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Real Homes December 2019

Real Homes magazine brings you all the home improvement ideas and advice you'll need for your own project. Every issue is filled with expert tips and amazing before and after images of real home transformations, giving you plenty of inspiration for your own extension, renovation or redecoration project. Whether you're looking for the latest on-trend buys for every room in your home, practical advice about project planning and budgets, or in-depth case studies detailing everything from kitchen extensions to loft conversions, Real Homes magazine provides you with everything you need to make your dream home a reality.

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2 min.
from the editor

Christmas is surely one of the best times of the year, isn’t it? When else do we have the perfect excuse to spend time at home with family and friends watching festive films, eating far too many naughty treats (mini stollen bites are my particular downfall) and drinking mulled wine, all while wearing our PJs? Yes, it might be frantic as you race around trying to find that elusive ‘perfect’ gift for Mum/Dad/kids/Granny, finish off the living room makeover that you thought was a good idea to start in mid-October (yes, I’m looking at myself here), or plan the perfect Christmas table that will elicit a gasp of approval from everyone on Christmas Day, but I think it’s worth it when you finally get to sit back and enjoy all…

4 min.

HIGHLAND LUXE Hosts’ Christmas checklist: 1 Dress tree – check. 2 Wrap presents – done. 3 Make sure fairy lights work – yes. Phew, now it’s time to turn to that other main event of Yuletide, the table. Decorate your dining space with a flair that hints to your entertaining prowess with the help of Dunelm, who’ve gone luxurious with this year’s seasonal offerings. We’ll raise a well-chosen glass to that. EASY LIVING Adorn your dining area and beyond with some decadent decs, soft velvets and atmospheric lighting from Dunelm FESTIVE FILAMENT No one can resist a nose around HomeSense; it’s like a trend-led treasure trove that’s packed with intriguing homewares, and its products, are always on-point. So its latest lighting collection certainly doesn’t disappoint. Well priced and very stylish, we think a couple of…

1 min.
diy craft

EASY SCANDI CHRISTMAS TREES Hester from Hestershandmadehome.com shows us how to create Scandi Christmas trees using Rust-Oleum’s craft-friendly paints YOU’LL NEED Rust-Oleum Painters Touch brush pots Glitter Ultra Shimmer Metallic leafing pen Balsa wood or thin plywood Craft knife or fine saw Fine grit sand paper Ruler, pencil, paint Brushes Step 1 Take your sheet of wood, draw two triangles of the same size then cut them out. Step 2 To make the slots to assemble the tree, draw a line down the middle length of your triangle then mark the centre. Saw or cut down from the top or up from the bottom to the centre of the line and file smooth. Step 3 Decorate your trees with your choice of coloured paints and Glitter Ultra Shimmer. Step 4 Finish by drawing on stripes, spots…

1 min.

HERE FOR CHRISTMAS CHEER We can hear your cries of indignation, but it’s time to talk about Christmas – namely, what you’re getting your relatives this year. Stuck for ideas? You’re in luck! As well as the fantastic selection you’ll find on page 57, our website has dozens of gift guides, from teens to gardeners to tech lovers and beyond – so you’re bound to find something for your loved ones, whatever your budget. realhomes.com/tag/christmas STYLE ESSENTIALS Struggling to tell your mid-century style from your simple Scandi? The Real Homes Show has had a refresh! Every episode we’re bringing you the lowdown on the key interiors trends, making it easy for you to stay at the top of your style game. Sit back and learn at realhomes.com/tv GET INVOLVED We always love to hear from…

3 min.
lisa dawson

and that’s the styling of the festive table. I come from a family where table preparation is a sport in itself, and it’s not a job to be taken lightly. Both my sister and sister-in-law are from creative backgrounds and are hardcore in the art of competitive styling. We inherited this from my mum, a woman who has always created a beautiful Christmas table with a red tablecloth, holly, festive napkins and a candelabra with red candles in the centre of it all. The idea of simply throwing down some cutlery and a few placemats with a jar of cranberry sauce and random party poppers would be met with what can only be described as abject horror. ‘IF YOUR TABLE DOESN’T GET A GASP OF AWE FROM EVERYONE ON THE BIG…

7 min.
festive fancy

WHY WE’RE LOVING LUCY’S HOME Confidence and bravery in your interior choices often comes with time. This might seem hard to believe when everyone on Instagram seems to be embracing daring trends like dark interiors just like that, but most of us build up to the bigger, bolder moves with months or even years of smaller experimental steps. That’s what Lucy Kemp found when she was renovating her Victorian home. Each room, filled with clever design details – colour-pop beading, parquet walls, spectacular chandeliers – has taken time, patience and confidence to get right. It’s paid off, of course. Walking through Lucy’s home, there’s a multitude of beautiful things to look at and clever ideas to, ahem, copy – but it’s also a practical family space that’s taken a lot of thought…