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8 outdated interior design trends to avoid in 2024

If your plan for 2024 involves redecoration, avoid an expensive mistake by ensuring you’re up to date with the latest trends falling out of fashion and the ones replacing them. 

We asked a team of leading interior design experts for their predictions on what 2024 will bring trends and how you can get the look at home.

Two very different aesthetics dominated the interior design trends of 2023. The first was Japandi, a mix of Japanese and Scandi design, which saw us decorate our homes with bamboo, macrame and crochet, while the second was the trend towards an Industrial Look,

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10 south-facing garden ideas for the perfect sunny plot

It’s no surprise that south-facing garden ideas are often one of the things people look for when buying a home. 

They’re ripe with potential and provide you with more opportunity to experiment with all types of garden ideas.

‘South-facing gardens are exposed to lots more sunlight and heat than others, so it’s important to choose sun-loving plants that will thrive in bright conditions,’ says Charlotte McGrattan, head nursery stock buyer at Hillier Garden Centres

‘Luckily there are a wide variety of plants that prefer south-facing locations to shadier environments, so there is plenty of opportunity to incorporate fantastic colour,

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Simple 4th of July nail designs that are perfectly on trend for 2023

These simple 4th of July nail designs are suitably patriotic but don’t require you to give up your day job to master complicated nail art skills if you want to give them a go. They’re all easy enough for you to try at home if you’ve got a trio of red, white, and blue nail varnishes to hand.

Many on-trend nail designs can be given a 4th of July spin, including the ever-popular ring finger manicure, where one nail on each hand stands out from the crowd with a contrasting design or shade. Negative space nails and French tips are

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10 design rules for informal living room |

Family room ideas are the perfect spot for gathering as a household, entertaining and even a quiet spot of relaxation, therefore, it is imperative that we give the interior design of these spaces just as much consideration as we would the rest of the home. 

While the first reception room may be the place for more formal living room ideas aimed at hosting guests, a family room is the part of the house where movie nights reign supreme, the kids can indulge in their favorite board games, and the whole family can relax in each other’s company. 

If your home

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38 small garden ideas to maximise your space with style

It may seem that small garden ideas are limited in what can be achieved, but a little creativity can go a long way to transforming even the tiniest of plots.

Petite spaces may require a little more thought than larger garden ideas, but they come with plenty of welcome advantages. For a start, it forces you to be a little more inventive, which can often result in serious style and beauty. The other big plus is that due to their size, more often than not they’re delightfully low-maintenance.

We’ve utilised our extensive garden knowledge from our team and spoken with

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20 ways to a beautiful winter backyard |

Looking for winter garden ideas to give your backyard a beautiful finish, even when the weather is dismal? The good news is that winter garden ideas can be just as stylish, architectural and even as colorful as those you might expect to see in a summer garden. 

Unsurprisingly, the best garden ideas are achieved by careful winter garden planning – if you can get all the right elements into your backyard in winter, you’re guaranteed a beautiful show.

Below, we bring you our favorite winter garden ideas – all achievable, and many low-maintenance and guaranteed to look good winter after

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15 beautiful designs for tiny gardens |

These elegant small backyard ideas are some of our favorite approaches to designing, landscaping and decorating a small space.

Whether you want a completely new look, to modify your existing space or simply add an eye catching feature to switch things up, getting a small backyard design right is the first step in any rethink, as it forms the all-important structure of your garden. 

Narrowing down your backyard ideas and options is best done by thinking about the look you want to achieve, how it will suit your home’s architecture and interior, and what you need. There is a huge

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Long garden ideas: 10 rules for a long, narrow plot

These long garden ideas will help you turn a narrow outdoor space into a ‘garden room’ you will love. 

If you have, or have ever had, a long, narrow garden, then you’ll be more than aware of the tricky task of finding small garden ideas that make it look wider than it actually is, while desperately trying to ensure every corner looks pretty yet functional. 

You’ve probably spent hours rearranging garden furniture and trimming back hedges in a frenzied attempt to make your narrow garden space look more square, but in the back of your mind you know that, unless

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19 glasshouse design tips for all gardens |

Every keen gardener will at some point consider greenhouse ideas as they can transform the way you garden. A greenhouse will allow you to raise young plants and sow seeds earlier in the year, keep tender plants going over winter, and grow exotic varieties that wouldn’t survive out of doors. 

You won’t look back once you’ve invested in a greenhouse, but you need to get the design right from the start to ensure it lives up to expectations, both practically and aesthetically, and also complements your other garden ideas

For those with enough time and space, the opportunity to raise

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16 inviting ways to bring the outdoors in |

Looking for garden room ideas? If your home is in need of some extra square footage (and some extra light), this windowed structure could be the answer.

By definition, a garden room is a windowed space with a fully shingled roof. Most often, a garden room is a freestanding backyard idea, like a shed or a greenhouse. But, they can also be attached to an existing building, similar to a sunroom, conservatory or orangery.

Fed up with our existing four walls, we are all looking to our outdoor spaces for the answer to how we expand our property’s footprint. With

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