Step inside a stripped-back Victorian town house

Glass doors slide back to create a dining room that was designed to feel like a large balcony. Garden furniture has been used to emphasise the feeling of being outside

Indoor-outdoor dining room

Glass doors slide back to create a dining room that was designed to feel like a large balcony. Garden furniture has been used to emphasise the feeling of being outside, while stripped-back walls reveals stone bricks for an earthy look.

Get the Look: The table is from Petersham Nurseries. The sideboard is from Philip Thomas. The Conran Shop stocks the Barcelona chair.

1/10 dining room decorating ideas

dining room with table and walled picture

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2/10 outdoor decorating ideas

house exterior with staircase and sofa

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Urban-chic extension

The owners have removed the back wall of the ground and first floor and replaced it with window so that the house is flooded with light. It’s perfect for maintaining the indoor-outdoor feel. Instead of blinds, a modern trellis provides dappled shade.

Get the Look: The Garden Trellis Company can build wooden trellising, and Preedy Glass specialises in architectural glazing.

3/10 kitchen decorating ideas

kitchen with bricked wall and wall shelf

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Stripped-back kitchen

The sleek units contrast with the decorative cornicing and natural-wood finishes. While renovating the home, the owners wanted to be sympathetic to its origin, so what was left was a stylish mix of old and new. Eye-level shelves are a good alternative to wall-hung units, giving a more relaxed look.

Get the Look: The Paris kitchen from Moben is like this. The light is from De Parma. For floating shelves, go to Homebase.

4/10 kitchen decorating ideas

kitchen area with dining table and worktop

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Stylish breakfast nook

The window frames were stripped and left rough, which adds a warm, country-cool look to the kitchen and complements the floor. A compact kitchen table is perfect for Sunday morning coffee in the sunlight.

Get the Look: sells moulded stainless-steel worktops. For a bistro table, visit Primrose London.

5/10 living room decorating ideas

white living room with armchairs and wall pictures

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Media living room

By sticking to a neutral palette, the cool mix of 20th Century designs has cohesion, and the film poster really stands out. A fireplace has been added to create a grand focal point in the scheme.

Get the Look: The rug is from The Edinburgh Tapestry Company. For a table like this, go to The Old Cinema. For chairs like these visit Next Home.

6/10 living room storage ideas

storage area with book shelf and painting

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Retro library

An array of books are stashed away neatly in floor-to-ceiling bespoke shelving units. The rich wood is offset by the red lacquer table, while mirror panels create the illusion of more space. A retro-style chandelier makes a striking focal point.

Get the Look: The table is by Rose Uniacke. The light is from De ParmaAram sells the Swan chair by Arne Jacobsen in leather.

7/10 living room decorating ideas

basement room with white walls and sofa

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Family basement room

By recessing a large flatscreen TV into the wall and adding plenty of low-level storage which doubles up as seating, the ground-floor family room can either be a cosy gathering spot or party venue. The light installation adds another shot of primary colour, as well as a bit of fun.

Get the Look: For bespoke oak storage, contact Tablemakers. Try Poliform for a similar modular sofa. Stonell sells large-scale stone flooring. For lighting artwork like this, contact Imageworks.

8/10 bathroom decorating ideas

bathroom with mosaic tiles and shower area

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Relaxed shower area

The long sandstone sink was specially made for this bathroom, and matches the colours of the flooring. Muted mosaic tiles add elegant contrast and continue the tranquil feel. A panel of glass screens the sleek shower space.

Get the Look: For a sandstone basin, head to CP HartSurface sell similar mosaic tiles. Head to Ideal Standard for taps like these and Bathstore for a similar shower head.

9/10 bathroom decorating ideas

bricked wall bathroom with bathtub

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Natural-style bathing area

Rustic materials mix with minimal-cool brassware to create a hint of warm, cottage mood in the bathroom. A mix of textures allow the beauty of the natural materials to shine.

Get the Look: Victoria Plumb has bath spouts like this, and find wooden block tables at Raft Furniture.

10/10 bedroom decorating ideas

white bedroom with wall painting and carpet

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Light and airy master bedroom

An antique rug with elegantly faded colours softens the pine boards, while the romance of the exposed beams is given edge with a funky poster of Jimi Hendrix. The bed is given a feminine touch with a floral duvet cover and a heart cushion.

Get the Look: The bed is from Andrew Stafford, the rug from Christopher Hodsoll. Buy this poster from

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Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.