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Thomas Sanderson: The Psychology of Colour

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Colour affects everything we do. You may not realise it, but the influence of colour can play a significant part in the way we act and the everyday choices we make.

One of the most powerful affects colour can have on us is the way it impacts our mood. When it comes to decorating, this makes choosing colour for your home an important task – not only do you want to make sure you create the right look; you’ll also want to create the right feel.

The Living Room

Did you know that using shades of purple in the living room helps to elicit feelings of relaxation and comfort? This warming colour makes the ideal choice for any lounge, helping you to take it easy on the sofa after a long day at work. For those with French, patio or bi-fold doors in their living room, why not consider our bespoke door blinds to create an extra cosy feel.

Shade Suggestion: Grape Kiss

 

The Office

For when you need to get things done, consider blue as a colour for the office. Many associate shades of blue with the ocean or the sky, inducing a calming effect on the mind. This in turn helps to stimulate productivity, which helps you to get your work done much more quickly. Keep in mind that paler shades of blue are less distracting and more relaxing than brighter tones.
Shade Suggestion: Denim Drift

 

The Bedroom

When you’re ready to turn in for the night, nothing creates a sense of well-being and serenity more than the colour green for the bedroom. Associated with nature, tranquil shades of green will help to form a calming atmosphere, perfect for ensuring a peaceful nights’ sleep.

Shade Suggestion: Greenery or Kale

 

 

 

The Bathroom

Have you ever considered featuring a splash of black in the bathroom? Using this striking colour sparingly can help to create a sense of sophistication, as it’s associated with power and luxury. Perfect for starting the day right!

Shade Suggestion: Absolute White / Moon Shimmer

 

 

The Kitchen

When it comes to the kitchen, making a bold statement with shades of red will get those stomachs rumbling. Scientifically speaking, the colour red causes your heart rate to instinctively quicken – raising blood pressure and stimulating the nerves. This in turn sensitises taste buds and sense of smell for an increased appetite.

Shade Suggestion: Aurora Red

 

The Dining Room

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, or having a family meal round the table, consider using yellow in the dining room. This vibrant colour encourages the brain to release more serotonin – making it the perfect stimulant for dynamic conversation whilst you sit down for a meal.

Shade Suggestion: Primrose Yellow

 

 

 

You can read our full easy-to-use colour guide above. Featuring the best colour choices for each room in the home, the psychology behind it and some handy tips for finishing the look.

Mike tells us why you should consider a Dormeo Mattress!

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When it comes to a great night’s sleep I think it can be summed up with one word, “Dormeo”.

There is somethinDormeo Mattressg about the Luxury Hybrid mattress that just sets it apart from so many of the other mattresses that are available in the market place today.

Dormeo truly understand as to what is needed in order to accomplish a great night’s sleep. Is it super comfortable luxury memory foam or the absorbency of pocket springs that is required? Dormeo don’t even ask you to choose because this Luxury Hybrid mattress gives you both, so one can only imagine how wonderful that must be like to lie down on, let alone sleep upon and that is just for starters.

On that point I shall ask you to tune in for our special Pick of the Day price for our 17th Birthday between 9pm Friday 31st March until 9pm Saturday 1st April – including a double mattress for just £249.99 with free pillows, oh and have we mentioned FREE P&P!!!!! It’s a deal you cannot afford to miss.

Take your pick from:

But don’t miss out, because this fantastic offer ends at 9pm on Sunday 1st April!

Mike x

Make sure you tune in to Sky 654, Freeview 22, Virgin 747 and Freesat 812 or visit www.idealworld.tv to take advantage of this amazing offer!

Joanne LOVES Gtech!

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For a number of years there has been a cordless vacuuming system that I have coveted… The Gtech AirRam! Can you imagine my delight when I found out we would be featuring it here at Ideal World? Instantly I told all my nearest and dearest about it and how superb its performance is, and let’s face it over the past 14 years I have seen quite a few vacs!

Anyway now, not only do we have one, I’d also impressed my mother and my sister…. my mom has her own set in Lincolnshire and my sister has hers down in Wiltshire!

