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Home and lifestyle blogger Taylor Smart shares a few ideas to help make our homes a little more relaxing during lockdown

We all know lockdown hasn’t been easy for everyone. For those people who are furloughed spending more time at home is slowly becoming more and more frustrating and uncomfortable. Finding key pieces to add to your home to make life a little more relaxing and enjoyable is highly important. I’ve collated a few pieces for your home that might just make a little difference to your outlook while being in lockdown.

If you are struggling to find a comfortable place for you and your family to relax in your garden during lockdown why not invest in a Two Seater Rocking Garden Sofa by Viadurini Milano. A piece like this is perfect for lounging in the sun reading a book or having a cuppa.

See viadurinimilano.com

Garden lights (34957150)
Garden lights (34957150)

With our gardens and outside spaces being an extension of the home, why not add some mood lighting? I’m a huge advocate of exploring different lighting setups inside your home to make the environment more relaxing. Why not extend that to your garden with these Stone Globe Lights to bring some extra elegance to your garden.

See stoneglobelights.co.uk

Create a home sanctuary indoors and out with The Tartan Blanket Co’s recycled wool blankets. Woven from 70 per cent recycled wool and 30 per cent mixed recycled fibres saved from landfill, they’re perfect for cosying up on the sofa or draping over the end of the bed. What’s more, they’re even machine washable! Roll up, head outdoors and have a picnic!

See tartanblanketco.com

You may be forgiven for feeling we’ve stepped back into the 1970s, but rattan has made a great interior comeback. Think rattan baskets, lampshades and side tables. These items can still be used to evoke a laid back beach house, a bohemian pad or a more formal colonial residence.

Rattan doesn’t have to be all over your home, it can simply be a chair in a room or an accessory, which is why it can be for everyone. The Beautify Rattan Petal Chair is hand-woven and made with natural PE synthetic wicker, its petal shape makes it the ultimate modern centre piece, while its natural wood makes it timeless.

See beautify.co.uk

Rattan petal chair (34957152)
Rattan petal chair (34957152)

Lighten up your bedroom this summer and add a touch of the coast to your home interior, Sophie Allport’s Coastal Birds Bedding Set is perfect for freshening up your room, making it appear lighter and injecting some coastal vibes.

See sophieallport.com

If you don’t sleep as well when the nights get warmer or if you’re generally a hot sleeper, the right duvet and bed linen can help keep you cool and ease your sleep during the summer months or throughout the whole year. The scooms 4.5 tog summer duvet is made from naturally breathable goose down which provides up to four times better air circulation than synthetic duvet fillings and allows moisture to escape more easily.

See scooms.com

Coastal birds bed set (34957148)
Coastal birds bed set (34957148)

Read Taylor’s blog at: twuss.com

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