Spring is trying its best to get to us! It really is, but we might have to meet it half way. In fact if we don't some of us might just crack up all together. Our homes should exude an aura of calm and comfort whatever the weather. Beside the obvious task of spring cleaning and de-cluttering, here are a few little tricks to help you get that "Spring feeling"
Try this little Balinese ritual of scattering a few flowers heads in a bowl with leaves. Done daily and almost religiously it is a constant reminder of the natural beauty around us. It awakens the senses and subconsciously and subtly brings a sense of gratitude and joy. Try a few daffodil heads as they are in abundance at the moment.
Do you have somewhere to relax, stay warm and cosy and watch nature unfold ? This little window seat with matching cushions and Roman blinds works a treat. The roman blinds provide an unobstructive view to the outside. The colours are ivory and indigo, calming colours but fresh and young. This look is easily achieved with fabrics from Designers Guild and Ian Mankin.There is a huge range of checks, stripes and damasks not just in blue but in all colours of the rainbow. Prices are very reasonable too.
Candles and relaxing music will also give that feel good factor and add a sense of calm to your environment. some of my favorites are many of the spa relaxing discs , Mendelssohn's violin concertos and symphonies, and Mozart's piano sonatas. Happy Spring everyone x Paula