The second in our series of Lockdown Living posts. We’ll be bringing you regular hints, tips and project ideas to keep you busy while you’re safe at home. We all need a bit of a boost right now and, if we are going to be at home for the foreseeable, making our homes fresh, calming and comfortable is a great way to start. This week, a handful of ideas to give your home an instant uplift. If we can’t undertake major refurbishments or building works, we can still update our interiors with just a few accessories and statement pieces. You’ll find that even minor changes can have a major impact.
Add a Cushion or Two
Cushions are one of the simplest accessories and a quick, easy way to change the look of a room. If you are looking for something to cheer up a room right now, we have an exquisite range of cushions in stock and ready to go. If you are planning a little further ahead, check out the entire luxury cushion collection.
Cushions in Stock
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Accessories and Items in Stock
We have a whole range of fabulous accessories and much larger items guaranteed to give your home an instant uplift. All the items shown below are in stock and ready to wing their way to you. This is just a selection – check out our In Stock range for even more inspiration. From extra-tall candlesticks to chairs, dining sets and even an outrageously flamboyant four poster bed (yes, we know it’s not an accessory but it is in stock). Our team are all still hard at work (safely, from home), making sure that all orders are processed, and providing the same exemplary level of service as always.
Small Accessories Make All The Difference
Spruce things up a bit both indoors and out with small but carefully-chosen accessories. Beautiful vases look good on their own, or bring the outdoors in with yellow forsythia, a host of daffodils or whatever you have in your garden. Use lighting to brighten dark corners or make a statement on the mantelpiece. Add some glamour to your garden (in the hope that things will warm up some time soon) with oversized urns and lovely lanterns. Spring has sprung so let’s make sure we’re ready for summer.
Add a Pop of Colour with Chairs
If it’s a splash of uplifting colour you’re after – and you’re not in the mood for painting walls – try adding just one simple item of luxury furniture. Armchairs or occasional chairs are always a good bet, whichever room you are looking at. A single chair, or a pair of luxurious armchairs can brighten up an unused corner or give extra seating, maybe in a bay window. Colours can be bright and invigorating or subtle and calming. The great thing is, they don’t have to be part of a matching set. Harmonise with your existing colour scheme using pastel or neutral shades. Or go for a complete contrast in a rich, bold colour.
Add Glamour with a Chaise Longue
A chaise longue (or chaise lounge, if you prefer) is really just an armchair with attitude. Everyone loves a chaise longue so if you have the space, go for it. They come in all styles, shapes, colours and sizes so check out the full range and find your favourite. In a bedroom, hallway or living room, this single piece of luxury furniture can change the whole feel of the room. We love the idea of creating a reading nook on a landing or under a window, making the most of all the extra daylight to come. If you are home-schooling youngsters, it’s the perfect place to sit and read quietly with them – or for some relaxing me-time later in the day.
Accessorise with a Statement Table
Coffee tables and side tables are not really accessories but they are another easy way to change your room around, adding glamour and personality. There are so many styles to choose from. One of this year’s biggest trends is the use of natural materials. This can mean rustic but it doesn’t have to. Here we see recycled wood but also exquisite wood veneers. We’re also seeing a lot of marble, glass and leathers. So, while you’re reclining on your chaise longue or curled up in your armchair, make sure you have a stunning table at your side so that everything is to hand.
- Contemporary Recycled Wood Side Table£1,138.00
- Art Deco Inspired Designer Contemporary Luxury Coffee Tables£2,220.00 – £5,095.00
Still Hard at Work
Although our showroom is closed, the Juliettes team are still working to make sure your orders are fulfilled. We are only a phone call, email or LiveChat away. Our suppliers are still hard at work creating their fabulous, hand-crafted furniture so you can order in confidence. If you have any queries about any of our products or our interior design service, just give us a call or drop us a line. We are still here.