Find gorgeous new pieces as well as pre-loved bargains at your local British Heart Foundation Furniture shop.
'We here at Ideal Home think the British Heart Foundation furniture range needs to be shouted about more.There is a good chance there’s a high street store in a town near you, and you don’t even know it.First opening in 2001, there are now 180 dedicated homeware stores across the UK.Taking up residence in empty shop spaces, these well worthy shops are helping to bring the high street back to life.Related: Explore this three-bedroom 1930s semi full of upcycled furniture New British Heart Foundation furniture Gone are the days of jumbled up charity shops that you have to sift through to get to the good stuff.Not only is it easy to pick up a pre-loved piece of furniture, including some retro beauties (I found a G Plan display cabinet for £35 in my local shop!), a bargain sofa or appliance on a tight budget – there’s a whole host of new pieces too.Such as this ultra fashionable mirrored furniture below – ideal for a glam decor.This French shabby-chic inspired chest is a stunner.The mirrored finish will bring a little feminine shimmer to a bedroom.In stores now: Mirrored Dove Grey Chest, £229, British Heart Foundation A popular choice for any glam interior is a faux fur rug.This chic grey design is high in the affordability and style stakes.In stores now: Mink Snug Rug, £19.99, British Heart Foundation Any item of furniture in a luxurious crushed velvet fabric is sure to add a touch of elegance to any room.This stylish and highly practical storage solution is also collapsable, making it even more versatile.In stores now: Crushed Velvet Storage Ottoman, £25, British Heart Foundation The perfect mix of quirky charm with classic elegance, the brass detailing and fluted glass base will bring a touch of class to a living room or bedroom.In stores now: Glass pineapple lamp, £45, British Heart Foundation Did you know you can shop BHF online?High value items are donated from British Heart Foundation stores to the dedicated Ebay shop.You can find antiques and collectable treasures as well as sought after originals like Ercol, bringing in over £4.5 million to the charity a year.A partnership with Gumtree also means shoppers can see the items available in their local BHF store.Why shop at the British Heart Foundation?You are helping to prevent heart disease Each year, British Heart Foundation shops raise around £30 million to help the BHF fund life-saving research into all heart diseases, stroke, vascular dementia and diabetes.A more sustainable way to shop The BHF shops and stores prevent over 78,000 tonnes of items from going into landfill each year.Another great fine is this Skandi drawer unit, £125, British Heart Foundation They are pillars of the community The British Heart Foundation have over 17,000 volunteer opportunities in its stores.Nearly a quarter of employed staff are filled by those who have previously volunteered for the BHF.It’s a place where people can learn how to improve their heart health and learn CPR, find local events and support groups.Helps to declutter your home The free collections service for clothes, household goods, electricals and furniture, makes it super easy to donate.So rather than taking a perfectly good piece of furniture the tip, think again…0ne person’s trash is another person’s treasure and all that.Related: Charity shop furniture – how to bag the best bargains for your home So next time you’re passing your local British Heart Foundation Furniture shop, pop in for a browse – you’ll be surprised what you might find. . The post You’d never guess this glam furniture is from the British Heart Foundation appeared first on Ideal Home .'
Find gorgeous new pieces as well as pre-loved bargains at your local British Heart Foundation Furniture shop.
'When career opportunities drew this couple to London in 2014, they went on the hunt for a house big enough for their family to grow into. ‘We wanted something we could add value to by extending,’ says the owner. ‘We had only ever lived in period properties, so liked the look of this red-brick house, close to the high street.Even though it was in a state of total disrepair, and hadn’t been updated for 40 years.But, its period features and character were too good to pass up.’ Take a tour of this charming family home in the Scottish Borders There were going to be no easy fixes in this transformation . Every room had to be taken back to the brick, rewired, replastered and have new windows fitted.Exterior Image credit: David Giles This five-bedroom Edwardian semi in Northeast London was definitely a doer-upper. ‘With no central heating, a leaking roof and a very dysfunctional layout, we knew it would be a mammoth task!’ explains the owner. ‘We carried out a loft conversion first, mainly because of the hole in the roof, and this gained us an extra bedroom, en-suite and dressing room.’ Kitchen diner Image credit: David Giles ‘Once we had saved up enough, we started work on a kitchen extension too.We lived on site during the eight months of work, with a camping stove in the living room and a sink in the garden for washing up.The dust got everywhere and we didn’t have anywhere to retreat to for peace and quiet.Not easy with a baby!’ The cooking area is fairly compact, but the couple have made the most of the space with floor-to-ceiling storage.Related: Before and after: from cramped cooking space to smart navy galley kitchen Living room Image credit: David Giles As well as a sagging ceiling and rotten window frames, the existing living room had dated yellow walls, green carpets and red curtains. ‘We wanted this space to become more of an adult zone, so I chose a calming colour palette and lots of soft touches to make it a relaxing and comfortable space,’ says the owner.Copper touches bring a sense of warmth to the grey walls and this oversized floor lamp provides direct lighting in the evenings. ‘I have an ever-growing cushion collection and love to mix and match different textures like velvets and shaggy faux furs,’ she says.Get the look Buy now: Dillon corner sofa, from £1,398, Sofa Workshop Dining area Image credit: David Giles The couple added an extension to the back of the house, that created space for a kitchen , dining room and family room. ‘We moved the kitchen into what was a second reception room,’ says the owner. ‘I knew I wanted the island unit to face out onto the garden, so that dictated how the rest of the kitchen was laid out.’ Image credit: David Giles By zoning different areas of the kitchen with a central shelving unit, the space works for the whole family with dining room and play area functioning side-by-side. ‘I wanted the family room to have a fun feature and to feel connected to the garden outside the picture window, which this wall mural certainly achieves it,’ says the owner.The show-piece dark green velvet modular sofa stands out in the neutral, open-plan space and defines the casual seating and play area adjoining the kitchen.Get the look Buy now: Factory window wall mural, £33sq m, Rebel Walls Buy now: Scott four-seater sofa in Grass Cotton Velvet, £1,799, Made.com Bedroom Image credit: David Giles ‘When we moved in, the main bedroom had red floral wallpaper on every wall and needed to be stripped right back,’ the owner says.She chose a dark green paint as the base colour, as she wanted this space to feel sumptuous.A mix of plain and patterned bed linen gives the bed a layered look. ‘The pink velvet headboard and brass details provide the luxurious finish I was after,’ she says.Get the look Buy now: Trixabelle modern upholstered double bed in Rose mohair velvet, £1,744, Love Your Home Buy now: Walls painted in Mid Azure Green absolute emulsion, £45 for 2.5L, Little Greene Related: Green bedroom decorating ideas – from olive to emerald, explore the key shades that can create a luxe retreat Guest bedroom Image credit: David Giles The loft extension is used as the guest bedroom. ‘We spent a fair amount on glazing, so it’s really light and airy,’ says the owner. ‘We kept the look neutral to maximise its calm feeling.My husband built a headboard from reclaimed boards for a rustic vibe.’ Nursery Image credit: David Giles The owner wanted to have some fun with the kids’ rooms. ‘As this room is a little on the small side, I decided to keep the walls white and instead add colour to the ceiling with a quirky cactus wallpaper,’ she says.Get the look Buy now: Sebra Juno cot bed in white, £699, Scandiborn Buy now: The Watercolour Cactus wallpaper, £48.15, Etsy is similar Buy now: Numero 74 bed canopy, £94, Smallable Bathroom Image credit: David Giles The family bathroom is one of the owner’s favourite rooms. ‘It’s a combination of fun and luxury and sums up my design personality perfectly!’ she says. ‘I wanted the room to be in keeping with the property’s age, so chose wall panelling and a claw-footed bath, but to make it more fun, I picked patterned floor tiles and painted the bath.’ Get the look Buy now: Bath painted in Dorchester Pink, from £45 for 2.5L, Little Greene Buy now: Tulum III tiles, £160.20sq m, Cement Tile Shop Related: Take a tour around this cool and sophisticated four-bed Edwardian semi in London ‘We still have some work to do on the garden, but the house really suits life with the boys and we’ve given an old property a new lease of life,’ says the owner. ‘Renovating on such a large scale taught us so much about our personal style and how to cope with the stresses of a project.There were days when the number of decisions to make and issues to deal with was overwhelming, so I had to keep reminding myself to focus on the end result.’ . The post Be inspired by this fresh and bright Scandi luxe Edwardian semi in Northeast London appeared first on Ideal Home .'
This five-bed, six-bath, two-reception former Victorian tram shed is now a spectacular family home, with its fashion designer owner providing some truly standout interior touches.
'This five-bed, six-bath, two-reception former Victorian tram shed is now a spectacular family home, with its fashion designer owner providing some truly standout interior touches.Related: Take a tour of this charming family home in the Scottish Borders Behind the unassuming exterior is a magnificent, and modern, light-filled space spread over 4,500 sq ft that still has more than a nod or two to its period past.Exterior Image credit: Hamptons International The outside of this home screams industrial chic, and this scheme is picked up in several areas of this truly unique property.The property also boasts an internal garage.Living Room Image credit: Hamptons International Double and triple height vaulted ceilings, give this living room a grand feel.We love the contrast between more classic items such as the walnut dining table and French armchairs and contemporary touches such as the bold wall art and electric windows.Kitchen Image credit: Hamptons International The main open-plan living area flows seamlessly through to a bespoke Beckerman kitchen featuring corian work tops, a wine cooler, utility space and built-in Gaggenau appliances.Bedroom Image credit: Hamptons International There is so much to love about this expansive bedroom , which has the feel of a lush five-star suite.The end-of-bed chaise lounge is so inviting and the perfect place to perch if you want to cosy up to the built-in fireplace.Image credit: Hamptons International On the other side of the partial dividing wall is a surprise en suite.And who wouldn’t love taking a soak in that glorious freestanding clawfoot bathtub?Bathroom Image credit: Hamptons International Another bathroom offering.This time it’s all about clean lines and a sleek white suite.The huge rainfall shower unit is exactly where we’d be heading to after a long day at work.Terrace Image credit: Hamptons International This home hardly needs more entertaining space, but a pretty terrace with views over the capital is always welcome — and that’s exactly what we have here.Related: See how a charming cottage in West Sussex was transformed from two homes into one Tramways House is on the market with Hamptons International for an asking price of £3.25 million.Which is your favourite space in this home? . The post This former Victorian tramshed in North London has been converted into an amazing family home appeared first on Ideal Home .'
Yes you read that right!
'Another day, another amazing launch from Aldi.And this one is guaranteed to get the party started.Part of the brand’s Summer Garden range, the Aldi’s Bar Gazebo is set to transform our summer soirees.All for the affordable price of just £149.99.More from Aldi: Desirable Aldi home buys hit stores today – including stylish metal storage trunks Available to pre-order online from tomorrow Sunday 16 th June , coming to stores from Sunday 23 rd June.The new Aldi gazebo and bar Image credit: Aldi The ideal addition to any garden the bar features a stylish two-tier roof and plenty of space under canvas for your guests to celebrate summer evenings in style.The awning provides the perfect cover, should the great British weather take a turn for the worst.It also boasts overhead bars to hang glasses, so whether you’re making a classic G&T or a fruity summer cocktail you’ll always have the perfect tumbler or stem glass to hand.Coming soon: Bar Gazebo, £149.99, Aldi Image credit: Aldi And to take your soiree up a notch and ensure you can continue to party into the small hours, you can also add Aldi’s Large Solar Bollard Stakelights (pictured above). Priced at £12.99, we love the way they’ve been presented as a garden path lead up to the bar gazebo.The solar metal lanterns hanging in front of the bar gazebo can also be purchased as part of Aldi’s Summer Garden range.Priced at £9.99, they add a pop of colour as well as an additional soft glow to your bar gazebo arrangement.Hands up who’s already got the gin on ice and earmarked a corner of their garden space to this must-have launch?All that’s left to do is mark a date on the calendar and send out the party invites.Related: The Aldi fire pit table is perfect to gather around this summer But remember as with all Aldi Specialbuys, once they’re gone, they’re gone.You may want to have your hand hovering over the mouse in readiness.Will the Aldi gazebo garden bar at the top of your summer wish list?It will be on ours. . The post Aldi’s gazebo bar lands tomorrow – summer parties will never be the same again appeared first on Ideal Home .'
Do we have to choose just one?
