We all want the ideal home, which is why interior design magazines are still among some of the most popular publications on the shelves. As well as giving readers something interesting to sink their teeth into, home magazines offer all sorts of useful tips and advice for domestic projects.
Whether you’re looking for guidance on how to turn a neglected space into a cosy retreat, or you’re simply after some hints on ways to brighten up a shabby-looking garden, these helpful magazines can provide some great inspiration and help to get those home renovation and decoration projects up and running.
Although there are a number of great magazines on the market, as with all publications, some are more useful than others. After sampling what each of the best-sellers has to offer, we picked out our 12 favourites, so check them out for some inspiring advice and top tips for all your interior design needs.
Aimed at the budget-conscious reader, this magazine features real-life reader homes, wallet-friendly home makeovers and all sorts of useful information on updating your living space for less.
Your Home also features advice from esteemed celebrity design and property experts, who are on hand to offer their guidance on how to make effective and affordable changes to the home.
Style at Home
Style at Home offers helpful hints and suggestions for women looking to create their dream dwelling on a budget and each issue is brimming with ideas that will help you transform your home into a palace.
As well as providing great recommendations for decoration, the publication features reviews of some of the high street’s must-have products. The magazine also has a massive social media community where avid readers can connect and share their stories and practical advice with one another.
The official magazine of the hit TV series of the same name, Grand Designs magazine is bursting with practical home improvement advice and features all the ideas and inspiration you need to get your home renovation ideas off the ground.
Each issue contains real-life home revamp stories, clever decorating hacks and presenter Kevin McLoud’s latest news and views on all things DIY. There are also some great deals on subscriptions so to find out how to pick up your copy for even less, head the Grand Designs website.
Desperate for a source of inspiration to jazz up your home? Elle Decoration showcases some of the world’s most beautiful homes, offering useful ideas and clever ways that you can achieve your domestic goals.
The glossy magazine features interior design tips, as well as furniture, paint and wallpaper picks. The magazine is without a doubt the world’s leading home & lifestyle magazine, and as it’s page-to-page with insightful information and helpful content it’s little wonder it’s a best-seller.
On the shelves since 1920, Ideal homes is one of Britain’s longest-running home magazines - pick up a copy and after only a few pages, you’ll soon see why. Every issue is jam-packed full of inspiring ideas showing how to make the most of your space and each month the magazine features real-life home, kitchen and bathroom makeovers, as well as clever property improvement ideas and decor suggestions.
The magazine also contains reviews of newly-released products, with editorials on some of the most sought-after furniture, appliances and accessories on the market.
One for the trendies, Coveted Magazine covers all things luxury fashion and design. The world-wide publication features a range of content, from the latest news and views, as well as reviews on the latest products and fashion pieces. Coveted also includes interviews with some of the most influential figures from the world of design, which offers readers some fascinating insight, as well as some invaluable inspiration.
Country Homes & Interiors
Country Homes & Interiors is the ideal magazine for anyone involved or interested in country life. Stay up-to-date with all of the latest news from the country, and view property listings each month for some of the most beautiful rural homes on the market.
Good Homes offers creative solutions to real-life home problems for those who take a hands-on approach to styling and redecorating their homes. The magazine dedicates its pages to shopping ideas, decoration hints and informative buyers’ guides.
For any budding designers out there interested in a career change or simply looking for ways to get creative, Good Homes now offer exciting interior design courses. So if you fancy yourself as the next Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen or Linda Barker, grab a copy of the magazine or head to the website for more information.
The World of Interiors
The World of Interiors is an innovative publication that melds fashion and design making the magazine perfect for designers and inspiration-hungry home decorators alike. The magazine aims to inspire those with a passion for design and it remains one of the foremost interior design publications on the planet.
Every issue features beautiful pictures, design ideas and helpful hints on how to transform unsightly aspects of your kitchen, bathroom or bedroom into something aesthetically appealing. The magazine is also an excellent resource for staying in the loop with design ideas and trends.
What distinguishes this magazine from others in this list is it employs a degree of light humour throughout. From the snappy editorials with clever puns and light-hearted quips, to the tales about quirky homes owned by hilarious eccentrics, the World of Interiors shows a humorous side to design that’s often absent elsewhere.
Livingetc is Britain’s best-selling modern homes magazine. The publication arrived on the shelves in 1998 after spotting a gap in the market for minimalist living. Today, the magazine makes modern design accessible for its style-conscious readers, with ideas, hints and suggestions on how to achieve an ultra-modern, stylish home for less.
Each issue also features recipes by Australian food guru Donna Hay, so as well as useful design information readers can get inspired in the kitchen too.
For well over a century, House Beautiful has been one of the most recognised interior design magazines in the UK. The publication combines real-life inspiration with practical ideas to help transform your living space into something that’s both attractive and functional.
Readers can also keep up-to-date with property and financial news, and the publication’s monthly product reviews will ensure you stay in the know when it comes to the must-have new releases.
25 Beautiful Homes
Each issue of this monthly magazine delivers real-life stories and design inspiration by featuring 25 of the most beautiful homes in the country. That means that across a 12 month period, you’ll receive access to over 300 of the most inspirational homes imaginable - if that doesn’t get the creative juices flowing, nothing will!
While most of us have the ambition to improve our homes in one way or another, without the right source of information finding inspiration can be hard. Using interior design magazines, which are bursting at the seams with ideas and helpful advice can be just the push we need - check out these 12 and you should have all the imagination required to make some eye-catching home improvements and make your dream home a reality.