’s feature wall

‘That’s the best idea ever… I know what I’m doing when other half at work,’ commented one: ‘He’s going to go mental.’

Meanwhile, others were a little less impressed by Keeley’s handy hack – seemingly because it wasn’t environmentally-friendly.

‘I can’t decide if this is genius or f****** stupid! Each to their own though,’ wrote one, while a second added:

‘Using non-recyclable plastic coated paper wastefully. Nah, I’ll give that a miss.’ 

A third penned: ‘Wouldn’t have wasted my money! Constant headache,’ while a fourth commented: ‘I think it’s ridiculous but sometimes you’ve got to do what you have to do.’ 

Keeley's post was shared in the Extreme Couponing Facebook Group (pictured)

Keeley’s post was shared in the Extreme Couponing Facebook Group (pictured)

Some of the group's members loved the concept but others said it was a waste of money and paper

Some of the group’s members loved the concept but others said it was a waste of money and paper