Ellis Cochrane

Ellis Cochrane


Ellis Cochrane has been a Freelance Contributor for Ideal Home since 2023. She graduated with a Joint Honours degree in Politics and English from the University of Strathclyde and between her exams and graduation, started a lifestyle blog where she would share what she was buying, reading and doing. In doing so, she created opportunities to work with some of her dream brands and discovered the possibility of freelance writing, after always dreaming of writing for magazines when she was growing up. 

Since then, she has contributed to a variety of online and print publications, covering everything from celebrity news and beauty reviews to her real passion; homes and interiors. She started writing about all things homes, gardens and interiors after joining Decor & Design Scotland as a Freelance Journalist and Social Media Account Manager in 2021. She then started freelancing at House Beautiful, Country Living and in Stylist’s home team. Ellis is currently saving to buy her first home in Glasgow with far too many Pinterest boards dedicated to her many design ideas and inspirations.

Ideal Home Truths

Where’s your happy place?

Since starting in lockdown, I try to get outside for a walk for at least an hour every day, mainly to give my eyes a break from my many screens and to get some fresh air. My favourite park, which has a pond full of ducks and swans and lots of beautiful blossom trees, is about twenty minutes away on foot, so I try to visit there as often as I can.

What’s your home addiction?

Given the fact that I only have one bed, I’m definitely addicted to buying bedding. I like to embrace pattern and colour in my otherwise white-walled bedroom, which means snapping up anything gingham, striped or even spotted, in essentially every colour I can get my hands on.

What is your next home project?

My bookshelves are currently overflowing at the moment, so my next home project and hopefully one of the first when I move is to create a built-in bookshelf spanning the entire length of one wall. On the last count I have over 250 books and it would be great to have them all in one space, instead of scattered across a range of different shelves and in boxes.

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