Hot looks to chase away blue Monday

Apart from the rain, it hasn't been so bad today, has it? Mrs Cumulonimbus isn't bothering me as I'm armed with my Emma Bridgewater Hearts umbrella anyhow. Get yours here. But, just in case any inkling of a Blue Monday is creeping up on you, these gorgeous Spring/Summer 2011 home shopping ideas from the high street might just brighten the mood...

Celebrate the vintage feel with an armoire filled with feminine treats -  Glass bottles, Ribber glass carafe and tumbler, Antique silver-effect jar and Pip studio China. Backed with Botanical Rose wallpaper, all from John Lewis (above).

Rock the royal look in the living room with iconic cushions - Small purple canvas flower, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen pocket watch mantle clock, Purple chrysanthemums in glass vase, Zebra fur throw, Mongolian cushion, Loop cushion, Mummy Rules cushion, Mongolian black cushion, Leave cushion, Fiery flower cushion - all from Matalan (below)

Source cool cottons for your bedroom -Tu Navy Love Cushion, Tu Navy Wavy Knit Throw, Tu White Floral Resin Frame - all Sainsbury's

Add some puritan folk style to your hallway - Ercol Chiltern love seat, Aster Garden ready-made curtains, Weymouth rug, Applique Chintz cushion, Tropical Fleur cushion, Georgeous Blossom cushion, Folk bird mug and Ercol Chiltern Nest of tables - all from John Lewis (below)

Eat cupcakes in the kitchen - Glass cake stand,  Cucina extending dining table, Spot side plate, Spot dinner plate, Spot bowl, Spot mug - all Homebase

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Emily Peck, Editor

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