Ideal Home January 2021

Published by TI Media Limited Ideal Home is Britain's best-selling interiors magazine and has been empowering home-owners to make the most of their properties for over 80 years. The magazine covers every aspect of contemporary living, from a wide range of transformed houses, kitchens and bathrooms.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
kr 48,35
kr 386,64
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1 min

It’s a new year, and for me, it’s also the start of my new role as Editor of Ideal Home . I’m no stranger to this wonderful magazine, having been part of the Ideal Home family for well over a decade, and I’m thrilled to be its newest custodian. Our previous editor, Vanessa, was the calm captain for five years, culminating in our centenary celebrations last year. Her warmth, wit and all-round interiors brilliance will be greatly missed by all. And so 2021 marks a new chapter for Ideal Home . What does this year hold? If last year taught me anything, it’s the importance of the place we call home. Lockdowns have seen us become more intimately acquainted with our homes than ever. We’ve rejigged, redecorated, reinvented. I’ve gone one…

2 min
the style editor

ART COLLECTORS’ CALENDAR Build a gallery wall throughout the year with Desenio’s art print calendar. The designs are printed on thick paper with a smart, matt finish – just tear along the perforation to remove the date, leaving you with a 30x40cm print. Frame or hang with clips for an easy-to-update formation. There’s both a botanical collection and a kids’ calendar, too. WONDER WOOL The Wool Room is championing this miracle material, dispelling the myth that it’s itchy, difficult to wash or too warm. The wool helps make its luxury bedding naturally temperature regulating, biodegradable and hypoallergenic. What’s more, the wool will absorb harmful VOCs in the air. The wool used is now traceable, too – you can scan the bedding label with a smartphone to see the British farmers that ethically and…

1 min
high street buys

1 min
family fun and interactive

1 min
ideal vs great deal

6 min
divide & conquer

Dining room Although the living space has been split into two separate rooms, when the doors are opened wide, they still feel like one, large space – ideal at Christmastime. BUY THE KEY PIECES Britolli White marble ceramic dining table, £921.60, First Furniture, would work here The kids were getting bigger and the small living room in our old 1930s house was very small,’ says Karen van Tongeren. ‘We needed more space, and this townhouse in central Haarlem fitted the bill. We had three months before we moved in, so rather than make any big structural changes, we decided to focus on redecorating – replacing the floors and painting every square inch. Many of our neighbours had ripped out original features in their houses, but details, such as the hallway’s floral tiles, the big…