'Transform any floor in a flash with one of these stylish new Asda rugs.As the rain threatens to wash away our summer spirit, we’ve been looking for just the tonic to uphold a sunny outlook.Cue George Home who have just launched this new collection of rugs to brighten our homes.Related: The Asda light shade that’s a HUGE hit on Instagram and with shoppers From stylish monochrome stripes to happy sunflowers, there’s a design to suit any room and every taste.With prices starting at £25, these large statement rugs are a perfect way to spruce up all manners of flooring.New Asda rug collection The easy-care rugs are fade-resistant.You won’t need to worry about the colour becoming muted when the sun does rear its head again.Even better they are stain-resistant, so are a perfect addition to a kid’s room . Available in a range of sizes, up to extra large, they’ll make the ideal cosy floor for little ones to play on rainy days.View this post on Instagram Add some style into your space with our range of make-a-statement rugs Prices start from £25 : SET4121 #wearegeorge #georgeatasda #rugs A post shared by GeorgeAtAsda (@georgeatasda) on Jun 10, 2019 at 11:55pm PDT When the rugs made an appearance on Asda’s Instagram, they proved an instant hit – clocking up more than 1,100 likes.Shoppers were singing their praises, including: ‘These are so cute!And so affordable!’ ‘I bought a big rug for our lounge and so far I’m really pleased with how hard wearing it is.It’s standing up to a lot of foot traffic and our dog’s playtime!’ Always good to read when a product is as practical as it is pretty. ‘Love all of these’ Why don’t we take a look at a few of our Ideal Home favourites… Adorable Asda Sunflower rug This Van Gogh style sunflower rug is definitely stealing the show for summer feel-good vibes.It’s received rave reviews already, with a five-star rating.We can just imagine this brightening up a living room or a children’s playroom.Come July, and better weather (fingers crossed) you could ever make it the centre piece of an outdoor living room . Buy now: Yellow sunflower rug, £45, George at Asda Asda Berber Shaggy rug If you’re after something a little cosier for a bedroom perhaps, this on-trend Berber design is perfect.Run it alongside a bed to feel the pile between your toes as your rise.Morning’s might not seem quite so bad when this is the first thing your feet meet.Buy now: Berber Shaggy Rug, £50, George at Asda Asda Polka dot rug This rug has been a sell-out hit, and at £25 is it any surprise?It is currently out of stock, but if you are keen to inject some stylist Cruella de Vil vibes into your home, fear not worry our friends at Asda assure it will be back in stock – from the 24th of June.Buy now: Monochrome Polka Dot Rug, £25, George at Asda Related: This £19.99 H&M rug has just won a prestigious award – and you’ll love the design Which rug will you be sinking your toes into this summer? . The post Update floors with new on-trend Asda rugs – be quick, they’re selling fast! appeared first on Ideal Home .'
We invite you behind the scenes of Rylan Clark-Neal’s recently renovated Essex home, ahead of his Celebrity Googlebox debut tonight!Giving fans a glimpse of his home life, the TV personality has thrown open the doors to reveal his spectacular new
'We invite you behind the scenes of Rylan Clark-Neal’s recently renovated Essex home, ahead of his Celebrity Googlebox debut tonight!Giving fans a glimpse of his home life, the TV personality has thrown open the doors to reveal his spectacular new open-plan kitchen and living room – in all its glamorous glory.More celebrity kitchens: James Martin’s house in Hampshire – and it has some very daring decorating schemes Having seen his flare for cooking on Celebrity MasterChef it’s no surprise Rylan was keen to make the kitchen the heart of his new home.He says himself the luxurious new kitchen, designed and made by Wren Kitchens, is very much the ‘social hub’ of his swanky new pad.At home with Rylan Clark Neal Reminiscing about his time on the professional cooking show Rylan says, ‘When I’m home I love to cook.I did do Celebrity MasterChef a few years ago.I was the runner up – some call me the people’s champ.But my family take the mickey out of me a bit.Whenever they come over, they say well you’ve got to cook MasterChef.’ Rylan’s larger-than-life personality is most certainly reflected in the space.Complete with a champagne fridge, voice-controlled kitchen lights and four generous ovens, this kitchen was made for entertaining.Reflecting on the glam style of his kitchen he says, ‘I went for the Milano Elements range because I really wanted a concrete look.My house is quite industrial, there is a lot of stainless steel and concrete looking floors, so this was exactly what I wanted.’ View this post on Instagram And so it begins @C4Gogglebox #CelebrityGogglebox day 1 A post shared by RYLAN (@rylan) on Jun 10, 2019 at 4:43am PDT Viewers of the forthcoming Channel 4 series will see Rylan and his mum Linda sat on this very sofa – no doubt providing hilarious commentary.The high gloss kitchen look is reflected by a glam velvet sofa and furnishings.The flower wall adds an extra wow factor to this elegant open-plan living area.View this post on Instagram When you do a deep kitchen clean…. since 7am @wrenkitchens #ad A post shared by RYLAN (@rylan) on Feb 19, 2019 at 2:41am PST ‘It’s really tough to say what my favourite part of the kitchen is, but I love my drinks fridge.Growing up I used to love watching Absolutely Fabulous and always wanted a Champagne fridge,’ Rylan confesses.However unlike Eddy and Patsy, ever the professional, Rylan’s go to drink in the morning is fresh coffee. ‘My coffee machine is genuinely one thing I couldn’t live without’ he reveals.Related: Best pod coffee machines – the top capsule espresso makers for your caffeine fix Image credit: Wren Kitchens In true Ab Fab style the open-plan kitchen was the hub of festivities during Rylan and Dan Clark-Neal’s first Christmas in their new house.Let’s just say things got very merry!The star tells us, ‘On Christmas night there was my Mum and my Mother-in-Law singing karaoke sprawled across the kitchen island,’ Rylan joked. ‘I’m still trying to shake it out my head!’. More celebrity homes: Step inside Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen’s stunning homes in the Cotswolds and Cornwall The Wren team pulled out all the stops when designing Rylan’s dream kitchen.And might we say, it shows!We’re now just waiting for an invite over for a champagne-fuelled karaoke party please Rylan… . The post At home with Rylan – see his show-stopping kitchen makeover appeared first on Ideal Home .'
Could you do with an extra bedroom or two?
