Find your ideal lodger and create your Ideal Home

As we prepare for Spring and to support those of you welcoming a lodger into your home, we’re running a competition on purchases of PLUS adverts until 5th March, to help you revamp your home and gain a little inspiration.

It’s February, the days are finally getting longer and it feels like Spring is just around the corner. Before we can start enjoying spending more time outdoors, it’s the perfect time to take a look inward and think about giving the home a revamp, dusting off the remains of winter, ready to welcome in Spring.

Low cost ways to revamp your home for Spring:

1. An eye for detail - Changing the handles on furniture can be a quick and inexpensive way to freshen up tired furniture with a more contemporary look.

2. The power of scent - Change the tone in your home by adding a room diffuser in the hallway or entrance to help create a multisensory welcoming and homely impression as soon as you enter.

3. A splash of colour - No need to splash out on painting a whole room, look for smaller spaces which could support colour without dominating such as alcoves or shelving areas, or behind a set of pictures to help them pop. Check out the Pantone colour of the year for inspiration! If committing to paint feels too big a step, perhaps give peel and stick wallpaper a try to test out a new look.

4. Try a new layout - Rearranging furniture can create a whole new feeling or flow to a room, and allow you to enjoy the space or lighting in a different way.

5. Bring the outdoors in - Adding a few new plant friends to your home is a great way to breathe life into your home after winter while improving air quality. See if there are local flower markets where you can find plants at a more affordable price or even better, see if your friends own overgrown plants from which they can share a clipping so you can grow your own!

Ideal Home Competition

We recently collaborated with Ideal Home to talk about the benefits of opening up your home to welcome a lodger, and to support this, we’re running a competition to help you create your ideal home while finding your ideal lodger.

Any purchasers of a PLUS advert from Sunday 12th February until midnight on Sunday 5th March, will be entered into our competition to be in with the chance of winning a 6 month subscription of Ideal Home print magazine along with a £100 John Lewis voucher.

Enter now simply by listing your room with a PLUS advert by following the steps here.

Terms and conditions apply - competition entry is made through the purchase of a PLUS advert (not a standard advert). PLUS advert must be purchased between 12th February 2023 until midnight on 5th March 2023, advert publication is not subject to these dates. Winners will be notified via email by 17th March 2023, winner must respond to claim their prize by 31st March 2023. Please contact Monday to Friday at with any questions.