It’s not your imagination – the weather’s getting better, friends and family are gathering once again and things are brightening up! You’d definitely be forgiven for letting your home get into a bit of disarray over the winter, so now’s the perfect time to celebrate spring with a home refresh that’ll really make an impact.
From delicious Easter treats for the whole family to illuminating lighting solutions, we’ve gathered some rather unexpected ways to get your home feeling fresh, uplifted and oh-so-“you”. Plus, there are some unmissable deals to be had in our Refresh Your Home event, where you can spread the cost in interest-free instalments with code SHOP3EZ. What are you waiting for?
Creating a refreshed, calming space is all about clearing away that clutter and getting the atmosphere just right, and in our books, that starts with the temperature. In the spring, you’re never sure what the weather’s going to do, and that’s why investing in an amazing heater/fan is a must. Enter the Dyson Hot & Cool Bladeless Tower Fan.
Once you have this at the ready, you’ll never look back, as it’s fully adjustable to tailor the precise temperature of any room. It’s also ultra-quiet thanks to its sleek, bladeless design, and it has long-range heat and high-velocity air projection so you don’t have to be sitting right by it to feel the benefits. You simply set it up in your room and let it do its thing, so you can do yours in total comfort.
Speaking of comfort, you’ll be hard pushed to find a chair that will deliver more than this cocoon egg from Innovators! Hugely popular (for good reason, as you can see!), its clever egg design is simply perfect for curling up in with a good book, and it will really refresh your outdoor space. Its smart hanging design gives you a feeling of being suspended in mid-air, making it the ultimate relaxation station, plus it will shelter you from any unexpected spring breezes.
When it comes to spring, we’re all for ‘in with the new’ and that means packing away the old, so an essential step in freshening up your space is clearing away the clutter. Trust us – once you’ve got your home tidy, the atmosphere will be uplifted instantly, and the easiest way to do it is with trunks like this one from Bundleberry by Amanda Holden.
Not only is its capacity perfect for storing away almost anything, but its gorgeous design is one you won’t need (or want!) to stow away, so you can simply throw in the things that are taking up space. From soft toys to stacks of magazines, you can think of it as your one-stop-shop for a clear room in minutes – plus it doubles up as a chic coffee table, so you’ll really be making the most of your area.
Though it’s getting lighter by the day, spring is one of those in-between seasons where you’re just not sure what the weather’s going to be doing or how much light you’re going to have in the afternoons and evenings, so getting your lighting just right is a must.
Here at QVC, we’re all in favour of anything that puts a smile on your face, and that’s why we’ve fallen in love with this pineapple candle from Homeworx by Harry Slatkin. Its intricate ceramic design is a real head-turner, instantly uplifting your home with a sunny finishing touch, but the real showstopper is its fragrance – juicy pink pomelo, strawberry blossom, muguet and cyclamen. Ready to transport you to balmy climes, the power of the scent is right there in its name: Tropical Paradise.
If you favour something sophisticated, this table lamp from Julien Macdonald is the one for you. Not only will its geometric shapes instantly update your decor, all the while giving it a touch of Old Hollywood glamour, but it will also lighten up your room, whatever the weather. Plus, its statement design is all it takes to freshen up your space this spring.
Food for friends and family
What would springtime be without a few delicious treats? We’re all about ones that you can share with family and friends, particularly because they make the perfect excuse to get everyone gathered around the table.
That’s why we love this set of 24 brownies from Gower Cottage. Not only are they irresistible to eat, but they’re ideal for treating the whole family at teatime, lasting you days on end. Whether you have friends popping round for a chat and a cuppa or grandkids visiting over the holidays, they’re a crowd pleaser that’s just perfect for ringing in spring the right way!
For the ultimate in Easter eggs (and chocolate in general!), you simply can’t go wrong with Hotel Chocolat, and this collection takes the cake! With an extra thick Easter egg filled with mouth-watering luxury chocolates, as well as 48 individual Bunny-shaped chocolates in handy six-piece selector packs, it’s not only a delicious treat for the family but a fabulous way to gift this Easter. You can split the selectors up as little favours for your guests when they come over, or give one to each family member on Easter morning – if you can bear to part with them!
Spring isn’t all about the sweet treats, though. Chunk of Devon has laid on this delectable Easter pastry selection, offering a range of sweet and savoury flavours to get your teeth into. With Lamb & Mint Pie, Fruit Pie and four Lamb Maroc pasties, you’ll get a taste of Easter that the whole family can enjoy. That’s Easter lunch sorted!
If you’re inspired to spruce up your space this spring, take a look at our uplifting home edit for more ideas on how to refresh your home.