Sunshine state of mind

Imagery clockwise from bottom left: Lucy Williams of Fashion Me NowThe Hoxton Hotel in Paris; Image via Living Room Ideas; Image via Pinterest; Image via Ishka Designs; Image via House To Home; Erica Davies of; Image via Att Pynta; Image via Luke Edward Hall.

What with the current polar vortex currently happening outside, it makes me wonder whether spring will actually ever appear? And then I remember to keep positive and my recent Instagram scrolling feed has subliminally been making me feel all sunshiney inside anyway…

Luke Edward Hall’s hallway

Not usually being one for strong colour, I’ve been seeing a lot of use of rich yellows (more hint of mustard than sunshine) especially within interiors and I must admit, it keeps stopping me in my tracks.

And it made me think, maybe sometimes you just have to add your own sunshine.

Image via Pinterest

This is probably more how I would incorporate it into my home (obviously I wish I lived here!) – a hint on a rug, in some artwork hung on neutral walls, or an amazing velvet chair.

The Hoxton Hotel, Paris

It’s also a great colour to mix with navy and teal blue (something to think about for injecting some colour into our dark study).

Image via Pinterest

This applies to outfits, too…(excuse the face – I’m smiling on the inside!)

Coat: Whistles (old). Top: Cos (old). Trousers: £22, Asos Maternity. Small bag: Whistles (old). Trainers: £59.99, Vans. Tote bag: The Aurora Store (this colourway will be back in stock in April).

I’ve scoured the internet for a few great yellow buys that could easily work into most colour schemes – even if you’re a self confessed colour-phobe like me:

1. Mules: £49.99, Mango

2. Mug: £6, Habitat

3. Earrings: £10, Next

4. Candle: £12.99, H&M Home

5. Velvet cushion: £19.50, Marks & Spencer

6. Velvet chair: £349, Swoon Editions

7. Blanket: £17.99, H&M Home

8. Happiness journal: £21, kikki K

9. Dress: £17.99, H&M


  1. I think as far as interior yellow goes, I for a pop of colour works best. In the run up to Easter it’s a great colour for accent pieces, I often have daffodils on the dining table for St David’s Day (Dydd Dewi Sant). I’m more sunshine than mustard, although that has changed over the years.
    I will never ever (again) wear full on yellow of any shade, reminds me of that hated yellow shirt dress, hand me down, at aged four I was forced to wear (it was crimpolene with gold and yellow enamel buttons). My mother loved that dress – me, not so much!

  2. I have been looking for a mustard yellow wing back for
    the last couple of months to go in our dark grey lounge, to act as a little bit summer sunshine year round.

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