Roost episode 10 is here and it’s time to take in all the home inspiration. We take a look at styling cushions, choosing the best freezer and how to build a herb garden in a planter, suitable for even small gardens.
And, for UK viewers, one lucky winner will have the chance to win a £1000 gift voucher for Astro products at Dusk lighting.
Entering couldn’t be simpler – all you have to do is watch and then answer the question below.
So what exactly is in the episode?
First up, we share our tips for choosing a new freezer.
As the way we cook and shop has changed, so has the household freezer. Where once most could make do with a small in-fridge ice box for the odd pack of peas or fish fingers, many of us enjoy keeping a good range of frozen food in stock, or freezing our leftovers meaning a small freezer compartment just won’t do.
Choosing the best kitchen appliances can be tricky and the idea of an overflow chest freezer in the garage isn’t so appealing in the modern home. So if you are looking to improve your freezer space in the kitchen, we take you through a few things to think about before you buy.
Next up, adding cushions is one of the easiest ways to transform your sofa or bed, whether it’s to complement your existing decor, add a pop of color, or just to get super comfy. And with the right pairings and styling, you’ll help give a room a more polished look.
You could go bold with colors and prints to make a style statement, or opt for different finishes to add a touch of luxury. Basically, you can’t go wrong with adding a cushion or two to tie a bedroom or living room color scheme together.
We run you through my tips on tying a room together with cushions.
Finally, if you’re interested in growing your own, our gardening expert, Teresa Conway, shows us how to arrange a herb planter for the best results, in even small gardens. From choosing the right size pot and the right type of soil to the planting process, we take you through our step-by-step.
So, put your feet up and get ready to be inspired by Roost episode 10:
Enter this week's competition
In the tenth episode of Roost, we've teamed up with two UK lighting brands to offer one lucky winner a £1000 voucher for Astro products, supplied by Dusk Lighting.
The winner will be offered a complementary consultation with experts at Dusk Lighting to find how best to fulfil their design goals - whether that's adding some new stylish outdoor lighting ideas for the summer or completely overhauling the kitchen.
Astro uses the best possible materials and techniques to create their lighting, balancing high-performance with a commitment to sustainable design, so one lucky winner will have a great opportunity to reinvent their living space.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply watch the episode and fill in the form below. Entries close at midnight on 18th August, so good luck!
I'm Jenny McFarlane and I'm Senior Digital Editor working across five amazing interiors titles, including Livingetc, Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Gardeningetc and Real Homes. I also work on the brands' homes video show, on the Future Homes Network, which is packed full of ideas to help you make the most of your home and garden.
My love of interior design began way back when I was, at a tender age, glued to Changing Rooms on BBC. Fast forward 10 years and I was studying for a degree in textiles at university. After my degree, I lived and worked in the arts in Washington DC. On returning to the UK I kickstarted my career on women's and lifestyle titles such as InStyle, Red, Handbag.com, SUITCASE and LUXE City Guides. Fast forward 5 years on and I was heading up the content strategy and digital presence on interiors brands Good Homes, Grand Designs and ICON.
When it comes to my home's style, I relish finding unique pieces and collecting wall art. I love finding bits that remind me of home (Ireland), places I've visited and things that inspire me or make me feel happy, interspersing them with photos of my favourite humans and postcards from here, there and everywhere.
I'm not interested in my home being really trendy but I want to be surrounded by gorgeous things that remind me of points in time or a good memory or somewhere I want to go. It's more connection for me than looking of-the-moment. Saying that, I pick up a lot of amazing bits and bobs from wonderful high street stores, like Zara Home, Anthropologie, Arket, Habitat, H&M Home, Rockett St George, Trouva... the list goes on...
On a personal note, I'm still really into travelling the globe whenever I can and I have a baby daughter who keeps me on my toes on the daily.
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