20 of the best... homeware bargains from the Summer sales

It's fair to say I am a pretty methodical shopper. I rarely buy on a whim. Instead, fairly early on each season I compile a wishlist and then, aside from the odd essential and usually well-considered purchase, I sit patiently and wait for the sales to arrive.

And when they do, the first thing I do is check out all the 'investment purchases' that have long been on my wish list that I wouldn't normally be able to afford - this season it's a Georg Nelson pendant light from Skandium, still not exactly cheap but enticingly reduced from £350 to £297.50. Some new bed linen with an indulgently high thread count is also up there on my list.

Many of the major homeware retailers have already launched their sales so yesterday I took a look around to see what I could find. Here's my pick of 20 of the best deals I came up with - all are heavily discounted, many by 50% or more.

Time to treat yourself to a quick home update?