Staff Writer, Homes

Camilla Sharman


Camilla Sharman is a Staff Writer at Saga Exceptional. Camilla has worked in publishing and marketing for over 30 years and has covered a wide range of sectors within the business and consumer industries both as a feature, content, and freelance writer.  

As a business journalist, Camilla has researched articles for many different sectors from the jewellery industry to finance and tech, charities, and the arts. Whatever she’s covered, she enjoys delving deep and learning the ins and out of different topics, then conveying her research within engaging content that informs the reader. 

It was when she started her family that her freelance career evolved. Having moved into a period house two days before her first son was born, she had the perfect opportunity to combine working from home with writing about her own house renovation projects. Apart from appearing on the cover of Your Home magazine, Camilla’s written for Ideal Homes, Real Homes, House Beautiful, and kitchen and bathroom business magazines.  

It was inevitable that her interest in all things homes would lead her to writing home interest features. As a young girl she had the earliest version of Pinterest – a scrap book full of home inspiration images cut from magazines.  

In her spare time, when she’s not in her kitchen experimenting with a new recipe, you’ll find her keeping fit at the gym. In the pool, stretching at a yoga class, or on a spin bike, exercise is her escape time. She also loves the great outdoors and if she’s not pottering about in her garden, she’ll be jumping on her bike for a gentle cycle ride.  

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Articles by Camilla Sharman

Contemporary decking laid at an angle

How to treat decking for a longer-lasting surface

We take you through the process of how to clean and treat your decking with oil and stain to get it ready for the warmer weather

Pink cluster roses in full bloom

How to deadhead roses and encourage more flowers to grow 

Discover why, when and how to deadhead roses, with top tips from Monty Don and the National Trust.

Blue hydrangeas in a container

Can you grow hydrangeas in pots? Here’s the lowdown

Can you grow hydrangeas in a pot? Yes, they thrive just as well in a container as they do in the ground. We take you through the best ways to successfully grow potted hydrangeas

Light filled conservatory with rattan sofa

How to keep a conservatory cool this summer: 8 ideas to turn down the heat 

Clever ways to stop your conservatory getting too hot, including the best blinds, plants and fabrics to use

Water being poured from a jug into a glass

Water bills explained: Understanding your charges

With the increase in homes changing from an unmetered supply of water to a water meter, more of our bills are changing. We take a look at how to understand your water bill whether you are on a water meter or not.

Large garden border of low maintenance plants

Best low-maintenance border plants: 10 flowers and shrubs to add maximum impact

Create a beautiful border with minimum effort. Discover ten low-maintenance border plants that will make an impact in your garden throughout the year.