I have to say one of my favourite ways to relax is to browse home living magazines. I love to see the latest upcoming trends and I also can’t get enough of the home makeovers.
It’s the very same reason I am always glued to shows like The Great Interior Design Challenge, The £100k House and if you want to go old school, Changing Rooms! (Remember that anyone? I actually had a friend who went on the show and I got to have dinner in her updated room – um, yeah, pretty exciting ☺)
Three of my favourite magazines are Living Etc, I actually remember buying the very first edition of that in 1998, Country Living and Ideal Homes. There are others that I get if I fancy them, but those my top three choices.
If you buy magazines individually it can get pretty expensive so once I have settled on a favourite I always purchase a quarterly or annual subscription, or sometimes ask for them for gifts. This is a great tip if you have people who never know what to buy you or who make, shall I say, dubious gift choices 😉 as you are steering them in the direction of something that is going to bring you joy every month. In fact, magazine subscriptions really are the gift that keeps on giving throughout the year!
Subscriptions work out a lot cheaper over the course of the year and if you want to grab Country Living at a reduced rate you can click here, or Living Etc and Ideal Home can be found here (just head to the home section).
I am always on the lookout for new great titles so if you have read any you love, do leave a comment below so I can pick one up and see what I think!