House Beautiful UK November 2021

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

2 min
from the editor

When you get in touch, many of you say how you flick through House Beautiful to feel inspired and for an escape from whatever is going on in the world around us. And, as I write this note during the latest torrential downpour, it feels like the perfect opportunity to do just that – to escape and be inspired. Because, along with all the usual decorating ideas, easy updates and storage solutions we feature each month, November’s magazine is bursting with colour. Maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s that we’ve all spent so long staring at the same four walls (whether working, home-schooling or both), but the trend for rich colours in the home is going from strength to strength. And what I’ve noticed in recent months – from scrolling social…

2 min
connect with us

First, the bad news: winter is officially F around the corner. Now the good: this issue is bursting with bold, brilliant and colourful ideas to keep the gloom at bay, including new paint trends (p38), pretty patterns for every room (p46), buys in berry shades (p22), and the hue of the season – deep blue (p55). Every issue of House Beautiful is packed with inspiration for home lovers, whether you have a project in mind or simply want to relax and enjoy taking a peek inside the stunning real-life homes featured each month. And 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, GIVE YOURSELF A TREAT If you’re not already part of the House Beautiful…

4 min
the november edit

NEWS ⋆ IDEAS ⋆ SHOPPING ⋆ INSPIRATION THIS MONTH WE’RE LOVING COSY NOOKS Carve out a corner around an inviting armchair – the perfect spot for rest and relaxation. And don’t be afraid to embrace colour. A considered palette of striking shades will create a welcoming look that’s hard to resist, so grab a book and settle down! Psst… BE THE FIRST TO KNOW Debuting with a flagship showroom on London’s Tottenham Court Road, The Floor Room is the innovative new brand from Carpetright. Swapping the traditional store for an immersive experience, it houses design-led ranges – including the House Beautiful and Country Living collections – that you can peruse before utilising QR code tech in store for nationwide delivery. Can’t get there in person? Choose a virtual appointment instead. TRENDING NOW SPOTS & SPECKLES From terrazzo to polka…

1 min
shop with style

4 min
a calming influence

SOFT SPOT Whether a reading nook in the sitting room, an indulgent chaise in the bedroom or a perch beside a particularly beautiful window, creating a corner dedicated to relaxation will encourage everyday moments of tranquillity. Warm throws – you can never have too many – and a favourite cushion will please the senses and create a blissful feeling of calm. Try the wool and cashmere ranges at The Tartan Blanket Company. A gentle MONOCHROME palette will let the FINER DETAILS take centre stage, while promoting feelings of SERENITY and RELAXATION SETTLE IN The most inviting spaces are often the ones that feel relaxed and casual. In the sitting room, where comfort is key, the simplest elements tend to set the tone – a squashy sofa, a cosy rug and a few pieces of…

6 min
this season’s top coats

SMALL SPACES Forget what you think you know about compact rooms: you don’t need to completely avoid dark colours. Instead, embrace moody hues as they will help to blur the edges of the walls, creating the illusion of a wider room. Bright white might sound like the obvious choice to open up a tiny space, but this can give a stark finish and harsh shadows. Our advice? Choose off whites or relaxed neutrals instead. Play with distraction techniques. Dark, rich colours create a sense of intimacy and are ideal for diverting the eye from low ceilings and petite proportions. Divide your wall horizontally and paint the lower part a few shades darker than the top – this will create a smoother flow onto the ceiling, bringing the illusion of height to your room. CEILINGS Elevate your…