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.

Put a personal stamp on your outside space with these non-permanent ideas

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This DIY project will help you build up a sweat

The post See how this savvy couple saved £11k by building their own home gym using B&Q buys appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Pitch up with your loved ones this summer... even if it's just in the garden!

The post Go Outdoors is selling a family sized tent for just £99! And there are plenty more bargains to be had.. appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Hands up if you’ve spent a large proportion of lockdown browsing property websites and perusing potential new homes – *arm shoots straight in the air*. Well the experts at Rightmove have obviously got our number. Because they’ve highlighted three of the quirkiest properties for sale right now, for our daily property fix. Discover a beautifully […]

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OVO Energy is kicking the carbon out of central heating

The post Goodbye gas! Hello the game-changing trial that will transform how we heat our homes
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The Manchester Bee print stole the show, and we've tracked it down!

The post Fans have fallen for Corrie star Jennie McAlpine's wall print, as seen on This Morning – here's where you can buy it appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Over the last few months, many of us have focused on turning our homes into a stylish sanctuary, updating interiors to create a place to relax, learn new skills, work, and have fun. The different pace of life has reconnected many people with their homes and made us realise the true potential of the four walls […]

The post Our most-wanted John Lewis furniture pieces for the new season – the rattan headboard is amazing... appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Can you spot the difference?

The post B&M's lökken range is almost identical to IKEA but a quarter of the price appeared first on Ideal Home.

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A romantic and remote retreat with buzz on the side, where craggy mountains meet a roaring culinary scene...

The post Enjoy the stunning views from a cool eco-cottage in County Kerry – and you can stay the night! appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Is it time to ditch the 'inside out ghost' method?

The post Are you changing your duvet cover all-wrong? This genius method promises to get the job done in 60 seconds appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Have you seen this growing new garden trend, championed by savvy mums everywhere. It seems mums are getting creative with outgrown nursery cot beds by turning them into vertical garden planters! Not just the kids are growing up eh! This idea is an amazing DIY project to inspire all parents, especially those who love gardening. […]

The post Mum wows with ingenious idea to reuse little one's cot bed in the garden – and it cost just £6 appeared first on Ideal Home.

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From art-deco to modern day twists, here's how to make monochrome work for your bedroom

The post Black and white bedroom ideas that will never loose their appeal appeared first on Ideal Home.

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It's the bad news we've all waiting for

The post House prices are starting to drop for the first time in eight years – and Nationwide predicts what will happen next appeared first on Ideal Home.

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No garden? No problem...

The post Six incredible balcony garden makeovers for small-space inspiration – you have to see the living wall! appeared first on Ideal Home.

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You won't want to miss the flamingo toilet roll holder

The post You can still pick up Aldi's sell-out bathroom range – in stores from today! appeared first on Ideal Home.

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How to refresh your bathroom without breaking the bank...

The post 10 ways to revamp a tired bathroom for under £50

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The perfect finishing touch to any dressing table

The post Shoppers are going crazy for Primark's plush velvet storage stool – here's which stores you can find it in appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Did you miss last year's Aldi pizza oven? Here's your second chance to grab a slice of the action

The post Stainless steel Aldi pizza oven that's £500 cheaper than professional models appeared first on Ideal Home.

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It's all fun and games... until you damage household items

The post Why practising the latest TikTok dance routines is costing homeowners up to £2k appeared first on Ideal Home.

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As our viewing habits change, so do our TV's. They're getting sleeker, sharper and smarter, so here's our pick of the best TV's of 2019.

The post Best TVs 2020 – the top sets to buy for bingeing movies, sports, soaps and more appeared first on Ideal Home.

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A little professional attention helped to fulfil the potential of this city home

The post Tour this elegant London home designed around the owner’s two daughters appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Carpets are an investment, so when they start to look shabby it’s no wonder homeowners look for cheap ways to improve the appearance. But following the news of the latest DIY trend to dye carpets DYLON, the experts of dyes, have issued an official comment to warn about the use of the wrong dye on […]

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Millie Mackintosh has transformed her patio into a Mediterranean-inspired paradise – and we’re absolutely loving the blue-sky, summer-ready aesthetic. With many of us shelving plans for a summer holiday abroad this year, the trend for creating an at-home holiday vibe outdoors is soaring. Read more: How to create an outdoor cinema in your back garden […]

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The tired outdoor area is now a chic Mediterranean-inspired space

The post Homeowner paints patio grey with 'faux rug' to transform outdoor space – for just £60 appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Whether you live in a county pile or not, you can still enjoy country style. It’s not even necessary to live in the countryside, as the craze for ‘cottagecore’ on instagram shows. There’s something about the nostalgic country look that’s strangely comforting in unsettling times. These styling ideas from the lovely and talented Paula Sutton […]

The post Paula Sutton at Hill House Vintage shows us how to create the perfect country look appeared first on Ideal Home.

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The gardener shares his insightful tips for making the best free compost at home

The post Alan Titchmarsh uses carpet to make his compost – find out how and why? appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Turn your garden into a luxury destination

The post Cox & Cox's Paros swinging lounger is the ultimate in garden relaxation appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Housing experts reveal how 2020 has shifted search priorities, and how we can stay ahead of the game

The post Kitchens are no longer top priority – Rightmove reveals new property search trends appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Affordable Art Fair has seen record sales this month

The post The new wall art trend that is winging its way into our homes and gallery walls appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Are you microwaving sponges to clean? Washing your washing up gloves before doing the dishes? If not, it might be time to start. As we clean now more than ever, it’s the perfect time to assess if we’re actually making our homes dirtier by not cleaning our cleaning cloths and more. The team of cleaning […]

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