MAGAZINE: Soapland style through the years

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Whether you are a fan of the cobbles, the square or the Dales, the homes featured in our favourite soap operas are as familiar to us as our own.

From Ken and Deidre’s living room, to the Home Farm kitchen, these houses and rooms seem to leave just as big an impression on us as some of the characters.

Soapland style through the years

Soapland style through the years

According to the research a third of us think soap operas represent British life, with Coronation Street voted as the soap that’s most accurate in its depiction, despite a few rooms potentially being in line for a bit of a makeover. Just like real life then.

British television and soap opera expert Dorothy Hobson has been working with new homewares brand Heart of House to curate and investigate soap living over the last few decades to determine just how much our favourite soap operas reflect our tastes in real life.

The Heart of House research also looked at the most iconic TV homes and Downton Abbey was beaten to the top spot by Del and Rodney’s flat from Only Fools and Horses – there was however no suggestion the nation would want to replicate the interior of the Nelson Mandela high rise in our homes …

o find out just how the homes in soapland fair in our estimations watch the video, and look back at some of the most iconic sets in soap history.