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Whether you’re a fan of the show or not, the Love Island villa is undeniably beautiful... and it’s on the market

Whether you’re a fan of the show or not, the Love Island villa is undeniably beautiful and it’s on the market…

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Staying at home this month? Let the spirit of carefree summer days into your home with our easy ideas

Whether it’s making better use of the garden or adding some sunny-looking accessories, our list of things to do at …Continue reading »

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Check out these simple Ikea hacks for upcycling budget-friendly furniture into unique, statement pieces

If you don’t want to splurge on new furniture, but equally aren’t a fan of budget-friendly pieces that will result …Continue reading »

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A garden summer house can be used as your very own special space. It can be transformed into a studio …Continue reading »

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Update a compact garden with our small garden ideas, featuring design tips, planting advice and savvy buys for modern gardens, pretty patios, tiny terraces and bijou balconies

Update a compact garden with our small garden ideas, featuring design tips, planting advice and savvy buys for modern gardens, pretty patios, tiny terraces and bijou balconies

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Inspired by the timber-clad summerhouses of Scandinavia and New England, these relaxed decorating schemes, which echo the delicate shades of nature, are designed to blur the boundary between indoors and out

Inspired by the timber-clad summerhouses of Scandinavia and New England, these relaxed decorating schemes, which echo the delicate shades of nature, are designed to blur the boundary between indoors and out

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Follow these simple steps to grow your own lettuce...

Follow these simple steps to grow your own lettuce...

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Combining a tiny kitchen and an adjoining dining room, then extending out, has given the owners a huge all-in-one space that suits their sociable lifestyle

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The owners moved into their four-bed semi in 2014 and, after a year of dreaming up their perfect kitchen, they …Continue reading »

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Planning a new kitchen? Our kitchen appliance layout ideas will help you maximise your space and make cooking, cleaning and entertaining so much easier.

Planning a new kitchen? Our kitchen appliance layout ideas will help you maximise your space and make cooking, cleaning and entertaining so much easier.

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The owners' talent for sniffing out great designs that don't cost the earth has helped them transform their home on a budget

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The interior of this Victorian end-of-terrace in Hove is proof that it’s possible to create a Nordic inspired Mid-Century interior …Continue reading »

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Celebrate the most glamorous evenings in the garden with beautiful lighting ideas that will extend your stay far into the night

Celebrate the most glamorous evenings in the garden with beautiful lighting ideas that will extend your stay far into the night

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New research has brought to light what we Brits think makes a bad house guest. Are you guilty of any of these annoying habits?

New research has revealed the visitor habits that Brits find most annoying… Do you agree?

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The Obamas have reportedly bought the Washington home they've been renting since January...

The Obamas have reportedly bought the Washington home they've been renting since January...

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First there were lobsters, and now there are whales. Sealife-inspired homeware is a big trend this summer

First there were flamingoes, then lobsters, and now there are whales. Yes, whale home decor is the next hot trend this summer

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Looking for wedding table inspiration? Here are four beautiful, easy-to-make wedding table decoration ideas using fragrant foliage

Looking for wedding table inspiration? Here are four beautiful, easy-to-make wedding table decoration ideas using fragrant foliage.

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Grab a great deal on Amazon Prime Day with our round-up of the best buys for home and garden. Plus we've put together a foolproof guide to bagging a bargain.

Grab a great deal on Amazon Prime Day with our round-up of the best buys for home and garden. Plus we've put together a foolproof guide to bagging a bargain.

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Have you always wanted uninterrupted garden views and easy access to the outdoors? Find out if installing sliding doors could be the answer

With frame profiles getting thinner and advanced runners offering smoother opening, modern sliding doors are fast becoming the top choice …Continue reading »

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Step inside a former home of the ultimate First Lady and enter a world of decadence, luxury and Georgian charm

Step inside a former home of the ultimate First Lady and enter a world of decadence, luxury and Georgian charm

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The owner's dream was a home where he could relax, unwind and be the perfect host - to make it a reality, he built it himself

Surrounded by mature trees and paddocks filled with horses, the owner’s new-build country barn occupies an idyllic country setting. So …Continue reading »

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Take a look inside this fairytale farmhouse, brimming with magical charm

Take a look inside this fairytale-esque cottage, brimming with magical charm

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If you have a small bathroom don't worry, we've got plenty of small bathroom ideas for you. No matter how compact your room, we have a chic design to fit your needs

If you have a small bathroom don't worry, we've got plenty of small bathroom ideas for you. No matter how compact your room, we have a chic design to fit your needs

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From punchy pops of colour to smart slimline shapes, today's modern country styles are easy to pull together and even easier to live with

If you love country interiors, but are longing to give the traditional florals and farmhouse furniture a bit of an …Continue reading »

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Visit the Victoria & Albert Museum this weekend for its Plywood exhibition, and buy Made.com home accessories in store for the first time

We love a bit of Made.com. With everything from sexy sofas and sturdy beds to striking rugs and chic cushions, …Continue reading »

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From two-bedroom apartments to 14-bedroom mansions, there is a huge discrepancy in what a million pounds wil get you for a property around the UK

From two-bedroom apartments to fourteen-bedroom manor houses, there is a huge discrepancy in what you can get for a million around the country...

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Our easy kid's bedroom makeover will help you create a colourful, comfortable and easy-to-tidy space that children will love playing in and sleeping in

Is your child’s bedroom looking a bit uninspiring? If you’re keen to do some updating, our easy kid’s bedroom makeover …Continue reading »

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In our new series, we talk to our favourite experts about their trend predictions and styles. Here we meet stylist Paula Taylor of Graham & Brown

In our new series, we talk to our favourite experts about their trend predictions and styles. Here we meet stylist Paula Taylor of Graham & Brown

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Kitchen flooring might need to be practical and hardwearing, but there's no need for it to be dull. From painted floorboards to geometric patterns, we have kitchen flooring to suit every style

As kitchens often blend with dining areas into larger, open-plan spaces, kitchen flooring can be a great way of uniting …Continue reading »

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The apartment comes with David Bowie's personal piano!

The apartment comes with David Bowie's personal piano!

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Take dining al fresco to a whole new level by adding a cooking station outside in the garden. Here are out top tips for choosing an outdoor kitchen...

Take dining al fresco to a whole new level by adding a cooking station outside in the garden. Here are out top tips for choosing an outdoor kitchen...

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Whether you buy the odd few bottles for a dinner party or are a serious collector, there’s a wine fridge to suit.

Whether you buy the odd few bottles for a dinner party or are a serious collector, there’s a wine fridge to suit

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