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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.

Vinyl sales up 55 per cent so far in 2011

Vinyl sales soar as format enjoys resurgence

Half yearly sales figures show vinyl LPs are experiencing a resurgence, according to new analysis by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) of Official Charts Company data. Sales of vinyl albums increased to 168,296 units in the first half on 2011, compared with 108,307 in the same period of 2010, an increase of 55 per cent.

Porcupine Bookcase from Shop on the Doorstep

Space saving book case from Shop on the Doorstep

Finding space in a crammed and already full flat or house can be a problem but the porcupine bookcase aims to solve that by making negative spaces permanent storage spaces.

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.

Women demand smaller hi fi systems

Women look for compact hi-fi systems

A new demographic of tech savvy women are demanding a more minimalist approach to home hi-fi systems, a leading stereo specialist has claimed. According to Doug Brady Hi Fi, female customers are looking to snap up sound systems that offer digital high quality as well as home space saving benefits.

The Fusion Wine Cellar

Whirlpool launches new home wine cellar

One of the world’s leading kitchen appliance manufacturers has announced the launch of a new wine storage product. The Fusion Wine Cellar from Whirlpool aims to provide an extra degree of functionality to the modern kitchen and enable wine lovers of all stripes to gather their own mini collection.

Many homes look for cheaper gadgets

Non brand name gizmos among most popular

A new study has revealed that gizmos from lesser known manufacturers are among now the most popular accessories in the modern British home. Non brand name electronic products were found to be the most popular in eight of the 19 electronic product categories analysed during the course of the research.

Six millions Brits give up on buying a home

Six millions Brits won't buy a home say moneysupermarket.com

The UK housing market is continuing to make it difficult for house-hunting would-be home owners to get on the property ladder, so much so the average age Brits expect to buy their first property is now 38-years-old, according to research from Moneysupermarket.com.

The Vita Audio R1 MkII Selfridges radio

Vita Audio and Selfridges launch new concept radio

Vita Audio has announced the launch a new limited edition version of their R1 MkII radio product in conjunction with Selfridges & Co. As easy to use as an iPod, and with stunning sound quality, the new Selfridges R1aims to create a rewarding listening experience.

The Sagemcom Sixty cordless phone

John Lewis to stock designer home phone

John Lewis have confirmed they will be stocking the all new Sixty cordless telephone and answer machine from Sagecom. A juxtaposition of modern technology and classic design, the Sixty phone aims to provide a handy communication medium with a selection of aesthetic features.

Ceramic chair from Vicky Thornton collection

Vicky Thornton to unveil new interior products at London fair

British architect, Vicky Thornton, will unveil a unique range of new ceramics and textiles at London's latest home product fair - The Chiswick Bazaar. Thornton has produced hand-thrown stoneware ceramics, using recycled 'waste' clay from the throwing and turning process.

BoConcept consultants will visit homes

BoConcept consultants to visit customer homes

BoConcept have launched a new programme aimed at offering homeowners a truly bespoke interior design service. By registering in store, customers can now request one of the furniture company's consultants visits their home to assess the possibilities of their individual living space.

BoConcept, console table and Pinto chair

New furniture now available from BoConcept

The new multi-purpose console table and Pinto chair from BoConcept is now available. When your furniture is able to make your home look good and express a coordinated style it can be a wonderful feeling. But why shouldn't homeowners expect more than that?

Silent Gliss' pleated blinds

Silent Gliss encourage homeowners to try pleated blinds

Silent Gliss are encouraging UK homeowners to consider installing one of their trademark pleated blinds system this spring. Enabling both style and versatility, pleated blinds come in a range of colours and can be shaped and tailor made to fit awkward shaped windows.

LED lighting can give a modern home look

Explore the benefits of LED lighting in the home

Introducing furniture and features that incorporate LED lighting can provide a number of stylistic and conceptual benefits to the modern home, according to furniture design company, Inhouse Interiors.

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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.