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# home-magazine - Monday 9 March, 2020

6 new spring trends that already have staying power - from rattan furniture to sage green walls

Caroline Foran has bookmarked the 2020 design trends that’ll last – for spring and beyond.

# home-magazine - Monday 2 March, 2020

House-hunting in Navan? Come to this brunch event for essential local insights

Feels Like Home: Navan takes place on March 21 – and tickets are free.

'Our first DIY project was the blue front door': Inside a Belfast new build with lots of personality

Stephanie lives with her partner and their two cats, Wee Man and Wee Lady.

'He's had the giraffe since he was born': Louise shares her son's cheerful and light-filled bedroom

‘The room has definitely evolved over time.’

How to get your chrome and steel surfaces sparkling (and keep them that way)

Shine on, you crazy… kitchen sink. Laura de Barra shares her wisdom on giving your metallic fittings a like-new sheen.

Off the rails: 6 ways to store clothes when you've run out of wardrobe space

Ditch the floordrobe in favour of some more streamlined ideas.

Stick to the classics: 7 eternally stylish design features that won't date your home

Louise Dockery shares some safe bets for interior design that’ll outlive the trends.

# home-magazine - Monday 24 February, 2020

Darling buds: 6 flower vases to brighten your home with instant spring colour

Bring spring in with natural wood and quirky ceramics.

The winter weather did a number on my back garden. How do I revive it?

Rainfall, ice and wind can all wreak havoc on outdoor areas. Here’s how to bring them back to life.

'I love the brightness and the natural light': Yvonne shares her family's colourful dining area

‘The double doors really connect this space to the outdoors.’

'Light the fire, cuddle up with the dog and watch Netflix': Inside this cosy but bright home in Westmeath

Marian’s passion for interior design can be seen throughout her Westmeath home.

Better than a spring clean: 6 easy design projects that'll transform your home

Caroline Foran shares some low-effort, high-impact ways to transform your space in the coming weeks.

# home-magazine - Monday 17 February, 2020

'The chairs were a splurge of yellow happiness': Rhona shares her old-and-new sitting room

Home-made curtains, a piano… and a telescope.

I hate my curtains but don't have the budget for new ones - what's the solution? Task Master This post contains a poll

I hate my curtains but don't have the budget for new ones - what's the solution?

Curtains too short, too heavy or just plain ugly? Laura de Barra shares some tips for transforming them.

6 stylish door knob updates to refresh tired kitchen cabinets

From hidden to decorative designs, get a handle on things.

'The entire house is unique': Life inside this striking Galway home that blends into the landscape

Tanya shares their modern take on the Irish shed – and how it suits their family.

Before and after: How three Insta-perfect kitchens were transformed from drab to dazzling

Simple, inspiring kitchen transformations from real Irish homes.

# home-magazine - Friday 7 February, 2020

'I painted the walls inky navy to contrast with the shelves': Valerie shares her plant-filled reading nook

‘The bookcase was mahogany, and the paint really brought it into its own.’

Torches, matches and... glue? 11 surprisingly useful items to have on hand for home emergencies

Laura de Barra shares her essentials for those unexpected disasters.

6 ways to add bold colour and personality to a tiny bathroom

From vibrant wallpaper to tiling, these changes would make a big difference in a small space.

'It's retro and very cosy': A glimpse at family life in a renovated chalet bungalow in Armagh

Séana walks us through a day in the life behind her front door.

Bored of your bedroom? 6 high street buys to transform your sleeping space for under €30

How to bring new life to your bedroom this year – and leave yourself plenty of change from a fifty.

# home-magazine - Monday 3 February, 2020

'The circus idea came from some Cath Kidston wallpaper': Corinne shares her baby's colourful bedroom

‘I’ve since had the lampshade in this room made with fabric in that very pattern.’

Help! What's the best way to clean cat or dog hair off my furniture?

Laura de Barra sheds her expertise on a very hairy problem.

Fired up: 6 ways to turn your mantelpiece into the focal point of your living room

From flowers to fun prints, make the most of a permanent feature.

'The glass doors make us feel like part of the view': Inside this self-build bungalow in Wicklow

Fáinche lives with her husband, two children and their dog in Co Wicklow.

All your furniture facing the TV? 6 common living room layout mistakes - and how to fix them

Louise Dockery offers solutions to make your living room flow.

# home-magazine - Monday 27 January, 2020

Modern two, three and four beds in north Dublin - starting at €270k

New show homes will be open to view on February 1 and 2, from 12-2pm.

'There's always a lovely stream of light': Nicola shares her bright hallway makeover

‘I put the glass door in where there was originally a wall.’

Help! How do I get rid of that musty smell in my drawers and cupboards?

Start by looking for the source, says home expert Grainne O’Reilly.

Take a seat: 6 kitchen chairs that are as durable as they are stylish

Does most of your dining happen at the kitchen table? Then you’ll need chairs that are up to the task.

'We wanted all the kids to have their own rooms': Inside a Co Down five-bed that's full of life

When Gliosa Logan and her husband blended two families, they knew they’d need a house with lots of space.

Can't stand the tiles? 7 low-commitment ways to change up your flooring - without starting over

From fresh paint to stick-on coverings, here are some quick flooring fixes.

# home-magazine - Monday 20 January, 2020

'The kids love sitting at the island': Niamh shares her spacious family-friendly kitchen

‘The space is open-plan right through to the playroom.’

What's the best way to clean dull and dust-covered curtains?

It’s not just about the windows – your curtains need some TLC too. Laura de Barra shares some tips.

Bright sparks: 6 statement lamps that will be the focal point of your space

Find a lamp that’s functional and stands out too.

'We spend hours sitting in the snug': Inside this Clonmel home with mountain views

Ramune Morrissey wanted a balance between tranquility and convenience.

Ooh, where's that from? 6 Irish interior designers share their favourite spots for one-off finds

From independent shops to furniture warehouses, mark these locations on your treasure map.

# home-magazine - Monday 13 January, 2020

'There are divided opinions about the green runner': Martina shares her pop-of-colour hallway

‘I don’t usually worry about stuff matching.’

What's the right way to clean really dusty rugs and carpets?

Grainne O’Reilly on how to get floor coverings clean once and for all.