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.

Cool down with the best portable air conditioners and air coolers, from Russell Hobbs, Black + Decker, Silent Night and more.

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We’ve reviewed the Swan Retro One Touch Espresso Machine to find out if it has coffee-making substance as well as style…

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Do you need replacement windows for your home? Well-maintained windows are the crowning glory of a period property and sometimes a simple update is enough or fully replacing original windows is necessary. Maybe you just need to figure out how to paint your window frames for a quick update, but if you feel a draught […]

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Cellular shades are the perfect marriage of style and function and offer a true upgrade from traditional roller blinds.

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It's now or never to benefit from a 'perfect storm' of factors that make it the perfect time to switch your mortgage

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We've got some great teenage girls bedroom ideas to inspire you

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It's not just the weather that's hotting up – these colours are sizzling this season

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The best paint for furniture can easily transform tired or dated wooden furniture, giving it an instant uplift. In fact, upcycling is a quick, affordable and sustainable solution for revamping your interiors on a budget; all without having to buy brand new furniture! Whether you want to spruce up an old table, chest of drawers, […]

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Get crafty this weekend with our simple step-by-step guide

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House prices are soaring right now, but for how much longer?

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Here's how you can make stylish updates to your home on a budget

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Whether your kitchen looks dated and needs a quick overhaul whilst you save up for a new one, or you simply fancy a fresh makeover, the best paints for kitchen cabinets will completely transform the heart of the home quickly and easily – all for the price of a tin of paint! But with so […]

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See how these colour-aficionados have restored their historic townhouse on the coast with a thoroughly modern twist

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We've rounded up the best of the competition you'll need to face off against

The post Do you own Britain's best holiday home? If so you could win £10,000 appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Whether working from home, tackling admin or encouraging the kids to knuckle down with their homework, more and more of us are looking to incorporate a more permanent study area within our homes. However, very rarely do small homes have the luxury of a spare room that’s free to turn into a study, so a […]

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Gazumping is, sadly, becoming more common in today's ultra-competitive property market

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Is your outdoor furniture looking a bit shabby? Here are all the tips you need to restore garden furniture, and take it from lacklustre to lovely in hours.

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We can't wait to add this to our cleaning caddy

The post Mrs Hinch favourite Zoflora has launched a new cleaning product - and it's a game changer appeared first on Ideal Home.

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The humble bedside table is a busy piece of bedroom furniture as it provides perching space for lighting, an alarm clock and reading matter *ahem* your Ideal Home magazine. Not only that, but the majority of bedside tables include storage space for hiding items you really don’t want on show, such as wires, medications, receipts […]

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Stone flooring is a fabulous choice as its durability and natural beauty will bring a long lasting statement to any home. Even though it is most commonly used as a flooring idea in kitchens, bathrooms, hallways and conservatories, there is no reason why you should not choose stone for a bedroom or sitting room. Isabel […]

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Consider this your official notice to stop leaving your TV on standby

The post Not switching off these household gadgets could add £500 a year to your bills appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Design ideas and styling tips to make more of a glass extension

The post 10 ways to update your conservatory to use the space all year round appeared first on Ideal Home.

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PSA: we’ve spotted (and obviously purchased) this huge, statement-worthy Dunelm mirror – and we think you should too. We’ve been seeing it everywhere on Instagram recently so we just had to shout about it. Especially since it’s currently on sale! Best suited for minimalist or modern homes, this rounded mirror boasts a slim black frame […]

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Brown your bread to perfection with our pick of the best two- and four-slice toasters

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The award, held by B&Q, had thousands of entries

The post Firefighter wins Gardener of the Year for transforming bland, concrete yard into paradise appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Find out if your plant can be brought back to life, or if it really is goodbye

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They were quoted a whopping £5,000 from the pros

The post Mum transforms dark garden into a sun-trap paradise for just £300 appeared first on Ideal Home.

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Celebrate Pride month with Hobbycraft's macrame rainbow garland

The post How to make rainbow bunting - perfect for Pride or simply to brighten your home appeared first on Ideal Home.

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How many do you have?

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Discover how to paint a wooden floor that's damaged or dull to transform your home

The post How to paint floorboards – advice for sanding, painting and stencilling wooden floors appeared first on Ideal Home.

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