If you have a passion for craft, don't miss Handmade Oxford where some 250 brilliantly talented designer makers will be showing their latest pieces

Buying antiques is a great way of furnishing with minimal impact on the environment. And if you're always on the look-out for fascinating one-off pieces, don't miss the upcoming Decorative Antiques & Textile Fairs in London's Battersea.

Attend talks, seminars and practical workshops

If you want to know more about what's involved in a self-build project, or you're thinking about improving your home, The Southern Homebuilding and Renovating Show at Sandown Park in Surrey is well worth a visit