Happening homes

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Who would have thought that homeware would become so big. Now practically every supermarket has a homeware section and it's getting bigger and better.

What's more the stores are helpfully putting together their looks so you can't fail if you want to replicate them in your home.

The Bolton News: fashion-first-home-deb-sud.jpg jenny minard fashion First stop is Debenhams. It has gone for deep plums this season, doing away with its chocolate browns of late and going for oyster colours, and rich purples. Going designer? Then grab this velevet quilted bedspread at £175 from J by Jasper Conran, this Rocha by John Rocha kintted throw at £50 and velvet linen bedspread at £150. Makes you just want to dive straight into and snuggle up.

The Bolton News: fashion-first-home-mat-sud.jpg jenny minard fashion Matalan has gone for a colonial vibe with blacks to contrast the summer's white washed looks.

This look won't cost you the earth. Grab this black cushion at £8, black square frame print at £10, set of three vases at £5, square black button cushion at £8, gold elephant ornament at £2, gold glass frame at £6, black glass frame at £6, set if three deco glass balls at £5, tall shimmer vase at £15, round shimmer vase at £12, black panel duvet set double at £20, black swirl throw at £30, black swirl stitch cushion at £8 and set of two black storage trunk set at £20.

The Bolton News: resized 2\home\fashion-first-home-house-su.jpg jenny minard fashion House of Fraser has gone for an Out of Africa vibe with its bedroom designs. Grab the double duvet cover at £80, pillowcase at £15, 'Peppercorn' square cushion at £65 'Fireweed' cushion at £70 and 'Burnett' leaf detail silver mirror at £149.

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If you fancy transforming your living room this Christmas then Next has come up trumps with this fantasy scene. The blossom floral rug is £80, the copper 6ft Christmas tree is £40/€58, the smoked mirror photo frame is £6, the valencia small sideboard is £399 the gold hammered bottle is £18, the mirror crackle table lamp is £55 and the bronze Christmas decorations are £5 for 24. All that scene needs is a fashionista curled up on the armchair with a good book and a glass of mulled wine.

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