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How to transform a bathroom

Spa style bathroom makeover by Cassie Fairy with Tile Trader

Is your bathroom in need of an update? It’s amazing what a difference a new colour scheme can make. If you’re thinking of giving your bathroom a makeover, then here’s some fabulous inspiration from home and interiors blogger Cassie Fairy. Having recently moved house, Cassie wanted to transform the tired old bathroom into something more…

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How to remove scratches from glass

Discover how to remove scratches on a glass table

Chosen for its naturally reflective properties, glass is a material that suits all interior design styles and tastes. From the minimal to the traditional, glass is ideal for a wide variety of applications, from delicate glass-stained windows to toughened coffee table surfaces, but there is one issue that can detract from its beauty – surface…

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8 ways “flower power” influences design and life

Love flowers? Discover how flowers influence a range of design ideas and concepts in the home and beyond

Mother nature always gets it right. Scientists have studied why we find plants and flowers so pleasing and put it down to the famous Fibonacci sequence, better known as the golden ratio, the pattern of perfect proportion that can be found across nature. Yet there is more to it than that; flowers bring colour, aroma,…

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Six style secrets to steal from Airbnb

Discover the secrets of wow factor home decor

When looking for interior design inspiration, we tend to fall into the same old habits. We trawl the websites of department stores or flick through a magazine with last year’s advice recycled. Is it any wonder many of us feel our homes are lacking a little flair and that certain je ne sais quoi? It…

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Cleaning matters: Oreck Magnesium RS vacuum cleaner review

Oreck Magnesium RS vacuum cleaner

While vacuuming not be at the top of everyone’s list of chores, most of us have to do it, and I’m always interested in anything that claims to make the job easier. I tried the Oreck Magnesium RS vacuum cleaner on behalf of Home Gems. Here’s how I got on. Who are Oreck? The brand name…

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Elegant home lighting tips

Add colour and style to your lighting, with a giant anglepoise lamp

Lighting can be a tricky thing to get right and finding elegant lighting for you home that is both practical and striking can take some time. Don’t despair though, here are some starter tips for different styles from pendants to table lamps, plus insight into the top lighting styles this season. Pendant lights can be used…

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Fit for a queen: Limited edition patriotic textiles by Jan Constantine

Limited edition patriotic textiles by Jan Constantine to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday

Designer Jan Constantine is already renowned for producing patriotic home textiles, but now she’s released even more designs to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. There’s a collection of cushions which are decorated with flowers of the realm – roses, daffodils, thistles and shamrocks. They’re beautifully stitched to form crowns, hearts and the word ‘love’. The…

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10 accessories for a coastal beach or nautical interior design scheme

Gorgeous driftwood style wooden anchor - perfect for a coastal inspired interior design scheme

There’s something special about the sea and bringing aspects of the coast or nautical elements into your home can create a calming and delightful interior design scheme. But it needn’t cost a fortune. If you want to create the perfect coastal style at home, here are 10 accessories to use from Matalan that all very affordable…

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Iittala X Issey Miyake homeware collection

Iittala X Issey Miyake homeware Collection - sleek, stylish and design conscious

Designer Issey Miyake and home brand company Iittala have joined forces to collaborate on a new homeware collection. The Iittala X Issey Miyake collection features top quality ceramics, glass and home textiles. Each piece reflects the blend of Japanese design and Finnish minimalism to a tee and the products are all sleek, stylish and design…

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3 Tips for Creating the Perfect Colour Scheme

Drawing room interior design scheme by Cream and Browne

When it comes to refurbishing a room, people often go about things the wrong way and end up struggling to find colours that match and complement each other. The colour scheme of any room in your home, whether that be a main dining area or a bedroom, can drastically impact the vibe and atmosphere of…

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Contemporary canvas prints by Graham & Brown

Fab set of printed wall art canvases, each with inspiring and motivational quotes

Sometimes we all need a motivational pick-me-up. What better way to get the inspiration you need than looking at your wall! These three fab canvas prints are all produced by Graham & Brown and are perfect for providing a contemporary touch to your home. What’s more, they’re only £17.50 each at House of Fraser, so…

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A Parliament of Owls: Top Owl Accessories for your Home

Contemporary owl print by Ingrid Petrie design

Twit twoo! Bring a parliament of owls into your home, with these gorgeous owl themed accessories. 1. Owl print This contemporary style owl print is by Ingrid Petrie design. It’s £15. 2. Mr Wild Owl stool This large white ceramic owl is designed to be used as a stool or side table. It would be…

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Novelty lollipop design lights


Inject a sense of fun into your child’s bedroom, with these novelty lolly design lights. Reminiscent of sunny summer days, time at the beach and that thing called sunshine, the colouful lights will lighten up a dark corner with style. Consisting of 12 lollipops on three metres of chain, the lights are LED and operated by…

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How to choose the right duvet for the right season

Get warm for winter with a cosy 13.5 tog duvet

Amid constant changes in the British temperature, you want to make sure you get a comfortable night’s rest all year round no matter the weather outside. To make sure of this there are several things to consider in regards to the duvet you use. If you’re looking at buying new duvets you will need to decide what…

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