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I swapped rooms for the perfect living space

Alice Moseley switched rooms to make better use of the downstairs space and has created a cheerful living room the whole family can enjoy
Alice’s living room is now colourful and bright with accessories that contrast well with the white walls. The result is a room the children enjoy as much as Alice does

Total Cost £3,256

When most people redecorate a room, they choose a new paint colour, furniture and accessories.

But Alice Moseley went a step further with her 1930s semi in Gloucestershire and chose a new room altogether. ‘My living room was originally next to the kitchen, with the dining room at the front of the house. But the layout didn’t work for us as a family,’ she explains. ‘So as the two rooms were the same size I decided to swap them to give a better flow to the living space.’ Alice wanted a warm, cosy and inviting room to enjoy with her sons, Thane, eight, and Frankie, six, and their Jack Russell, Cyril.

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We love nothing better than a nice brew in the Your Home office, so you can imagine how excited we were testing out the latest tea and coffee machines for this issue. Whether your favourite is a cappuccino, a double espresso or a good old Earl Grey, we’ve found the best machines for the job so you can enjoy coffee shop quality in your own home (p.52). September is the time of year when the weather starts to change and we begin to spend more time indoors once more. So in this issue we’ve put together a round-up of the latest interior trends on the high street to make your home look its cosy best over the coming months (p.36). For even more inspiration, turn to page 20 to discover our pick of the latest accessories and homewares to give your rooms an elegant on-trend oriental look. And, as always, we’ve got plenty of inspiring makeovers – this month we’ve got three stunning living rooms (p.24), and beautiful reader homes (p.73) to give you plenty of affordable ideas to recreate in your own home. Your garden may be looking a little jaded now autumn is creeping in, but this is the perfect time to plan ahead to ensure it’s bursting with colour in the spring. On page 114 you’ll find all you need to know about which bulbs to plant for a riot of spring colour next year, as well as some unusual varieties to try too. Last, but not least, do check out our quick and easy supper recipes (p.100), the fish finger pie is my new guilty pleasure!
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