Welcome to the dark side

Halloween, that celebration of all things scary and spooky, is looming, and could be the perfect inspiration for decor that takes you to the dark side.

Degrees of decor


Students across the land will soon be flying the nest to start college, but even A-star exam results won't guarantee a college room of distinction.

Sunset style


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

A jean-ius at home


When you're a fashion designer who dresses the creme de la creme of the celebrity style pack - from Cara Delevingne and Beyonce, to Margot Robbie, Suki Waterhouse and Kendall Jenner - it's almost a given that your own home will be a celebration of Hollywood-style glamour.

Tan-talising decor


A tan is synonymous with summer and that irresistible sun-kissed glow - in all its variations, from celebrity mahogany to subtle golden honey - can work just as well in decor.

Summer's in the air


Summer... The word alone evokes images of long, lazy days and sunshine holidays - but the signature scents of the season bring it to life even more powerfully.

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.