Please join me today at 11am (and through until 9pm Monday 3rd April) when we will be offering the SET at the lowest price we have ever done with FREE P&P as part of our 17th Birthday celebrations. This is a picture of my mum using hers taken by my 4 year old daughter!

Order your bundle for our lowest price today here > or buy just the Gtech Mark 2 here >

Make sure you tune in to Ideal World during our Birthday where we’ll be offering FREE P&P all weekend!!

Shadazzle comes back for Birthday

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Our lovely guest presenter, Dawn Lowe, tells us why Shadazzle is the new essential that you will fall in love with…

I absolutely LOVE Shadazzle!

I was first given a pot to try in September 2015, being told, “try this, its amazing and you won’t want to use anything else once you’ve used this!” – I was sceptical at first, wondering how a pot of natural fragranced clay would change my mind on cleaning, but gave it a go anyway; and boy, am I pleased I did! Shadazzle is the BEST cleaning solution I have ever used! (And trust me, I’ve tried a few!)

I used to work as a cleaner and later as a marketing manager for office space and new house sales. Obviously I had to make sure everywhere was spotlessly clean at all times using many different cleaning fluids, which were all toxic.

Shadazzle has replaced all of those and actually cleans my house better too. It’s an amazing product, it does actually clean, polish and protect anything I clean, which means it cuts my cleaning time down, as it’s harder for dirt and dust to settle on my surfaces due to the protection Shadazzle leaves. Plus the added bonus is it’s child and pet friendly, which means once you’ve cleaned a surface or toy, they are safe to use immediatly and won’t harm your child or pet. This was especially important to me as I have sensitive skin and a little dog, so if it’s safe for pets and children, I knew my skin wouldn’t react to it either.

I love the fact Shadazzle is not only the most effective cleaning tool I’ve ever used, but also made from natural sources too; just a natural French clay and green soap. This means it’s safe for me, as an asthma sufferer, to use and safe to rinse away as it’s not damaging to the environment either. The light lemon fragrance leaves everything smelling clean and fresh too.

I recommend it to everyone I know and am always praising Shadazzle – I get so enthusiastic about it that my friends laugh and try it anyway, as they know I never recommend anything unless it really works. They’re glad they have and now they also constantly enthuse about Shadazzle too! Not only is it environmentally friendly, but also economical too, saving money and space in the home. I just tell people to try it and see, they’ll never go back to toxic cleaners again.

Make sure you tune in to Ideal World for our Birthday event from 9pm on Wednesday 29th March where we have a fabulous deal on three tubs of Shadazzle, 3 extra applicators + FREE P&P as part of our Birthday extravaganza!

Dawn Lowe – Guest TV Presenter for Shadazzle

Watch the first Shadazzle show live at 11am Friday 31st March or find out more about Shadazzle here >

3 Festive Touches for Your Home

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3 festive touches for your home

Christmas is right around the corner which can only mean one thing; time to head into the loft, dust off those Christmas decorations and deck the halls! Now whether you’re a ‘less is more’ kind of household or hoping to rival Santa’s grotto this year, it’s important to pick out the perfect festive touches for your home. We’ve picked out some of our favourite pieces from our Christmas Interiors collection that will make your home the envy of all your Christmas guests. Continue reading

Christmas: Top Toys for 2016

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Christmas: Top Toys for 2016

It’s that time of the year when children all over the country start to pen their letters to Santa. Gone are the days of space hoppers and ball-in-a cup games, now it’s all about the latest gadgets and gizmos.  If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for the child who has everything, fear not, we’ve put together our top toys for Christmas 2016 that we hope will give you the perfect gifting inspiration! Continue reading

Introducing the Vax Cordless SlimVac

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When we first clapped eyes on the Vax Cordless SlimVac here at Ideal HQ, we have to admit it was love at first sight. Not only does this machine effortlessly glide across both carpets and hard floors, but with its unique ergonomic design, this machine will tackle those hard to reach dust-filled places too! We’re sure you’ll love the SlimVac as much as we do, so we’ve picked out our three favourite features… Continue reading