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Best ironing board 2020 – the top ironing boards for tackling the laundry pile

Apparently, ironing is the nation’s least favourite household chore. Surprising, we know! So, in order to make it as painless as possible you need the best ironing board. If yours isn’t good enough, no matter how whizzy your iron, you could still end up with a pile of poorly pressed pieces that have taken you an age to complete! Not an ideal way to spend an evening, we think you’ll agree.

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Choosing an ironing board isn’t as simple as you think. They come in a large range of sizes, shapes and height ranges. Below, we’ve rounded up the best ironing boards on the market in 2020.

How we test our best ironing boards

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To test the boards, our guinea pigs Ysanne and husband Paul (one a touch over six foot and an enthusiastic ironer, the … Read more

Ideas to Refresh Your Living Space

People are spending a lot more time in the home in 2020 and it can be very easy to become bored with the appearance of your living area when you are spending the majority of your time here. So, what are a few ways that you can refresh your home? Read on for a few ideas.


One of the easiest and most effective ways to transform your living space is with a fresh coat of paint or new wallpaper (this is also one of the cheapest ways to refresh a room too). You can completely change the look and feel of a room by changing the walls and it is a particularly good option if they have been the same colour/style for many years.

Storage Solutions

Does your home always feel cluttered? This is one of the biggest problems that homeowners have (especially parents) and it could be having Read more

Best Christmas gifts for men under £50 – from smart speakers to kitchen gadgets

As Christmas draws ever closer, your present shopping list starts to grow even larger, so why not grab these great gifts for men that are under £50 now?

Related: Black Friday deals 2020 – all the sales and info you need on home appliances, accessories and tech

You don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to get the best gifts for the men in your life. Whether its something for you Dad, Brother, Cousin or Partner, there are some great deals floating about. Plus, Black Friday and Cyber Monday on the way, it’s easier than ever to hunt for a bargain ahead of Christmas time.

Take a peek at some of our best gifts for men under £50.

Best Christmas Gifts for men under £50 – quick links

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How To Light a Home

When you decorate a room, lighting is an important element. Lighting influences the aura and mood of a space and gets it perfect, and it can enhance the entire look of the interiors.

The key objective of lighting design is to introduce different degrees of light, that is layers, into a place. If you have direct sources of light, it can make you feel dark and gloomy in the area. the room will look boring and uninviting if you light the room evenly with no contrast.

Lighting is all about innovative lighting. Lighting is really all about creating innovation and visual drama, which not only by illuminating the dark corner area but by influencing the feelings, it can fully change a room. Light enlivens the little stuff and our morning rituals, or the moments we share with friends. Here are tips on lighting up your home well to be illuminated.Read more

Keep yourself busy with the new craft trend making a big impression this Christmas

If you need something to keep you busy over the next few weeks try your hand at the Macrame trend. No longer just for boho interiors, it is jazzing up Christmas too.

Related: This genius gadget will transform how you decorate your home

Macrame has long been an enduring interiors trend for getting the boho look. However, while a macrame wall hanging could set you back upwards of £30 at Urban Outfitters or John Lewis. This trendy craft is surprisingly easy to do yourself, and inexpensive.

Macrame trend

Hobbycraft has seen a 149 per cent increase in searches for macrame on the Hobbycraft website. The brand only launched its macrame cord in February, but so far they have sold over 59,000 balls of yarn.

The classic cream and more vibrant mustard have been among the most popular colours of yarn that have been purchased. The brand expects the popularity to … Read more