House Beautiful UK November 2020

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.

United Kingdom
Hearst Magazines UK
11 Issues

in this issue

1 min
from the editor

Home… our sanctuary and our refuge, particularly at this time of year when the temperature drops and the days get shorter. On goes the heating, out come the blankets and throws, the candles are lit and the focus is on warmth and comfort. The Cosy Home is the theme of this month’s Design My Space feature - the first in a new series in which we help you find looks you love and show how to put them together (page 19). Since moving house earlier this year, I’ve amassed a stack of inspirational images and design ideas from magazines and websites, boxes of fabric, tile and paint samples, and countless notes about where to source items such as door furniture and light switches. Despite working in the industry, when it comes…

2 min
connect with us

Here at House Beautiful we’re all about modern living and affordable style. Whether you’re planning a decorating project, need some quick ideas to refresh your home or simply love to take a look around other readers’ gorgeous houses, we hope your monthly dose of House Beautiful is keeping you inspired and uplifted. Don’t forget we also have lots of other ways to entertain you online – on Instagram and Facebook @housebeautifuluk, and of course, on our website, THE PERFECT 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. Or visit, or call 01858 438440 and quote 1HB11999. You can also order the latest issue with free next day delivery from If you’re…

3 min
the november edit

This month we're loving… QUIET CORNERS Embracing a sense of calm can be challenging in our modern, multifunctional homes. Create a restful space using shades of oatmeal, sea lavender and flax in natural linens and the cocooning textures of wool rugs and cushions. Khatia daybed, £575; Charcoal Stripe and Blue Star Print bed rolls, £125 each; cushions, from £35 each; Adah rug, £350; all Graham & Green BE THE FIRST TO KNOW Interiors emporium Rose & Grey has launched its first exclusive furniture collection. The Bardot range features six pieces, including a chest-of-drawers and a sideboard. Crafted using sustainable mango wood, the simple frames maximise the storage space inside each piece, while the textured doors and drawers give a pared-back look. Bardot rattan webbed tall arch cupboard, £695. TRENDING NOW CHECK IT OUT Not quite…

3 min
10 of the best for… a good night’s sleep

WEEKEND UPDATE Patterned wallpaper instantly brings a new look, but it’s also particularly effective at ‘zoning up’ parts of a room. Try papering an alcove, or the area surrounding your chosen space, to distinguish it from the rest of the room. Go one step further by papering a horizontal band across one whole wall – consider it the evolution of the feature wall! It’s a great use for leftover rolls, or a smart way to include a luxe paper without breaking the bank. IN&OUT Things to try, do and see this month ARTS & CRAFTS 1 Stay Home with Earl – an initiative from home fragrance company Earl of East – helps you make your own candle with a kit and online class. Just choose from four signature scents to craft the perfect candle for…

5 min
warm neutrals

STYLE FOR SERENITY The palette may be restrained, but everything else in this look should feel plentiful and abundant. Heavy linen curtains look gorgeous and add to the cosiness as well as helping to exclude draughts and keep the heat in at night. Drape lavish sheepskins and luxe wool throws over the backs of sofas, dining benches or at the end of your bed to add extra layers of texture. Go all out to really boost the comfort factor – extra cushions will help make your space look warm and inviting and can be stowed in pretty baskets when not in use. It’s worth investing in good quality materials. Not only will they last, they’ll also age beautifully and gain character over time – linens will get softer and jute rugs become lovingly worn, while…

5 min
sienna shades

LIGHT AND DARK The rich pigment in these colours means they look gorgeous in a light and airy scheme (left), while also holding their own within a darker, more moody room (above). In a neutral design, just a small dose will make a big impact, so include across your accessories rather than on upholstery or walls, and keep the textures light, opting for linens and cottons. If you’re committing to the dark side, painting the walls and woodwork the same deep hue creates a comforting cocooning effect. Maximising luxe textures will play to the strengths of these dramatic tones as well as building a cosy haven. To keep the look and feel contemporary, minimise your use of pattern and prints to really let the colours do the talking – sleek upholstery and simple scatter…