Whilst the world may appear a little gloomy right now, our homes have become our sanctuaries, more than ever. Creating a space that brings you happiness to be in - that fuses design and comfort - is key to our mental wellbeing in the coming weeks and months. If you're planning a spring overhaul to keep you busy, or you're simply looking for a spot of colour to cheer up your home, here are our tips for adding joy to your abode this spring:
Introducing organic textures and materials will connect us to nature whilst we are stuck inside. Our vetiver bowls (£50) are handwoven from the root of the vetiver grass in Madagascar, reminiscent of a bird's nest, they are perfect for adding textural interest to a console table, or sideboard.
We have a range of bold ceramics to brighten a shelf, or mantlepiece. These brightly pigmented vases (£190) from Woodstock-based Ceramicist, Clementina Van der Walt are the perfect spring addition.
One positive over the coming months is that we may be coming together as a household for more familial meals - slowing down and enjoying the simple joys of homecooked, kitchen table suppers will help strengthen our sense of wellbeing and connectivity. Clementina has also created a collection of hand-thrown tableware - including serving platters, pasta bowls, cups and plates. No two are the same, layer up your collection in a range of natural-pigmented hues.
Tapping into colour psychology, adding yellow homewares gives a boost of optimism, hope and happiness, while blue can add a feeling of calm and serenity. Green can embue a feeling of tranquility and health, and help us feel that connect to nature that we may be craving. Think mindfully about the colour schemes in your home and how they can impact your mood.
Taking this time of slow living to appreciate the craftsmanship of our artisan-made designs helps us appreciate the beauty in the handmade and fill our homes with pieces that bring us a little bit of daily joy.
"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life."