Enter the Period Living Home of the Year Award 2023

If you are proud of a renovation or decoration project you have completed, enter Period Living's Home of the Year Award 2023 and you could win a cash prize of £1,000

traditional farmhouse kitchen with stone floor, cream units and range cooker
(Image credit: Future/ Darren Chung)

Ideal Home's sister magazine, Period Living magazine, is inviting readers to enter their completed home improvement or interior decoration projects for the Period Living Home of the Year Award 2023. 

We can’t wait to see the schemes and renovation ideas you’ve come up with for all kinds of period properties, large and small, and to hear their unique stories. 

Enter the Period Living Home of the Year Award today for a chance to win a cash prize of £1,000!

If you’re not quite ready to enter your own home, then maybe a friend or family member has a beautiful house that’s worth shouting about. Why not encourage them to enter our awards? 

Or maybe you’d like to say thank you to a craftsperson or tradesperson who helped you with your renovation? Mention them in your entry and we’ll make sure they get the plaudits they deserve if your home is selected as one of our winners.

hallway with green door and stained glass with aged vintage wire table and chair

(Image credit: Future)

Our previous award-winning period homes have come in all shapes and sizes, from small country cottages and farmhouses, neat Victorian terraces, large manor houses, seaside boltholes, to stylish townhouses. If you’re proud of your home, we’re sure to love it, too. 

We want to see...

  • Elegant townhouses and semis
  • Cosy cottages and terraces
  • Fabulous farmhouses
  • Intriguing listed buildings
  • Characterful conversions – from barns, schools or chapels, to pubs and windmills
  • Extended homes
  • First-time and DIY projects

How to enter

Enter using this form and follow the instructions on the entry form. You will need to have the following information ready to complete your application: 

Tell us in up to 500 words why you think your home should win, giving us details of how it looked before you renovated or decorated it, what you’ve achieved and how you’ve gone about it. 

Please also tell us what period or original features you’ve managed to restore or reinstate. Include the names of any stand-out craftspeople or tradespeople who you feel deserve a mention for their work on your project. 

Make sure you include photos of all the main rooms in the house – quick snaps will do.

Don’t forget to include a photo of the exterior of the property, too, and any features of the house of which you are particularly proud. 

The Period Living Home of the Year Award is open to residents of Great Britain only. Full terms and conditions can be found here. The closing date for all entries is 5 pm on Monday 5 June 2023. 

pink panelling behind butlers sink in kitchen

(Image credit: Future PLC / Dan Duchars)

The prizes 

The winner and any runners-up will be announced in Period Living's November 2023 issue and will be featured in future issues of the magazine. 

The winner of Home of the Year will scoop a fabulous £1,000 cash prize and a year’s free subscription to Period Living magazine, worth over £50. Any runners-up will also receive a year's magazine subscription.

Home of the Year Award

Home of the Year Award

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Enter today for your chance to win

The winning entries will be announced in Period Living's November 2023 issue, and the winning home and any runners-up will be featured in full in future issues.

Rachel Crow
Senior Content Editor

Rachel Crow is a senior content editor, contributing gardening content for idealhome.co.uk, and is currently the acting editor of Ideal Home’s sister title, Period Living magazine. She was deputy editor of Period Living for 10 years and has written for lifestyle magazines for many years, with a particular focus on historic houses, arts and crafts, and gardening. Rachel started out her journalism career on BBC radio, before moving into lifestyle magazines. Always harbouring a passion for homes and gardens, she jumped at the opportunity to work on The English Home and The English Garden magazines for a number of years, before joining the Period Living team, and more recently the wider Ideal Home team.