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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.

Can you spot the difference between the high-end lights and their supermarket lookalikes?

'Watt' are you waiting for?!

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The latest irons promise to get the job done quicker, even on delicate fabrics and tricky shapes. Defeat the ironing pile with one of these hard-working hotties

Defeat the ironing pile with one of these hard-working hotties

The post Best steam irons – our pick of the top-performing crease busters appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Thought you couldn't make your own mark on a rental property? Think again. The tenants of this three-bedroom Victorian house have redecorated and added their own character throughout

Thought rental properties had to be bland and boring? Think again.

The post Step inside this Victorian terrace and be inspired by what you can do with a rented home appeared first on Ideal Home.

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The house she shared with her ex-husband, Ryan Phillippe, is back on the market for £12.2million

The house she shared with her ex-husband, Ryan Phillippe, is back on the market for £12.2million

The post Reese Witherspoon’s former Bel Air estate is on the market appeared first on Ideal Home.

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The owner didn't let the home's distinctive Victorian character stop her from indulging her love of modern style and just seeing what happened...

When the owners viewed this three-bed Victorian terrace in North Essex back in 2012, they managed to see beyond its …Continue reading »

The post Take a tour around a Victorian terrace in Essex that’s full of clever upcycling ideas appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Alongside the most common there are also some kooky and surprising finds…

They include that famous classic, Knitting with Dog Hair...

The post B&B owners have revealed the books most frequently left behind by guests this year appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Shopping bags at the ready...

Scandi style and savings - we're so ready to get onboard!

The post A Danish homeware store dubbed the ‘small IKEA’ is expanding in the UK appeared first on Ideal Home.

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The warm tones of Heart Wood reflect the warmth, comfort and security that we all want in our homes

The warm tones of Heart Wood reflect the warmth, comfort and security that we all want in our homes

The post Dulux has announced Heart Wood as its 2018 Colour of the Year appeared first on Ideal Home.

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The gorgeous pink casserole dishes are limited edition, so get in there fast to avoid disappointment...

The iconic French cookware brand has given itself a 2017 makeover with a new limited edition range of pink cookware. …Continue reading »

The post Le Creuset has launched a new range in ombré pink and we think we’re in love appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Renowned British painter Lucien Freud lived in Benton End House in 1940.

Renowned British painter Lucien Freud lived in Benton End House in 1940.

The post A house with an extraordinary artistic past is on the market for £1.3 million appeared first on Ideal Home.

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No fear, the hilarious paint names will not be affected!

No fear, the hilarious paint names will not be affected!

The post Farrow & Ball has made an exciting change to its paint formula appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Don’t miss the chance to nose around some of London’s most famous buildings

Don’t miss the chance to nose around some of London’s most famous buildings

The post Open House London: the capital’s iconic buildings open their doors for one weekend only appeared first on Ideal Home.

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A few simple changes around your home can help speed up the sales process and even boost the value of your property

A few simple changes around your home can help speed up the sales process and even boost the value of your property

The post Home staging ideas to help you sell your home appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Reworking the layout of her home gave the owner a generous kitchen-diner without the need to extend the space

Reworking the layout of her home gave the owner a generous kitchen-diner without the need to extend the space

The post Before and after: creating a kitchen-diner fit for a growing family appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Scandi style homes blogger and author, Niki Brantmark, gives us her top tips on creating a Scandi-style home on a shoestring.

If you want your home to get that paired back look with bright neutral walls, simple yet stylish furniture and …Continue reading »

The post How to get Scandi style on a budget appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Always dreamed of living happily ever after? Now you really can (Prince Charming not included)...

Always dreamed of living happily ever after? Now you really can (Prince Charming not included)...

The post Snow White’s fairy tale cottage is up for sale and we’ve never seen anything quite like it appeared first on Ideal Home.

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It's a record-breaking price for the New York borough

The Ocean's 11 and Talented Mr Ripely star knows how to splash the cash

The post Brooklyn Bourne? Matt Damon is rumoured to be buying a Brooklyn Heights penthouse worth £12.4 million appeared first on Ideal Home.

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If your bathroom is overlooked or you want to disguise a less-than-perfect view from your window, there are plenty of obscured glass options available

If your bathroom is overlooked or you want to disguise a less-than-perfect view from your window, there are plenty of obscured glass options available

The post Obscured glass – our pick of the best appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Habitat is the latest brand to join the internet retail revolution by making shopping for hip homeware easy with their own click and collect service.

Habitat is the latest brand to join the internet retail revolution by making shopping for hip homeware easy

The post Habitat is launching the click and collect service that we’ve been waiting for appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Summer has sadly turned to autumn, leaving many of us feeling dissatisfied with our intake of vitamin D and our sorry excuse for a tan

Feeling blue that summer has ended? Us too.

The post Escape to these Airbnbs for some October sun appeared first on Ideal Home.

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When the owners of this country home started renovating their kitchen, disaster struck. Every cloud has a silver lining though,
as it opened up the opportunity to carry out work that they'd always wanted to do.

When the owners of this country home started renovating their kitchen, disaster struck. Every cloud has a single lining though,
as it opened up the opportunity to carry out work that they'd always wanted to do.

The post Step inside this Grade II-listed converted watermill appeared first on Ideal Home.

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We simply love the new coastal and country sofa ranges that feature the distinctive colour and florals that Joules is famous for

We simply love the new coastal and country sofa ranges that feature the distinctive colour and florals that Joules is famous for

The post Joules launches a new sofa range for DFS appeared first on Ideal Home.

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There's a new flatpack furniture company hitting our postal service and the word is that it could rival furniture favourites Ikea... What do you think?

There's a new flatpack furniture company hitting our postal service and the word is that it could rival furniture favourites Ikea... What do you think?

The post These new fancy flatpack sofas could outsit Ikea appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Each week we pick our favourite new home buys to share with you

From top tech to classy cushions, no product is too big or small to make our weekly round up #idealhomeloves. This week, we're all about heritage style

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Can't decide whether to upgrade to the new iPhone 8? Perhaps this will help you make your mind up...

Can't decide whether to upgrade to the new iPhone 8? Perhaps this will help you make your mind up...

The post 8 ways the iPhone 8 will make home life more harmonious appeared first on Ideal Home.

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How does your local authority rank?

How does your local authority rank?

The post These are the best (and worst places) for women to live in the UK appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Is your utility room looking a bit tired and neglected? Here's how to make the hard-working room as pretty as it is practical.

The humble yet hard-working utility room is often over-looked when decorating. Yes, you need to create a dedicated space that …Continue reading »

The post Give your utility room a scullery chic makeover appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Zoopla's new poll also reveals the area with the most frequent movers

Zoopla's new poll also reveals the area with the most frequent movers

The post Revealed! How often the average Brit moves house appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Perfect for afternoon tea, the four new collections are a feast for the eyes

Perfect for afternoon tea, the four new collections are a feast for the eyes

The post The new Sara Miller London Portmeirion tableware is simply stunning appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Do you pride yourself on the cleanliness of your home? Chances are you could be forgetting about one very important thing.

There's something in our kitchen that we're all neglecting

The post Fifty per cent of you would fail a food hygiene inspection at home. Here’s why… appeared first on Ideal Home.

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