Pearls exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Pearls have been a symbol of luxury for thousands of years, but this precious mineral is back in fashion as the V&A museum showcase its history in a new exhibition. Corinne Julius takes a look at how to furnish your home with pearls

Design trends: look, no screws

Make your rented property feel like home with simple and easy-to-remove design touches, from peel off wallpaper and stickers to coat hooks and portable bookcases

Design news

As Maharaja opens at the V&A, your Indian summer starts here. BY Katie Law and Philippa Stockley

Gifts for less than £10

Early shopping for presents can save you a fortune. Barbara Chandler checks out where to go for inspiring choices

Wallpaper made easy

Wallpaper is back in fashion, and putting it up can be quick and easy, thanks to the latest 'paste-the-wall' designs. Barbara Chandler shows you how it's done, with some of this season's prettiest patterns