Fancy learning all about neon? Somerset House in London is hosting a 2 hour neon workshop with Neon Workshops where you will be introduced to how it is made and have a chance to create your own.
‘See glowing examples of neon art explained, expect mesmerising demonstrations of cutting, blowing, stretching, bending and fusing glass with flame, filling with gas and illuminating with electricity. Experience the chance to have a go yourself under tuition. If you want to take home your neon, Neon Works can turn it into a working light after the workshop, for an additional cost’
Not content with just having something creative and beautiful adorn your door at Christmas, why not also look to getting creative for Halloween.
With different levels of complexity, there’s a plethora of tutorials across the internet for Halloween DIY wreaths.
Country Living has pulled together 35 of the best diy wreaths (see main image) giving you great inspiration – and the tutorials to follow. Whether it’s something ghoulish and fun or more stylish and autumnal there’s designs to suit everyone.
We also love the explosion of colours and textures from the fun wreath diy from TheWreathDepot (top right main image)
Looking to re style your home, create unique homewares, DIY or upcycle furniture or learn how to make your home blend and coordinate? There are many books on the market to teach, advise and guide you to a beautiful home.
A Beautiful Mess/Happy Handmade Home £18.99 Amazon
Interior stylist, Emma Bloomfield, as well as recently launching an online decorating school, has written a book. For styling your home it’s a must-have addition to your bookshelf. Easy step by step guides to ensuring your home flows and comes together, with complimenting styles, colours and accessories.
Home acts as a friendly, room-to-room guide to creating a look you love and a space you are proud to show off – without breaking the bank or starting from the ground up.
With beautiful but hard-working illustrations, Emma demystifies the five elements of decorating – needs and wants, colour and pattern, shape and size, placement, and lighting – and shows how easy it can be to apply them to each room in your house. Whether you’re refreshingyour look, moving in, organising your home office, decorating a nursery or creating an outdoor oasis, Emma’s tried-and-tested advice will inspire and guide you.
With original illustrations, clever floorplans, practical decorator’s tips and styling 101s, Home is a timeless handbook for anyone who has ever doubted their decorating ability, or craved a helping hand through the process.
Try out marbling to create beautiful, unique homeware for your home or for gifts. We’ve rounded up our favourite tutorials to guide you through the process in a simple,straightforward way.
You don’t need to spend much and you may have most products in your home already. How simple that you can use nail varnish to create amazing patterns on mugs or bowls?! Nail varnish is a cheap way to get incredible colours to work with.
A definite must-do workshop for advice and guidance for new interior stylists and people wanting expert teaching on professional styling. Great for individuals or small businesses looking to improve their visual presence, store or space design or learn ways to style and present homes and interiors in everyday work or even personal spaces.
An interior styling workshop covering editorial and commercial styling. Discovering the real life workings of one of the UKs most successful contemporary interior stylists. Learning about differnet project types, you will begin to understand the stages from initial brief, research, design, and sourcing through to final concept. An outline of types of styling will be examined through out the workshop: permanent design / decoration, non permanent space such as a trade show, and editorial shoots in a magazine.
Despina Curtis is an experienced InteriorStylist, Art Director and Spacial Designer who has worked in the interiors and design industry for over 10 years. Despina started her career as Style Editor of Elle Decoration UK before moving onto Wallpaper* magazine as Deputy Interiors Editor. Other editorial titles Despina has worked on are The Guardian and Observer magazines, Surface, Vanity Fair, Esquire and PORT. She is a contributing editor of Living Corriere magazine in Milan.