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The next big thing...

Upcycling, papering and easy tiling, we walk you through the projects that fill DIY newbies with dread

LESSON 1

Expert advice

The principles of papering

Feeling flustered at the thought of pasting paper to the walls? Don’t sweat it – Gill Burn of Lady Decorators shares her not-to-be-missed tips.

1 I can’t stress it enough: preparation is key. Collect your tools, clean your walls and cover your surfaces – skip this step and you risk doing a shoddy job.

2 The label on the paper will tell you everything you need to know – the pattern repeat, the pattern match, the batch number and which kind of paste it requires. Read it carefully, purchase the correct paste (not to mention enough rolls for the job) and whatever you do, make sure every roll you buy has the same batch number.

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Transforming your home on a budget? You’ve come to the right place. Begin your bargain hunt with a stop-off on page 6, where you’ll find the best décor buys the high street has to offer – starting from just £2. Next, get your fix of design inspiration with our four fabulous real homes; Rebecca Hadley’s stairs (p.16) and Janice Issit’s bathtub (p. 46) are feats of creative magic. Steph and Abbi on the HomeStyle team have completely demystified the dark arts of DIY on page 61, from tool box starter kits and tiling masterclasses to solving your worst decorating disasters. For those DIY-ing to add value to your home, flip to page 80, where we’ve brought a whole new meaning to packing on the pounds – you’ll be totally amazed by how easily (and cheaply) you can send your asking price through the roof. Elsewhere, cook up a storm with frozen produce (p. 72), read our ultimate guide to wooden flooring (p. 96) and explore the many different ways you can upcycle and embellish junk shop finds with Juliet and Amanda on page 83. And lastly, our super stylist Pippa is back with three fun room ideas with print and pattern (p. 90) to give our schemes a whole new spin. Enjoy.