Could your home do with some instant sunshine? Maybe yellow home accessories could do the trick!
Post-Christmas and pre-spring, this time of year can be really demotivating. We’re all watching our budgets after the festive season, the excitement of the sales is over and it seems like there’s nothing much to look forward to until the spring. Everything, frankly, is looking a bit grey – from the weather to our moods.
Well, we’re here to put a stop to all that by making our own sunshine! Just a splash of yellow in an interior can really lift both the decor and your mood, and help you feel more positive. You don’t need to go mad – no-one wants to feel like they’re living inside an egg yolk – so just a touch here and there is perfect. What’s more, you needn’t break the bank either. We’ve picked out some great yellow home accessories for under £25.
1. Frangipani scented candle, Price’s
Gorgeous, no? Let the spring in with this potent scent of sweet gardenias with hints of jasmine and fruits. Both the bright colour and floral aroma will inspire, and there’s a burn time of up to 150 hours. £18, available from Price’s candles.
2. Wooden lightning bolt hook, Bobby Rabbit
Although they’re designed for children’s rooms, we think these lightning bolt hooks would also cheer up a home office or hallway. They hold up to 10kg in weight so are suitable for adult use. £7, available from Bobby Rabbit.
3. Mr. Fox mug in yellow and charcoal, Scion Living
Drinking your morning tea from this bright, cheerful mug is sure to send you off to work in a positive mood. Made from porcelain fine china, this mug is dishwasher and microwave safe, making it ideal for everyday use. £11, available from Hurn & Hurn.
4. Yellow tree cushion, Louise Mead
A wonderful way to add a splash of colour, bright cushion is based on an original painting and is designed and made in the UK. Featuring a sturdy zip fastening at the back, the cover is easily removed and machine-washable. Prices start at £20, available from Louise Mead.
5. Campervan magazine rack in yellow, Balvi
Add some retro charm to your home, as well as keeping that stack of magazines in order. This colourful cut-out design can also be used in the office to hold all kinds of paperwork. Was £19, now £14, available from Red Candy.
6. Arkin doormat in mustard yellow, MADE
The colour combination and playful patterns or this spotty mat turn any hallway into an exciting place to come home to. Created for indoor or sheltered spots outside the home, it’s made of tough coconut fibres (coir) for durability. £15, available from MADE.
7. Retro leaf design tray in yellow/grey, Muurla
If you prefer to keep your yellow subtle, how about this leaf design wood veneer tray in a retro charcoal and yellow pattern? Made in Finland, it costs £25 from Eclect Design.
8. Large lemon ceramic jug, Gisela Graham
This Mediterranean-style lemon-shaped jug combines to offer both style and function. Add a splash of sunshine to a dark shelf, or fill it with spring flowers for the table. £15, available from The Contemporary Home.
9. Collins table lamp in ochre yellow, MADE
A stylish little number with hairpin legs and a shade that’s coloured inside and out, this table lamp will illuminate a dark corner in more ways than one. £25, available from MADE.
10. Gilman print tea towel in yellow, Harris and Hall
This tea towel is made of robust organic cotton panama and is digitally printed and handmade in Yorkshire. £10, available from Harris and Hall.
What do you think about using yellow home accessories to brighten your home? Do you have a favourite piece? Tell us below in the comments.