Amy Lockwood

Amy Lockwood

Decor Editor

After studying Print Design at Winchester School of Art, Amy spent multiple years working in the interior industry, including styling and visual merchandising for many well-known brands. She’s now Decor Editor at Ideal Home, offering advice on creating your dream interior, whether that's choosing the perfect shade of paint, investing in a new sofa, or sourcing on-trend and sustainable products for the home. She also writes about all things interior for Livingetc, Homes & Gardens, and Real Homes, and brings her design knowledge outdoors at Gardeningetc, where she advises on what to look for when shopping for the best garden furniture and how to create a practical and stylish outdoor living area.

Ideal Home Truths

Where’s your happy place?
I stare at a screen a lot of the day at work, so somewhere immersed in nature and away from technology is my happy place; generally by water, woodland, or up a hill! I also love trying to bring the soothing effects of nature into my home with lots of plants, natural materials, textures, and nature-inspired colour schemes.

What’s your home addiction?
I definitely have a cushion addiction, to the extent I had to specifically look for a sofa that was deep enough to allow me to pile them up high! On the plus side they’re a super easy and affordable way to switch up your decor and refresh a bed or seating, and, obviously, really comfortable! On the downside I now have two blanket boxes filled with ‘spares’… That and houseplants, they seem to multiply fairly regularly too…

What’s your next home project?
Inspired by my favourite outdoor landscapes I’ve been planning on painting my desk green to make me feel like I’m outdoors even when I’m not… one day I’ll actually get it done!

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