Sunset style

Longing for an Indian summer, or simply not ready to let go of those sunny season vibes just yet?

Totally tropical


It's time for a style samba at home, as Rio puts jungle prints and flamboyant carnival colour on the decor map.

Shower with love


Stepping under a cascading shower can be one of the most luxurious feelings in the world.

Find your marbles


Every so often there's a trend that rocks and this year, stone - the natural material or clever faux effects - is chiselling its mark in the decor stakes.

Serve a decor ace


Wimbledon is such a visual treat, with its iconic vista of velvety green courts and white-clad competitors - currently battling it out for tennis' greatest crown.

Coastal crush


As an island nation, it's hardly surprising we're drawn to the sea, and the trend for coastal style decor returns with the regularity of the tide every summer.

Bright and beautiful


Even if you usually favour neutrals, it's hard to resist the lure of summer's jovial brights. This season's trend for cheery colour radiates friendliness, energy and warmth, and a colourful trove of textiles can really help pull a room together.

Boy zones


Move over decor divas - men are muscling in on interiors and creating impressive temples of style. While they were once seen only as DIY-ers, who wouldn't be seen dead dithering over Elephant's Breath or Downpipe (paint shades, in case you're wondering), blokes are now exploring their taste, and becoming as fussy about their homes as they are their cars and clothes.

Pure and simple


Colour may be cool currently - but if you prefer to dance to a different decor tune, and yearn for light-filled, calm, easy-on-the-eye rooms, then a white palette's the obvious choice.

Come dine outdoors with me


It's the time of year when we Brits prepare to demonstrate our bravery, as we brace ourselves - no matter what the weather throws at us - to dine all fresco.

Clean living


Are you living the bathroom dream? The ultimate space for a wash-and-brush-up should also double up as a spoiling home-spa for relaxing - and your room is sadly lacking if it's not offering both.

Make your Eastern promise...


Timeless and exotic, the vibrant palette and luxurious touches and details that embody Asian-inspired interiors can transform a living space.

Welcome home, petal


Even the word 'floral' can strike decor dread into those who associate blooms, sprigs and sprays solely with chintzy country cottage settings, or fussy female boudoirs.

Mini masters of the house


No pressure parents, but your children secretly have big dreams when it comes to their bedrooms. If they could wave a magic wand, they'd be kitted out with tree houses, Narnia-style wardrobes, a slide, swing and a stage - and that's just for starters.

The great outdoors


Entertaining outdoors is part of the pleasure of lazy summer days and balmy evenings, and no matter what size your space - a grand terrace or a tiny balcony - it's vital to make the most of the area.

Pimp your palace


A birthday's always a good excuse to celebrate, and decor's awash with red, white and blue, crests and coronets to mark the Queen's 90th.

Absolutely floorless


Choosing new flooring can be daunting, especially when you consider the groundwork that goes into crafting the perfect floor plan.

Six simple spring solutions


Just as we shake up our wardrobe at this time of year, following the same approach indoors can brighten our homes for spring. It's not difficult to shake off winter chills, and add instant cheer to rooms so they're smart for spring: simply follow our six-step plan...

Easter decor delights


Easter - a time for fun and frolics with family and friends - and why not decorate for the occasion?