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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. 

Who knows, you could even find yourself featured in the magazine...

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. @lorriecos

If you love greenery (as of course we do) you are going to love @lorriecos. Her feed is jam packed with gorgeous eclectic finds and gallery walls that are to die for. 

2. @lexden_home

A self confessed renovation addict @lexden_home is an amazing inspiration for any of you embarking on your own renovation journey. The dreamy extension which features heavily on her feed was actually inspired by one that was featured in Real Homes magazine (and if that doesn’t prove her immaculate taste…)

3. @agi_at_59

Agi from @agi_at_59 really knows how to dress a wall and her bright, Mid-century modern style is right up our street. We are particularly in love with her home office space, blush pink floor boards, bright pink walls and pops of red? Dreamy. 

4. @mydarkhome_

We really can’t get enough of dark interiors at the moment, and @mydarkhome_ is definitely confirming our suspicions that we are so over all white interiors! If you too are a lover of the dark side go and check out her account, filled with DIY tips, how to work small spaces and just generally swoon worthy images. 

5. @the_idle_hands

For a perfect mix of Victorian decor and modern pieces you're going to want to follow @the_idle_hands as she renovates her big old Victorian beauty. The way she combines different styles is flawless, her wallpaper selection is enviable and we totally blame her for our newly acquired obsession with brightly coloured roll top baths

Competition time!

Terms and conditions

- The prize is a set of String® Pocket Shelves worth £122 and the book
- Four runners-up will win a copy of Shelfie: Clutter-clearing Ideas for Stylish Shelf Art, by Martha Roberts
- Open to UK residents only
- The prize it not transferable
- The winner will be announced here, on Instagram and in our December issue
- We will contact you through Instagram to arrange delivery of your prize
- Entries must be posted by midnight on Wednesday 24 October 2018 to be valid

This month our #sorealhomes competition is all about our love of good storage. Not just any storage, the humble shelf. Everyone has bits and bobs that are too pretty to be hidden away, hence the beautifully styled shelves we see on Instagram everyday. 

Show us how you marry practical and stylish by posting a shelfie. The winner will receive a String® Pocket shelf (worth £122), plus a copy of Shelfie: Clutter-clearing Ideas for Stylish Shelf Art, by Martha Roberts. Four runners up will also get a copy of the book. 

So, get those shelves looking Insta-fabulous and take a shelfie!

To enter:

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

Its shelfie competition time! . This month we have teamed up with String Furniture to offer one lucky Real Homes follower a String Pocket shelf set – the little brother of the world-renowned String Shelving System, worth £122, and four runners up the brilliant book Shelfie: Clutter-clearing Ideas for Stylish Shelf Art, by Martha Roberts . To enter all you need to do is 1️⃣ Follow @stringfurniture and, of course, @real_homes 2️⃣Post a pic of your shelfie using #sorealhomes and tag @real_homes 3️⃣ Tag a friend in the comments below this post . So, get those shelves looking Insta-fabulous and take a shelfie! . . T&Cs: The prize is a set of String Pocket Shelves from String Furniture worth £122 - Four runners-up will win a copy of Shelfie: Clutter-clearing Ideas for Stylish Shelf Art, by Martha Roberts, @the_colour_file, published by Mitchell Beazley - Open to UK residents only - The prize is not transferable - See the Real Homes website for more details (link in bio) - The winner will be announced online, here and in our December issue - Entries must be posted by midnight on Sunday 30 September 2018 to be valid . . #sorealhomes#cornerofmyhome#mycurrentview#styleithappy#myhomevibe#homeadore#dailydecordetail#walltowallstyle#interiorsnapshot#myinterior#myinteriorstyletoday#abmathome#howihome#interiorblogger#interiormilk#interiores#apartmenttherapy#stellarspaces#howwedwell#persuepretty#giveaway#competition#photochallenge#interiordesign#myinteriorstyletoday#igphotochallenge#hashtagchallenge#instaphotochallenge#howihome#shelfie#giveaway#sodomino Real Homes

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Winner of our first #sorealhomes competition

Put your hands together for Izzy @nest_number_9 who has won our first So Real Homes competition. Her account is definitely worth a follow if you are a fan of Scandi-modern interiors. We loved how artwork has been used to disguise the TV on this beautifully styled sideboard. 

Izzy wins a £200 Amara voucher to spend on their A collection, plus a year's subscription to Real Homes magazine. Well done Izzy!