Is it me or does ‘Winter is coming’ seem to be the declaration of every person in earshot (Game of Thrones fans taking extra pleasure in this), as the weather teeters back and forth between balmy days and chill-laden nights? Autumn, the weird but beautiful season where we Brits cling onto any warmth that can be drawn from a single ray of sunshine, whilst secretly yearning to wrap up in cosy knits. Is there an unspoken time limit on our globally renowned weather chat that dictates that we can only moan about summery heat for so long, before switching to declare that we miss it dreadfully and are counting the days ‘til it rolls around again?
Could we maybe balance it all out somehow? By surrounding ourselves with homeware that defies the dark thoughts that come with short days? Create rooms that offer clarity, optimism, energy and warmth all year round? I think so. These rooms (sourced from theROOMedit) would be my own personal solutions – do you connect with any of them?
I may be a travel addict of epic proportions but, when it’s cold, I don’t think I’m alone in dreaming of foreign lands. Surrounding myself with maps and trinkets that remind me of my trips makes me feel more cheerful instantly. Mostly because they have the power to transport you (in your mind at least) to a warmer time and place!
Just looking at this picture makes me feel calm, something that makes perfect sense when you consider that opulent Jade is believed to promote wisdom, balance and peace. Add in shimmering, tactile metallics and tropical plants for all-year-round luxury that ensures you forget your weather worries.
I’m feeling blue, and no, I don’t mean I’m sad. Blue is a fabulous all-year round colour that opens you up to thoughts of happily walking under cloudless skies. I love this blend of cool and warm hues, layered with patterned sheers and plumped-up cushions – it’s simple, timeless and optimistic.
Organic artwork, embellished textiles (such as these nifty throws from Anthropologie), saturated colours… after the initial hunt for new accessories distracts you from the changing seasons, they give you something to stare (and smile) at rather than focusing on what’s outside the window.
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