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The Ideal Home
Member Name: Sarahjh
Advantages: A magazine packed with advice and ideas on home design
The Ideal Home,something that I will never own !
But just looking through the magazine that is jam-packed with ideas makes up for all of that.
A glossy covered magazine that is bursting with inspiration on how to design,decorate and furnish your home in the style of your choice.
But there are no articles that refer to `muddy boots and dog hair`! a common problem in my home.
There are pages devoted to showing you just how beautiful a home can look,the marbled bathroom to the shabby chic living room.
The magazine covers each and every style of home,showing Victorian splendour,French chic,Traditional,Contemporary and Eclectic living.One of the most recent issues shows a selection of ideas for decorating a child's bedroom.
Room designs range from a Country style bedroom for a little girl,pretty in pale pink and white and strewn with bunting,to the boys bedroom with the Union Jack headboard so quirky and individual.
There is a section devoted to storage,something I am very short of !
A range of shelving and essential storage,smart coat hooks,cutlery canisters and bookcases all show how we can utilise the little free space we might have.
For those who have the money to go the extra mile they feature some bespoke storage.
An excellent idea recently featured was an attractive way of storing your bathroom towels.
Roll the towels and then stick them neatly on a shelf to give that individual boutique look.
There are gift ideas galore catering for all ages.
Unusual,stylish personalised or just plain useful the gift ideas all come with information about where they can be bought or ordered from.
The latest designs in home lighting,wallpaper,paint,heating appliances ,conservatory and garden ideas are all there too.
Alongside glossy illustrations of the china and glassware on offer at the various department stores and supermarket outlets.
An active forum is available for you to post on,any problems locating a product or a design idea you may want to know more about.
Often a day to day issue has become a Forum talking point and has proved very helpful.
Recently they have highlighted the advantages of surfing the Internet in search of fashionable furniture,stating that its quite often the case that you may get better value for your money.
Of course a subscription is available for The Ideal Homes magazine,which is currently £20.50 for 12 issues.which is a great saving of 50% off of the full price.
The magazines runs some good competitions and I enter them regularly,after all someone has to win !!
Though I may not be able to avidly follow the elegant trends and styles shown in the magazine,it has given me many very useful tips for adding accessories to my own soft furnishings,to create a new look.
Summary: many ideas,and lots of information altogether in a first class magazine