After weeks of being cooped up in lockdown, give your home a refreshing mini makeover for the summer months.
With a selection of simple and stylish pieces the rooms in your home can be quickly and easily brightened up, appealing to all the senses and creating an atmosphere of light, sanctuary and gentle optimism.
Quickly and easily freshen up flooring with a new rug. Individually handwoven from pure wool, with a contrasting grey and warm white chevron pattern this Scandi rug brings neutral calm into your living space. Lightweight and versatile, this Kelim style rug is reversible, giving it a long lifespan. It measures 200cmx300cm.
Price: was £375, now £300 from Joules.
Spruce up a sofa with a lightweight throw or blanket, which you can also snuggle into on cooler evenings. This blanket is incredibly soft and feels like a lightweight cotton – but is actually made from around 300 recycled plastic bottles. This makes it stain resistant, machine washable and perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. Quick-drying, mold-resistant, easy-clean and safe for those with allergies.
Another instant way to refresh the look of your sofa, bed and/or armchairs, cushions come in all colours, fabrics and sizes. Linens and Stripes has a wide range of quality European linen cushions in plain, colourblock or stripe patterns using fresh and contemporary colourways. The linen used is durable and eco friendly.
Freshen up indoor or outdoor dining areas for a summery lunch or dinner with a crisp and clean tablecloth. In bright white linen, with royal blue tassels, this tablecloth will bring a touch of holiday charm and joy into your home.
Keep bathrooms and kitchens smelling fresh with scented soaps and hand washes. This hand wash has a richly foaming and sumptuously-scented formula. Other scents available, in a collection designed to celebrate time-honoured blossoms, loved the world over for their exquisite aromas.
This hand block printed quilted, reversible throw is the ideal way to mix up your bedroom decor. Rich navy on a fresh white background, printed with carved teak blocks to give it a rustic finish. Made with pure cotton voile fabric for outer layers and pure premium cotton batting which are stitched together by hand, so it is breathable and soft to touch. Perfect instead of a duvet on summer nights.
Add some sparkle to living rooms and bedrooms with small lamps scattered amongst shelving displays. These contemporary and colourful table lamps are hand-thrown on the potter’s wheel and decorated in your choice of colour (from the selection) to blend in or contrast with your display as you choose!
New towels brighten up bathrooms instantly! Mix and match colours for a cheerful effect or go for calm and clean with bright white. La Redoute offers a range of towels including this Maxi bath towel in sponge cotton from organic farming: ultra soft and kind on the skin. Sized 100cm x 150cm, there are eight colours to choose from.
Contains a blend of calming Lavender, English Chamomile and Eucalyptus essential oils to help you unwind after a tense day at home or work. Made in England from natural soy wax, the candles are environmentally-friendly and renewable, delivering a clean burn and a pure scent. Approximate burn time: 60 hours.
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