Roost is live! Watch our new show packed with inspo for outdoor spaces and decorating with blue

Our very first Roost show is live and it's packed full of clever ideas. Plus, you could win a room's worth of flooring from Amtico.

Roost episode 1 - outdoor space ideas - Dobbies
(Image credit: Dobbies)

Drum roll please… The debut episode of Roost, our brand new weekly show aimed at improving your home and garden is now live! If you need some inspiration to get started on your own home improvements, then you've got to watch the latest episode. It's packed with inspiring ideas and plenty of practical advice, from kitchen flooring ideas to stylish garden patio ideas.

And, for UK viewers, there's a chance to win a room’s worth of stunning Amtico Spacia flooring in this week’s competition. Entering couldn't be simpler – all you have to do is watch and then answer the question below.

Roost - a kitchen island in a contemporary kitchen with bar stools - Amtico flooring

(Image credit: Amtico)

So what exactly is in Roost's very first episode? Firstly, if you're in search of a new kitchen floor, you've come to the right place. We cover three of the most durable and easy-to-clean materials to use for hardwearing kitchen floors, without compromising on style.

Next up, you'll find out how to design an outdoor living space, just in time for sunny days ahead. From choosing the right garden furniture and decorating the space, to patio heating and fire pits, there are ideas for every space.

Then, we deep dive into clever blue color schemes to inspire your next redecorating project, from blue bedroom ideas to moody blue living room ideas. Find out how to mix colors such as creating a soothing blue and green combination, or a blue scheme with contrasting orange. There are so many tones to choose from – from pale sky blue to the rich and vibrant Yves Klein blue.

Without further ado, grab a coffee and take a look at what’s in the very first episode of Roost:

Competition time!

In our first episode of Roost, we're giving away a whopping 25sqm of Spacia flooring from Amtico (opens in new tab) to kit out a room in your home. All you need to do to enter is watch the episode and fill in the form below…

Please note this competition is open only to UK residents.

Jenny McFarlane
Jenny McFarlane

I'm Jenny McFarlane and I'm Senior Digital Editor working across five amazing interiors titles, including Livingetc, Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Gardeningetc and Real Homes. I also work on the brands' homes video show, on the Future Homes Network, which is packed full of ideas to help you make the most of your home and garden.


After studying for a textiles degree at university, I lived and worked in the arts in Washington DC. On returning to the UK I kickstarted my career on women's and lifestyle titles such as InStyle, Red, Handbag.com, SUITCASE and LUXE City Guides. Fast forward 5 years on and I was heading up the content strategy and digital presence on interiors brands Good Homes, Grand Designs and ICON.


When it comes to my home's style, I relish finding unique pieces and collecting wall art. I love finding bits that remind me of home (Ireland), places I've visited and things that inspire me or make me feel happy, interspersing them with photos of my favourite humans and postcards from here, there and everywhere.