My home looks super chic but it was ALL done on a budget – here’s my 10 tricks including faux marbling & secret stencils

A DIY fan shared the budget “tricks” she used to beautify her home.

From her living room to her bedroom, the DIY enthusiast has made small changes to her home that fool guests into thinking it’s expensive.

A DIY fan shared the budget


A DIY fan shared the budget “tricks” she used to beautify her homePhoto credit: TikTok/@thisenglishhome


Victoria’s “marble” table is actually wrapped in DC fix vinylPhoto credit: TikTok/@thisenglishhome

Victoria walking by @thisenglishhome took her followers on a house tour in an online TikTok video where she shared all of the budget makeovers she’s made.

She said, “Ten times my house has tricked you.”

First, Victoria took her followers to her bathroom, where it looks like the DIY fan has black and white decorated tiles, but looks can be deceiving as she revealed her bathroom has no tiles.

She said: “These are not tiles. It’s a wall stencil + paint.”

“This is a stencil from Dizzy Duck Designs: Kensington style.”

Also in her bathroom, Victoria shows off her shower walls, which look like gray and white marble.

Not quite, Victoria says they are actually shower panels.

She said, “The marble that isn’t marble, those are shower panels.”

In her kitchen, it looks as if her countertop is made of solid wood.

She said, “My countertops aren’t wood, they’re wrapped in architectural vinyl.”

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The DIY fan said people always think the wall in front of their house is a hedge.

She said: “The hedge, which is actually foliage panels, I got from Amazon.”

But the revelations don’t stop there, with people believing Victoria’s laundry room features authentic brick walls.

But the DIY fan revealed that the room is actually covered in wallpaper.

In Victoria’s bedroom there is a huge pillow that looks like a headboard, which she also bought from Amazon.

She said, “It’s an inexpensive bolster pillow.”

In Victoria’s living room, she has more wallpaper that looks like a wood slate wall.



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Also in her wardrobe are stencils and paints that look like bamboo stencil wallpaper.

The marble table in Victoria’s living room is not made of marble but is wrapped in DC fix vinyl.

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Finally, Victoria had her “critical” shower screen peeled off and lead tape stuck on.

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The DIY fan's bathroom walls are actually shower panels


The DIY fan’s bathroom walls are actually shower panelsPhoto credit: TikTok/@thisenglishhome
In her kitchen, it looks like her countertops are solid wood, but they're wrapped in architectural wrap


In her kitchen, it looks like her countertops are solid wood, but they’re wrapped in architectural wrapPhoto credit: TikTok/@thisenglishhome

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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