Inspiring ideas

Step inside chic and stylish homes and get ideas and advice for designing your own space. Truly Chic Inspirations you’ll find parties, weddings, recipes, DIY projects and much more.

Here at Ideal Home HQ we're always on the look out for the best new homewares to share with you

If you only buy one thing this week, make it one of these...

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We're counting down the top 10 best ways to add value to your home, if and when you do decide to sell

We're counting down the top 10 best ways to add value to your home, if and when you do decide to put it on the market

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Bored? Here’s our fun-packed list of ideas for the school summer holidays to get the whole family inspired by gardening, home and the great outdoors

Bored? Here’s our fun-packed list of ideas for the school summer holidays to get the whole family inspired by gardening, home and the great outdoors

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Think £500 is a bargain for a house? Not when it’s made for dolls…

When a charming four-bed Georgian mansion appeared on Rightmove for ‘any offer’, buyers thought they’d found the bargain of the century.

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Create a space that you'll love as much as they do, filled with plenty of practical solutions as well as fun touches, cute colour schemes and inspiration for growing imaginations

Create a space that you'll love as much as they do, filled with plenty of practical solutions as well as fun touches, cute colour schemes and inspiration for growing imaginations

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Imagine a Build-A-Bear Workshop crossed with a virtual reality game...

Imagine a cross between a kitchen showroom, a Build-A-Bear Workshop and a VR game...

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Nurture your love affair with the great outdoors with these allotment ideas. Our tips on preparation and planting will help you get the most of your precious plot.

To celebrate National Allotment Week, we've put together some tips on preparation and planting for your precious plot.

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Fed up with their cramped kitchen but unwilling to leave an area they love, the owners decided to knock through and extend their kitchen

Before and after

Fed up with their cramped kitchen but unwilling to leave an area they love, the owners decided to knock through and extend their kitchen

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Help your garden and the environment by creating your own compost heap. The compost you make can be used to improve the soil in your borders, veggie plots and allotment.

Help your garden and the environment by creating your own compost heap. The compost you make can be used to improve the soil in your borders, veggie plots and allotment.

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In our interview series, we talk to our favourite bloggers and experts about their trend predictions and styles. Here, we meet Polly Dickens, Creative Director of Habitat

In our interview series, we talk to our favourite bloggers and experts about their trend predictions and styles. Here, we meet Polly Dickens, Creative Director of Habitat

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Think pink is just for little girls? Think again! From soft blush pastels to upbeat corals and richer tones of raspberry, fuchsia and cerise, these versatile shades can be used to create a sense of romance, sophistication and fun

The time has come to think pink – or rethink pink, anyway. Once the preserve of girls’ bedrooms and boudoir …Continue reading »

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If you're a fan of the films you'll be sure to recognise this house...

If you're a fan of the films you'll be sure to recognise this house...

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The singer and judge on The Voice has bought the new LA pad with his wife Behati Prinsloo

The singer and judge on The Voice has bought the new pad with his girlfriend, Behati Prinsloo

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Let little personalities shine with bright and imaginative artwork ideas

Let little personalities shine with bright and imaginative artwork ideas

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Grab a toastie maker, a hunk of cheese and a couple of slices of bread, and you’ll be on the way to hot sandwich heaven

Grab a toastie maker, a hunk of cheese and a couple of slices of bread, and you’ll be on the way to hot sandwich heaven

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White walls create a blank canvas, allowing accessories to shine bright

White walls create a blank canvas, allowing accessories to shine bright

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The supermodel and inspiration behind Billy Joel's classic track is Movin' Out of her New Haven home

The supermodel and inspiration behind Billy Joel's classic track is Movin' Out of her New Haven home

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The famous chimes will stop until 2021 while repairs are made to the tower

The famous chimes will stop until 2021 while repairs are made to the tower

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The go-to neutral pairs perfectly with every shade. But don't underestimate its power to stand alone, as shown by these clever design ideas...

The go-to neutral pairs perfectly with every shade. But don't underestimate its power to stand alone, as shown by these clever design ideas...

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Renowned British fashion designer Paul Smith has teamed up with Anglepoise to put his signature stamp on the iconic lamp design and the results are off the scale

Renowned fashion designer Paul Smith has teamed up with Anglepoise and the results are off the scale

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Show us a kid that wouldn't think this treehouse bed is coolest design in the world, in fact show us any grown-up that wouldn't agree

Children’s bed times can often be fraught with protests of not wanting to go to sleep, often involving some heavy …Continue reading »

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Whether you’re looking for luxury, culture, or a family-friendly bolthole, these are the best hotels in Rome...

Whether you’re looking for luxury, culture, or a family-friendly bolthole, these are the best hotels in Rome...

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Take a look at these fascinating buildings…

Take a look at these fascinating buildings…

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Is it time for a career rethink? These shocking stats are envy-inducing...

Is it time for a career rethink? These shocking stats are envy-inducing...

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If the epic fantasy currently has you gripped, there’s no SHAME in decorating your home with some GoT themed accessories

If the epic fantasy currently has you gripped, there’s no SHAME in decorating your home with some GoT themed accessories

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Make your child's bedroom beautiful with these useful and practical ways to create a scheme all children will love

Make your child's bedroom beautiful with these useful and practical ways to create a scheme all children will love

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Can’t get enough of the wizarding world? This Harry Potter collection from Primark will send you Potty

Harry Potter fans will be thrilled to hear that Primark has extended their Harry Potter clothing range to include homeware, …Continue reading »

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How many do you own? And what's going straight onto your wish list?

How many do you own? And what's going straight onto your wish list?

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From a clear scatter-cushion strategy to your scented candle collection, the life of an interior design obsessive may seem strange to others…

From a clear scatter-cushion strategy to your scented candle collection, the life of an interior design obsessive may seem strange to others…

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From old and tired to vibrant and adventurous... Take a look around...

From old and tired to vibrant and adventurous... Take a look around...

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