Ideal Home January 2022

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 47,74
kr 381,84
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1 min
don’t sweat the small stuff...

“My kids are unlikely to remember that I matched all the wrapping paper to the decor” I’ve been reminiscing about some of my more memorable Christmas moments, and it’s funny the ones that stick out for me. There was the year my younger brother and I were given hamsters as a surprise, only my brother’s bit him the moment he put his hand into the cage, causing a major meltdown on my brother’s part. Another year we were having drinks with some friends, I popped home to get something and ended up locking the keys in the house, so my dad had to break in with a crowbar. Or there was the time we had a BBQ planned (as a family we usually did food on Christmas Day a little differently, as…

1 min
the ih panel

HADLEY FREEMAN JOURNALIST & AUTHOR A Guardian columnist and features writer, Hadley has also penned four books. She’s about to move house – a new project! NICKY PHILLIPS DECORATING EDITOR Nicky brings over 25 years’ experience to the table, and has been part of the Ideal Home family for 21 years. CHARLIE LUXTON ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER Charlie juggles his roles as director of Charlie Luxton Design, TV presenter and public speaker. KALPANA FITZPATRICK MONEY EXPERT An award-winning financial journalist, Kalpana is a regular guest on TV and radio, and editor of FEARNE COTTON BROADCASTER & AUTHOR TV and radio presenter Fearne’s Happy Place podcast is now in its ninth series, with over 40 million downloads.…

1 min
trending on…

How to care for your poinsettia Read our expert tips and advice on how to look after everyone’s favourite Christmas plant Decorating with Christmas lights to add festive sparkle If you’re looking for creative ways to decorate with lights, we have some show-stopping Christmas ideas to light up your home. Be inspired by our simple but effective decorative ideas for festive lights and look forward to a magical season Ideal Home Approved: buying guides & reviews Getting excited about the Boxing Day sales? From stand mixers to sofa beds, we share our best-rated buys and the top deals Lay the perfect Christmas table Your tree’s dressed, the house is decorated, and all that’s left is to get the dinner table ready with our easy step-by-step guide Christmas party ideas for hosting the best festive soirée “From decorating ideas to…

1 min
‘what to do this month

DO Check out, the platform supporting various charitable causes. Choose, donate to and follow fundraising progress, while using your daily activities as a personal target to raise your own funds, for example by swapping your post workout coffee for a donation. READ Paula Sutton upped sticks, leaving London and the fashion industry for Norfolk. This new book follows her modern manor style, recipes and decorating tips, £22 (Ebury Press). LISTEN In Adrienne Herbert’s Power Hour podcast she speaks to coaches, creatives and innovators, discovering how their morning routines and daily habits could transform your life. WATCH Escape to sunny LA for season 4 of Selling Sunset. See how the other half live in million dollar mansions. From 26th November on Netflix.…

2 min
new & now

WE KEEP SEEING ‘Brown tones This colour trend has been ticking away for some time, but it’s warmed up in a big way for this season. Earthy-tinged neutrals have steadily slipped in to bump cool grey and white off the top spot, while bolder accents of rich chestnut, terracotta and deep chocolate brown are taking their place in finishes for flooring, furniture, upholstery and textiles too. Day Birger et Mikkelsen Home has embraced these sumptuous shades, teaming them with quilted velvet and raw silk and a little ’70s bohemian flair for a double dose of cosiness. We love the addition of white and raspberry for a modern, refreshing lift. IH LOVES... ‘Door jewellery Vine leaf and buttercup drawer handles, £40 each, Alex Monroe SURPRISE IN STORE ‘Roomy larder cupboards at Next With kitchens shifting to open-plan, sociable spaces,…

1 min
we’re following

@thevitaminseaproject YOUR BEST DECORATING DECISION? We’ve just embarked on a big move to the Kent coast. We’ve got ambitious plans that we’ll tackle slowly over a two year period. YOUR SECRET STYLING IDEA? In our last home (see @thevitamindproject), I wanted a freestanding stone bath. Budget got the better of us, so I created a cost-effective alternative by using terracotta tiles on the floor and up a custom bath panel. FAVOURITE CORNER OF YOUR HOME? We work hard to give attention to detail, that means no corners go unloved and there are pockets of joy all around the house. AN ITEM IN YOUR HOME THAT SPARKS JOY? My vintage theatre chairs (pictured). They’re so unique, and I love that they take up hardly any space when not in use.…