How To

Whether you are at the start of a big project, or making the final touches, our dependable collection of how-to guides have got your back! These handy tips, step-by-step guides and home hacks will help you unlock your inner stylist and coax out those all-important DIY skills.

lady arranging colourful dried flowers 6th October 2022

How To Make A Dried Flower Wreath – Our 8 Step Guide

What better way to use those dried flowers than making a gorgeous wreath! Any time of year can be perfect for injecting floral decor in or outside the home....

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Assortment of Haldon baskets with plant placed in one of them 22nd August 2022

IOL’s Guide To Bringing The Outside In As Summer Ends

Sad to see summer go? Beat the winter blues & breathe light, positivity and nature into your home using our simple decor tips for bringing the outside in.

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White and Grey dining table with White and Grey dining benches placed either side 16th August 2022

5 Creative Ways To Style Dining Benches In Your Home

Dining benches make a practical & stylish addition to the home. Discover some of the best ways to style them. Spoiler alert: they're not just for dining!

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Urban dining table set with dining bench and fabric chairs placed in a room with industrial style decor 10th August 2022

How To Mix And Match Dining Chairs Like A Pro

Add character & personality to your dining space with mix and match dining chairs. Not sure how to get started? Check out a few of our top style ideas.

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25th July 2022

How To Create A Cosy Outdoor Living Room That You’ll Use Past The Summer

Bring the indoors outdoors with our top 5 tips on how to create a cosy outdoor living room that you'll want to use all year round (even in the...

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22nd July 2022

How To Clean Fabric Dining Room Chairs – Our Quick Step By Step

Whether they’re part fabric or fully upholstered, it’s important to know how to clean fabric dining room chairs. We take a look at the best ways to do this.

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garden dining table set with parasol placed on an outdoor patio in the shade 11th July 2022

Get Ready For The Heat With The Coolest Garden Shade Ideas From IOL

Stay cool this summer whilst still enjoying the great outdoors with IOL's innovative garden shade ideas. Find out more in this short but informative guide.

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glass of water, papers and plant placed on wooden table 15th June 2022

How To Build A Garden Office Space That’s Actually Functional

Make your dream of working in the sunshine a reality with our practical guide on how to build a garden office space that inspires productivity.

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Cotswold Extending Dining Table (1.4m) 10th June 2022

How To Clean Pine Furniture & Make It Look Brand New Again

Make your favourite pieces of furniture look good as new again with our top tips on how to clean pine furniture, plus additional general care guidance.

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Hartman Heritage Grand Rectangular Dining Set on a patio 5th June 2022

How To Clean Hartman Garden Furniture: IOL’s Complete Guide

If you’re the proud owner of some beautiful  Hartman garden furniture, then you may be wondering  how to keep it in the best condition possible. Knowing how to clean...

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30th May 2022

How To Build A Bramblecrest Cushion Box In 7 Easy Steps

A Bramblecrest cushion box provides year-round protection for your favourite outdoor cushions, keeping them protected from the elements and ensuring...

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Close up of variety of bramblecrest square scatter cushions on outdoor bench 16th May 2022

How To Clean Bramblecrest Outdoor Cushions In 4 Easy Steps

Bramblecrest outdoor cushions are known for their durability and quality. Unlike other garden cushions that become easily tarnished when exposed...

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