Linda Clayton

Linda Clayton


Linda Clayton is a professionally trained journalist, and has specialised in product design, interiors and fitness for more than two decades. Linda has written for a wide range of publications, from the Daily Telegraph and Guardian to Homes & Gardens and Livingetc. She has been freelancing for Ideal Home Magazine since 2008, covering design trends, home makeovers, product reviews and much more.

Linda trained at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Culture, where she received a First Class bachelor’s degree in Journalism, and Post Graduate Diploma in Magazine Studies. She has won awards for technical features in the interiors trade press and has sat on Design Awards judging panels for Designer Magazine, Homes & Gardens and, most recently, Real Homes.  

Ideal Home Truths

Where’s your happy place?

In a beer garden with family and four-legged friends after a very long walk on Dartmoor, preferably with the sun shining. 

What’s your home addiction?

In this job, there are many, many temptations but I’m very partial to a pretty tile and near obsessed with lighting. I get particularly giddy when I discover a lamp or pendant that looks designer but without the price tag to match. Pooky, House Of and Mullan Lighting are excellent sources. 

What is your next home project?

To finish our fourth major renovation – just the master bedroom and upstairs landing to go – and hopefully down tools for a few months before it’s time to redecorate all over again. Or move.

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