Bring some sunshine into your life

This bright, pastel-yellow shade will make it feel like spring all year round.

For a contemporary style, mix in geometric prints for cushions and a rug, wallpaper or artwork. Pair with refreshing bursts of mint for a cool contrast, but stick to a neutral base of white for the main pieces of furniture. If all white feels a little cold for your home, pale wood will add some warmth.

Rather than going all out with yellow-painted walls, you can update a bookcase for an extra hit of sunny yellow, try Widenor Chevron Yellow wallpaper, £56 per roll, Graphic Resource collection,
Thibault. Or brighten up a neutral wall with graphic prints, Mustard Yellow Triangle print and Spring print, both £3.37 for download, Melinda Wood Designs range,

Be inspired to inject some sunny tones into your home with a few of our favourite buys…

Curl up on this retro chair

Capri armchair in yellow, £299, Tesco Direct

This lamp adds a warm glow, perfect for an office or living room

Penelope task lamp in Quince, £45, John Lewis

Mix in the geomeric, diamond print with plain cushions to perk up a sofa

Jacquard weave cushion cover, £7.99, H&M

This origami shade has corners on the outside and curves on the inside

Chestnut lampshade, £70, The Kid Who

Hand dipped in the sunshine of Portugal!

Estrella large bowl, £18, Habitat

Use for serving up drinks or add a splash of colour to a coffee table and use it to display your wares

Kaleido tray, £35, Hay range, Unique & Unity

Just a hint of colour peeks out the edge of the mu

Robin Bliss in the Woods mug, £13, Bliss Home

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