Best UK Interior Design Magazines

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The other week Gary and Brenda visited the Spring Autumn Fair in Birmingham.  With hundreds of suppliers under one roof, it’s the perfect chance to keep up to date on trends and see products up close before making that all important buying decision.

If you too are someone who loves keeping up to date on interior design or are planning to redecorate, you need to gather inspiration. Visiting shows isn’t always the easiest, so the great news is that you can gather ideas from your very own sofa thanks to a great range of UK interior design magazines.

We’d recommend grabbing a cuppa, in your favourite chair and a few (or all) of the below publications.  You’ll soon be brimming with ideas for your next home project!

Let’s look at the best 6 UK interior design magazines.

Best 6 UK Interior Design Magazine

1.  House Beautiful

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House Beautiful delivers stylish home inspiration and the latest interior design trends, as well as practical ideas and advice on decorating, renovating and gardening.

Published first in 1896, it’s published monthly full of inspirational ideas.  You can buy from local newsagents and supermarkets for £4.40 or sign up to an online subscription via Hearst Magazines HERE.

Check out these 3 recent House Beautiful articles online which we love:

Graham & Brown Colour of the Year for 2019
6 ways to maximise your small hallway in style
7 stylish ways to decorate your home with copper

Visit the House Beautiful website HERE.

 

2.  Ideal Home

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Published monthly by IPC Media, Ideal Home was previously known as Housetohome.co.uk.

First published in 1920, the magazine focuses on home interior decoration articles containing advice for every room.

You can buy from local newsagents and supermarkets for £4.20 or sign up to an online subscription via Ideal Home HERE.

Check out these 3 recent Ideal Home articles online which we love:

Decorating ideas to steal from the Great British Bake Off tent
How to paint your front door – to create plenty of kerb appeal
Best bread makers – the top models for fresh homemade bread

Visit the Ideal Home website HERE.

 

3.  The World of Interiors

Founded in London by Kevin Kelly, The World of Interiors is one of the youngest publications in our ‘best of list’ having been first published as Interioris in November 1981.

The glossy monthly magazine is published by Condé Nast and states that it is “Always relevant, always unpredictable.  It doesn’t so much fit into the market as define it.”

You aren’t currently able to view article onlines but  you can buy hardcopies for £6 or subscribe online HERE.

Follow The World of Interiors Facebook Page Here to get a feel for the type of articles they publish and you can find out more information via their website HERE.

4.  ELLE Decoration UK

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ELLE Decoration is a monthly style magazine for your home with an aim to be “useful, beautiful and inspirational”.

They also run the hotly contested British Design Awards celebrating design talent within the UK.

Retailing around £8 per issue, you can buy from local newsagents and supermarkets for or sign up to an online subscription via Hearst Magazines HERE.

Check out these 3 recent ELLE Decoration articles online which we love:

8 Unexpected Wall and Floor Patterns to try out in your tiniest rooms
Cover House from July 2017
Neutral Power: How to Choose Subtle Colours for Your Home

Visit the ELLE Decoration UK website HERE.

5.  House & Garden

elle-magazine-decor-ideas-homeFirst published in 1947, House & Garden Magazine UK is published by Condé Nast.  A monthly magazine available in both print and digital format, they showcase trends in decor, gardens and include recipe and lifestyle articles too.

They also publish the coveted Top 100 Interior Designer list each year, with the 2018 Top 100 list published in full HERE.

House & Garden retails at £3.30 via supermarkets and newsagents but you can also subscribe online HERE.

Check out these 3 recent House & Garden articles online which we love:

Willow Crossley on how to arrange foraged wildflowers
The strong, timeless colours you should be painting your house this yearInside ‘the most perfect small estate in Scotland’

Visit the House & Garden website HERE.

6. Country Living

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If you prefer a countryside feeling to your decor, then Country Living, published monthly is the perfect interior design magazine for you.

Aimed at “anyone whose heart is in the country”, Country Living focuses on homes and decor alongside food, farming, crafts and gardening.

Country Living retails at £3.30 via supermarkets and newsagents but you can also subscribe online HERE.

Check out these 3 recent Country Living articles online which we love:

10 of the best B&Bs in Britain for the perfect staycation
How to choose and style the perfect bookshelf
Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud reveals the best ways to make your home more eco-friendly

Visit the Country Living website HERE.

Over to You

We’d love to know how you get inspiration for your own home decor.  Jump into the comments and let us know:

Do you subscribe to an interior design magazine? Do you find them helpful for inspiration?
Where do you source your own inspiration from?  Do you plan a certain look and collate ideas or find it just comes together?

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