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.
Set the scene for… RELAXING IN THE SUN • This summer, you don’t have to go further than your back door to bask in the sun with a cool drink. Dress your outside space for the warmer weather by picking pieces that create an indoor vibe in the garden, so you feel just as relaxed in your sunny spot as you are in the living room.
The STYLE EDITOR • Michela Colling, Ideal Home’s tastemaker-in-chief, shares her top news from the high street
New Accessories Edit SCANDI OPTIMISM • It’s the details that make or break a room and the high street is spoiling us with designer-look finishing touches this spring and summer. These buys will bring new energy to a room without it all getting too spendy...
LAUNDRY BASKETS • It may be a practical storage piece but your clothes hamper can still be a smart addition to your bedroom, bathroom or hallway
New Accessories Edit GLASSHOUSE GLAM • It’s the details that make or break a room and the high street is spoiling us with designer-look finishing touches this spring and summer. These buys will bring a tropical twist to a room without it all getting too spendy...
New Accessories Edit NOSTALGIC CHIC • It’s the details that make or break a room and the high street is spoiling us with designer-look finishing touches this spring and summer. These buys will bring tactility and warmth to a room without it all getting too spendy...
IDEAL VS GREAT DEAL • Refresh your rooms with chic seasonal buys, from plush furniture and furnishings to touchy-feely naturals and weaves
The Wallpaper Edit CONTEMPORARY STRIPES • Celebrate this timeless style with modern takes on classic designs, including illustrative repeats and painterly strokes
A sense of history • Fiona and Nick Richardson’s light-filled home fuses traditional style and modern touches, then ties it together with artistic wallpaper, heirloom art and glamorous accents
Make it work for you FIONA’S STYLE: CURATED ARTISAN • Design-led shapes and moody hues, plus dramatic prints and textural pieces bring personality to open-plan living
PLANT MARKERS • Prettify your pots with slate labels
THE GARDEN ROOM • Blur the boundary between indoors and out by blending leafy greens and natural textures with fresh foliage to breathe new life into your living space
The long game • Taking their time paid off for Katy Wilson and Paul Smith when they set about turning this 1930s house into a family home with longevity
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Make it work for you KATY’S STYLE: MINIMAL TRADITIONAL • Modern panelling meets statement armchairs emboldened by botanical accents and smart industrial touches
KITCHEN WORKSPACE • Create a splashback with specialist paint
HOW TO BESPOKE A HEADBOARD • Update a divan base with clever bedhead hacks. From style tricks to hidden storage, here’s how to take your headboard up a notch
Life on the water • Keen to pursue a new way of living, Christina Miles and Rohan Tully traded their London flat for a house boat, transforming it into a truly unique family home
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Make it work for you CHRISTINA’S STYLE: MODERN NOMAD • Moody denim and grey make a calm backdrop for a mix of monochrome prints, tactile textiles and bold pops of yellow
WALL DISPLAY • Create a feature with an arrangement of prints
FRONT DOORS • Our paint experts give their views on the colours that will help boost your kerb appeal, and how to use them for a warm...