• Tree trends 2016

    by  • November 15, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Have you seen our December issue? Our annual Christmas Tree Challenge brings you the hottest festive trends for 2016 and we invited seven of our fab readers to help us decorate a Christmas tree. From traditional red and white to glam pink and gold, we’ve got seven fab schemes you will love. Plus, we’re giving away a bundle of Christmas decorations from the shoot to give away. Visit www.housetohome.co.uk/xmasgiveaway for your chance to win.

    Nordic shelter from Homebase
    Traditional winter whites mix with cool blues to create a striking festive look that is unique and impressive.


    Frosted pines from Dunelm
    Create a calm retreat with rustic, snow-capped decs in wintry whites and greys, and natural eucalyptus, pine and mistletoe.


    Frozen mansion from George Home
    Go for a special look this year with delicate blush pinks and gold hues that shimmer, sparkle and ooze opulence.


    Cosy chalet from Wyevale Garden Centres
    Tartan ornaments, red and green trimmings and handmade decorations come together for a perfect homespun scheme.


    True enchantment from Wilko
    Dress the tree in blue and copper with ice-blue lights for extra twinkle, finishing this magical look with silver accessories.


    Scandi chic from Marks & Spencer
    Gleaming silver tones and natural elements combine to create this wonderfully special look with a Scandinavian feel.


    Festive glamour from Poundland
    If you want something extra special go for soft golds, copper and bronze with hints of Champagne for a truly beautiful look.



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    Add a neon touch to your home

    by  • September 21, 2016 • 0 Comments


    We are partial to a bit of neon here at Style at Home and to say we were completely mesmerised by the designs from Jo Jo Neon is an understatement. Together Jody, creator of the fab lifestyle brand BON and Jo, an art teacher and designer have teamed up as Jo Jo Neon to take part in Somerset Open Studios.

    They create stunning neon art pieces and interior accessories so you can create a fun an affordable look in your home. From prints to cushions, you’re sure to find something you will love.

    Open daily from 17 September to 2 October 12pm to 5pm at Park Farm, Kingsettle Hill, South Brewham, Bruton, Somerset, BA10 0LA, pop by and check out their beautiful designs. Plus, try your hand at one of their great workshops on Sunday 25 September and 2 October 2-5pm. Have a go at silkscreen printing and make your own creative pompom art pieces. Each workshop is £5 and includes your own neon treat to take away.

    For more info check out bon-maison.co.uk

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    Go pom pom crazy with this nifty gizmo

    by  • August 24, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Essentials 003_RWant a faster, easier and fun way to make pom poms? Then you must try the latest pom pom maker from Clover (from £6.60 each). Everyone has been going crazy over this little invention, using it to decorate scarves, hats and handbags.

    First seen being used on TV by Kirstie Allsopp, the nation went wild and wanted to know what all the fuss was about over this clever gadget.

    With no need to thread needles through loops, you will have your pom pom’s made in minutes, providing hours of entertainment. Coming with two sizes per pack you can experiment with different styles and colours to create a unique, handmade product of your own. They make perfect little gifts for family and friends, so we’re sure that once they set their eyes on your creation they will want to make some of their own, too!

    Clear, step-by-step instructions are provided in each pack to get you started, though you will pick it up in no time! Available from all craft, knitting and hobby shops, get your hands on one today and never go back at using that old-school, cardboard method.

    For where to buy a Clover pom pom maker, email clover@stockistenquiries.co.uk or call 01453 883581.

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    Calling all crafters

    by  • August 17, 2016 • 0 Comments


    Get hands on and creative at the Sewing, Stitching, and Hobbycrafts show held at EventCity, Manchester. Returning with over 60 exhibitions, this event will have your imagination running wild!

    With the encouragement and assistance from skilled experts you can get inspired to create something new and original. The wide range of workshops include jewellery making, paper craft demonstrations and learning how to sew, which make it a fun and exciting way to spend your day.

    The event will be held from 8-10 September 2016, 10AM-4PM (5PM SAT). Tickets are available from the link below, though all workshops are bookable on the day only.

    For more information and tickets click here

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    Add a pop of coral

    by  • August 17, 2016 • 0 Comments

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    You may remember this kitchen feature from our September issue.


    We had loads of fun shooting Samantha’s kitchen and loved her use of bold coral accessories against the neutral backdrop. Here are some of our favourite items from the shoot.

    All products can be found on notonthehighstreet.com 


    These faux orange roses are a great way to bring some colour into the kitchen. Placed in a glass vase, these flowers add life and vibrancy to the room, and you won’t have to worry about replacing them every week, which is an added bonus.

    Artificial Orange Tea Rose

    This ‘Like a Boss’ print is bold, fun and quirky. It adds a burst of colour and word art products are really on trend, so give it a contemporary look, too.

    'Like A Boss' Faux Gold Foil Print

    Frame an old photo with a modern, border for an updated look. Clashing vintage with modern is very much on trend and the use of the patterned edges is a nice eye-catching touch.

    Coral Print Wooden Photo Frame

    We love this dipped coral basket – perfect for placing small bits and bobs and keeping the place tidy. The bright colour unifies the other coral accessories and completes the look.

    Coral Dipped Belly Basket

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    Light up your room with Hive Bulbs

    by  • August 15, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Young man using digital tablet in his living room

    The Hive Active Light bulbs are a new life changing innovation that you won’t believe you have ever lived without. These smart LED bulbs not only save energy and reduce the cost of your energy bills but can also be controlled whenever, wherever you like, through the use of your smartphone – making them perfect for today’s busy lifestyle.

    With the allowance of schedules to be set for the lights to come on, off and dim, you can feel at ease that no-one will know when you are not home. Stumbling around in the dark looking for the light switch will be a thing of the past and, much to the annoyance of the kids, you can also use them as a morning alarm, turning the bedside lamp on, meaning you wont have to deal with the hassle. Or even controlling when it’s time for lights out!

    The bulbs are as easy to install as a regular bulb and are available in both screw and bayonet formats. Just pair them with a Hive Hub and you can get started right away. The initial cost of a Hive Hub is priced at £80, however after that one off payment, it is only £19 per bulb, which we think is worth it, considering they provide security, safety, and, most importantly, peace of mind.

    For more information head over to the Hive website here.

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    Upcycle a chest of drawers

    by  • July 4, 2016 • 0 Comments


    Upcycle a chest of drawers

    In our August issue one of our readers asked for an easy furniture upcycling project to try. At Style at Home we love upcycling, it’s an easy and budget-friendly way to give furniture a new lease of life. If you have an old chest of drawers knocking around why not try this fab ombre project? Download our free, handy guide below and get painting!

    Chest of drawers upcycling project

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