What to buy for your house this April, according to our style director

April's objects of desire, brought to you by House & Garden's decoration team. This month, Ruth Sleightholme shows us what has caught her eye

House & Garden's Ruth Sleightholme rounds up the most beautiful things to shop this month, from colourful trimmings to the very best new furniture. Whether you're looking for decorative ceramics or stylish table lamps, a scroll through our gallery will offer inspiration in abundance.

Pastel colours can freshen up the room and give it a sophisticated touch. They combine well with glass and ceramic, creating a gentle feel. In contrast, the dynamic lines animate the overall scheme so it doesn't end up being too soft.

Q-3, turquesa
Lobster's Day
Jamu Jungle, flamingo/zebra/giraffe
Bagatelle Scalloped Tassel Fringe, petal/hydrangea
Samuel & Sons
Ceramic Table, mint/bordeaux
Rui Ribeiro Studio - Wall Light IV
Fragile Table Light, translucent
Holloways of Ludlow

Decorative objects are turned into art pieces without feeling too precious. Crafty and colourful, this group works really well with a large jute rug that balances the patterns.

Textile Svenskt Tenn Est. 1924
Svenskt Tenn
Traviata Lamp - Caramel, green sonata
Large Passamanterie Candleholder, teal pink
Prize-winning Beetroot & Prize-winning Leek
Katrin Moye
Magnetic Midnight Maison
Joni, moss green & apple green
Bombay Sprout

Classical silk weaves re-imagined in acid-bright colours set a daring tone for this scheme, which sees traditional skills mixing with bold colours and shapes. The warm tones of brown walnut, leather and linen are a good foil for poppy, acid colours.

Grasshopper, limone; Ramage, albicocca; Royal Botanica, lime
Manuel Canovas - Voltaire, lin
Colefax and Fowler
Manuel Canovas - Lisette, rose ancien/ocre
Colefax and Fowler
Hadar Lounge Chair, danish walnut & natural grain brown leather
De La Espada
Dinner Party Ceramic Dish
Arced Mirror, light green
Lily Lamp
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