Before and after images: A beach cottage in Australia

I really LOVE before and after posts about how to transform ugly ‘fixer-uppers’ to dream homes. That’s why I am going to start a new category here at Inredningsvis. I’ll kick off with pictures from my favorite blog right now

Sarah, who runs the blog, moved all the way from boring, grey England to sunny Australia and began blogging about her dream house by the sea. Here you can see her once shabby abode turn into a fabulous beach cottage. We’ll start with the bedroom and finish with living room. Enjoy!

BEDROOM BEFORE (excuse the poor image quality )




This is one of the best ‘before and after’ posts I have seen. An amazing transformation in a relatively short time using relatively methods. Paint and flea market finds easily transform this room from horror-film ugly to a pastel dream bedroom with hefty WOW factor :)







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Sarah, on doing a cottage makeover:

A little cottage trash to beachy treasure.


före och efter bilder

Before and after pictures

As you can see from the before-pictures, these rooms had certainly seen their best days.

Worn 70’s walls and shabby old lino floors were the first to be torn out. What was done after it was to rip up all the plastic mats, sand the beautiful hardwood floors underneath, and paint all the walls in fresh white. Sarah loves the beach cottage style so many beautiful vintage finds have been added to the new rooms.

I always advocate using textiles, and in this post you will see why. You can really make AMAZING changes with just a little paint and fabrics in different materials. Big changes at home don’t always need to be expensive.

Do you have any awesome before and after pictures of rooms from your home? Send them to me HERE so that they can be featured in the blog in future posts.

Have a beautiful day!


ps. Link tips: Cool Living

  1. Wow, what a transformation!

  2. I really love white room decoration! Looks so faboulous and stylish :)

    • YES It Is:) LOVE

  3. These before and after shots are amazing! I love all the bright white, and the rustic details. :)

    Great post!


    • Thanks SO much Ashley and I love your blog:) LOVE

  4. amazig pictures!
    ciao ciao

    • Thanks sweeitie:) XO

  5. I can’t believe that the before and after house is the same!!

    • YEE It is but Its SO har to belive Isnt It:) XO

  6. omg, this pics are amazing!
    the “after” is soooo beautiful, i would love to live in this house!

    svetlana from Lavender Star

    • Yes that was my first reaction to:) XO

  7. wow, what a light and bright space! looove that living room rug! about to follow you, too. thank you SO much! and thanks for the kind words on my Alaska trip.

    • Im soooo glad you like and follow my blog:) LOVE

  8. Oh my this IS quite the transformation. I will have to pin a few of these.

    Ali of Dressing Ken

    • Im happy you liked It Ali dear:) XO

    • Yes I thought It was FANTASTIC:) XO

  9. What a fun update – the after photos look cozy and sunny all at once – just what the perfect beach house should be!

    • Thanks again beautiful:) LOVE M

  10. WOW what a amazing house after doing all new WOW! Very nice i love…
    also nice blog do you have… i wanna read soon again and again :) <3

    • AWW IM SO happy you like my blo dear:) XO

  11. looks like a thorough make-over… nice that they kept one style in both (all?) rooms

    thx for your nice comment btw !

    • Yes I think so to:) XO

  12. Lovely make over ;-) we really liked it!!

    big kiss from Madrid

    Melissa & Michelle

    • AWW thanks so much:) LOVE

  13. Amazing!!!!

    • Thanks :) XO

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Maria Ljungström is the founder and writer at She is an expert in interior design and has worked as a home stylist with a solid background in interior decorating. Maria likes to offer tips on how to make your home beautiful and luxurious affordably. With Inredningsvis, she has participated in several well-known media outlets such as Expressen, DN, and has written for GP Bostad.

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