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To make the most of the Dreams Summer sale we thought we’d pick our top 10 best pocket sprung mattresses and gel mattresses to help you in choosing a mattress. You can save up to half price on some of them, and on others you’ll get a big discount on TV beds – get one now before the prices go up ahead of Winter (when, let’s face it, we’ll be spending a lot more time snuggling in bed with a good movie).

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Planning a home makeover? Follow these key rules used by interior designers to ensure you create balanced and beautiful spaces. This will help you to figure out what your interior design style is and how to work it into your rooms. Click on the infographic to see it in full over on Pinterest.

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Shabby chic is one of the timeless and classic interior design styles, fusing vintage home decor with a smattering of Boho mix-and-match and English country prettiness. Lift your bedrooms for Spring with a few gorgeous shabby chic home accessories. Here’s our selection of 50 finds for under £50.

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For all vintage home decor lovers now is the time to make the most of the warmer, lighter days by heading to one of the many vintage and antique markets across the UK. Aside from being a great opportunity to bag some vintage buys for your home and garden, they also make wonderful days out, with many being hosted in some of the countries prettiest places.

Top tip: Get there early and be ready to haggle and move quickly!

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Beautiful aromas can awaken our senses and send our minds wandering to rich memories. The scents of Spring and Summer can refresh, invigorate and revive our homes and fill us with the excitement of the glorious long days ahead. Here are 10 gorgeous fragrances to energise your homes for Spring.

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Knowing the differences between mattresses is vital to ensure you buy just the right one. Gel mattresses are currently all the rage, harnessing new technology that enables them to mould to your shape and regulate temperature. However, they can be pricey. The next best thing, and largely just as good for most of us, are pocket spring mattresses. Here’s some top picks that have received consistently shining reviews:

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Dry January is officially over,  so pour yourself a tipple and have a read of this brilliant graphic from Dartington Crystal. A fabulously British brand, Dartington operates the only major crystal factory left in the UK, in Devon. They’ve been handcrafting crystal glassware since 1967.

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On this week’s celebrity homes we’re swooning over Hilary Swank’s gorgeous pink and orange skies and we’re drooling over Nina Dobrev’s shrimp and pineapple fried rice. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s doggie trio are pretty damn cute too and Nina’s cat just brings a smile to the face. Keep your eyes peeled for our blog on how to mimic celeb style – out later this week..

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Gel mattresses are all the rage in the bed market. A relatively new technology, gel layers enable a mattress to mould to the contours of your body, ensuring good sleeping posture and comfort. They also regulate body temperature and prevent over-heating (unlike memory foam mattresses). Most gel mattresses combine layers of different materials such as gel with pocket springs.

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The glamour pack are staying firmly out of the snow. Drew Barrymore is warming the cockles with Rose (sensible girl), Sarah Jessica Parker is tucking into stew, and Karlie Kloss is baking. Next week on the blog, look-out for ‘Celebrity Homes: Get Their Look‘ for lookalike products to help you weave star style into your home. We’ve definitely seen Ellie’s mug somewhere…. Read more »

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This week’s instahome is all about Cindy’s views. If we came home to that gorgeous seaside view after Christmas, January wouldn’t be nearly so bad. Nina Dobrev is returning to a brand spanking new home, complete with gorgeous peach cushions (love ’em) and Salma Hayek is just teasing us with that morning coffee. Just shut your eyes and pretend you’re sipping that Starbucks somewhere far far away. Read more »