Home Insurance for your Garden

How the right home insurance will help to protect your garden

Matt Stevens is a Director at The Mortgage Genie. Here, he discusses how taking out the right home insurance can help to protect your garden. If you’re lucky enough to have a home with some outdoor space you can enjoy, it’s likely you will have paid a premium for it. And, the more you add and tend to your garden, the more it’s worth — … Continue reading How the right home insurance will help to protect your garden

Loft conversion

Loft conversion: Top tips for designing yours

Converting your loft can be an incredibly exciting project, giving you more functional space to work with. But, as it can also significantly increase the value of your home if done right, it’s worth planning it carefully. Copse Magazine spoke to Jan O’Brien, Business Development Manager at Roof Windows 4 You to find out her top tips for designing your own loft conversion. If you … Continue reading Loft conversion: Top tips for designing yours

Wood Burning Stove: A Guide to wood burners

Wood Burning Stove: A Guide to Caveman Utopia

The first step towards utopia Wood Burning Stove Utopia? Ok, so maybe Thomas More would say that utopia is going in a little strong, but we cannot under-emphasise how primal the connection is between humans and fire. But which wood burner to buy? There is something incredibly calming about watching the flickering flames of a wood burner, an open fire, even simply a candle flickering … Continue reading Wood Burning Stove: A Guide to Caveman Utopia

House Viewings: How to sell your house quickly

At last, the house that you have fondly loved, but no longer meets your family’s needs, is on the market and the estate agents have worked their magic. It’s time for the house viewings. (Also see our guide to choosing an Estate Agent and finishing off the snag list: preparing your house to sell). You’ve got a couple of house viewings booked in, and you … Continue reading House Viewings: How to sell your house quickly

Bathroom interior trends for 2019

Interior trends for 2019: Top 5 for your home

The New Year is here and if you’re interested in the top interior trends for 2019, then it’s the ideal time to start thinking about how you’re going to update your home to give it a completely new look. We spoke to Matt Deighton, Managing Director at bespoke furniture specialists Sofas by Saxon, to find out about the latest interior trends for 2019. Enter Matt… … Continue reading Interior trends for 2019: Top 5 for your home

Decorate your House: Matt or Silk Paint?

What paint to use on walls? Decorating decisions

As we head for New Year and most people have a little downtime from work, as we all sit around in our living rooms, literally staring at the walls whilst trying to concentrate on Granny’s anecdotes – it’s time to redecorate. But do you know what paint to use on walls? About six years ago, Copse Magazine (or Home & Decorating Magazine as it was … Continue reading What paint to use on walls? Decorating decisions

Pantone color of the year 2019 living coral

Pantone 2019 Colour of the Year: Living Coral

Announcing the 2019 Colour of the Year from Pantone is ‘Living Coral 16-1546’ – Living Coral is a brighter pink than the ubiquitous ‘Millennial pink’ yet it’s still a soft pink but just with a little more bite. Pantone, the world’s commonly appointed guardians of colour, have once again announced their ‘Colour of the Year’ and this year we are sticking with pink but going … Continue reading Pantone 2019 Colour of the Year: Living Coral

Grão collection tables from Galula

Grão collection Cork & Steel Tables: Product of the week

This week’s Copse Magazine product(s) of the week is a collection of stunning mixed media, cork and steel tables from a powerful yet understated Portugese design duo – Filipa Mendes and Gustavo Macedo and their Grão collection for their Galula studio. Mendes and Macedo have produced an attractive table collection with a mix of both the materials and colours between the natural look and feel … Continue reading Grão collection Cork & Steel Tables: Product of the week

Houseplants in the bedroom

Houseplants in the Bedroom: The Seeds of Better Sleep

Houseplants can prove invaluable when supporting the main purpose of your bedroom, which is, of course, sleep. The choice of plant, its location, and the care needed to maintain it all come into play when deciding how to use houseplants in the bedroom to enhance your sleep. The Role of Plants (and Nature) to Your Sleep Health Nature plays an important role in your physical … Continue reading Houseplants in the Bedroom: The Seeds of Better Sleep

Home Insurance Renovation tips

5 home renovations to tell your home insurance provider about

Wasim Bux is from the personal insurance provider, iGO4. Here, he discusses five home renovations, about which you’ll need to tell your home insurance provider. Renovating can be a great way to add some extra value to your home and give you and your family a better living situation, as well as a more enjoyable house to come back to. But, when taking on a … Continue reading 5 home renovations to tell your home insurance provider about