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Your Home October 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.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
13 Issues

in this issue

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Autumn is in the air and, as the nights begin to draw in, it’s the perfect time to snuggle up with your favourite interiors mag! So pop the kettle on, and get ready to be inspired… Start with some window shopping thanks to Trend Alert: Fireside Glow (p22), where we bring you all the finds you need to turn your home into a cosy, welcoming space. Then, continue onto page 40, to discover beautiful autumnal patterns and prints that are full of seasonal charm. Next, see our homes (from p75) and bathroom makeovers (from p26), which are packed with stylish ideas to steal, from our cover star Reena’s gorgeous rustic-Scandi renovation (p82) to Celie’s luxe-on-a-shoestring bathroom (p26), there are practical, budget-friendly tips and tricks aplenty. And finally, do check out our fab selection…

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this month we love

HOT FROM THE HIGH STREET Homesense The Seventies are seeing a resurgence in Homesense’s new AW21 range – the latest collection of furniture and accessories features groovy geometric shapes, big textures and a seriously bold colour palette to bring a distinctly retro look to your home. ‘Embrace colours with punch – rich greens, mustards, browns and shades of orange,’ says Diana Civil, Homesense’s resident stylist. ‘And if a fully 1970s palette seems too bold, go for a plain backdrop and inject colour, texture and pattern with a few carefully chosen accessories.’ Art and soul With party season almost upon us, Desenio’s latest Studio Luxe collection is getting us in the spirit thanks to its selection of fun photographic prints featuring sparkly dresses, champagne glasses and glamorous heels – we plan on hanging these…

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your home inspiration

We’re reading… The Joy of Living with plants, £9.99 Small-space gardening expert Isabelle Palmer shows us how to create hanging gardens at home with easy-to-follow steps while sharing advice on taking care of your ever-growing collection of houseplants. We’re following… @edwardian_london_terrace A love of bold patterns and dark colours is apparent throughout Denise’s home. She has been bringing character back to an Edwardian terrace that was once stripped of all original features. Her Instagram is one to watch if you have a penchant for traditional style with a modern twist! We’re going to… Bath Decorative Antiques Fair, 22nd-24th October Taking place at The Pavilion in Bath, here you’ll be able to scour the stands of exhibitors from across the UK and Europe, hopefully snapping up some unique vintage finds. Tickets cost £5.…

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get in touch your letters

Office antics At our small shop in Cornwall, The Misses Lobb, we’re always up for a challenge when it comes to transforming furniture, but this request was a new one for us. It was impossible for our customer to keep this formerly rusty filing cabinet out of sight in her little workroom, so she asked us if we could make it more presentable – and we think we smashed it! Painted in Frenchic’s ‘After Midnight’ paint and papered with a funky lemur paper, it gets attention for all the right reasons now. Sharron and Zoe Lobb, Cornwall Your Home says: Wow, what a transformation! We love the bright and beautiful rainforest theme you’ve gone for. Table service I found this table and thought it was the perfect upcycling project as I needed one for my…

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letter of the month

INTO THE WOODS When we moved into a very dated 1950s semi-detached house, updating the front living room was one of our first jobs. We decided to wood clad a wall and sourced materials from our local timber merchant. We created a stud wall to attach the panels onto, then whitewashed the wood for a soft finish. In summer the room has an airy Hamptons feel and in winter, when the fire is lit, we feel like we’re in a Colorado log cabin! Louise Trasatti, Cheshire Your Home says: What a clever feature wall you’ve created, Louise! This style will be versatile all year round. ★ Louise’s letter has won her a Fabulosa cleaning bundle, worth £50!…

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household hints

HOW TO... draught-proof your home As the evenings draw in and temperatures begin to drop, thoughts turn towards trying to keep warm indoors. So it’s time to batten down the hatches and prevent any pesky breezes from coming through… • First, try to establish where any draughts are coming into your home. The most common spots are around windows, doors, letterboxes or gaps in your floorboards. You may also find breezes are getting in through gaps in the wall where skirting hasn’t been fitted, such as behind kitchen cabinets or around pipework coming through the floor. • Some draughty areas are easier to fix than others. For windows, a set of thick curtains will usually do the trick, as will a rug for draughts through your floorboards. You can also add a cover…