'Deciding to sell up and move house is always a stressful time.You’ve fallen in love with your home and community, but you’re looking to expand your family and in need of an extra bedroom.Sadly, moving seems like the only option. or is it?Hold that call to the estate agents.If you live up North we have some good news for you.If you have the space at home, adding an extra bedroom could almost double the value of your property!Related: The pointless home improvements that WONT add value – so should you even bother?A recent study by Safestore found the value of a one bedroom home in Glasgow, Leeds or Newcastle could increase by 46 per cent with the addition of an a new room.If you’re looking to add an extra room to your three bedroom house , you could be set to double the properties value.How much ‘value’ does an extra bedroom add?Image credit: Louise O’Bryan In Newcastle, where the average cost of a three bedroom house is £154,000 an extra bedroom can increase the value by 78 per cent.That’s an extra £120,000 when you eventually decide to sell-up.The study looked into the average value of one to four bedroom homes in nine major cities across the UK, to determine the value of renovating.The property values of homes in Newcastle and Leeds were significantly lower than in other UK cities.Yet, it boasted more drastic home value increases with each additional bedroom.Image credit: Jeremy Lawrence Unsurprisingly one bedroom homes in London were found to have the greatest value increase, when another bedroom was added.Boosting the price by 50 per cent.Yet when it came to adding any further extra rooms it had a lower impact on the value, in comparison to northern cities. ‘Properties in the UK are marketed first and foremost by their number of bedrooms, ‘ explains Laura Howard, Zoopla spokesperson. ‘Creating an additional bedroom immediately pushes your home into the next ‘value bracket.’ ‘An extra bedroom is often made possible through a loft conversion.This can create the opportunity for an extra bathroom too – adding further potential value.’ Image credit: Douglas Gibb while an extra room might boost the value of your house, it can also take up a lot of time and money before you’ll see a return on your investment. ‘As well as the relevant planning permissions, there is obviously the cost of the work to consider.Which can range from £20,000 up to £45,000 for a double bedroom loft conversion with en suite,’ Laura points out.When you weigh up the cost of renovating against the related costs of moving (stamp duty, surveys and legal fees) if could still work out cheaper.Related: Phil Spencer reveals the FREE change that could boost the value of your home by £5k ‘Even if the value-add of your home doesn’t increase to cover the cost of the work straight away, it’s likely it will over time.In the best case scenario, the value added will outweigh the cost of the work from the get-go,’ Laura adds.So will you still be adding an extra room, rather than making that call to the estate agents? . The post Homeowners in the North could double the value of their property with THIS renovation appeared first on Ideal Home .'
Lidl’s unbelievably stylish hammock design has echoes of a classic seaside deck chair – and it’s under £10
'Down in the dumps because of the spring downpours?Well the latest launch from low-cost supermarket Lidl is here to keep your summer dreams alive.Available in-store from today (Thursday June 13th), the Crivit Hammock will instantly transport you to tropical climes, even if you don’t manage to get any further than your back garden . Related: This nostalgic Asda bedding set has taken Instagram by storm Priced at just £6.99, it features a horizontal stripe design that combines a cream hue with either blue, green or brown.Mixing polyester, cotton, and viscose for a sturdy design the hammock also boasts strong cords with suspension loops so that you can affix it in the location of your choice.Image credit: Lidl The 200cm x 100cm is large enough to spend a happy day lazing on in comfort, and providing the sun is shining there’s no reason why you should prize yourself away from it.The guidelines reveal that the hammock is only suitable for one person, so sadly you’ll only be able to have your Kindle or bottle of bubbly on board to keep you company.Buy in-store now: Crivit Hammock, £6.99, Lidl Previous incarnations of the hammock have proved a hit, with some taking to Instagram to share their snaps of a throughly chilled out morning/afternoon spent on it.View this post on Instagram #lidlhammock A post shared by Jonathan Williams (@jonorwills) on Jul 5, 2017 at 8:42am PDT We’re loving the hues of blue displayed here, very coastal living, despite a country outlook.View this post on Instagram This may have been the best £6.99 I have ever spent!! #lidlhammock A post shared by Emma Robinson (@therobinsons44) on Jul 11, 2015 at 9:05am PDT A deeper shade of red also warms things up.Plus there’s nothing like a bit of dappled sunlight making it’s way onto your hammock to really lift the spirits.View this post on Instagram My Dad just got a new hammock to relax in the garden, guess who claimed it #hornsea #shihtzu #shihtzus #shihtzusofinstagram #cute #cutedog #cutedogs #cutedogsofinstagram #furbaby #dogs #dog #dogsofinstagram #doggy #lidl #lidlhammock #hammock #garden #relax #relaxing A post shared by Alfie Woulahan (@alfie_the_hornsea_shihtzu) on May 17, 2018 at 7:47am PDT This little mutt knew exactly where to head to catch 40 winks – and it wasn’t his dog bed!We couldn’t resist an empty hammock either, so we can totally empathise.Related: Garden seating ideas for your outdoor living room Will you be investing in Lidl’s Crivit Hammock? . The post Lidl’s unbelievably stylish hammock design has echoes of a classic seaside deck chair – and it’s under £10 appeared first on Ideal Home .'
'Finding the right mortgage deal is essential when it comes to securing the property of your dreams.And with so many options to choose from, it can be hard to identify which one is right for you and your particular circumstances.Related: Best mortgage rates and how to find them Now the latest awards from financial advice website Moneywise could help steer would-be buyers in the right direction.Their Moneywise Mortgage Awards 2019 revealed winners in 12 categories with the top accolades going to ‘lenders who don’t just offer excellent rates’ who ‘also provide top-notch customer service and strive to come up with the solutions to better tackle your borrowing needs’. Image credit: Lizzie Orme They were judged by leading figures in the mortgage industry, outlined below: David Hollingworth, associate director, communications at mortgage broker London & Country Andrew Montlake, director, at mortgage broker Coreco Aaron Strutt, product and communications manager at mortgage broker Trinity Financial Cassie Stephenson, vice president operations, at free online mortgage broker, Habito Here are the top accolades: Best lender for fixed rates Winner: HSBC Top deal: 1.84 per cent five-year fix Max LTV: 60 per cent Fee: £999 Highly commended: Barclays Best lender for discount mortgages Winner: Accord Mortgages Highly commended: Leeds Building Society Best lender for offset mortgages Winner: Scottish Widows Bank Top deal: 1.99 per cent five-year fix Max LTV: 60 per cent Fee: £1,499 Highly commended: Accord Mortgages Best lender for buy to let Winner: Barclays Top deal: 1.47 per cent two-year fixed rate Max LTV: 65 per cent Fee: £1,795 Highly commended: The Mortgage Works Best lender for first-time buyers Winner: Nationwide Top deal: 1.99 per cent two-year fixed rate Max LTV: 90 per cent Fee: £999 Highly commended: Halifax Image credit: Claire Lloyd Davies Best lender for first-time buyers with family support Winner: Barclays Top deal: 2.75 per cent three-year fix (Family Springboard, which requires a family member to pay 10 per cent of the purchase price into a linked savings account for three years) Max LTV: 95 per cent Fee: £0 Highly commended: Bath Building Society Best lender for lifetime trackers Winner: First Direct Top deal: 2.74 per cent (1.99 per cent over BoE base rate) Max LTV: 75 per cent Fee: £490 Highly commended: Santander Best lender for remortgages Winner: Barclays Top deal: 1.85 per cent five-year fix including free valuation and legals Max LTV: 60 per cent Fee: £999 Highly commended: HSBC Best lender for larger loans Winner: HSBC Top deal: 1.49 per cent two-year tracker (0.74 per cent over base rate) Max LTV: 75 per cent Fee: £999 Highly commended: NatWest Image credit: Brett Charles Best lender for new-build Winner: Barclays Top deal: 2.54 per cent two-year fix with £1,000 cashback Max LTV: 90 per cent Fee: £0 Highly commended: Halifax Best lender for older borrowers Winner: Family Building Society Top deal: 2.69 per cent two-year fix Max LTV: 80 per cent Fee: £999 Highly commended: Hodge Lifetime Innovator of the year Winner: Barclays Top deal: Green Home Mortgage 2.13 per cent two-year fix (this ‘rewards buyers of energy efficient homes with a keener rate’, according to Hollingsworth). Max LTV: 90 per cent Fee: £0 Related: First-time home buyer guide – how to get on the property ladder for the first time Do any of the deals above tick the right boxes for you? . The post The Moneywise Mortgage Awards 2019 reveal the best mortgage deals in every category appeared first on Ideal Home .'
