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Your Home Special 2021

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

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1 min

Whether you’re looking to transform your place with a whole new look, or just to freshen up with some instant updates, you’ve picked the right mag, as it’s the annual Your Home Decorating Special! We know it can be hard to fit projects in around your 9-to-5, so we’ve pulled together 17 DIY updates for weekend decorating on page 38. There are quick wins for every budget and taste, plus, keep reading for our guide to creating a gallery wall – with a few prints, photos and even pretty postcards, you can make a whole new focal point no time (page 44). I firmly believe that Your Home readers are the savviest, most stylish DIYers out there, so this month we take a look back to your best-ever décor tips and tricks,…

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this month we love…

TABLEWARE TREASURES Take a trip to the Med with the new Levantine tableware collection from John Lewis & Partners. Inspired by the lively architectural designs of the Levant region, the collection of bowls, plates, serving trays and platters fuses striking colour pairings, traditional tile-inspired patterns and geometric shapes. We’re all longing for those balmy summer days gathered around a spectacular spread of food with friends, and this is exactly the tableware you need to impress your guests. Instagram inspiration If you’re hesitant about introducing bold splashes of colour to your home, look to @overatno18 on Instagram. Geri describes her interior style as being ‘all about making a statement with colour, texture and pattern’, and in a world full of cream and beige, we admire her fearless approach to decorating. Geri advises keeping the…

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get in touch your letters

Paint it perfect During lockdown, I decided I would try my hand at paint pouring. I suffer with some depression and during lockdown it increased. I bought cheap paints and watched hours of YouTube videos for design inspiration. I got to work and out of nowhere, these three beautiful paint pours came to light! Painting, art and anything creative has helped me throughout these hard times and I would like to thank your magazine for printing the ‘Your Handmade Home’ section – I love it. Tara Pring, by email Your Home says: Thank you for sharing your gorgeous paintings, Tara. We’re so happy you’ve been able to unleash your creativity this lockdown! Sitting pretty As I write, we are in our third lockdown and more than ever I needed to create a happy place where…

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letter of the month

INTO THE BLUE I’ve been so inspired by some of the amazing content and home styles in Your Home. I decided to utilise my self-isolation period to completely overhaul my living room. In ten days, on a small budget of £125, I managed to give the room an entire new look. The amazing ideas from your magazine really inspired me and gave me the confidence to give it a try! From outdated, tired-looking purple to a modern navy and white! Krista Moran, by email Your Home says: What a lovely transformation, Krista! We’re big fans of navy interiors and think it’s definitely a colour trend that’s here to stay! ★ Krista’s letter has won her a selection of Bonne Maman citrus goodies worth £70!…

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household hints

HOW TO... transform your utility space If you’re fortunate to have a utility space in your home, it’s likely to do a lot of the heavy lifting when it comes to housework. Clever storage solutions are of course important, but practicality doesn’t have to take priority over prettiness – remember to consider decorative details like paint shades and hardware… • First things first, storage. Utility rooms are often compact so it’s crucial to be nifty with your space. Use the height of the room – a hanging clothes airer will save floor space and don’t forget about the room above your cupboards. If you’re fitting out the room from scratch, design the cupboard space with all of your household items in mind. Allow room for taller items such as the ironing board…

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eco friendly cleaners

All-purpose sanitiser spray, £2.85 for 500ml , Bio-D Packed with orange oil to cut through grease and soap scum while leaving a light citric scent on your surfaces, this sanitiser can be used across worktops, sinks, paintwork, ovens and hobs. Gentle to the skin, it didn’t take much elbow grease to scrub our kitchen counters and bathroom taps back to gleaming condition. Its packaging ticks the eco-friendly box, as the bottle, bar the pump, is made from 100 per cent recycled materials. Lavender & Rosemary eco multi-surface cleaner, £4.25 for 500ml , KINN Safe to use on all surfaces, this spray is mild but effective. Made with pure essential oils and plant-based ingredients, it has natural anti-bacterial properties so you can expect glistening worktops in no time at all. The delicate Lavender &…