Dare we say it... it's FINALLY summertime and to celebrate, why don't we do it with a new 20 under £20 selection! Our editor Heather has been busy putting together a bright and jolly selection of great value homeware must buys, just for you.
New to this page? Then let us explain... Every month, Ideal Home's editor-in-chief Heather Young creates her very own edit of must-have buys for the home and we share them here.
As well as looking at the high street, Heather trawls through a wide range of independent stores in order to pick her favourite, great value buys for every room in the home.
Because we appreciate that not everyone has loads of money to fritter away on homeware, Heather has made sure that not a single one of these brilliant buys will cost you more than £20, so you can still treat yourself to a little something nice without spending a fortune.
Each month, as well as featuring in Ideal Home magazine, we also update this page with her latest picks, together with handy shopping links so you can buy your favourites without any fuss.
Heather has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.
This month, Heather's embraced colour in a big way. There are bright sunny buys for your kitchen, garden and bedroom, as well as your living room, bathroom and even something for the kids.
Many of these are limited edition buys so once there's gone they're gone, so don't delay - snap them up before they sell out.
So now that the sunshine's out, head outdoors, pop yourself under a parasol, grabs something cool to drink and read on to check out Heather's pick of uplifting bunch of bargain buys that won't break the bank...
The classic paper shade with a twist! Measuring 45cm in diameter, it's easy to fit on a ceiling light. Once on, it'll cast a soft glow in any kids' room.
Why have one when you have can two! This striking pair of tealight holders are handmade. Also available in a light blue colourway.
Fair enough, you may not need a doormat this time of year, but that's just as well, because you won't want muddy feet ruining this gorgeous design!
Give you floor a touch of Pucci power, with this great vakue rug from H&M Home. It measures W70x L140cm so is perfect for a bedroom, kids' room or even garden.
Love colour? Then check out this bold beauty. Top with a contrasting neon candle from British Colour Standard at Notonthehighstreet.com
Stripes? Check. Frills? Check. Under £20? Check! This gorgeous cushion has it all - the perfect accessory for your living room or garden this summer.
Another great buy from Habitat, via Argos. While this is aimed at kids' rooms, we'd happily have this in our own home! You know can never have too many baskets...
Available in Black, Yellow or Red, this genius Bluetooth connected speaker is waterproof, so you can listen to your favourite tunes in the shower or bath.
Perfect for short journeys or just hanging at home, this pretty set features a washbag, a matching compact mirror and a refreshing face mist.
Everyone knows that one-use straws are terrible for the environment and the paper versions never last. These glass versions are a brilliant alternative.
There's not a great deal to say about this pretty cake stand other than it costs £8. Yes, you heard that right... just EIGHT POUNDS. A total bargain!
Made from red lurex, this circular placemat also comes in gold, silver and anthricite. Buy a few now to brighten up your dining table or save them for Christmas.
This fresh terrazzo-motif single duvet set comes is perfect for a kids' or teen's room. The bright design makes it easy to coordinate with colourful cushions.
Exercise the classic rule of three with this set of bright bud vases. made from glass, they'd be perfect on a windowsill, with the sunshine streaming through.
Part-bird house, part-bird table, but 100% bargain. this classic garden addition is easy to clean thanks to the flat surface and will give birds a safe spot to rest.
Swap out your pampas grass and dried flowers this season for something a little more summer-orientated, like this delicate faux spring of coral.
Looking like something that you may have dined off while holidaying in Sicily, this gorgeous plate comes with a range of coordinating tableware.
Oh how gorgeous is this beauty! Those that have bought it agree - it's been given top marks by everyone that's reviewed it on John Lewis's website...
Made from marvellous melamine, this picnic bowl is bound to perk up any picnic. It's so pretty we'd happily keep it around after picnic seasons done and dusted...
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