With continued house price uncertainty in the wake of Brexit, improving rather than moving is the name of the game for many of today’s homeowners.And now John Lewis & Partners have revealed that they can help to meet this end, outlining that they
'With continued house price uncertainty in the wake of Brexit, improving rather than moving is the name of the game for many of today’s homeowners.And now John Lewis & Partners have revealed that they can help to meet this end, outlining that they have enhanced their home improvement offering.Related: Homeowners can now build large extensions WITHOUT the need for planning permission As part of their plans to extend their Home Services offer they have announced that they are bringing together their home improvement services businesses, Home Solutions and Opun.The brand’s customers will then be able to take advantage of an end-to-end home improvement service, that includes inspiration, design, project management and execution.John Lewis Home Extensions have arrived – are you ready to sign up?Image credit: Stephen Chung/LNP/Shutterstock ‘Last year’s acquisition of Opun demonstrated our ambition in the home services market,’ explains Sean Allam, Partner & Director of Services at John Lewis & Partners. ‘This week’s announcement marks a critical next step as we look to strengthen and grow our services business.Bringing the teams together is an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively.Sharing knowledge and collectively learn in the fast-paced home improvement market and create opportunities for growth.’ Rod Brown, co-founder of Opun, adds, ‘Joining the John Lewis Partnership has been an exciting move for Opun.Especially now we are combining with Home Solutions.’ ‘We know the two businesses stand for the same values – putting customers first and delivering a world class service.We see great opportunities which exist in the home improvement market, so it’s exciting to be stepping into the next phase as one business.’ And to give a little taster of what property owners can expect, below are some images of some Opun extensions… Image credit: Opun/John Lewis & Partners What’s not to love about a central kitchen island that doubles up as a breakfast bar?Especially with seating for five.We’re also fans of that statement cooker hood and the integrated wine fridge in the corner.Image credit: Opun/John Lewis & Partners Sliding doors connecting the indoor area with the garden are all the rage – allowing plenty of light to flood through.They also effectively increase the space of the kitchen/diner/ living room – perfect for hosting summer parties and more.Related: London’s best home extensions have been revealed – and they’re stunning!Would you consider turning to John Lewis & Partners for your home extension? . The post John Lewis have branched out into home extensions – the first pictures look amazing! appeared first on Ideal Home .'
'If you’re looking to welcome an air of coastal charm into your home right now, this new Aldi home range is for you.Even if you’re not a huge fan of the nautical look , it’s hard to debate that any of these new accessories are anything but effortlessly cool.We are hankering after the stylish metal storage trunks, which FYI are the best price we’ve seen on the market.Next on our shopping list is the sophisticated desk lamp, that suits any interior style.Love the coastal look?Read: Coastal living rooms that recreate carefree beach days The new ‘Natural Coast Bedroom and Bathroom range’ is available online now, in stores today – Thursday 13th June . If you love the nautical inspired Kirkton House range, best be quick.As with all Specialbuys, once they’re gone, they’re gone!New nautical Aldi home accessories In true coastal style, there’s a seersucker stripe bedlinen.This simple, yet sophisticated stripe adds just enough pattern without overpowering an existing decor.The design is available in the on-trend grey (above) and a fresh blue colourway.Both feature a clean white reverse, that breaths an additional fresh feel into the design.The 80 per cent cotton mix bedding set is available in double, king and super-king sizes.Buy now: Charcoal Double Duvet Set, £15.99, Aldi The new desk lamp The new must-have light from Aldi is a move on from the exposed bulb design of recent years.This latest addition is a modern country-style design featuring an adjustable wooden arm with frosted glass shade.The stylish light is ideal to add a sophisticated touch to bedside table sin the bedroom, while equally as chic in a living room or lighting up a hallway console table.Buy now: Kirkton House Tall Desk Lamp, £24.99, Aldi The metal storage trunks Metal storage trunks are the chic accessory every home wants these days.We know from the success of the metal trunks from Amanda Holden’s BundleBerry collection that these storage trunks are highly desirable.Amanda’s trunks sell-out quickly, and at just £48 it’s easy to see why.This set of two at Aldi are even cheaper.Considerably cheaper in fact than rival retailers – a near identical set from Habitat will set you back £80.A cool metal trunk is a stylish storage solution, ideal for living rooms and bedrooms alike, to hide away all manner of clutter.Buy now: Kirkton House Trunk Set, £39.99, Aldi The new bathroom accessories The bathroom accessories collection continues the nautical theme, featuring towels and bathmats all celebrating coastal style.The towels range from subtle plains to multi stripe designs, all in soft 100 per cent cotton.Aldi’s Coastal Hand Towels are reasonably priced at £6.99 each.The blue and white striped designs will instantly transport bathrooms to a sunny seaside resort.The Rope Knit Bath Mats are £6.99 each.Available in grey, white and blue these 100 per cent cotton mats ensure a soothing and soft feeling underfoot.Buy now: Kirkton House Cotton Bath Sheet, £8.99, Aldi Related: Take a tour of this fabulous converted former boathouse With every report of Aldi’s latest Specialbuys range we are are left more and more in awe.Theses latest Aldi home Specialbuys are available online now and in stores tomorrow – Thursday 13th June. . The post Desirable Aldi home buys hit stores today – including stylish metal storage trunks appeared first on Ideal Home .'
