Home & Garden

Bring the outdoors in with Kelly Brook's houseplant hacks

Spring is just around the corner, but if your green fingers can’t wait to get gardening, why not bring the outdoors inside with some beautiful houseplants?

Whether you’re a potted plant amateur or a horticultural enthusiast, we've got something for everyone. Kelly Brook is on hand to tell us which plants work best for which room in your house, as well as some handy hacks to help keep them alive and thriving!

Living room

Plant experts Patch Plant say this is a room which gets a lot of foot traffic so a statement plant will always go down well. Living rooms often have a cosy feel with low level lighting. The lighting in a room affects how a plant grows, so it is important to consider this when choosing a plant for this space.

- Cacti and succulents
- Orchids
- Swiss cheese plant

Bedroom

There are a bunch of household plants that bring calming effects and are known to help promote a healthy sleep pattern. If you have a hard time sleeping at night, try bringing in one of these plants to help sooth you and control stress levels.

- Lavender
- Snake plant
- Aspidistra
- Corn plant

Bathroom

Go with tropical plants for this space, since the environment in the bathroom is similar to what these varieties are used to: low light levels, high humidity, and warm temperature.

- Aloe vera
- Fern

Upcycle your furniture the easy way

The Home Genie is here to help us refresh our homes without spending big - from teaching us how to paint our favourite chair, to adding a personal touch to that side table.

Property developer Georgina Burnett is here with her guide to upcycling, and to show us how we can get the kids involved too.

No time to make do and mend? Think again!

Forgot everything you think about the make do and mend housewives of the 1950s - this is 2019 and let’s be honest, who has the time to get all those extra chores done? Alice Beer is here to show you the tips, tricks and secret gadgets you didn't know you needed.

From washing your clothes in seconds, to cooking family meals from scratch FIVE times faster - your everyday domestic tasks are about to get a whole lot easier.