Rachel Homer


Rachel Homer is a freelance digital writer who has been producing interior content since becoming a Style Assistant way back in 2003. She has since worked and contributed to some of the UK’s leading interiors and lifestyle brands including, Ideal Home, Style at Home, Realhomes.com and Woman & Home. When she’s not writing news and decorating features or compiling appealing picture led galleries, Rachel keeps busy bringing up her two boys and young puppy. So, she is very tuned into what makes a home practical for family life. 

Ideal Home Truths

Where’s your happy place?

Anywhere that's by the coast with my boys and King Charles Cavalier, Winnie. We love finding stylish and quirky holiday homes near the sea that think outside the box and cater for all ages.


What’s your home addiction?

I’m a bit of a Scandi-addict. I love fresh, easy living décor filled with colourful artwork, structural plants and anchored with black accents. It’s a look that’s easy to keep clean when there are lots of people and a pet in the house! 

What is your next home project?

I love budget-friendly upcycle projects that incorporate storage. I recently bought an old pine chest for £50 from the Facebook marketplace. I painted the drawers black with Frenchic furniture paint and coated the handles in an antique gold finish with Rustoleum spray paint. It now lives in my living room and has an apothecary chest style that looks vintage. It didn’t take long to fill up! 

Next, I want to paste a panel of Mineheart black and white ‘bookshelf’ wallpaper to a plain storage cupboard door to give it a fun and intriguing twist – I just can’t decide what colour to paint the wood frame surround yet…

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