Take an old sail and turn it into fabulous contemporary outdoor furniture

Ikea says the environment comes first

The global homewares giant pledges to remove all single use plastic from its products by 2020

Eco Duvet from The Fine Bedding Company

Duvets filled with recycled PET plastic, wall pots for keeping mini cacti on display, here's much to whet the appetite of the discerning eco-minded shopper this month

Features

Cleo Blue in/outdoor rug by Dash & Albert made from recycled PET. From £136

Outdoor rugs made from recycled polyester or plastic are great for impromptu picnics or sprucing up your deck or terrace for that al fresco lunch party

flowers flowers and more flowers are essential at weddings

You've got weddings or civil partnerships coming up. The happy couples have eschewed a list at a department store, saying airily that 'anything recyclable, bio-degradable or generally CO2-lite will be simply divine!' Rejoice, there's much that fits the bill

Succulents are fat leafed plants..they're plump with water

Succulents were the height of bohemian chic in the '70s and they're enjoying a resurgence thanks to a focus on easy-care plants and the need to do something about our indoor air quality. Grower Fiona Weymss of Kent-based Blueleaf Plants gives us the lowdown on these adorable little creatures

People

Luminescences

French artist Joëlle Kem Lika uses her art to celebrate nature and encourage us all to value the planet we live on. She's held successful exhibitions in London and interest in her work is growing this side of the Channel

Fi Douglas of bluebellgray

bluebellgray has gone from the kitchen table to big time homewares brand in a very short space of time. Abby Trow caught up with Fi Douglas, artist, designer, company founder and lover of flowers to find out how she’s coping with success and why her designs have struck such a chord

Accessories

Lilipad by Sealey Furniture

Fed up with constantly mislaying your tablet computer? the solution - keep the thing upright in a stunning Lilipad holder from Sealey Furniture, available to buy from the deco shop

Veggio bags are made from polyester. They're washable, last for ages and can be recycled

If you despair at having to use those single use plastic bags in supermarkets for your loose fruit & veg, nuts and pulses, then start carrying around re-useable, recyclable bags

Tropical, fresh and topical..Love Bird cushions by Jan Constantine

Jan Constantine's embroidered Love Bird cushions are a great example of fine art meeting home accessories

Interiors

Tropical, fresh and topical..Love Bird cushions by Jan Constantine

Jan Constantine's embroidered Love Bird cushions are a great example of fine art meeting home accessories

Lava lamps come in at number 11

A recent survey confirms that avocado suites and woodchip wallpaper are universally reviled, but did you know that lava lamps and faux flowers also feature in a home horrors list?