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How to show your true colours at home

Have you ever thought about how the colours of your interior design choices will effect the atmosphere of a room? Designers at five star housebuilder Barratt Homes has. It’s not just about what looks nice – it’s much more than that. Choosing the colour of your decor really is one of the best ways
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Roses are green this Valentine’s Day

The latest fun gift idea has arrived just in time for Valentine’s Day, in the shape of a succulent heart. The new range of heart shaped succulents, priced from only £4.99, is from Dobbies Garden Centres. Plant enthusiast and houseplants buyer at Dobbies, Claire Bishop said: “We instantly fell head over heels with these gorgeous
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Time to declutter

Following January’s hugely successful debut of Marie Kondo’s Netflix series ‘Tidy Up’, John Lewis & Partners has seen record breaking sales of storage and organisation products, with storage boxes soaring by 47%, and baskets also seeing significant sales uplifts of 24 per cent on last year. January has always been a popular month for reorganising
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Somewhere over the rainbow

John Lewis predicts 2018 will be the year of the Rainbow Christmas tree. Filled with must-have baubles, the imaginative look is the perfect way to combine all seven colour collections from John Lewis this season. To ensure your festive look is trending, recreate the ombre effect by arranging baubles in a spectrum of shades
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British Heart Foundation launches home makeover challenge

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is this autumn calling on the nation to transform their homes and help beat heartbreak forever by taking on its Makeover Challenge. The BHF is asking shoppers to get creative and give their homes a fresh new look as we move inside for the autumn months, using items bought at

Style tips for mindfulness in your home

With wellness being front and centre in people’s minds, it’s no wonder that creating a serene, happy space has become a huge interior trend to explore. Combining the best of Scandi comfort and health-focused influences – think aromatherapy, colour psychology, and lots of plants and greenery – this wellness trend is growing, and here
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New RSPB and Barratt guide to making gardens wildlife friendly

As part of its partnership with the RSPB, Barratt Homes has published a new consumer guide to making your garden wildlife friendly. It has been written by wildlife experts from the RSPB and is packed with handy hints and top tips on how to boost the wildlife in your garden. The guide, called “Bringing Your

Summer may be heading off but enjoy time outside from dusk ‘til dawn

We have been truly spoilt with glorious summer sunshine, encouraging us to head outside and spend time relaxing and soaking up the rays. Investing in some outdoor heating and lighting is a great way to extend the time you can spend in the garden, creating a warm and cosy space you can enjoy – even
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Make sleep your number one priority this autumn

After the long summer holidays, September is a time of new beginnings; whether it’s the start of a new school year or a return to work. During time off our normal sleep routine can be disrupted or changed as we enjoy holiday lie-ins, siestas and late nights, but it’s important to get back into

Totally tropical interiors

The Great British summer has arrived and if you’re not jetting off someone tropical this year, then why not turn your house into a holiday haven? Giant green leaves, bright pink flamingo accessories and pineapple tumblers filled with the fruity cocktail of your choice are all you need to kick-back and enjoy a hot break