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  • iRobot's Roomba self driving vacuum cleaners are a delight

    iRobot's Roomba vacuum cleaners are quite a revelation. For a start they keep your home as neat as a pin without you having to lift a finger - and they're a great introduction to living with a working robot

  • Edward Bulmer Natural Paints contain no plastic

    Paints have a big impact on air quality, something that's becoming more of a concern to homeowners. So which manufacturers score highly on great colour, environmental friendliness and quality? 

  • interior design by Studio Dean

    We all acquire stuff as we go through life and most of us would, if push comes to shove, agree we're more hoarder than Marie Kondo aficionado. Interior designers Studio Dean urge practicality and suggest we can be a bit more judicious about what we keep and then use some of that stuff to make our homes look cool, not stuffed to the gills

  • Fill your place with pot plants

    Assuming you can meet the invariably exorbitant rent...lots of us dislike renting because we can can do very little to the accommodation..such as painting it new colours or changing the flooring. But there are things you can do to make a rented place feel more like your home, which don't cost the earth

  • Concept kitchen by German brand Naber is easy to assemble and disassemble without tools

    We Brits have some of the smallest homes in the EU, as builders and developers give us tiny rooms, invariably with no built-in storage. And as buying property remains unaffordable for many so we're going back to being a nation of renters. In which case don't deny yourself good furniture - just make sure it's easy to pack up and take with you when you move. 

  • Cork's long been associated with bottle stops and dull flooring. Not any more: it's the eco-friendly, design-friendly material designers can't get enough of for furniture, homewares and decorative accessories

  • Black panel internal doors from JB Kind

    Doors are easily overlooked and we tend meekly to accept what we inherit when we move into a property. But stylish interior doors can bring impact, cohesiveness and even a quiet grandeur to your home

  • Architectural designer Charlie Luxton

    Architectural designer Charlie Luxton is a zealot for low energy housing. He wants us to ditch the draughts and turn down the thermostat so we live in comfort, save money and save the planet

  • Snug as a bug in a rug? Or are you plagued by draughts and chills up your spine? You need Deco’s guide to a warmer, more eco-friendly home

  • PaperTale uses blockchain technology

    PaperTale has launched a range of T shirts to showcase its blockchain technology that can empower consumers to drive an environmentally sound and ethical future

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Quick step laminate is a good choice of eco floor

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

iRobot's Roomba self driving vacuum cleaners are a delight

iRobot's Roomba vacuum cleaners are quite a revelation. For a start they keep your home as neat as a pin without you having to lift a finger - and they're a great introduction to living with a working robot

Indigo Ochre wool flatweave gelim by Ptolemy Mann

For many of us, it's the rug that maketh the room... a beautiful rug adds colour, texture and softness underfoot. We've compiled a variety of designs across the price ranges that will put a spring in our step as we tread through 2024

If you want to make working from home work for you in the long term, you need to invest some time and money in operation home workspace

Edward Bulmer Natural Paints contain no plastic

Paints have a big impact on air quality, something that's becoming more of a concern to homeowners. So which manufacturers score highly on great colour, environmental friendliness and quality? 

Alpha heat pump

Climate change and the cost of energy mean many of us are starting to think seriously about installing greener technology in our homes. We can't all knock down our houses and put up a new PassivHaus instead, but products such as heat pumps are an option. So how viable are they? 

Catherine Southon

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

interior design by Studio Dean

We all acquire stuff as we go through life and most of us would, if push comes to shove, agree we're more hoarder than Marie Kondo aficionado. Interior designers Studio Dean urge practicality and suggest we can be a bit more judicious about what we keep and then use some of that stuff to make our homes look cool, not stuffed to the gills

Plants for Presents

From crates of plants and wild flower seeds to shampoo bars, eco throws and glass jars of matches, our guide is the gift that keeps on giving great ideas for tight budgets

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