Prepare your home for spring
Despite what the weather might have you believe, the summer months are looming and at the end of this month British Summer Time finally begins. It’s the experience some can easily forget: the sudden realisation that the clocks have gone forward and you were meant to drop the kids off an hour ago! Panic not, a radio-controlled clock will ensure you’re never late again.
By synchronising with a radio transmitter it continuously checks that the time is accurate - it even automatically updates to daylight saving time. Opt for either a classic wall clock in bold contemporary colours, or a more modern digital alarm clock .
To kick start that spring sensation, there’s nothing better than an invigorating home fragrance. Bringing the outside in is a key trend this season and a flourish of summer scents is the ideal way to awaken your inner botanist. These harmonious Stoneglow Burn & Sow candles not only capture the essence of signature flowers but also come with a sachet of their associated seedlings. This innovative idea allows you to plant poppies, sunflowers, basil, sweat pea or wild flowers, enjoying the fragrance and appearance both in the garden and indoors.
If you want to add a more rustic wholesome look, these St. Eval terracotta pots make a beautiful addition. Filled with the enriching aroma of fresh rosemary, herbaceous thyme and other herbs, they instantly conjure images of an overgrown allotment. Once the wax has burnt away, the pots themselves can be used to create your own Victorian herb garden.
Although it may not feel like it now, those fast approaching warmer evenings can prove challenging for even the most bear-like of sleepers. An all-seasons duvet avoids the annoyance of purchasing multiple togged duvets and easily provides the right insulation for the right temperature. Stripping back from 13.5 to 9 tog can be the welcome relief that’s needed as the quicksilver starts to rise.
The John Lewis Breathe duvets are man-made from modal, a product derived from wood pulp. The unique blend allows your body to breathe and regulates your body temperature. It naturally absorbs and dispenses body moisture, which allows you to wake up feeling fresh and clean. It’s lighter than average because its construction traps air and works in harmony with your body, allowing a deeper sleep.
Silk duvets are an excellent alternative, since they’re naturally hypo-allergenic and light. Silk is renowned for its breathability, helping to regulate body temperature and drawing air away to keep the body cooler when it’s warmer. It drapes beautifully around the contours of the body, enhancing the ability to adapt to the surrounding temperatures. A great little kept secret about silk: it contains amino acid, which may sound a tad biological but it’s actually hugely beneficial. It helps your hair retain its moisture, keeping it shiny and smooth; and has even been attributed with keeping facial lines at bay. Perfect for lifting those winter blues and injecting some colour into your day.