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This week, following a successful trial at 14 stores, B&Q has announced it’s reopening over half of its stores. Some 155 stores are now open, with plans to open the remaining stores across the UK by early May. That will be welcome news to all the home improvement fans wanting to tackle jobs while in […]

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Leopard lovers, this is the collection for you!

The post We’re going wild for Carpetright’s new animal print carpets appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Interior designer Clare Pater has worked wonders with a mix of budget buys and clever spends

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As rainbows become the symbol of hope and joy, we just want to paint a rainbow on everything  from windows to walls. But for now we’re focusing on the power of a painted rainbow on bedroom furniture. This playful painted pattern is a fun way to brightening up any little one’s bedroom. You can More […]

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Have you gone from gardening novice to expert in lockdown?

The post 10 signs you are a Master of Gardening – how many can you tick off? appeared first on Ideal Home.

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We might be physically apart, but is it bringing us closer together?

The post Research reveals that lockdown is bringing local communities closer together appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Every outdoor space can benefit from well-placed solar lighting

The post Shopping edit – best garden solar lights to illuminate your outdoor space after dark appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Some say the windows are the eyes of our homes, making window box planters the lashes if you will – to add extra pizzazz. To see one of the best window box planters in the business follow @tinyandthehouse on Instagram. The magnificent garden feature is that of interiors enthusiast Jacqueline Mercer. Jacqueline shares snaps of the […]

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All you will need is a few leftovers from the fridge

The post Create your own vegetable patch for free with this genius tip appeared first on Ideal Home.

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It appears the nation are still shopping, and for good reason (quite literally). Gift emporium Etsy is reporting a 60 per cent increase in searches on site for care package gifts. The rise is care package searches is up in the last three months, compared to the same time the previous year. It’s as people […]

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They are so simple

The post These chic DIY tie-dye napkins will instantly spruce up your kitchen table appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Let May be the month of peony appreciation in your home

The post Four reasons why peonies are the best flowers to buy now - and how to care for them appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Make your own garden storage solution in 4 easy steps

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Support garden centres and local nurseries

The post Where can I buy plants online during lockdown? These stores are selling everything from peonies to cucumber plants appeared first on Ideal Home.

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It's an explosion of rainbows

The post See how this mum transformed an old garage into a multi-coloured playroom appeared first on Ideal Home.

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There's more to this home than meets the eye

The post Enjoy a tour of this smart Hampstead home with plenty of clever storage appeared first on Ideal Home.

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How community gardeners are lifting spirits during lockdown

The post A village in Northern Ireland is using their hanging flower baskets in this unusual way appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Plus, more pieces high in demand

The post Swoon says sales of this furniture are up 247 per cent this month – and we can see why! appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Follow these simple steps to update plain furniture with on-trend animal print

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Crime rates are dropping, but we should always be on our guard

The post Three in ten burglaries happen while someone is home – here's how to stay safe during lockdown appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Continue with these stringent cleaning measures

The post Expert reveals MOST important cleaning tasks to keep up after lockdown is lifted appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Are you overwhelmed by all the‘stuff’ in your closet? Do you despair at finding that one item you know you have somewhere?! It’s time to declutter your wardrobe. If you are a fast-fashion shopaholic or a bit of a hoarder, every wardrobe needs a re-edit every now and again. We have the perfect tips for […]

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Would you have the patience?

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Stores will reopen on Thursday

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Storage solutions that you'll fall head over heels in love with

The post Shoe storage ideas – organise trainers, heels and boots in your hall, bedroom and more appeared first on Ideal Home.

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It's like having your own bouncer on the door!

The post Two new Ring doorbells are launching this month – and they’re the best yet appeared first on Ideal Home.

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All you need is soap and bleach

The post A virus expert reveals how to clean the bathroom to prevent coronavirus spreading in a household appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Find out if sliding pocket doors could be the answer to saving space in your home

The post Sliding pocket doors and barn doors – ideas and advice for fitting these ultimate space-savers appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Looking for new and exciting things to try in quarantine? Here are some great ideas.

The post A quarantine survival guide – anti-boredom activities to try at home appeared first on Ideal Home.

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This owner used creative thinking to convert a courtyard space lost in the wilderness

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