Magazine offers tips to help conservatory decorators

Homeowners considering making interior design changes to their kitchen extensions or conservatories have been advised that buttons are all the rage.

According to Ideal Home magazine, buttons are one of this seasons "hottest trends" – and this includes button trims as well as buttons on furniture.

One such example is the button-back chair and ottoman by the White Company. The furniture would fit well in a conservatory or kitchen extension with a neutral colour scheme given its dark colour and sharp edges.

Those keen on redecorating have also been pointed in the direction of a new range of upholstery fabrics in the Homeward Bound collection from Sofa Workshop by Ideal Home.

The fabrics are hand-made in Britain and are full of seasonal colours and floral patterns to best represent the current autumnal feel.

According to the magazine, the designs help to create a "poetic and nostalgic feel" and permeate a "cosy, warm atmosphere".

Recently published figures show an increasing number of people are turning to home improvement in the wake of the credit crunch.