With plenty of the winter still ahead of us, now’s the time you might be started to feel that the cold, drizzly, grey weather is starting to grate a bit. Now’s the time to retreat inside and create your own bright, colourful den to banish those winter blues, with our pick of the top ten colourful home accessories guaranteed to cheer you up.
1. Xian fresh rug in bright, Kelaty
A cheerful, stripy contemporary rug designed to lift your spirits and brighten a dark room. It’s available in a range of colourways, designs and sizes, and prices start at £89 from Kelaty.
2. Bright stripe room divider, Arthouse
Make an impact with this stripy room divider. Ideal for screening off clutter, splitting up a room into two uses or creating some privacy, this will be a real focal point. £75, available from Arthouse.
3. Yellow cups tea towel, Jangneus
This cheerful yellow tea towel will bring a ray of sunshine into your kitchen on the darkest day. Made from all natural materials in the UK, it costs £12 from Jangneus.
4. Single letter cushion, Karen Hilton Designs
Stake your claim to your place on the sofa or mark your favourite chair with one of these initial cushions in bight primary colours. Handmade by designer Karen Hilton, they’re available in 30cm x 30cm or 42cm x 42cm sizes. Prices start at £18, available from Swanky Maison.
5. Red enamel jug, Gisela Graham
Add an eye catching pop of colour with this bright red metal jug from Gisela Graham. AT £7, it’s an easy and inexpensive way to brighten a dark corner. Add a bouquet of winter evergreen leaves such as holly or laurel, or use it to display dried flowers. Available from The Contemporary Home.
6. Menu Propellor trivet, The Scandinavian Shop
This award-winning propeller trivet will add a touch of fun to your kitchen counter. Made from silicone, the trivet is heat resistant up to 230 degrees Celsius, folds for optimal storage and is available in a range of colours. £15, from The Scandinavian Shop.
7. Desert cushion, Polly Taylor
The Desert cushion is part of the Climate collection, a colourful range of cushions inspired by aerial views of landscapes from around the world. The cushion is 100% cotton twill, digitally printed in bright, contemporary shades. Comes complete with a polyester cushion pad. £38, available from Great British Designs.
8. Green block desk clock, Red Candy
This bright green table top clock tells the time using the cut out numbers on the face. Made from powder coated steel, it features a bright green face with a yellow minute hand. Behind the face is an orange hour hand that passes behind the cut out numbers, so the hour is filled with orange. Perfect for offices, bedrooms and kitchens, was £24, now £21.60 from Red Candy.
9. Cornell chair in robin’s egg blue, MADE
A playful take on a classic mid-century design, this retro-style chair is available in a range of bright modern colours. Made from sturdy plywood with a lacquer finish and a curved backrest for extra support. Was £109, now £89 from MADE.
10. Marimekko Pieni Unikko Red Cushion
This bold Pieni Unikko poppy design by Maya and Kristina Isola will remind you summer’s on its way – and it can’t arrive too soon! £37, available from Cloudberry Living.