Lovely lifestyle blogger Lisa from Mathilde heart Manech talks treating your Mum and inspiring reads with Ideal Home for Mother's Day...
With Mother's Day approaching (pop March 26th in your diary folks) you may find yourself in a quandary as to what to buy your mum for a gift this year. She deserves to be spoiled but what do you get the person who already has everything? A bunch of spring blooms and a box of luxury chocolates? A fragranced candle or a bottle of her favourite bubble bath? Perhaps.
However, if you're looking for an alternative gift that lasts longer than a bunch of daffodils why not gift a subscription to Ideal Home magazine? From just £34.99 for 12 issues, it's filled with interior design inspiration and ideas, reader homes insights, home improvement tips and fantastic shopping finds. Plus, it promises your mum with some well deserved respite every time it lands on the doormat.
This month's issue is filled with spring ideas and the joy of colour; celebrating happy brights, warm neutrals and calm pastels. Here's my highlights from the April edition.
A great piece featuring accessories that give a room that finishing touch. I love the colours they chose for this feature; rich greens and warm metallics take centre stage in helping to create a organic-luxe feel. I especially love the marbled-glass soap dispenser and toothbrush cup from MiaFleur.
Real Homes and Gardens
We all love to have a good nosey in other people's homes and discovering their style secrets, don't we? This month features a bright and eclectic detached bungalow, a characterful contemporary three bedroom semi and a flamboyant ground-floor flat that's been renovated after the children left home - food for thought for mum's out there? These features are always a favourite of mine. I love to see how creative people can be when transforming a space and how they can make me realise potential in our own home.
Our next home project is to decorate and organise our small porch/hallway so it was great to read ideas on how to transform this space and to give myself some motivation too. As Ideal Home mentions, the hallway can often be an afterthought so I'm looking forward to getting started updating our space in time for spring.
40 Easy Style Updates
With spring almost here, it's a great time to update the home with simple mini decor projects. This article features clever tricks and best buys from fixing a wreath to the door, putting flowers in every room and rearranging furniture. It's a great go-to guide in helping to update your home this spring.
Inspired to treat your mum to some home inspiration and some much needed R'n'R? Try an Ideal Home magazine subscription for a glossy read filled with joyful colourful homes!
This is a guest post via the magazine.co.uk blogger network.