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  • What’s big: 2021 interior design trends

    New year, new lockdown = renewed plans for sprucing up our homes. But before you grab the paint brush, check out this year's biggest design trends thanks to Surrey interior designer Helen McClure.

  • What’s cooking: 2021’s hottest kitchen trends

    Looking to update your kitchen? If you're scouting for inspiration, you're in the right place. Here's what's hot in 2021.

  • Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2021

    Pantone, the ultimate colour authority has spoken, and 2021's official shades are Ultimate Gray and Illuminating (aka, sunshine yellow). Here's how to get the look.

  • Snugglebunch

    A lovely piece of art can make a child's bedroom or playroom really come alive. And when it's personalised with their name or birthdate, it becomes even more special - something to be treasured forever.

  • Light it up! 42 cool indie candle brands

    The arrival of autumn means darker evenings snuggled indoors by candlelight. Looking for a new scent? Try one of these gorgeous indie candle brands from across the Muddy counties.

  • Scented candles that bring the holiday vibe

    Who needs foreign shores when you can bring the Med to your living room? Here are the best destination-inspired candles money can buy.

  • Top five bathroom trends

    There's something quite decadent about a long aromatic soak in a beautiful bathtub - the bigger the better and ideally with a profusion of bubbles. If you're thinking of primping up your bathroom, or just fancy ogling some gorgeous tubs read on.

  • Wall art goes 3D

    These quirky wall decorations are pure genius - giving you a chance to get creative and add some pizzazz to any room with a minimum of fuss.

  • Beautify your home

    Stuck at home and feel a strong urge to decorate? Make your home come to life with stunning art prints – just as if you had hired a top designer.

  • Interiors envy

    Perk up your home with these stunning interiors by local designer Petronella Hall - including wallpapers and fabrics that are bang on trend.

  • How to plan the perfect kitchen

    Planning and designing a new kitchen is not for the faint-hearted - contemporary or classic, hand-painted or high-gloss - where do you start? We asked the experts at Park House Kitchens.

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