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Your Home November 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.

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United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min

This time of year is often overlooked – after all, it’s too early to start looking forward to Christmas – but I think there’s a magic to it. It’s the perfect time to hunker down in our beautiful homes, and indulge in a bit of Scandinavian hygge. And this issue is all about just that! First up, transform your bedroom into a snug sanctuary from page 36, then learn how to make the most of the daylight with mirrors great and small from page 42. In Home Improvement Extra, we reveal the best portable heaters and flue stoves to keep you toasty – since I’ve started working from home more, I definitely feel the need for one of these! And, of course, there’s Your Essential Guide to Cosy Living – full…

3 min
this month we love…

Hidden Gem: PRIOR , Bristol For sustainable pieces with special stories behind them, take a trip to PRIOR in Bristol’s Old Market. Forget frivolous purchases and throwaway culture, the co-op shop prides itself on stocking products that are made to last. PRIOR showcases work from 28 local makers, all of whom offer bespoke commissions so there’s plenty of choice, from geometric pots (right), to boho macramé wall hangings. As well as homewares, there’s also organic, vegan skincare on offer, and handmade jewellery you won’t see on anybody else. Visit the shop at 58 West Street, St Phillips, Bristol, BS2 0BL or online at priorshop.uk Go all out Are you a fan of bold colours, in-your-face patterns and all things clashing? If the answer is yes, then this book is for you. Everything: A Maximalist…

2 min
your letters

ART ATTACK All the rooms in our new build are white so I felt I needed to add a bit of life to them. I decided to do something a little different and make a feature of the walls in the downstairs toilet. I painted the wildflowers freehand using various tester pots – I love how they’ve turned out! Hannah Rollinson, by email Your Home says Your bathroom looks stunning, Hannah! This is such a creative idea and your painting skills are incredible. ★ Hannah’s letter has won her a bespoke ARRAN gift box, worth £75! Shelfie goals I got this shelving for my birthday, and I decided to upcycle it with a bit of colour as we already had a lot of wood in our kitchen. I drink a lot of coffee, so after a…

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house hold hints

How to… Get your home ready for the holiday season The most wonderful time of the year is rapidly approaching. There are parties to host, marshmallows to toast and friends and family to welcome into your home (Covid-permitting)! So now is a great time to get ahead with a big winter clean before you open up the advent calendar. It can be a busy few weeks, but these tips and tricks will make life that little bit easier… Organisation is key. Before you begin, make a detailed list of everything that needs to be cleaned, fixed or prepared. Start with a strict declutter. Donate anything you no longer use to charity and put everything back in its rightful place, especially before you bring out any Christmas decorations. Now it’s time for a deep…

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what to look out for this month

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we test… slow cookers

THINGS WE CONSIDERED ● Does it cook food well? ● How simple is it to set up? ● How easy is it to clean? SWAN RETRO 1.5 LITRE SLOW COOKER £25 AO.COM Effective at cooking meat, fish and veg dishes, this slow cooker is a great all-rounder. Its small size is ideal if you’re only cooking for one or two, and it can be stored easily in bijoux kitchens. It’s easy to use, thanks to a simple dial system and the removable pot makes cleaning a breeze. The retro design looks gorgeous in neutral and colourful kitchens alike (we’re big fans of the baby blue). JUDGE ELECTRICALS 1.5 LITRE SLOW COOKER £23 HORWOOD This compact cooker couldn’t be easier to use – simply plug it in and turn the dial. Its easy-to-clean ceramic pot is deep and…