Whether you have a whole weekend or just a few moments to spare, carve out some me time this January with our top tips for Winter happiness.
Feeling a little under the weather? You’re not alone – these first few weeks post-Christmas (and all its joyful trimmings) can feel a little underwhelming, particularly coupled with dark mornings and the effects of over-indulgence. Here are our favourite ways to gently ease yourself into the new year and balance body and mind.
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Make your bed. Psychologically, dressing your bed creates both calm in the morning and a clean slate for you to return to come evening – with just a few moments’ preparation. Simply add cushions and a luxury throw and, if you have a little longer, make this the year you finally master hospital corners – discover our how-to guide here.
Bring your home into bloom. Flowers are instant sunshine on gloomy days, when the promise of Spring seems all too far away – colourful dahlias, tulips and gerberas are all in season in January. If you’re not a lover of traditional blooms, try succulents: firmly back on the interiors map, cacti, jade plants and aloe vera are just a few of the low-maintenance plants that will perk up a windowsill or coffee table, no green fingers required.
Make the most of crisp, sunny afternoons with a bracing countryside walk. Get cosy with up to 50% off our Winter accessories, then head out for a fortifying dose of fresh air and exercise – guaranteed to beat the January blues. Our favourite family-friendly spots include Blenheim Great Park in Oxfordshire, Blakeney Freshes in Norfolk and Kinder Low in the Peak District.
….a whole weekend
After you’ve tried all of the above, it’s time for a weekend task – and transforming your home into a hygge-worthy sanctuary is the perfect January project. Simple yet effective switches include swapping one central light for scattered lamps, tealights and adding larger lampshades for a soft, muted effect. Mixing textures makes any room instantly cosy and tactile – our wood and glass Burton lamp, now with 30% off, is the perfect place to start.
Post-project, it’s time for some well-earned retail therapy – and with up to 50% off in the White Sale, there’s plenty to discover here.