House Beautiful UK

February 2022

House Beautiful is your one-stop shop for classic decorating looks, with regular and comprehensive colour-scheming pages and a wide range of shopping suggestions for those special details that make a difference. With real reader homes from around the UK - ranging from comfortable country style to the chic city look – House Beautiful provides inspiration and practical advice whatever your decorating tastes. Plus, expert advice on everything from choosing the right mortgage to finding your perfect property.

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Hearst Magazines UK
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11 Issues

in this issue

2 min
happy new year

For many of us, a new year inevitably brings up the topic of redecorating. But where do you get your inspiration? It’s a question that several people have asked me recently as we have been working through our own ongoing renovation project. I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the look-out for new ideas and tend to find them not just in the pages of magazines (though that is always my first port of call), but also on Pinterest and Instagram, as well as in less obvious places. I spent many an hour in lockdown checking out the best boutique hotels, everywhere from Scotland to Copenhagen. There was something incredibly satisfying about finding hidden gems that have a cool lifestyle feel about them. I might never actually visit, but…

1 min
get involved

The online reads of the month Head over to to read these must-click articles… New year, new shade: Decorating with white Learn to chalk-paint furniture like a pro 5 things to do before updating a living room See the most popular home improvements GIVE YOURSELF A TREAT If you’re not already part of the House Beautiful family, there’s never been a better time to subscribe. See page 4 for our special offer, visit, or call 01858 438440 and quote 1HB12231. You can also order the latest issue from for free next-day delivery. BE PART OF THE HOUSE BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY… FOLLOW US on Facebook at FOLLOW our boards on TWEET US and catch news on our Twitter @HB LIKE AND SHARE our photos and videos on Instagram @housebeautifulUK WHAT WE’VE BEEN DOUBLE-TAPPING Here’s a selection of…

1 min
what’s hot

4 min
the list

THIS MONTH WE’RE LOVING 1 JEWEL-TONED BEDDING Perk up walnut woods and neutral walls by introducing rich shades of reds and pinks, drawing inspiration from rubies, garnets and amethysts. A perfect trio of geometric prints, sateen textiles and velvet upholstery will add warmth to your bedroom while ramping up the glamour. Wilson Opulent Velvet bed in Burgundy, from £350; Jacquard Red Geo duvet and pillowcase set, from £45; Retro Patch cushion, £16; Gold ribbed side table, £99; Pasadena table lamp, £42; all Next Home 2 THE HIGH ST COLLAB YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT Form and function go hand in hand with this new tile collection by Little Greene and Bert & May. The colourful collaboration sees eight of Little Greene’s much-loved, timeless paint shades translated into tiles, offering home enthusiasts the opportunity for wall-to-wall…

1 min
the style

MOOD LIFTER Some things are always true: the post-party vibe of January is anything but pleasing. Also true: pink lifts the spirits. That’s why it’s a bit of a no-brainer that the new year is the time to give your home a rose-tinted update. Finding your favourite fuchsia is no easy task (just see our colour expert Sophie Robinson’s column on p49 for everything you need to know about subtle blush shades), but when in doubt, team pink with… more pink. All-over coral walls work wonders with a sumptuous velvet sofa in soft powder pink. Add laminate flooring in a subtle rose tint, luxe metallic furniture and a fluorescent neon light and you’re set for a very happy new year. Sensation Candy Cane Painted Oak Rose laminate flooring, £34.99/sq m, House Beautiful…

4 min
calm and collected

TAKE A MOMENT Organised spaces offer a real escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life – that’s why it’s worth taking a considered approach to decorating your home. When it comes to the art of display, less can positively mean more, so go for a pared-back, curated look to populate shelves and surfaces. Position a relaxed chaise or a daybed close by to turn it into the ideal spot for rest and contemplation. Find a similar daybed at Skandium CURATED CORNER Colour can soothe the senses, so opt for calm, nature-inspired shades for a restrained palette that also feels inviting. A more minimal style of decor doesn’t have to result in impersonal spaces – on the contrary, showing carefully chosen objects you love will elevate a room. For pieces that deserve…