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Your Home May 2020

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned expert, Your Home magazine will give you the best in design ideas, makeover tips and money-saving advice that'll help you spruce up your home and garden.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min

In these difficult times it’s easy to get bored staring at the same four walls day in, day out. If you’ve decided to give your home a revamp, then you’ve come to the right place. In this issue we’ve got plenty of ideas to help you turn your home from drab to fab. On page 40 you’ll find a host of quick and easy decorating ideas that can transform your home in just a weekend, while over on page 36 we’ve got lots of affordable solutions to help you switch up your décor for a lighter, brighter summer look. Now that trips to the spa are a distant memory, maybe you fancy recreating the experience at home. Turn to page 54 to find all the inspiration you need to create your own special…

3 min
this month we love…

The market that comes to you! The monthly food market in Malton brings gastronomes to the Yorkshire town from far and wide. But the government measures to contain Covid-19 mean any plans to visit have to be put on hold. But that doesn’t mean the pastries, pies, fresh produce and beverages that would normally be on sale at the market can’t still be enjoyed, as many of the regular stallholders have teamed up to organise a delivery service. If you’re within range, you can have some of the delicious delights brought direct to your door. Find out more at www.maltondelivers.co.uk Camperdown Lane, Hereford This independent, family-run interiors business was set up by three sisters in 2016. Their passion for all things homely stems from their mum, who used to buy, transform and sell houses…

3 min
your letters

PLANT POWER I wanted to share photos of my finished light décor project that I’m super proud of. I love indoor plants and wanted to create something original. I found the brass ceiling pendant light reduced as it had no shades. Instead, it had lots of faux leaves and foliage threaded through a garden trellis. I added some globe bulbs and hung it up using fish wire in the corners to help hold the weight. My son calls it our jungle light! Rebecca Smith via email Your Home says This looks like something that’s come straight out of a design showroom, Rebecca! It’s such a lovely idea and you’ve created a truly eye-catching piece. ★ Rebecca’s letter has won her a goody bag from Crafter’s Companion. Send us your projects and photos and you…

2 min
household hints

How to… Clean and store your winter bedding Now that the warmer weather is here, it’s time to pack away those thick winter duvets and blankets. Follow our top tips to make sure yours stay in good condition during their months in storage. The first thing to remember is that bedding must be clean and completely dry before you pack it away. Even a small amount of dirt or moisture can encourage mould, staining and odours. Always follow the cleaning instructions recommended by the manufacturer, otherwise you run the risk of damaging your bedding. Duvets and pillows with synthetic fillings can often be washed at home in the machine, if they’ll fit comfortably, but always check the label first. Bedding filled with natural materials can sometimes be washed at home, but are often…

1 min
what to look out for this month

Ideal for an alfresco feast, these melamine plates prove that you don’t need to sacrifice style for practicality. We love the contemporary designs in crisp white and dark blue Royal Doulton Pacific melamine salad plates, £18 for four, John Lewis Create a talking point at your table with one of these quirky bottle openers. The only issue is deciding which one to choose Lobster bottle opener, £18, Paperchase. Palm tree bottle opener, £4, Matalan. Bird bottle opener, £19.50, Oliver Bonas Keep the drinks flowing with this stylish dispenser – its wide neck opening means it’s easy to pack with plenty of ice and fruit. So it’s perfect for punch! Kilner 5L vintage drinks dispenser, £18.50, Amazon Gather your condiments and cutlery in one place with this handy organiser. It also features a chalkboard on one side…

1 min
great buy

It might not be the first place you think of that would harbour germs, but your home office should have a regular deep clean. All those nooks and crannies are ideal hiding places for dust and grime, so why not tackle them with these nifty tools from OXO? Bring some sparkle back to your screen with the microfibre cloth that will wipe away grubby fingerprints and smudges. The loop brush reaches down into the gaps in your keyboard to sweep out any debris and a firm-bristled brush will help to remove any tacky marks without scratching the surface. All three tools attach to a convenient ring so they stay together, and the cloth has its own pouch.…