There’s nothing more satisfying than being able to successfully reclaim the space in your home after the festive season. But, once the tree has been taken down, all the Quality Streets eaten and the decorations put away for another year, things can sometimes look a little drab, as if something is missing. But there are lots of simple ways to perk up your style and make your home feel fresh again using a few key fixtures and fittings. Here’s a few suggestions to inspire you…
Get fresh with a candle fetish
Candles are a very personal choice, and once you’ve discovered your favourite it’s hard to try anything else. A gorgeous, scented candle here and there can awaken your senses, relax you and add a luxurious feel. Flavour of the month is Sandy Bay’s handcrafted candles. The luxurious range includes this beautifully presented design above, fragranced with pretty notes of lily of the valley, jasmine and wisteria, lifted with white tea & ylang ylang. Yum.
Give your room identity with statement lighting
Whether it’s a side, floor or ceiling pendant lamp, characterful lighting can do wonders for a room and create a focal point from which to design the rest of the space. One brand to watch is Innermost. Its unique and quirky designs include the unmistakable Jeeves and Wooster pendants and this sculptural Buckle lamp (below). Smart.
Ensure everything has its place
Nevermind location, location, location. When it comes to an attractive home it's storage, storage, storage that matters. If storage is neat and attractive and all your stuff has a place to reside and looks calm and streamlined, then you're well on the way to domestic bliss. We're loving these soft fabric storage basket from Habasco - use them in the hall, kitchen or living room to fill with all those bits and bobs.
Invest in a new mattress
If you want to wake up feeling ready for the day ahead, its quality of sleep not quantity that makes all the difference. If there's one room that should feature luxurious touches and be calm and clutter free, then it's got to be the bedroom. Start with the basics and ensure your mattress is doing its job. With 2300 pocket springs featuring a 'mini pocket system' for responsive body support, the Pocket 2300 Mattress from Slumberland is a good choice. Upholstered with natural cotton, wool and reflex memory foam, the sumptuous mattress is non-turn and suitable for bedsteads, which means it's easy to maintain too. Sorted.
Get comfortable with luxurious bed linen
Once your mattress support is in place, add hotel style with sleek and simple bed linen. 100% cotton with a 230 thread count, the Riga set from Conran Fine Bedding is a safe bet. It features a delicate embroidered border in a dusky pale pink against a crisp white. Rather nice don't you think?
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Emily Peck, Editor
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