Home has become our whole world once again, the place where we work, eat, rest, play and sleep. Without a change of scenery and after spending so much time at home, it can start to feel like every day is the same. A wise person once said that change is as good as a rest. Breathe new life into your spaces and embrace change for a fresh perspective. Here are our ideas on how to make home your happy place again, even after months in lockdown.
Small changes can make a big difference
Rearrange your furniture, restyle your bookshelves and sideboards to give your home a mini makeover. Create a new outlook by changing or moving your art between rooms. Instantly update the feel of a room with new cushions for your sofa and add warm blankets in cosy textures, perfect for movie nights. We love the soft and cosy texture of our pure cotton Sonoran waffle blanket in a beautiful neutral shade that goes with everything and big enough for two to snuggle under. We’ve also added a touch of the seaside to our sofa to remind us of summer, with the gorgeous Oceania cushions featuring lovely embroidery detailing in white. Such simple changes but they make us smile.
Bring the outdoors in
With mother nature also hibernating, you can bring the countryside into your home with beautiful bedding in floral and botanical designs for a touch of nature. Our favourite for a touch of the tropics is new Cabana bedding in a lovely leafy design and brilliantly reversible so you can flip it for a different look. Make your bed with soft, sumptuous organic cotton or linen sheets for the best nights’ sleep and awake refreshed. We’ve made our bed with a Purity fitted sheet, the organic cotton is so lovely to sleep on and there are matching duvets for a completely sustainable bed. Add layers of cosy with bedspreads and blankets to create an escape to snuggle into for afternoon naps and long lie ins. We’re loving the Society bedspreads, so soft and the stunning colours light up the bedroom on a bleak day. A lovely layer of luxury for your bed no matter the season.
Make a meal of it
Try new recipes and have fun with themed suppers such as Mexican or Italian nights. Get creative with table scaping and lay your table with beautiful linens, flowers, candles and dust off the good cutlery and glassware. We love baking and our team favourite is Donna’s banana cake, perfect for afternoon tea with a hot cuppa. After feeling gorgeous in the kitchen wearing our Sweet Magnolia apron while we bake, we make an occasion of it and lay the table with our beautiful Loft linen tablecloth for a touch of classic elegance.
Just for you – at home spa day
Treat yourself to new nightwear and some lovely bath products. Light fragrant candles and soak in a long hot bath (with a glass of something special), you deserve it! We have to confess to wearing our PJ’s while on Zoom meetings with the rest of our team in New Zealand. Luckily, we have the time difference as an excuse, but they’re just so comfy and beautiful they’ve become the go to wardrobe choice for most days. Our new favourites are the Mother of Pearl stunning teal nightwear and the Bonnie collection – so many pieces to choose from it’s made dressing for bedtime, all day lounging or working from home so easy.
Love the space you’re in and make home your happy place once again. With love from the team at Wallace Cotton in Battersea, London.