It’s the small bits that really make a house into a home, yes you might need a refrigerator and a washing machine to function, but those plants, prints and throws will it feel all the more cosy and home-like.
These are the stylish accessories that have provided the right finishing touches to rooms across the house and make it feel a little cosier and comfortable and added a dash of personality too.
Our love for candles is yet to wane, in fact, we have a cupboard filled with them ready to lift out when we’re finished burning others scattered around the house.
Candles are perfect for adding ambience to a room and great for when you’re taking a relaxing bath. The calming and soothing nature of the flickering warm light is the perfect way to unwind at the end of a long day.
What’s great about them is that they’re easy to change season to season and make your home feel a little different with a changing scent with each candle you buy.
Of course, there are the standout designer brands like Jo Malone and Diptyque, which are gorgeous and make for great gifts, but there are plenty more other candle brands to have on your radar. We love the offering that Next have and British bath and beauty brand, Grace Cole, have just marked their 10th anniversary with the launch of a new range of home fragrance, with candles and diffusers to complement its popular Signature fragrances.
The new home fragrance collection, which is designed to radiate elegant and warm aromas around the home, focuses on two key products: a diffuser, which slowly releases fragrance into the room for up to 12 weeks, and a candle with a burn time up to 35 hours.
They’re available in a variety of indulgent scents, with woody tones of Warm Vanilla & Sandalwood, floral hues of Vanilla Blush & Peony and a lighter and zestier Nectarine Blossom & Grapefruit – perfect for the summer months. The candles burn beautifully, creating a gorgeous aroma in each room their burnt in and they look gorgeous too, with glass holding with gold metal lid, very luxurious and a gorgeous tub that can be used after you’ve finished burning it.
Not just reserved for the outdoors, lanterns have made their way into our homes as a sleek and stylish accessory. They look great in a group of two or three, in different sizes.
Succulents and cacti are must-have plants at the minute and we can’t get enough of them, whether they’re real or artificial. These plants are typically only small, but they still make a big impact, and the rich colours are simply gorgeous to add a touch of warmth to your space.
We’ve seen the popularity of brands like Desenio and Artbox soar thanks to people’s affections for prints on their walls, and we love a good gallery wall to add something interesting to a room.
They can be made up of quotes, pretty pictures or more abstract pieces, basically whatever takes your fancy. Below you’ll find some of our favourites from John Lewis and Studio.
Cushions and throws
If there was ever something to make a room cosier, it’s a cushion and a throw. Perfect for when those cooler nights come in, we don’t think there’s much that can top snuggling on the sofa with a cosy throw to keep the chill away.
Add some colour into neutral rooms with rich or pastel colours, or go for bold prints to add some vitality to couches, chairs and beds.