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Bring spring into your home

Top tips for bringing spring into your home

Spring has sprung in many parts of the country and you might be thinking it's time to usher the new season into your home. Go further than the annual spring clean by adding brightness and floral accents to your property to boost your mood and add a spring to your step.

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Reducing the cost of city decor - looking plush without breaking the bank

Relocating to the hustle and bustle of the city from a rural area is sure to be an exciting prospect for any new homeowner, but there will also be lots to plan and many design decisions. Although city life is often more expensive than in more far out areas, there are ways around this - read on to find out more.

Recycled Jubilee bunting.

Quirky ways to embrace Jubilee decor

There are union jack themed homewares galore for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee but out of the mix has come some quirky designs worth a second glance. Environmentally-friendly bunting, dog cushions and a denim chair.

Open plan design ideal for city living

Open plan living 'on the rise'

Open plan living is ideal for style-rich, space-poor urban pads. Now analysis of Britain’s housing stock by Lloyds TSB Home Insurance finds one in five (21%) homeowners polled said that they have taken a sledgehammer to their home’s walls.

V&A is the world's biggest decorative arts museum

Tours offer design perspective on London venues

London’s loveliest locations are featured in a new series of tours by interior designer Susan Llewellyn. The set kicks off with the Geffrye Museum on December 9, with other venues including the V&A, Leighton House and Eltham Palace.

Seafoam flying ducks by Elizabeth Prince

Retro classic gets a bold new twist

These beautiful handmade ceramic flying ducks are the latest find from home accessories online boutique Very Nice Things. They come in a range of exciting colours including lime zest green, honeysuckle pink and sunshine yellow.

Don't leave your artwork unhung

Indecisive art-lovers take months to hang a picture

How long does it take you to decide on decor? A new survey found almost two thirds of us have at least one picture that is still waiting to be hung, as homeowners procrastinate over the best spot for their artwork, according to Command Products.

Check out the ethical homeware at Danaqa

Ethical homeware on sale in Notting Hill

A new London store offers gorgeous ethical home and fashion goods. Danaqa is now open on Westbourne Park Road in Notting Hill, run by a husband and wife team who once worked across Asia and Africa providing advice to entrepreneurs in an aid capacity.

The Autumn range from Tuiss

Opt for romantic rustic this Autumn

Start planning your Autumn wardrobe - and your Autumn interiors. This year, classic cool is the order of the day, with romantic rustic hues to warm up your living room or create relaxing bedrooms just in time for the onset of dark evenings.

Bring the outdoors indoors with forest style

Forest colours for cosey autumn nights

The new Autumn/Winter ranges are hitting homestores now - so what are the hot new trends for the rest of 2011? One of our favourite colour schemes takes inspiration from the forest, for cosey nights in your urban pad as the temperatures drop.

The Ice Cream Screen Print

Online retailer launches new artwork

An independent online retailer has launched a new artwork that aims to bring a quirky summer feel to the modern home. The ‘Ice Cream’ screen print from the Virtual Department Store is hand pulled and inspired by the quintessential English seaside holiday.

Tales of India offers numerous fabrics

New fabrics bring taste of India to home

Lombok has announced the launch of a new range of coloured and patterned fabrics inspired by Indian heritage, design and culture. The Tales of India collection aims to bring an exotic theme to the home and includes tableclothes, seat covers and quilts.

The John Lewis Reborn collection

John Lewis launches new decorative themes

John Lewis has announced the launch of ‘Reborn’ and ‘Refined Puritan’ – a new range of home decorative themes and accessories. Drawing heavily on the key home design trends this coming autumn and winter, the new product collection aims to provide quality, simplicity and beauty.

Support students by buying artwork online

Affordable art from online student initiative

You can decorate your urban pad for less and help struggling students, too, with a new online initiative. Buystudentart.co.uk was set up by an enterprising creative, Kerri Lister, who wanted affordable art to brighten up her own walls.

Colourful blinds from Silent Gliss

Windows go bright with Silent Gliss

Who says a splash of colour is limited to the walls? With Silent Gliss you can use those on-trend brights on your windows, too, and try using bold hues to contrast with pale walls or to complement artwork, furniture or urban pad accessories.

Bocci's modern twist on the chandelier

Bocci launch 28 series chandelier

Bocci, has announced the launch of the 28 series - a nouvelle style chandelier fashioned from a unique glass blowing technique. Consisting of a varying number of glass pendants, the 28 series can be altered to meet individual customer requirements.

The Montana Wardrobe range

Icons of Denmark launch new Montana Wardrobe

Furniture specialists, Icons of Denmark, have announced the launch of the new Montana Wardrobe. Consisting of a flexible modular system, the Montana aims to break with the traditional idea of a wardrobe as simply a closet or a space for storing clothes and shoes.

John Lewis City Collection

Kitchen range sales jump 70% at John Lewis

It seems Brits are redecorating, rather than moving, to smarten up without a large financial outlay. John Lewis has reported a sales increase of 70% the First Collection range, proving that homeowners are still renovating, despite the credit crunch.

The Mykiss fish lamp

Dutch by Design launches new items for 2011

The website for lovers of quirky, original and witty interior design products, Dutch by Design, has launched an array of new items for 2011. Selling contemporary gifts, home accessories, lighting and furniture, the website has become a home for a range of Dutch designers.

Artisanti Prata Torcido Twisted Wood Floor Lamp

Natural wood lamp bases by Artisanti add coastal charm

Deck out your urban pad with the natural look and opt for a crafted wood lamp by Artisanti.

Anoushka offers a range of styles and prints

Harlequin studio announces new Anoushka range

The Harlequin Studio has announced launch of its new Anoushka range this coming February. Drawing on inspiration from a number of folkloric influences, including textiles, fashion, illustration, art and ceramics, Anoushka aims to provide style and class for the most chic and up to date homes.

Bring designer style to your flat with silhouette blinds

Add a splash of silhouettes with chic prints

Bring designer style to your apartment with the new Silhouette Print Collection available now online from Digetex Home. The new designs feature striking duo-tone graphic patterns to liven up your living room.

The Gillespie featured a flared trumpet leg

Jazz up your flat with the Gillespie furniture range

British design firm Channels has launched its new range of trumpet-leg furniture, inspired by jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie.

Get Turner Pocock designer style on your walls

Go for unique textile styles with designer wallpaper

British interior design team Turner Pocock have joined up with graphic designer Catherine Cazalet to create a striking range of wallpapers featuring wild animals and simple patterns.

The Selina Rose rug is made from 100% wool

Eco-friendly style with a Selina Rose rug

Bring quirky designer charm to your apartment with this textured 100 per cent wool rug from Selina Rose.

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Treasures of the world

Bring your wanderlust back to your home.

Wanderlust seems to be a trend in home décor this year with pieces from all over the globe making it into UK sitting rooms. The look requires items to be from many different locations and have an eclectic feel.

Go retro with an iPhone handset

Plug in your iPhone for an old-fashioned chat

We love new technology but sometimes, at home, wouldn't it be nice to ditch the touch-screen for a phone with a traditional handset? Now, you can plug in your Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches and enjoy a good old gossip Lady Gaga style.