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Ideal Home March 2019

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Ideal Home is Britain's best-selling interiors magazine and has been empowering home-owners to make the most of their properties for over 80 years. The magazine covers every aspect of contemporary living, from a wide range of transformed houses, kitchens and bathrooms.

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We talk a lot in Ideal Home about classic style and timeless choices, because we’re not into wasting money or trends that only last a season. That sits comfortably with me, being more of a planner than a spontaneous type, but the older I get, the more I appreciate the joy of acting on a whim! And, looking around my home, I realise that while the well-researched buys that have paid off over time give me solid satisfaction, it’s the things I bought or did without over-thinking them that give me daily heart-pings of joy – like the silly gold pineapple sippy cups I added to an Amazon order with my nieces in mind, but now use for workday water, the frame I painted around my bedroom window with…

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how to add wow!

PRACTICAL BUT BEAUTIFUL Marble shelf mirror, £199.99, Very WEAVE IN WICKER Alibaba laundry basket, £106.50, Artisanne BOLD SHADE Lido double duvet set, £130; peach pillowcase, £40 for two, both Under Cover Living ARTY PRINT Ary What’s Really On tray, £26.50, Printer + Tailor ROUGH WITH THE SMOOTH Speckled candle holder, £12.99, Very RAW REFORMED Concrete wall clock, £100, Oggetto ARTISAN TOUCH Hand-painted jug, £19.50, Marks & Spencer CHIC STATEMENT Claude pendant, £90, Debenhams COLOUR CRUSH Linen cushion cover in Workwear, £35, The Conran Shop DISPLAY THE LOVE Love, Peace And Magique framed print, £63, Hôtel Magique COBALT SHOT Talia dining chair, £95, Habitat LEAVE AN IMPRESSION Beehive pendants in hammered brass, £170 each, Pooky ABSTRACT…

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WE KEEP SEEING... STRIKING FRAME Luna bench, £419, Pad Lifestyle RATTAN It’s back again, striking a balance between boho and trad SEVENTIES REVAMP Birgion lamp, £42, Dunelm BLENDED STYLE Oval cabinet with woven cane doors, £795, Out There Interiors A John Lewis sofa for £299! The House collection at John Lewis boasts furniture that’s practical for small-space living and multi-use rooms, all without a hefty price tag. The range has an on-trend palette and fresh designs throughout, but a piece that’s really caught our eye is the Sweep sofa, which proves that bijou pieces can be beautiful. Beautility on a budget We’re not claiming the Housekeeper range from Dunelm will make cleaning any less of a chore,…

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scandi country

Victoria two-seater sofa, £499; round coffee table, £79; Stockholm 12-piece dinner set, £39.99, all Ideal Home range, Very 1 Tikal cushion, £19.99, Ideal Home range, Very 2 Aubrey table lamp, £59.99, Ideal Home range, Very 3 Betsy folding tray table, £29, Ideal Home range, Very 4 New Camden left-hand chaise sofa, £1,399, Ideal Home range, Very 5 Oceanic Jute flatweave rug, from £99.99, Ideal Home range, Very 6 Set of two matt white vases, £19.99, Ideal Home range, Very 7 Fern leaf cushion £16.99, Ideal Home range, Very 8 Willow easy fit pendant, £69.99, Ideal Home range, Very (FEATURE MICHELA COLLING) ■…

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8 side tables

HARD STUFF Amibi ceramic side table, £105, La Redoute GOLDEN GLAMOUR Marble table with gold structure, £119.99, Zara Home WOW FACTOR Shuffle table MH1 Spectrum, £464, & Tradition range, Nest COLOUR POP Brando side table with canary yellow top, £150, Sofa.com STRUCTURED STYLE Stockholm small table, green, £28, Sainsbury’s Home SCANDI SCHEME Burvik side table, £27, Ikea BLACK BEAUTY Cuba rattan side table, black, £119, Bloomingville range, Amara WOVEN WONDER Woven top table, £40, Matalan (available from March) (FEATURE HOLLY WALSH) ■…

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9 smart storage ideas

THE KITCHEN CANISTERS Five-piece storage set, £69.99, Ideal Home range, Very THE SCANDI SIDE TABLE Monty retro lamp table, £69, Ideal Home range, Very THE VERSATILE TRUNK Harmony blanket box, £249, Ideal Home range, Very THE STUDY ESSENTIAL Bilbao hi-gloss desk, £249, Ideal Home range, Very THE MAGAZINE ORGANISER Grey magazine holder, £19.99, Ideal Home range, Very THE RATTAN HAMPERS Natural woven set of two laundry baskets, £79.99, Ideal Home range, Very THE LIFT-UP BED Allure fabric storage bed frame, from £599, Ideal Home range, Very THE PATTERNED SIDEBOARD Parquet compact sideboard, £249, Ideal Home range, Very THE WOVEN TIDY-ALLS Set of two cotton rope baskets, £44.99, Ideal Home range, Very (FEATURE STEPHANIE DURRANT) ■…