HomeStyle May 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 may issue!

Now that we’ve finally packed the blankets away (anyone else have to get theirs back out of hibernation after the weather turned winter chilly again?), we’re bringing warmth into our homes with colour-rich patterns and prints. On page 74 we show you how to mix and match patterns to really make them pop in your home, whether you love botanicals, geometrics or heritage classics. In preparation for warmer nights, on page 88 you’ll find our sleep better bedroom buys to help you keep your bedroom cool and comfortable in hot weather. May is also the ideal time to give your home and garden a health check to make sure you nip any problems caused by harsh winter weather in the bud, saving you time and money in the long run. Find…

2 min.
shop the high street

HOW TO style the look 1 These outdoor furniture items replicate the natural tones of a summer garden. Keep accessories pared back and let plants and flowers take centre stage. Nestle plant pots around seating and tables to create a relaxing garden hideaway. 2 Transition seamlessly from day to night with lanterns and candles. Dot them around on the ground and on tables for extra impact. You’ll soon lose track of what time it is! H&M Home GARDEN GOALS Make the most of your outside space with H&M Home’s new Plant & Grow range. Wayfair CHIN CHIN Raise a glass with these summery accessories, suitable inside or out! HOW TO style the look 1 Blue rooms can sometimes look chilly, so add an earthy shade such as deep brown and cosy textures like rugs and cushions to add warmth. 2 Steer away…

4 min.
the wish list...

LATEST RELEASE Dubbed the ‘Depop of homewares’, Narchie is a new, female-founded app that allows users to buy and sell accessories and furniture in a secure and inclusive environment. Whether you’re looking to deck out your entire home, or you’re just on the hunt for a key piece, Narchie makes browsing and buying a doddle – no more endless trawling through websites! Better yet, the app lets you connect with like-minded interior-enthusiasts, so the transactions become more personal and gratifying. Fancy becoming a seller? Narchie will only charge you a 10 per cent fee on your total listing amount, including shipping costs. Launching this month, become one of the first users and reserve your handle at NEW COLLECTION Save time on your DIY painting jobs without compromising on style thanks to Dulux’s…

8 min.
renting has made me more creative

MY STORY Our last rental was lovely, but it was by a busy road and the garden wasn’t easily accessible, so I wanted something that was more family-friendly. This place ticked a lot of boxes, being down a quiet road surrounded by fields, but also near a town, and it felt like a lovely, safe environment for the kids. It’s an older property filled with character, which really appeals to me. Most importantly, being a single mum, it was affordable. The house was very plain, so I wanted to add my own personality. The letting agent suggested I send photos of my last rental to the landlady so she could see my style. In fact, my old landlord asked me to leave the place as it was as he loved the improvements.…

1 min.
welcome to my home

A BIT ABOUT ME I’m Emma Parkes, a special needs educator. I live with my daughter, Poppy, 17, my son Ralph, who’s seven years old, and our new kitten, Ned. I tell the story of our home on my Instagram@tallulahcottage. WHERE I LIVE We live in a rented three-bedroom semi-detached Duke of Sutherland cottage just outside Telford in Shropshire. We moved into the house in August 2020. WHAT I WANTED TO CHANGE Before we moved in, the landlady kindly decorated the whole house, but it was all in neutral colours. It wasn’t me at all and I knew that I would change the whole space, but it was great to have a blank canvas. HOW I MADE IT MY OWN I was upfront from the start about what I wanted to do and spoke to my landlady…

1 min.
personalise a rental

Always ask the landlord or letting agent before you change anything. If you’re a long-term renter, it’s a good idea to keep photos of your homes so you can show off your style and quality of decorating to any new landlords. If you get the all-clear, go for it! Just because it’s a rental doesn’t mean you need to be subtle, and paint effects are easy to cover up if you move. Choose removable decorating tricks, such as washi tape, which is great for decorating furniture, and use vinyl strips or self-adhesive wallpaper, which can also be removed, to decorate larger areas. Tile stickers can be a game changer in a kitchen or bathroom, or even a floor, and they come in a huge range of styles to suit any taste.…