Move over grey, there’s a new shade in town and it’s appearing on the walls of the most stylish homes as interior designers everywhere fall for its feminine charms...

Transform a worn side table into a thing of beauty with rich paintwork and patterned paper. Find more upcycling projects at housebeautiful.co.uk

Corners seem to get a bad rap. They are generally regarded as a waste of space. However, with a little ingenuity, these often dismissed areas of our home can become an active and functional part of your everyday life. For example, we think this "Samantha" Corner Bench and Shelf by PotteryBarn, is perfect for a small entryway. The bottom bench has an open area to hold a basket or your shoes, and the top shelf has hooks for jackets and bags. The top shelf also includes a cubby for additional…

Decorate your home with a true treasure from the sea – the glass octopus. Hand crafted from glass and borosilicate, this stunning creation come draped in vibrant and creative styles ideal for complimenting any plain home decor.

Soft Satin, such as Hare by Crown Paint, is an elegant, delicate hue that brings subtle sophistication to a scheme. It’s a pale shade that has a warm tone, so is great for small rooms that need a hint of colour without overpowering the space. It’s cosy for winter but also bright and optimistic, perfect for a revamp in Spring. Match walls in this shade with a toning off-white for woodwork and pick out architecture, such as a wooden fire surround or door, in a toning shade of grey.

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