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The New Year always brings with it a craving for fresh starts and new changes with each of us making resolutions big and small. As we’re once again staying home, your own four walls are the perfect place to begin a seasonal refresh. Here are a few easy changes that you can make to help update and refresh your home for 2021.
1. Create a new layout
Rather than splurging on new furniture, try moving around the pieces you currently own. Easiest to do in rooms like the living room or bedroom, reconfiguring a space can help it feel like an entirely new room without spending a penny. With the purpose of many of our rooms having changed over the last year, from bedroom offices to classroom kitchens, take some time to think about how you use each room and how a different layout could help make life easier. And you don’t have to be a feng shui master to make a difference, even a small task like decluttering side tables or rearranging the kitchen cupboards to get rid of things you don’t use anymore can help your furniture feel refreshed and more effective in the home.
The recent hot weather has brought with it a welcome opportunity for a spot of sunbathing and the first barbecue of the year, but, as many allergy sufferers know, the summer sun comes with less-than-pleasant consequences. The start of the season also brings about an increase in naturally occurring irritants, especially the pollen released by flowers, grass and trees. Even by staying inside, it can be hard to avoid allergens. Some of the most common allergies have been nicknamed home fever, where symptoms are triggered by airborne irritants like dust mites and mould spores that are commonly found in the home. Unlike hay fever, these allergens and the resulting symptoms can affect sufferers all year round. And that's where the Fragrance Lamp comes in. Like the name suggests, Fragrance Lamps are a unique way to uplift the home through scent - but that's not their only benefit, especially for those battling home allergens.
Weve spent this weekend in Harrogate, North Yorkshire at the annual Home & Gift trade fair. These trade shows give us the opportunity to meet and chat with the lovely people who stock our products all over the country and show them the new things we have planned for the upcoming months. This year was a particularly exciting show for us as it was the first time we had displayed the redesigned logo we created with the help of a calligrapher, which you can see for yourselves on our website and social media.
Spring Equinox at the start of this week means spring has officially begun and the days lengthen, the sun begins peeking out from behind the clouds and the first flower buds poke their heads out of the earth. This transition of the seasons also brings about a change in our homes as we seek to refresh them after the hibernation of the cosy winter season.
According to Pantones Colour of the Year, green is the shade that will define 2017. Explaining their choice of colour, Pantone suggested that green reflects our growing desire for revitalisation in the face of a tumultuous 2016 and an effort to reconnect with the natural world as we become more dissatisfied with modern life.
Our love of space goes all the way back to ancient times, when the Greeks mapped out the constellations of the night sky, and as the excitement over this months supermoon shows, our passion for the astronomical continues today.
Boozy fragrances are now officially en vogue with beauty giants like Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford releasing alcohol-scented perfumes. However, for many of us spending the day wafting around the scent of whisky is not exactly ideal. Another way to incorporate the trend is to bring the scent of spirits into the home, where the smell of the alcohol-inspired fragrance Cognac and Leather adds a relaxed and luxurious air.
If youre looking for a Halloween home fragrance thats a little more unique than the usual pumpkin spice, whipping up your own special scent may be the answer.
Ashleigh and Burwood Fragrance Oils (£2.75 each) can easily be mixed together to create a new, unique fragrance. The finished mix can then be sprinkled on pot pourri or a tissue or placed in an oil burner in order to scent your home.
There are plenty of Fragrance Oils to get creative with and mix into exciting new combinations. Here are a few spooky cocktails weve come up with for Halloween