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Decorating

The latest looks and buys from the high street
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Trend: Velvet

With the popularity of retro-inspired décor, it seems 2016 is the year of the comeback, and the next blast-from-the-past to make a reappearance in our homes is velvet. The sumptuous fabric will instantly add some glamour to any setting and is perfect for upping the cosy factor in your living room or bedroom. Opt for crushed velvet to make a statement or plain velvet in a bold colour to add texture and interest to your scheme without the need for loud patterns. If you’re not feeling especially brave, a velvet cushion or throw in your favourite colour will add some much needed texture to cotton bedding or a leather sofa. And if you are feeling brave, don’t be afraid to go for a velvet sofa or headboard – they won’t date as quickly as you’d imagine and will bring a new level of comfort to your room.

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May is a great month for DIYers and decorators, as the days are now longer and lighter and we get two bank holidays to make the most of too! If you’re planning a spot of redecorating, then you’ll find plenty of exciting colour schemes to inspire you in this issue. Whether you love bold brights or sophisticated neutrals, we’ve got some great looks for you try on page 36, while on page 20 we look back in time to see how to make the season’s hottest retro trends work in your home. And don’t forget your windows when planning your new scheme. Shutters are big news right now, so we’ve put together a buyer’s guide to the latest, most gorgeous designs at affordable prices to help you choose the ones that are right for you (p.40). While you’re at it, check out our fantastic competition to win a set of bespoke shutters from Hillarys (p.43). Early summer is a good time to fit a new bathroom but many of us are put off by the cost. Never fear – we’ve found some real bargain buys that prove you don’t need to take out a second mortgage to get the bathroom of your dreams (p.54). If installing a new kitchen is on your to-do list this year, then you must read our feature on page 46 to discover the latest hi-tech gadgets that can make your life so much easier and give you more time to yourself (and who doesn’t want that eh?) Finally, take a look at our delicious meat-free recipe ideas (p.100 – ideal for quick and healthy family meals, whether you’re a veggie or not. P.S. The noodle dish is utterly scrummy!
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