Apologies for the late post! Yesterday I was out celebrating my housemate Ali’s birthday in the most beautiful pub/restaurent, with a post to come on its amazing decor. As promised, here is Monday’s Personal Inspiration post on Ideal Home Magazine.
Before I moved to university I loved buying magazines. There is something really luxurious about the glossy covers and beautiful photographs that made magazines a really nice treat. Once I started university and I had to budget, magazines were the first thing to go. A lot of the content is available on the web and paying £2-5 for a magazine were most of the pages are advertising didn’t seem like a great deal. However, after beginning this blog and my Interior Design Diploma I realised that although magazines are costly, they also act as materials for collage and inspiration. (They’re also a nice treat!) So now, every now and again, I’ll treat myself to a magazine, and mostly it’s Ideal Home!Ideal Home is a beautiful magazine. The styling is stunning, but while being aesthetically pleasing this magazine has a lot more to offer. There are regular home tours, helpful ‘how-to’s and most importantly a list most of the items featured in the magazine and where to buy them. I love learning about new home decor stores to peruse on the internet and create wishlists and interior schemes from, and Ideal Home makes this easy, while providing great inspiration too!
I’d also highly recommend the House to Home website, which is a conglomeration of Ideal Home and its sister magazines online. It’s full of great pictures and informative articles for just about anything to do with your home!