'You might not believe it to look at it but hidden behind the stoney facade of Kirkton House in the Scottish Borders, is a gorgeous family home with six bedrooms and three breezy reception rooms.Related: Take a tour of this idyllic octagonal house in Kenilworth This former Georgian clergy house to Ewes Kirk dates back from 1763.The property has undergone a number of refurbishments since, to create a flexible family home in a stunning rural location.Not only is it perched amongst unspoilt countryside views, but it has its own beautiful garden and terrace, covering approximately 3 acres.You might have to drive around 25 minutes to get your weekly shop, but surely that’s a fair trade-off to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this remote country house.Exterior At first glimpse this house may seem a little, dare we say, gloomy?! But we can just imagine how gorgeous it will look at the height of summer with those trees in full bloom.Don’t even get us started about daydreaming about how picturesque it will look in December – with a wreath on the door, a twinkling tree in the window, a dusting of snow on the roof… sorry we got a little carried away.Entrance way If there’s one thing every country home needs, it’s an entranceway that can stand up to endless muddy paw prints and wellies.Kirkton House does this with a splash of sophistication.Wicker baskets and umbrella stands are a great way of hiding away accessories, while adding to the mismatch country charm.A grey painted bench is the perfect place to perch, when pulling off said mucky wellies.Living Room One of two living rooms , giant sash windows make this a beautifully airy space, flooded with light.The owner has used heavy tartan curtains to transform this room into a cosy reception room.The wood burning stove fitted into the original fireplace, provides a lovely contrast to the soft beige and blush shades in this room.Kitchen I think we need to start off by pointing out the wine fridge , integrated into the traditional country kitchen . Kitted out with an Aga, two ovens and the wine cooler this kitchen has everything you need to whip up a roast dinner – served with a perfectly chilled bottle of Pinot Grigio.For informal family dinners we can imagine gathering around this spacious breakfast counter, or retreating to the dining room for something a little fancier.Conservatory However, if you really want to dine in style may we suggest heading over to the Conservatory?Leading off from the kitchen, this room makes a statement of the original stone walls.The glass windows provide gorgeous views of the garden and rolling hills beyond.It’s the perfect place to spend a lazy Sunday morning, feasting with family and friends.Dining Room The dining room, features shuttered windows and a renovated fireplace – perfect for keeping off the chill during dinner parties in Scottish winters.The wooden oak flooring gives this room a rustic feel, befitting such a rural home.Bedroom Painting a room this dark is a risky move, but we’ve completely fallen for it.A floor to ceiling window fills this room with light, to help keep the look balanced.The current owners have kept the room looking elegant by using white picture frames and blue hued accessories, to bring out the green undertones in the paint.Garden The simple walled garden benefits from a few slate grey planters, and easy to manage shrubs.When you live in such beautiful surroundings sometimes simple is all you need.Kirkton House is on the market with agents Knight Frank , with an asking price of £520,000.Related: Enjoy a tour of this handsome country house in Warwick Is this country retreat your dream family home? . The post Take a tour of this charming family home in the Scottish Borders appeared first on Ideal Home .'
James Martin has teamed up with Denby for a tableware collection you’ll love – and prices start from just £6
'He’s a regular fixture on cooking shows including Saturday Morning with James Martin and James Martin’s American Adventure, and now TV chef James Martin has served up a collection with none other than tableware and cookware brand Denby . Related: Denby’s new collection is about to take your coffee morning to the next level Hitting shelves this September, James Martin Serve from Denby includes everything you need to get your dinner party started in style.Snacks, nibbles and more will look that much more tempting when presented in these attractive porcelain sets, and the good news is prices for individual items start from just £6.Image credit: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock On the forthcoming launch, Richard Eaton, Denby Design Director, said: ‘James and Denby are launching new pieces to our ‘Serve’ portfolio to enhance your culinary and entertaining skills.The range comprises of a combination of porcelain sets and wooden serving pieces to create a touch of restaurant theatre in the home. ‘There are four new multi-functional porcelain sets which offer a smart serve and storage solution, and include bowls that nestle inside one another when not in use, topped with a lid which becomes a really useful plate.We also have new stylish serving options to add drama to the table such as a raised Serving Board, Tapas Set, Serving Saucepan Set and a versatile Two-Piece Plate & Mug Set.All make practical gifts you will want to keep!’ Let’s take a look at some of the highlights.James Martin Serve Denby Raise Wood Serving Set Image credit: Denby Your colourful culinary creations will really stand out against this natural wood set.And when guests are circulating around the room you can take the raise serving set with you, ensuring no one misses out on your dinner party spread.The Raised Serving Board Set is priced at £25.James Martin Serve Denby 4 piece Large Set Image credit: Denby Love heading to the kitchen to whip up your own homemade dips?Fill these shallow dishes with hummus, guacamole and more and throw in a few tortilla chips on the side for good measure.The 4 Piece large Set is priced at £40.James Martin Serve Denby 2 piece Serving Kit Image credit: Denby French onion soup with a croque monsieur on the side – yes please!Although this is a soup and sandwich combo we think this could work equally as with coffee and a slice of cake on the side.Two Piece Serving Kit of 2 Jugs & Plates is priced at £30.James Martin Serve Denby 4 Piece Medium Set Image credit: Denby Present the classic combo of fish, chips and mushy peas in way that wouldn’t look out place in a gastropub.You can also replace the above with your favourite signature dishes.Related: Dining table decoration ideas to set the scene for your dinner party Which is your favourite item from the above range? . The post James Martin has teamed up with Denby for a tableware collection you’ll love – and prices start from just £6 appeared first on Ideal Home .'
Swap your trolley for a truly magnificent home makeover!
