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Real Homes is all about celebrating the homes of real people like us. The lived in, the loved and the super stylish. That's why we want to celebrate all of your beautiful homes and the can-do attitude of our favourite self-made interior designers.

We're inviting you to join our community and get involved by tagging your amazing spaces with #sorealhomes so everyone can enjoy them as much as you do.

To take part, simply follow Real Homes on Instagram, upload your snaps and use the hashtag. 

Scroll down to take part in our latest competition.

5 interiors Instagrammers we are loving this week

Whether you use it to kickstart your next DIY project, find tips on quickly updating your space or just as some escapism during your morning commute, Instagram is stellar source for interiors inspiration. So, each week we trawl through our feed (we know, what a chore…)  and pick out some interior Instagrammers that we are loving RN! 

Want to see your home featured in our weekly pick? Follow us at @real_homes and tag your posts using #sorealhomes so we can find you!

1. @whatever_ happened_to_miss_wolf

If you love colourful, boho style interiors go and check out Lee’s account. Her plant filled home is an inspiration to all those who want to embrace the tribal/nomad/traveller/whatever you want to call it trend. 

2. @hygge_for_home

The name is kind of a giveaway as to what to expect from Reena’s account – gorgeous, cosy, rustic interiors that make you want to cocoon into a chunky knit blanket with a hot drink and never leave. 

3. @jen_wren_

Gallery wall inspo coming up! Jen’s feed is filled with beautiful, bold colours and patterns – maximalism at its best. 

4. @artynads

Monochrome worshippers, this one’s for you. Head over to Nadia’s account for the black and white home of your Pinterest dreams!

5. @retwiggd

We love Sarah’s eye for mixing and matching her vintage finds with more contemporary pieces. And if you are a lover of upcycling, there are plenty of ideas on her feed to get you inspired! 

It is entirely possible I’m not quite right in the head. What I should be doing now is packing up the living dining space to make way for the new floor. Accept what I’ve actually been doing is setting up this informal Autumn dining table. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Mr R just watched me from his office window picking up nice looking leaves from the garden and just shook his head at me and tapped the side of his head 😂 - - Dining setting is a skill I’m only really learning. There are some amazing ladies on here who style up tables with some significant aplomb and if you swipe left you’ll see a montage of just some of my favourites, just tap to see the credit. These ladies are giving me the inspiration to stretch my skills and my imagination. On the table here are a set of napkins Mr R’s Mum was getting rid of which I gladly took as I’m a huge fan of Paisley print. I love these coloured wine glasses we bought with wedding vouchers and make an appearance mainly at Christmas. The cutlery is from @johnlewisandpartners and is twenty years old and still going strong. The little tea light holders are a @retwiggd design. - - Happy Friday everyone, I’ve now got to pack all this away and get on with what I’m actually supposed to be doing - packing boxes!! - - @myhousethismonth @__itslucy__ @littlehouseinlondon #retwigged #irishinteriors #walltowallstyle #myhouseandhome #myvintageabode #diningtable #yourautumnvibe #autumnleaves #autumntable #hyggehome #hyggevibes #myhyggehome #spotlightonmyhome #cornerofmyhome #myeclecticshack #myecelctichome #styledupinterior #mygorgeousgaff #stylishhomevibes #instarebeltribe #myinteriorvibe @real_homes @houseandhomemagazine @real_homes #housebeautiful Sarah Twigg Doyle

A photo posted by @retwiggd on Nov 9, 2018 at 2:42am PST

Competition time!

Terms and conditions

- There will be five winners
- Each will get a £100 voucher to spend on Cox & Cox
- Open to UK residents only
- The prize is not transferable
- The winner will be announced here and on Instagram
- We will contact you through Instagram to arrange delivery of your prize
- Entries must be posted by 23:59 on Wednesday 28 November 2018 to be valid

This month our #sorealhomes competition is all about hunkering down for the chilly weather and finding a cosy corner at home for a well-earned rest.

Because Christmas is on the way and we are feeling extra generous, this month there will be five winners. Each will receive a £100 voucher to spoil themselves with on Cox & Cox.

To take part, we just want to see how you do cosy. So snap the cosiest corner of your abode and post on Instagram.

To enter:

1. Make sure you are following @coxandcox and @real_homes
2. Post a pic of your cosy corner using #sorealhomes and tag @real_homes
3. Tag a friend in the comments below our post on Instagram.

flat rattan occassional chair and super chunky knit throw from Cox & cox

How will you spend your voucher? Maybe you will put it towards a super cosy throw like this chunky knit one, £150, or the flat rattan chair, £185, from Cox & Cox

(Image: © Cox & cox)

Winner of our String #sorealhomes competition

And the winner is....

Well done Kellie Mairs (aka @Jellieandthebeans) who made these shelves to fit a nook in her kitchen. We loved her shelfie featuring vintage teapots, those adorable wooden salt and pepper pots and of course a bit of greenery.