Much like how we dress can have an impact on our overall mood and confidence levels, how we decorate our homes will also affect the way you feel. And if you're anything like us, right now all you want is it feel happy in your own space. But how can you make your abode feel brighter and fresher without spending a fortune? Cue these stylish ladies.
I asked some of my influencer friends, interiors experts and Who What Wear UK's very own editor, Emma Spedding (who has recently moved), to find out how they make their homes feel cheery without a full renovation. Discover their insights below, and you'll make your home feel happier in no time—and with zero fuss!
EMILY JANE LATHAN, INFLUENCER AND CO-FOUNDER OF ROCK 'N' ROSE
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"I would absolutely say plants. They always improve an area visually, and there's a particular quote I love: 'To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.' I think it's good for the soul to have something to check on every day—to know you're helping it thrive. In my opinion, nothing beats that feeling when you see a new leaf unfurl."
"Having a calm home makes me beyond happy. A soothing colour palette is essential, as well as comforts like cushions and blankets for the cooler months. I also have lots of plants and recently bought a wall-mounted brass hoop to update my home with seasonal foliage. Not only will it look super pretty, but it'll be incredibly therapeutic to work on, too."
KARINA MARRIOTT, INFLUENCER AND MARKETING SPECIALIST
"That's easy. I'd have to say my prints. I like to collect wall art with punchy slogans and motivating captions, as they give me a boost whenever I look at them. I've recently gone freelance, so I need all the enthusiastic encouragement I can get!"
EMMA SPEDDING, EDITOR, WHO WHAT WEAR UK
"I have recently moved into my house, and while a lot of my furniture still hasn't arrived (I am eating off a beer pong table, sitting on a camping chair). Despite the chair, I tried to nail the comfort factor first. I have lots of blankets, linen pillows and quilts in both the living room and bedroom. I have made sure to pick linens, high-quality cotton and wools in go-with-anything patterns of sage green, light pink and subtle stripes."