HomeStyle April 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 april issue!

April is one of my favourite months as milder weather – maybe even some warm days if we’re lucky – means a chance to throw open the windows, tidy away winter blankets and bring the outside in with a sunny bunch of daffodils. Patterns are the perfect way to freshen up for spring so check out our three different looks with tropical prints in this month’s decorator’s moodboards on page 65. If you fancy switching up your curtains between seasons, or just giving your windows a bit of TLC, our handy guide to curtains, blinds and shutters on page 80 will help you find a look you’ll love. With Easter on its way, you’ll also find gorgeous ideas for Easter table settings on page 86 and keen cooks will love our delicious…

2 min.
shop the high street

George Home GLOBAL INFLUENCE Liven up your home with exotic patterns and colours HOW TO style the look 1 Indigo blue conjures up exotic images of Greek islands, Moroccan palaces and the Mexican home of Frida Kahlo. Pair this joyful colour with the purest shade of white, or with a pop of sunshine yellow to bring the holiday vibes home. 2 Wave farewell to minimalism and embrace lavish, intricate patterns, inspired by eastern designs. Whether it’s through tiling, crockery, soft furnishings or glassware, these designs will whisk you away to another land. John Lewis MODERN CHATEAU These are classic accessories with a contemporary twist, reminiscent of a holiday in a French chateau. Your home is your castle after all! B&M TRANQUIL TERRACOTTA Pair stripped back textures with warm terracotta hues and natural wooden accents for a soothing boho feel HOW TO style…

3 min.
the wish list...

LATEST RELEASE The new Sunset Pastels range from Carpetright is a tempting collection of carpets, vinyls and vinyl tiles inspired by the warm tones of a dwindling summer’s eve. It may still be nippy outside, but inside you can create your own sunny getaway thanks to this light and inviting colour scheme. Pair their blush pink carpet with rose gold and copper accents for a cosy feel, or for something a little more natural, go for their citrine shade, which works wonderfully in an entrance hall or landing as it stands out in airy, light-filled spaces. With prices starting at just £9.99 per square metre, this is a great way of brightening up your home in preparation for sunnier days to come. NEW COLLECTION When it comes to the threat of spilled…

7 min.
we've given our new-build bags of character

‘The first step is knowing what you want. After that, you just have to work out how to get there’ MY STORY We moved here in 2014 – the same year it was built, and the year I had my daughter, Amelie. I was seven months pregnant with a two-and-a-half-year-old in tow, so I’ll admit, it was a bit stressful. We’d been living in a different area in London and moved to be closer to good schools for the children. As it was a new-build and we’d bought it off the plans, there was very little to do in terms of structural work or renovations. Our energy went into creating more storage – something new-builds are appalling at – and bringing personality to what was, effectively, a blank white box. All of the various…

1 min.
welcome to my home

A BIT ABOUT ME I’m Sam Thompson, a fashion influencer and one half of@londonstylesisters. I also work in finance. I live here with my husband, Will, and our children, Lexi, nine and Amelie, six. WHERE I LIVE We live in a four-bedroom, new-build end-of-terrace house in north London. We bought it off the plans seven years ago. WHAT I WANTED TO CHANGE Being a new-build house, there was originally little storage. We wanted to create more room for the kids’ stuff and to make sure that the space worked well for us all. It was also pretty much a blank white box, so we wanted to add some personality. HOW I MADE IT MY OWN We turned our downstairs toilet into a utility room and put practical storage into the pantry and under the stairs. We put…

1 min.
add personality to a new-build

New-builds are often fitted with spotlights, which – although handy – don’t do much for setting the mood. Add warmth with different lighting options, such as ceiling pendants, wall lights, and desk and floor lamps for a warm and cosy atmosphere. Just because your house is new, doesn’t mean everything in it has to be! Fill it with things that are personal to you or that tell a story, such as page-turned books, favourite art pieces and special souvenirs from places you’ve visited. Also, include vintage and reclaimed furniture – search sites like Gumtree and Facebook Marketplace for bargain finds – to create a lived-in look. New-builds are often described as plain white boxes, so the quickest way to add a bit of character is with colour. Consider painting your walls, or…