'With continued house price uncertainty in the wake of Brexit, improving rather than moving is the name of the game for many of today’s homeowners.And now John Lewis & Partners have revealed that they can help to meet this end, outlining that they have enhanced their home improvement offering.Related: Homeowners can now build large extensions WITHOUT the need for planning permission As part of their plans to extend their Home Services offer they have announced that they are bringing together their home improvement services businesses, Home Solutions and Opun.The brand’s customers will then be able to take advantage of an end-to-end home improvement service, that includes inspiration, design, project management and execution.Image credit: Stephen Chung/LNP/Shutterstock Commenting on the news, Sean Allam, Partner & Director, Services, at John Lewis & Partners said: ‘Last year’s acquisition of Opun demonstrated our ambition in the home services market and today’s announcement marks a critical next step as we look to strengthen and grow our services business.Bringing the teams together is an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively, share knowledge and collectively learn in the fast-paced home improvement market and create opportunities for growth.’ Rod Brown, co-founder of Opun, added: ‘Joining the John Lewis Partnership has been an exciting move for Opun, especially now we are combining with Home Solutions.We know the two businesses stand for the same values – putting customers first and delivering a world class service.We know there are great opportunities which exist in the home improvement market so it’s exciting to be stepping into the next phase as one business.’ And to give a little taster of what property owners can expect, below are some images of some Opun extensions.Image credit: Opun/John Lewis & Partners What’s not to love about a central kitchen island that doubles up as a breakfast bar, especially with seating for five.We’re also fans of that statement cooker hood and the integrated wine fridge in the corner.Image credit: Opun/John Lewis & Partners Sliding doors connecting the indoor area with the garden space are all the rage and allow plenty of light to flood through.They also effectively increase the space of the kitchen/diner/ living room – perfect for hosting summer parties and more.Related: London’s best home extensions have been revealed – and they’re stunning!Would you consider turning to John Lewis & Partners for your home extension? . The post John Lewis have branched out into home extensions – and the first pictures look amazing! appeared first on Ideal Home .'
Shaw Bridge House is one of those properties where the interiors might surprise you.Classic and traditional from the outside, bold and bright on the inside.
'Shaw Bridge House is one of those properties where the interiors might surprise you.Classic and traditional from the outside, bold and bright on the inside.The current owners have undertaken extensive yet sympathetic renovations to create an outstanding example of a Grade-II listed town house – maintaining and preserving the history of the property.Latest house tours: Step inside this pretty, modern-country five-bed house in Dorset The Grade-II listed four bedroom home is one of the oldest houses in Newbury, Berkshire.Step inside with us now to see how being brave with colour can really work… Shaw Bridge House exterior Image credit: Savills The exterior exudes all the charm of a classic country cottage.From the outside you’d be forgiven for thinking the inside might be tired and dull.Think again!The kitchen Image credit: Savills The kitchen and utility beyond have recently been updated.This generous space feels like a classic country set up, with modern touches cleverly incorporated – such as the spray kitchen tap, the sleek cooker hood and a hearty range cooker.Image credit: Savills The traditional farmhouse floor tiles and the original wooden beams retain period character of the property.The kitchen cabinets have been given a refresh with a calming shade of green, paired with a black quartz worktop.The living room Image credit: Savills This delightful rooms proves it pays off to be bold with colour choices.The warm wood tones are complemented perfectly by a deep blue walls in this living room.The captivating hearth and log burner help to add another warm and welcoming quality.An industrial-style light fitting gives this otherwise traditional decor a more modern edge.Image credit: Savills At the far end of the main living room there’s a small but accommodating dining area.Multiple windows flood the room with light, meaning despite characteristically low cottage ceilings the room doesn’t feel closed in.The snug Image credit: Savills More striking colour combinations in this room.Painted in a drawing room green, complete with a wood burning stove and classic wooden furniture this room is the ultimate cosy snug.French doors leading directly out in the garden are a charming touch.The master bedroom Image credit: Savills An important part of the modern refurbishments was the addition of the top floor living area.A generous master suite occupying the entire third floor has been created with vaulted ceilings, dressing area and adjoining en-suite bathroom.The en-suite bathroom Image credit: Savills WOW!This bathroom is an utter delight.Unlike the rest of the decor, that lends itself to a more traditional country vibe, this room is very contemporary.Largely in part to the charcoal tiles, exposed copper piping and that dreamy copper tub.Although the high quality antique fittings are a nod to the heritage of the original house.Image credit: Savills The original exposed wooden beams lend a rustic touch to this modern bathroom finish.It really is shining example of how mixed materials can create an effortlessly stylish look – from the stone-effect large tiles to the almost black metro-style tiles, to the gold fixtures and fittings to the wooden oak beams.The garden Image credit: Savills The garden is sizeable enough to accommodate a dedicated seating area at the far end.A wooden timber frame provides the perfect place to drape floaty lengths of fabrics for shade.This impressive country home is currently on the market with agents Savills , with an asking price of £675,000.Take a tour: Step inside this pretty, modern-country five-bed house in Dorset Which one of these stunning rooms has inspired you the most? . The post Step inside Shaw Bridge House – an idyllic country home in Berkshire appeared first on Ideal Home .'
'In typical English fashion, summer is just around the corner but you wouldn’t know it to look outside.Before you suspend all future get-togethers and family gatherings in favour of a cosy blanket, can we make a suggestion?Host a dinner party instead, and we have just the summery tableware to turn up the heat in your dining room . Related: This £19.99 H&M rug has just won a prestigious award – and you’ll love the design H&M Home have unveiled a show-stopping turquoise print tableware collection.And if the response on Instagram is anything to go by, these are bound to elicit gasps of admiration and one or two looks of envy, from your guests.New H&M tableware collection The range includes plates, cups, bowls and more all in the matching palm tree print – and if the gorgeous turquoise palm trees aren’t enough to win you over, then surely the prices will.Prices start from only £6.99.That seems a small expense to pay to transport yourself to the simmering warmth of Morocco for the evening without a hefty plane ticket.Buy now: Palm Tree Bowl, £6.99, H&M Buy now: Palm Tree Plate, £6.99, H&M View this post on Instagram How to decorate the table?With loud and proud prints! #HMHome #decoration #interiordetails #tablesetting A post shared by H&M Home (@hmhome) on Jun 8, 2019 at 6:29am PDT When a snap of the exotic place setting appeared on the brands official Instagram, it quickly clocked up 20.8K likes and 55 comments, and it’s easy to see why.Styled with a matching printed plate, this dinner set wouldn’t look out of place in a luxury villa in Marrakesh.Shoppers were swooning over the matching set and expressing a lot of love for that statement bowl, including: ‘Fab!’ ‘Gorgeous’ ‘Love the bowls’ ‘Beautifully set, love the dishes’ ‘If I had this in the conservatory would it feel like we were on hols?’ New H&M table accessories But the palm tree print doesn’t stop with the dishes.Why not make a splash with your table setting by matching your table right down to the tablecloth?It will definitely make a statement in your home, but the best part about it is that you can fold it up at the end of the night.All the style, without the commitment.Though we’re tempted to leave it out in our kitchen permanently and let the tropical print power us through the grim weather.Buy now: Palm Tree Cotton Tablecloth, £17.99, H&M These braided paper straw mats with embroidered palm tree will add a splash of texture to your table, and are a great way of breaking up the matching prints.They’ll look just as gorgeous going solo on your dinner table or layered with the rest of the collection.Buy now: Paper Straw Table Mat, £8.99, H&M Related: Love H&M?You NEED to visit this new store dedicated to Home Will you braving matching prints for your next dinner party? . The post The H&M tableware collection that will make you feel like you’re on holiday appeared first on Ideal Home .'
