Top Five Ways To Beat The January Blues - OKA
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  • Top Five Ways To Beat The January Blues


    Christmas is behind us and summer feels so many months away; fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stay cheerful over the post-festive period. Happiness starts at home and this has never rung so true as in the bleak month of January. Whether you want to add a scattering of accessories, clear out a guest bedroom that has become a storeroom or take on a much bigger project, we have pieces that will help keep the new year blues away.

     

    1. Lighten Up

     

    Lighten Up

     

    In darker months there’s one thing that’s sure to lift your mood, light. Arrange our LED candles together for an atmospheric glow, without the worry of a real flame. Balance two brightly-coloured lamps with patterned lampshades either side of a console table or sofa for a sophisticated scheme with a simmering of colour. Add wall lights to create a softer and more flattering ambience - place them in empty wall spaces for an uplifting glow. Lift your lighting to lift your mood, it really is as simple as that!

     

    2. Faux Blooms

     

    Faux Blooms

     

    Spring might not yet feel like it’s just around the corner but bringing blooms into the home will easily change that. Choose desert flowers like orchids in electric shades of purple to raise the temperature or perhaps you’d prefer bigger blooms such as hydrangeas to complete a vase. We have everything from potted plants to colourful bunches that will make it feel as if spring has come early.

     

    3. Soft Furnishings

     

    Soft Furnishings

     

    The weather might be harsh but if the furnishings are soft, you’ll hardly notice. Your home should be a sanctuary, filled with tactile fabrics such as velvet, wool and fur. Wrap up warm with our Cria Throw and enjoy using our soft Huguenot towels after a long, relaxing bubble bath.

     

    4. Treat Yourself

     

    Treat Yourself

     

    If you don’t feel like giving up the mince pies, chocolate truffles and lashings of cream quite yet, then by all means, don’t! Just make sure you’re using the most divine tableware so every last crumb feels like a treat. This is something we can help with, from our sophisticated Sorano Range to our quirky Fig Leaf crockery, there’s a plate for every last slice of Christmas cake (and that’s a lot of cake).

     

    5. New Year New Room

     

    New Year New Room

     

    You don’t need to change one tiny thing about yourself, but we can’t say the same for that study you’ve been meaning to redecorate for months. Luckily, this is a resolution we can help you keep! Our Interior Design Team has over eighteen years experience, having completed projects all over the world. They provide a range of bespoke services such as made-to-measure curtains and blinds and can pull together properties and rooms of every shape and size. They even source suppliers for all of those extras like paint, carpets and upholstery.

    Don’t forget to take a look at our January events and exhibitions guide to make the most of the month.