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Renovation and decorating advice

Whether you're planning a new project or thinking about the finer details of your interior design scheme, we have everything you need to create your dream look - including expert shopping and buying guides to complete your home. We also have fun upcycling and craft projects, and all the care and cleaning advice you need, whatever the job you're tackling. Don't get started without us!

Interior design


How to create a gastropub style kitchen diner

Give your dining spot a cosy, laid-back look with touches of industrial cool

5 ways to welcome autumn into your home

As much as we love warm weather, the change of the season brings some gorgeous shades into our homes. We’ve…

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Amara founder Sam Hood talks decorating, style and investment pieces

Her luxe homeware store is all about simple, upscale style – but Amara founder Sam Hood struggles to keep her…


How to decorate according to your star sign

And would you furnish your home based on your horoscope?

10 travel-inspired interiors every globetrotter will love

Create 5* luxury at home with these travel-inspired interiors

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Project planning


Crittall windows – everything you need to know about steel frames

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Wet rooms – the essential guide to creating the perfect shower space


Exposed brick walls and brick wallpaper – everything you need to know

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Space and storage


Ways to disguise your TV – how to hide a television stylishly

We've got some genius ways to hide your TV completely, or at least make it stand out less

Garden tool storage

Garden tool storage ideas to organise your shed and outdoor space

Is your shed in need of a serious sort out?

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Bathroom shelving ideas to keep clutter at bay

Think outside the box when it comes to clever ideas to stash your bathroom basics

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Surfaces and flooring


Tile grouting ideas – tips for choosing grout colours and finishes


Paint colours – the essential guide

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Blackboard paint craft ideas

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How to use colour: The colour wheel

Care and cleaning


How to clean a washing machine – banish mould, bad smells and residues

Your clothes won't be clean if your washing machine isn't


How to clean a fridge freezer – sort your cool box before the Christmas cram

Because nobody likes a drawer full of mouldy veg sludge!

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How to get rid of ants – the safe and simple way

Here's how to get rid of ants and keep them out of your kitchen and home for good

How to keep your pets cool in the summer

How to keep your pets cool this summer

We might be suffering in the heat, but think about our poor, furry pets...

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Shopping guides


Add a touch of Mid-century style to your home

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Best kitchen dressers for displaying and storing your tableware


Ideal Home loves – our best buys this week


Matalan launches first lighting collection and it’s pretty impressive

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