HomeStyle March 2021

This is our promise to you – we’ll bring you all the beautiful things you really want, at prices you won’t believe, to create a home that you love completely. We will scour the high street, internet and beyond to uncover the best bargains. Team that with quick fix makeover secrets, throw in a menu of fuss-free recipes, then add simple makes to sneakily cheat the look , and you have a magazine to come back to time and time again, all at your fingertips on your tablet or phone. What more could you ask for!

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1 min.
welcome to our march issue!

Warmer days and simpler times are what we’re looking forward to this month, so this issue is full of beautiful ideas to inspire your decorating, whether it’s currently in full flow or on hold until after lockdown. From 2021’s fresh take on florals in our decorator’s moodboards on page 67 to three of the hottest spring style trends on page 74 – a vibrant take on vintage, primary colours reimagined and new look neutrals – you’re sure to be buzzing with ideas about your next project. Over on page 84, we’re excited to reveal the latest tiling trends and we show you how to make the most of your metros, with clever layouts for a contemporary twist on this design classic. As always, we have more inspiring real homes for you too.…

2 min.
shop the high street

Habitat THROW SOME SHAPES Playfulness meets practicality with these colourful, retro-inspired pieces HOW TO style the look 1 Practical, space-saving but plenty of fun, this new line plays on the popularity of the mid-century trend. The look can be achieved by incorporating several key accessories such as a side table, rug or even a cushion or two. Alternatively, go bold with a statement piece such as this orange armchair. 2 Balance the striking primary colours that make up this trend with a calming white canvas. White walls make the best backdrop if you want a mix of colourful items to pop. Matalan WOVEN WONDERS Go back to basics with these soothing, natural textures George Home BLOOMIN’ MARVELLOUS Welcome spring with open arms with these candy-coloured, floral pieces and light wooden accents HOW TO style the look 1 Brighter days are coming! But why…

3 min.
the wish list...

LATEST RELEASE Paint company Little Greene’s new collection offers warmth, tranquillity and harmony – the perfect combination for these cold months. Their new line, ‘Stone’, has been made in collaboration with the National Trust and includes 36 colours, 11 of which have been created following research within National Trust properties. The palette is made up of eclectic shades, inspired by a mix of grand and humble spaces, from the statement wallpapers of entertaining halls to the subtler shades of more homely and modest quarters. These paints are earthy, cosy, and rich in history. Prices start at £47. PLANT PALS Barry’s Cactus Club is a mini plant subscription box that delivers a different potted cactus or succulent to your door each month, along with a super cute ceramic pot and plant care goodies.…

8 min.
i've learnt so much from revamping my home

‘We set about creating a home filled with colour and personality on a very limited budget’ MY STORY When my flatmate moved out, I decided to buy my first place, even though I could only just afford it. After viewing loads of houses, I thought I’d never find anything within my price range that didn’t need lots of work. Finally, I found this small three-bedroom house that was liveable and I made an offer the same day. When I moved in, it was basically a magnolia box, so I painted everything white, which made a huge difference. At first, I made do with a random collection of hand-me-downs and charity shop furniture as I was skint from buying the house. In 2018 my partner, Fraser, moved in and we set about creating a home…

1 min.
welcome to my home

A BIT ABOUT ME I’m Carla Elliman, 28, a graphic designer@carlaelliman. I live with my partner, Fraser Edwards-Cleaves, 27, who works in sales, and our cat, Bramble. WHERE I LIVE My home is a three-bedroom 90s semi in Chester, which I bought in 2015. WHAT I WANTED TO CHANGE The house was bland but liveable, so I could wait a while before redecorating. It was all beige carpets and magnolia walls, so I wanted to add colour and personality to it. HOW I MADE IT MY OWN I’ve gradually added colour through feature walls, colour blocking and stripes, as well as upcycling furniture and adding lots of houseplants. The existing bathroom and kitchen have been given a budget makeover and we’ve replaced the flooring and lighting throughout. MY FAVOURITE PART I love the living room as we saved up…

1 min.
paint plain tiles

Tile paint is one of the best ways to get rid of a colour or pattern you don’t like. Give your tiles a thorough clean with sugar soap and wipe down with a lint-free cloth. High-gloss tiles may need a light sand too. Place masking tape around the sanitaryware, window sill and skirting boards before painting with a specialist tile paint like the Rust-Oleum Tile Transformation kit. Use three thin coats to avoid brush marks and to give a longer-lasting finish. For a modern look, use a black, grey or coloured grout pen too. If you prefer a patterned look, try stencils from Dizzy Duck Designs or Stencil Library. Amazon and Etsy have lots to choose from too. Tape down the stencil and use either a roller or sponge, being careful not…