Give your home an injection of colour and character as we embrace the season of boxsets and cosy kitchen suppers:
It doesn’t take much to give your evening meal or breakfast ritual an oomph.
Corolla floral plate £90, Cabana Magazine:
Made in Puglia, Verdura artichoke plate (one of many vegetable-themed designs) – we love the ric rack trim, £21 Conran Shop:
Porcelain ‘bread’ plate £45 from Luke Edward Hall, Liberty:
Blue flower ceramic bowl £27.99, Penny Morrison:
Pair of hot chocolate mugs £55.50, Summerill & Bishop:
Mix and match colours or go for one bold statement. Wonki Ware, from £17 Conran Shop:
BEDLINEN AND CUSHIONS
We have about six weeks before party season kicks in so make the most of the time you have in bed now; it’s amazing how tempting a gorgeous quilt or new cushion can make a freshly made bed.
Magnoli counterpane 280 euros, Caravane:
Indigo king duvet cover £109, Camomile London:
Handmade to order velvet cushions £42, The Little House Shop:
Large handblock linen cushion £285 Pentreath & Hall:
Floral quilt £115, Urban Outfitters
BRIGHTEN UP WALLSPACE
You don’t need to revamp your whole home; pick a wall or small room like the bathroom and paper just one wall, or brighten up the whole place with these reasonably priced framed prints and mirrors.
Cotton threads mirrors, from 48 euros, Caravane:
We adore this playful wallpaper (£140/roll) from new brand Cocoon Home:
Graham & Green has a fabulous selection of framed prints, from £45:
A stunning rug or centrepiece in a room.
Choose from a rainbow of colours and three shapes. This side table style looks fabulous. Lowdown Locker £349 Molly Meg
Handwoven Sundaze Rug (130cm diameter), £348 Anthropologie
Mary Katrantzou rug, from £3237. This one is a slow burn; if you order now you can have a lovely springtime delivery. The Rug Company:
LET THERE BE LIGHT
There is nothing cosier than a room with the right lighting. Atmospheric candles, low pendants and glass filtered light.
From one of our favourite brands of scented candles, Cire Trudon, come these gorgeous unscented taper candles (in many hues), £18 for pack of six. Amara:
Matilda Goad also has some wonderful candles (hers are ribbed), which come in a choice of five colours. £42 for pack of six.
These Pop lights comes in 11 different colours (we like this pink the best), £60 Artefact:
Who can resist such a beauty, again in other colours and sizes. Glass Paola pendant, from £495 Hector Finch:
And let out your inner 70s with this tiered fringe pendant, £79 Trouva: