As a home interiors enthusiast, there is little better than sitting down to relax with your favourite home decor magazine and dreaming about all the new ideas you have for decorating your home. Some say that print is dead, but there will always be a space for home decor magazines on our coffee table. While websites like Pinterest and Houzz (which we love) are amazing for inspiration, sometimes the act of getting lost in a magazine can really get your creative juices flowing. Left sat out on a coffee table with favourite pages folded down, a magazine can provide weeks of inspiration and open your eyes to ideas that you may not have previously considered.
Exposing yourself to a wide range of home decor magazines can help you to broaden your taste palette and teach you to put together colours, textures and styles in a way that you may not usually have thought off. And of course, there is no better way to learn about the latest design trends and forecasts.
We have put together a list of our top 10 home decor magazines. Not listed in any particular order, these magazines provide interiors inspiration ranging from attainable to aspirational. From everyday decor ideas to more architectural design led publications.
1. IDEAL HOME
One of the best selling home decor magazines in the UK, Ideal Home is full of real-life home makeovers, renovation projects and how-to guides. Full of tips on everything from decorating, gardening and DIY this magazine is a wealth of inspiration for homeowners and renters alike.
Elle Decoration UK is a beautifully curated, thick magazine featuring some of the world's most stylish homes, exquisite product selections and tonnes of inspiration.
House Beautiful was established in the 1950s, as a way to teach new homeowners practical methods to decorate and style their home. Today, the magazine still contains pages of useful tips for styling the modern home. From how to decorate your living room to the nitty-gritty of developing a colour scheme, the magazine has beautiful imagery and lots of links to affordable products, there is something for everyone.
Homes and Garden is one of the UK’s oldest interiors magazine, launched in 1919. For over 90 years, it has celebrated pure British style and decor, with pages filled with beautiful photography featuring homes, gardens and furniture. It’s real-life house tours and stories remain relevant and contemporary.
Another classic publication, Country Living is synonymous with traditional British style.
One of the world's most iconic publications, no list of home decor magazines would be complete without Architectural Digest. No serious interior lovers coffee table would be complete without the latest issue.
With an award-winning team of writers and editors, How To Spend It magazine is unique, luxurious and full of design inspiration. Its website contains free access to the content of more than 100 issues, searchable by subject rather than by print edition, plus additional web-only daily postings.
Featuring tours of some of the world's most stylish homes, it brings together furniture, decor, art and product shoots. With high-end editorials and stunning photography, you can’t help but be inspired by The World of Interiors.
Described as “the international design authority”, Wallpaper magazine forecasts trends in design and architecture through content featuring the world’s leading authorities.
10. LIVING ETC
Living etc is a modern style guide, with interior design trends, decorating ideas and interiors shopping guides. It features homes with a relaxed and contemporary style that is a mix of aspirational and realistic.
Our top ten list includes everything from contemporary to classic design, we hope you have found some inspiration. We’d love to hear if you have any favourite home decor magazines and if we have missed any that you think deserve to be on the list.