How many design don'ts can you count?
'Interior design has come a long way in the last 30 years.But no matter which decade you’re in, there’s bound to be a style slip up somewhere along the way.And nowhere is this more evident than in a new analysis from home improvement site HomeAdvisor . Related: Do you have the UK’s most HATED interior design feature in your home?Looking to the pitfalls of the past, with the help of home décor and interiors consultant Pat McNulty, they unveiled some eye-watering examples of home trends that have somehow passed muster with homeowners at that time, but leave us scratching our heads in the present day.Amalgamating them all into six core rooms, they’re the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s in one sweeping glance.Lets take a look at what’s on offer. 1990s Living Room Image credit: HomeAdvisor Where do we start in this living room ? From the floral sofa to the the rag rolled walls and lacklustre pine cabinetry in the kitchen, these adjoining rooms scream run rather than relax.Even the parquet flooring isn’t enough to balance out design disasters that are the beaded curtains and chintzy stags head. 1990s Bedroom Image credit: HomeAdvisor Moving over to the 90s bedroom , things don’t get much better.When done right canopied beds can look oh-so-classy, but the above is more fairytale then fabulous.And lets move onto that inflatable armchair.Yes you can deflate it when not in use to make even more room for that shoe collection, but it’s hardly the epitome of comfort.And while we’re always advocates of DIY, gold stencilling effect on purple walls may be taking things a bit too far. 2000s Living Room Image credit: HomeAdvisor Ten years on and things are still looking a bit ropey.From flatscreen TVs over the fireplace to ‘Tuscan kitchens’ – and yes that shade of sunshine yellow has it’s natural home on the continent – and a Beetlejuice inspired feature wall, it’s no wonder our eyes are struggling to focus. 2000s Bedroom Image credit: HomeAdvisor Fairy-lights and sleigh beds both have their place in 2019, but with a throughly up-to-date twist.Pairing brown and beige is never a good idea, but we can definitely understand the neutral-meets-neutral thinking behind it. 2010s Living Room Image credit: HomeAdvisor Apart from THAT unique coffee table, we have to confess to quite liking this mishmash of a room.Chalkboard walls and letterboards may not be to everyone’s taste but we have a feeling copper kitchen lighting and the rose gold and ‘millenial pink’ combo are here to stay. 2010s Bedroom Image credit: HomeAdvisor And last, but certainly not least on the list, is the 2010s bedroom.Lets kick things off with the gallery wall above the bed and move swiftly on to the barn doors leading to the ensuite.Again both have their place in the right doses/context.Inspirational quotes on walls, are, however, something we could forgo, but have been known to be tastefully done.Think a monochrome framed quote and you’ll be along the right lines.Related: Home decor trends for 2019 – we predict the key looks for interiors Which of the above worst interior design trends have you partaken in? . The post The WORST interior design trends of the last three decades have been squeezed into six rooms appeared first on Ideal Home .'
The grow your own trend has been one of the most significant so far, in the world of gardening 2019.We’re all fans, but what if you don’t have a vegetable plot or a greenhouse?That’s where the latest IKEA indoor garden accessories are just the thing
'The grow your own trend has been one of the most significant so far, in the world of gardening 2019.We’re all fans, but what if you don’t have a vegetable plot or a greenhouse ? That’s where the latest IKEA indoor garden accessories are just the thing to stay ahead of the curve.See all the latest trends: Garden trends 2019 – we reveal the key looks and must-haves for your garden Making the smallest of changes around the home can have a huge impact on the environment, especially when it comes to food waste and becoming more self-sufficient.As always, IKEA are leading the way on how we can produce our own food produce – no matter the space or budget.These latest kitchen accessories are ideal to set up an indoor garden at home , to live off the land so to speak.Even if that ‘land’ is a kitchen worktop, IKEA prove that you don’t need to have a garden plot to produce your own delicious produce.IKEA’s new range of sustainably sourced, renewable products are a great place to start us on the path to leading a more sustainable lifestyle… New indoor garden buys from IKEA ‘Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at IKEA,’ explains Hege Sæbjørnsen, IKEA UK Country Sustainability Manager. ‘Our ambition is to inspire and enable more people to live a better everyday life within the limits of the planet.A few simple tweaks and changes is all it takes to create an inviting, renewable, eco-friendly living space.’ ‘Limiting food waste, going plastic free and growing your own plants are just a few ways to make your lifestyle more sustainable.’ Buy now: Krydda Grow Kit, £64.50, IKEA Grow your own kits for kitchens The easy-to-use indoor garden solutions are not just for gardening pros.They have been designed to ensure we can all get to grips with growing our own, whatever our gardening credentials. ‘Whether you were born with a green thumb or not, it’s easy to grow your own plants at home with our Krydda/Vaxer ranges,’ says Hege. ‘With special cultivation lights, fertiliser, pumice stones and built-in shelving that allows for airflow – the kit guarantees the perfect amount of water, light and shelter is given to your plants.They are the perfect growing solution for smaller, urban homes that lack natural light.’ Buy now: Vaxer Grow Kit, £49.50, IKEA What else is new?IKEA launches pollution reducing curtains – and you won’t believe how they work!Bringing the outside in has never been more fashionable.These simple, stylish hanging planters prove just why.You can grow your own herb garden indoors for your culinary creations, while adding a touch of decorative greenery – win, win.The accessories help to ensure we know the produce is totally organic.Further more helping cut costs and transmissions from transporting the goods.As well as giving us a sense of home-grown pride.Buy now: Bittergurka Hanging Planters, £8 each, IKEA Related: The most sustainable places to live in the UK have been revealed Growing our own sustainable food produce has never been easier or more affordable.IKEA really are making the everyday wonderful, and for that we thank them. . The post Grow your own with innovative new IKEA indoor garden accessories appeared first on Ideal Home .'