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Undated Handout Photo taken from Homespun Style by Selina Lake and Joanna Simmons. A puffy quilt is used to brighten and soften a white sofa, with stools painted in similar tones. See PA Feature INTERIORS Homespun. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Debi Treloar. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature INTERIORS Homespun.
Undated Handout Photo taken from Homespun Style by Selina Lake and Joanna Simmons. A puffy quilt is used to brighten and soften a white sofa, with stools painted in similar tones. See PA Feature INTERIORS Homespun. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Debi Treloar. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature INTERIORS Homespun.

Prince Charles has revealed he’s a member of the make-do-and-mend generation and recently had his old bathroom curtains turned into cushions. But it’s not just about saving money - crafting, recycling and hand-made personal touches can also result in a beautifully individual home. GABRIELLE FAGAN finds out how to create homespun style.

Are you seeking a new style for your home that’s economical, charming and has the royal seal of approval? Look no further than homespun style.

Rooms brimming with home-made pieces and individual touches, from restored flea market finds to one-off treasures, as well as recycled fabrics rich with colour and pattern are rapidly finding favour in our cash-strapped times.

Even Prince Charles recently revealed that he’s a member of the ‘make do and mend’ generation and that he’s had his old bathroom curtains turned into cushions.

While he didn’t personally carry out the transformation, our future king insists it is the principle of recycling and re-using household items which would otherwise be thrown away that matters.

“I hate throwing things away. I’m always trying to find ways of re-using things,” he says.

The universal appeal of a homespun interior – for palaces or more modest mansions – doesn’t surprise Joanna Simmons who, with interior stylist Selina Lake, has put together essential guide Homespun Style.

Read the full article in this week’s edition - out now.