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Home for Now

Making your rented space or first house beautiful

Written by Joanna Thornhill

Published: 13/03/2014

Home for Now

  • Hardback
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  • 9781782490968
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  • Mar 2014
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  • 176 pages

About the author

Joanna Thornhill is a freelance interior stylist and writer who has worked for a range of magazines and commercial clients, including a stint as acting assistant homes and craft editor of Woman’s Weekly magazine. Having lived in a total of 12 rental properties throughout her adult life, she is currently renovating her first home-for-now. The author is based in London, UK.

More people are renting now than ever before, but the rental market remains surprisingly unflexible, with many tenants banned from making even the simplest alterations, such as hanging a picture or painting a wall. Even those who have managed to take that first leap onto the property ladder often find themselves with no cash left to renovate, so their first home is just a short stop-gap to their “forever home”; they resort to a renter’s mindset, unwilling and unable to invest vast sums in the fabric of their property and instead “making do” with quick fixes. Home for Now provides a blend of both inspirational and practical advice, showing how canny tenants have transformed their stepping-stone abodes into stylish spaces. Organized by area of the house—Living Spaces; Kitchens and Dining; Bedrooms and Bathrooms; Creative Workspaces; and Plants and Outdoor Living—the book showcases standout interiors and offers helpful hints and tips. There are also simple step-by-step DIY and craft projects that both renters and DIY-phobic homeowners can easily achieve to make their temporary living spaces feel like home.