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.
What would you do if you had the universe in the palm of your hand? It seems this idea is not so fantasy based anymore with a new home product on the market, the EcoSphere.
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.
A speedy way to revamp, and tidy up, your interiors in 2012 is to purchase some stylish storage. Icons of Denmark recommend choosing colourful storage solutions to personalise a urban pad and make a focal point out of a practical interiors solution.
A LED reading light can bring practical style to many rooms of your Urban Pad. The Fuse by British designer and manufacturer of contemporary lighting Astro can be fixed horizontally or vertically to suit your room and is ideal for bedside lighting.
Renovating a bathroom may seem a daunting task, but with careful preparation and the right fittings you can create your dream washroom area quickly and cost-effectively.
Bright, white, clear and functional... this Karlsson Eclipse White Clock's now on sale at The Gifted Penguin and is ideal for adding a splash of colour to a kitchen, living room or children's bedroom. It is also available in black with white hands.
Interiors specialist hunkydory home has unveiled a selection of handmade lampshades and cushions ranging from groovy retro to cool contemporary, including a lampshade featuring photos of wildflowers and dog roses, with birds, butterflies and bunnies.
Covent Garden isn't just for the tourists - it is also the ideal way to spend a weekend. Next month, you'll be able to have a leisurely lunch, check out the street performers AND buy some interiors additions from the new Hay Pop-Up shop.
Fashion goes in cycles and metallic once again owned the runway in the Autumn/Winter shows, with futuristic, shimmering hues adding real drama to the runway. So why not use the hues as inspiration for your next home interior makeover?
Globetrotters can show off their international style at home with a range of interiors accessories from Jasmine Way. Choose from a travel chest, a bookcase and a braumeister, a quick-to-assemble stool that can also be used as a table.
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.
Whimsical, fairytale and a hint of vintage: an Alice In Wonderland interiors theme is not just for kids and will provide your pad with an instant style update. Push the boundaries of imagination with these quirky accessories, new at From The Wilde.
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.
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.
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.
For friends who are good with words... No scribe's urban pad should be complete without artwork like this new print from Coulson Macleod. The iconic typography printed onto solid limestone will look fabulous with modern, contemporary colour schemes.
It may not be to everybody’s tastes but those with a passion for all things equestrian will love this stand-out designer floor lamp. The Moooi Horse is the creation of the French Bedroom Company and is a full-size thoroughbred, around 16 hands.
Urban pads in a loft space or those that favour industrial style will look great with Bubbledrum's accessories. The online store is chock-full of original, vintage finds from factories, schools and outbuildings across the UK and Europe.
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.
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.