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Imagine living in this Sandbanks plot – once owned by John Lennon

Back in 1965 John Lennon snapped up a humble bungalow on the exclusive Sandbanks peninsula in Poole Harbour. The house in question was for his for Mimi Smith, his maternal aunt and parental guardian. The house that now stands on Panorama Road isn’t quite the same as the one Mimi called home. Related: See inside Gwyneth Paltrow’s […]

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We reveal what’s costing homeowners £3,500 when moving house

Moving home is costly. The new house itself, along with the removal costs etc on top – it’s not a cheap affair. Then there’s all the new furniture you can’t wait to buy. But according to new research, new homeowners are far wiser with their spending habits than given credit for. The new research, conducting by […]

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Experts are predicting that THESE will be the hottest flower trends in 2019

Flowers literally breathe new life into our indoor and outdoor spaces. From faux floral arrangements to bespoke bouquets and everything in between, there’s something to suit every style, budget and taste. Perfect plants: Houseplant trends 2019 – we reveal the foliage that’s growing popular this year And this year there’s set to be an explosion of […]

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B&M launch new teddy fleece bedding – and it feels as cosy as it sounds!

With temperatures plummeting, there’s no better time to buy a teddy fleece duvet set – imagine the cosy factor! B&M are on hand to rescue us from these cold winter nights with this latest teddy fleece collection by Silentnight. The range is brand new in, following in the footsteps of the best-selling super-soft jersey bedding. […]

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Meghan Markle just hosted brunch using this tea set – and you can snap it up from £8!

What we wouldn’t give to be personally invited for a cup of tea and a natter with the ever elegant Meghan Markle. We have no idea what we’d discuss over some fancy finger sandwiches and a cup of the finest Earl Grey (motherhood, her amazing calligraphy skills, Harry’s facial hair…?!) but it would be far […]

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One in five Millennials now has one of these for their home – and the number is set to grow…

It’s the new must-have for co-habiting Millennials. And no, it’s NOT Millennial pink walls or Instagrammable neon lights. It’s a time saver that, to be honest, most of us dream of… our very own cleaner. More Millenial habits… 14 ways you know you’re in the home of a Millennial It seems that the multiple jobs and […]

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Lidl takes on The White Company with designer-inspired candles and diffusers at fraction of the cost

First it was Aldi with their Jo Malone-rivalling range, and now the OTHER German supermarket is taking on The White Company. Yes, these Lidl candles are doppelgängers for the designer brand, from the packaging to their heady scents. With Valentine’s day just around the corner, the launch couldn’t have been timed any better. The collection […]

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Find the biggest house for your budget with this smart new online tool

If you’re sick of living somewhere where there’s no room to swing a mouse, let alone the proverbial cat, may we present Mansion or Maisonette. The tool, created by Hillarys (the window treatments people) is designed to help anyone struggling for space – or conversely, overwhelmed by the number of rooms at their disposal. The only snag? You’ll need to […]

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Are you doing your laundry all wrong? These common mistakes could be ruining your clothes

Are your jeans jaded? Do your shirts look a bit sad? It could be that you’re not washing them properly. According to research by LG, the average person will ruin £3,969 of clothes in a lifetime, which is why it’s important to learn to look after your washing. Our care and cleaning channel is filled […]

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The 5 things we’ve learnt this week from IKEA about clever storage

  Here at Ideal home HQ we’re more than a little obsessed with clever storage ideas! And it would seem we’re not alone, as Maire Kondo’s art of organisation sweeps the nation we’re all looking for stylish new ways to stay neat and tidy. Simple, yet effective storage solutions can prove so satisfying. These examples […]

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