We need trees and if you think they're the preserve of folks with large gardens, well that's not the case. A pot will prove a fine home for many small or dwarf trees.
Does your heart sink when you look around a lighting shop? Find much of what's on offer too fussy, too dated, too samey or too unimaginative? Then look to modern lighting from Spain, which is home to scores of great manufacturers who've embraced energy-saving LED technology
They have long been the interior designer's favourite indoor plant - no Kelly Hoppen interior is complete without an arrangement of orchids. And prices have come down considerably, making them a good option for adding instant style to a room
Nacho Carbonell is a conceptual artist and designer whose work can leave you scratching your head when you first see it. But there is method in the madness and Carbonell's oeuvre is as much for the mind as the eye.
Auctions are fun and if you're doing up your home on a tight budget you'd be mad not to go to a few, says auctioneer Catherine Southon - a familiar face on the BBC. And you can't really get more eco-friendly than antiques, she says
For lighting that creates special effects that are relaxing and more interesting that anything on TV, choose an eco-friendly LED lamp by Amberlights
The Japanese ceramicist studied at Falmouth University but has returned home to set up her studio specialising in elegantly informal and eminently useable pieces
With Mother's Day hoving into view you may be inspired to buy more than flowers for your mum...a vase to put them in perhaps, or a rose scented candle. We've also been on the hunt for useful and always attractive pieces for the home, from baskets and bedside cabinets to pot stands and linen cushions and fabrics. All eco friendly, of course
Bamboo has a reputation as one of the most eco-friendly materials, a real super grass. It's used in products from flooring to t shirts and washable nappies - but is it always good stuff? Kay Hill investigates
This contemporary flat shows that with very limited space, the input of an interior designer is invaluable. Because the devil's in the detail and getting the detail right can be devillishly difficult
If your home is looking rather lacklustre, and you don't have the budget for a major revamp, take heart. Interior designers have tips that are easy to follow, don't cost much and which definitely do make a difference, whether you live in a bedsit or a large house.