• Recycled plastic rug from nanimarquina Rugs for the garden

    It's still a bit chilly but let's hope May brings some warmth. In which case it'll be time to spruce up the deck or patio with outdoor rugs made from recycled polyester or plastic - they're great for impromptu picnics and summer gatherings, as well as for sunbathing on. And even a deluge of rain won't hurt them...

  • Buy flowers or grow your own..whichever, they'll cheer you up Tips for keeping cut flowers fresher for longer

    Lots of us are buying flowers fairly regularly because well..they look lovely and cheer us up. But they are an expense, so if you've got room, start growing flowers in your garden. And to avoid the annoyance of them wilting in a few days, gardening company J Parker has some maintenance tips.

  • Antique radiators have an elegance. From the Old Radiator Company Salvage and reclamation - it's a woman's world

    The salvage business is doing rather well in these bargain-hunting times. And you may be surprised to find that the use of salvaged materials in interior design is driven by women, not their supposedly super-handy-where-there's muck-there's-money-menfolk. 

  • Quick step laminate is a good choice of eco floor Changing your floors: eco friendly materials to consider

    Having eco-friendly home interiors is something decomag readers strive for. One of the best places to start is your floors and we have plenty of ideas that are sustainable and give your home the wow factor

Accessories

Alonsa LED from Dar Lighting

Dår Lighting's Alonsa pendant is lovely to look at at any time of day but when it's on, it's magical

Insideout Garden Art

If you not familiar with outdoor art and don't think pictures belong in the garden, well Yorkshire's Insideout Garden Art begs to differ. So if you look out on an empty wall or fence, turn it into a gallery space!

laundry strips are very eco friendly

If you're trying to use less plastic, then ditching those cumbersome bottles of detergent is a good place to start

Features

Antique radiators have an elegance. From the Old Radiator Company

The salvage business is doing rather well in these bargain-hunting times. And you may be surprised to find that the use of salvaged materials in interior design is driven by women, not their supposedly super-handy-where-there's muck-there's-money-menfolk. 

More of us will want to live in rural areas

The appliance maker has been considering how the covid pandemic might affect our future living spaces

Let's hear it for French polish to restore wood furniture

Many of us reach for a pot of paint when wooden furniture starts to look tired. Is that because we've forgotten about the noble art of French polishing, which restores wood to its former glories? Abby Trow talks to expert Dan Norris