The Dulux shade for 2020 is Tranquil Dawn – a soft green hue that Marianne Shillingford, Dulux’s creative director compared with ‘the space between the land and sky’.

Focusing on how the design of our homes and the spaces we spend time in affect behaviour and mood is something very dear to my heart. By shifting the(...)

Painting ceilings and woodwork the same colour throughout is an easy way to create flow

There was a trend in the 1980s for decorating every room in the house in a completely different colour. Even bathrooms had their own colour scheme, co(...)

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We carried out a study recently of people planning a home improvement project this year and unsurprisingly nearly three quarters of respondents cited (...)

You can’t expect to achieve a high standard of finish if you are not prepared to pay for it. Photograph: Getty

Most clients have three priorities when renovating or extending their home – savings, quality and speed. In other words, as low a spend as possib(...)

Baby Ventura cot:  In a post-gender society it is hard to believe that the colour-coding of pink for girls and blue for boys was once the reverse

The nursery has moved on from its Victorian origins as a room hidden from view at the top of the house, where children were expected to be seen but no(...)

The space you have is also a factor in  the kind of stove you choose. Freestanding stoves tend to be bigger and take up more space.  The Oisin freestanding stove pictured is by Stanley.

Did you know stoves are up to three times more energy efficient than open fires and they keep the house warm even when not being used because of the (...)