Winter is turning to Spring and we are all in need of a change. Snowdrops have appeared and a few early daffodils are pushing their heads above ground. Time to cheer ourselves up with a few quick changes in the home. We have five simple ideas that won’t break the bank and will lift your spirits like a sunny spring morning.

1. SCATTER AND THROW

Hudson Compact Corner

Scatter cushions provide the perfect opportunity to transform your living room without a huge outlay. Add some new scatter cushions, in this year’s colours, and a soft throw to instantly change the look of your room. A warm welcome means a super-soft, cosy throw draped invitingly over the sofa. Nothing says 'make yourself at home' better.

2. FLOOR SHOW

A rug will quickly introduce new colours and make your living room feel updated with very little effort. Contemporary wood and stone floors are gorgeous but do make rugs a necessity. We often find that a well-chosen rug brings a difficult room together. It will soften sounds and feel wonderful when walking barefoot. Place an interesting rug in front of your sofa, chair or fireplace, and see the difference it makes to the whole room. See our collection.

3. LET THERE BE LIGHT

Add a new lamp or change the shade on an old one. Our table lamps come in many guises - slim turned-wood pedestal lights, with large or tiny shades, chunky pottery or antique stone effect lamps, and delicate hand-blown glass or lead crystal lamps. Maybe you are looking for a task light, reading light or desk lamp. Or simply change the shade of a well-loved lamp to make it new again. We can show you lampshades of any size, in a wide selection of fabrics, from fine silk and printed linen to textured wool. Lamps are more than sources of light. They should be unique, interesting and ornamental in their own right. Visit our lighting range.

4. MAKE IT AN OCCASION

Emile armchair, Henley coffee table, Jacaranda armchair

Don't forget the impact of your occasional furniture pieces - coffee and lamp tables, console tables and occasional chairs. Add something new... change your coffee table for a more contemporary and stylish piece like this large Henley coffee table in oak. Splash out of an accent chair like the super-comfortable Jacaranda, or the cosy Emile, or replace your hall table with a stunning Picasso or Gigi console table and make it a talking point. 

Console tables: Picasso, Edinburgh, Gigi

5. TIDY AND SORT

Delux Chichester Workstation

You can never have too much storage! And just one extra cupboard might solve your storage problems. Especially if it’s our fabulous Delux Chichester Workstation. There is a place for everything in this brilliantly-designed home office – a large pull-out desk, lots of adjustable shelf space, a home for your computer, and all those cables, and even two large, fully-extending drawers that can be used for storage or filing. Best of all, just close the doors and it’s tidy.

So, five brilliant ideas that won’t take too much time, and will give your home a new lease of life. Our website is full of photographs to inspire you when you need a quick boost of originality, and we are always available to help at the end of the phone. Just call 0186 884665 and ask to speak to an interior designer.