Our core pillars are inspirational interiors, stylish decorating, beautiful gardens and fascinating stories. With the values of timeless style and considered elegance at our heart, we show an affection for heritage whilst also championing the future, from emerging designers to latest trends. Homes & Gardens’ Wikipedia page (opens in new tab) covers some of our history. You can also you can join our social community for the latest news, moments of seasonal beauty and a glimpse behind the scenes; follow us on Twitter (opens in new tab), Facebook (opens in new tab) and Instagram (opens in new tab). Every month, the print edition features fabulous houses, seasonal ideas, desirable products, designer sources and insider insight. You can subscribe to Homes & Gardens (opens in new tab) to have it delivered to your door every month. The Homes & Gardens website brings all our beautiful content online, with a focus on stunning room ideas, expert advice from interior designers, architects and design professionals, and more practical expertise, too, on caring for and improving your home. Our website is updated and added to daily and we’re delighted to welcome more than 6 million readers monthly. Of course, we’ve assembled a cracking team of experts in their fields to deliver all this stunning inspiration to you, and we’d love to introduce them. Their contact details are below, too.

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Contact the editorial team with feedback, suggestions and with PR enquiries My own style is considered, contemporary and timeless, with a strong interest in contemporary craft and homewares that champion collaboration between traditional craftsmanship and innovative technologies. After completing my own house renovation, including far too much time spent deliberating over the exact shade of white paint, and several years working within the interiors industry, I now write for Homes & Gardens, Livingetc, Ideal Home and Gardeningetc covering all things furniture and decor.  Email the print magazine’s editorial team directly (opens in new tab) Email the online editor directly (opens in new tab) Advertising and licensing enquiries For advertising and commercial enquiries, please contact Carly Activille, on carly.activille@futurenet.com For information on using our logos, quotes and review content, click here (opens in new tab) or email licensing@futurenet.com. Find us in the real world Future PLC, 135 W41st St, New York, NY 10036 Telephone: +1 212 378 0448  Future PLC 121-141 Westbourne Terrace, London, W2 6JR Telephone: +44 (0)20 7042 4000

How we reach a verdict in our buying guides

The Homes & Gardens team is passionate about all subjects home- and garden-related. Together, we have many years of experience in the subjects and products that we write about, and use this hard-won expertise to bring you the very best finds for your home – from mattresses to blenders. The products in our buying guides are very carefully chosen by our journalists based on specialist expertise and rigorous in-house testing. But we also conduct in-depth research into expert reviews, user reviews and ratings these products are given so that we can reflect not just our experience of the products we include, but yours, the consumers, too. Our guides include many of the retailers you shop with, including our trusted merchants, so that the unbiased shortlist we bring you includes the best products on the market at the time of writing. It is also worth knowing that our buying guides display products at the best prices offered at that moment – we use technology to sort through the thousands of deals to offer the best prices from the most trustworthy retailers. You can support us by clicking these independently selected links, as we may earn a commission on any purchase you make, at no extra cost to you. Our reviews are rated on a system of 1-5 stars, based on the criteria of:

Design desirability – how good does it look, and does it meet our style aspirations?Durability – how well does it stand up to daily life?Performance – this depends on the type of product but might be comfort (mattresses), or power/efficacy (vacuum cleaners)Point of difference – what made it stand out? Price – how does it compare with its competitors? 

Our experienced reviewers give each product a score out of five for the criteria leading to a total that translates to a star rating, that we then assign a Homes & Gardens badge to. Please note: we aim to review and present only the best products so that you can make an informed choice and a quality purchase; we will rarely, if ever, highlight a poor product. However, for clarity, this is our star rating and badge application system. Five stars – these products are awarded an H&G Tried & Trusted Gold award, as are products awarded 4.5 stars. This star rating and award denotes an outstanding product in all of the above criteria. It is rarely awarded, although we do aim to review the best quality product possible and the various industries’ leaders, to ensure you’ll be buying the best products for your homes. Four stars – these products are awarded an H&G Tried & Trusted Silver award and denote an excellent product that delivers on all the key criteria and would be a good investment for you.  Three stars – a good score that denotes the product has elements of all of the above criteria. It is the standard rating for products that could be enjoyed by most of our audience. Two stars – denotes a product that significantly disappoints on one of the key criteria above – perhaps it is well-made but overpriced, or looks good but feels uncomfortable. One star – denotes a product we feel fails to deliver on several of the key criteria and is best avoided by most of our audience. You will also see our Editor Approved badge. This denotes a product our Editor deems to be noteworthy, high quality and utterly brilliant – but it is likely to be one that may not be relevant for a buyer’s guide or a review or testing. Think textiles, handsome accessories or furniture.

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We always aim to provide unbiased editorial created by our journalists and writers. We also need to pay our teams and website costs so we make money in a number of ways. We sometimes use affiliate links to products and services on retailer sites for which we can receive compensation if you click on those links or make purchases through them. From time to time we also publish advertorials (paid-for editorial content) and sponsored content on the site. When this is the case the content is clearly marked as sponsored or promoted, so you’ll always know which content is editorial and which is not. Future PLC is our parent company and has an in-depth terms and conditions page with a lot more information that you can read right here. 

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Code of conduct

Homes & Gardens is a member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (which regulates the UK’s magazine and newspaper industry). We abide by the Editors’ Code of Practice and are committed to upholding the highest standards of journalism. If you think that we have not met those standards and want to make a complaint please contact homesandgardens@futurenet.com. If we are unable to resolve your complaint, or if you would like more information about IPSO or the Editors’ Code, contact IPSO on 0300 123 2220 or visit www.ipso.co.uk (opens in new tab).