In Need Of A Pick-Me-Up? These Little Luxuries Will Help

From cosy socks to designer candles, it's the little things that can make a difference.


by Sophie Henderson |
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It’s Lockdown 2.0 and with the weather no longer lifting our spirits, it’s time to seek joy elsewhere. The last year has given us an opportunity to rethink the very meaning of luxury, what with fine dining and far-flung holidays being put on hold. We've all had to find happiness in other places, whether that’s cosycashmere socks or a candle – or even a hand-written note from a friend.

With our home space now serving multiple purposes and colleagues getting an eyeful of your interiors over Zoom calls, there’s no wonder we’re all dressing our homes more than we’re dressing ourselves.

We’ve talked about tablescapes and with the festive season just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to purchase pieces that you’re not only going to enjoy using yourself, but also look forward to showing your guests - when we can get together again.

Although the novelty of WFH may have slightly dwindled, there are plenty of affordable buys to elevate your home office. From Oliver Bonas' velvet chair that beats any swivel chair we’ve seen to stationeryto get you excited about your to-do list.

Hopefully you’ve been given the opportunity to slow down a bit from a fast-paced lifestyle. With far-flung travel plans on hold, look to books to satisfy your wanderlust or find a moment of peace with noise-cancelling headphones.

It’s easy to transition back into a loungedrobe (velour, if you must) but being comfortable doesn’t have to cost on style. Instead, look to happy co-ords. Victoria Beckham just wore the most perfect example – it's loungewear you won’t feel bad about wearing all day long.


SHOP: Little lockdown luxuries

Laura Jackson for Papier, Table setting, £17.50 for 101 of 17

Laura Jackson for Papier, Table setting, £17.50 for 10

This Works, Sleep spray, £19.502 of 17

This Works, Sleep spray, £19.50

Boden, Face masks, £30 for 53 of 17

Boden, Face masks, £30 for 5

Victoria Victoria Beckham, Skirt, £2354 of 17

Victoria Victoria Beckham, Skirt, £235

Victoria Victoria Beckham, Jumper, £2255 of 17

Victoria Victoria Beckham, Jumper, £225

Stand Studio, Coat, £5006 of 17

Stand Studio, Coat, £500

Hay, Candles, £25 for 67 of 17

Hay, Candles, £25 for 6

Assouline, Book, £85.978 of 17

Assouline, Book, £85.97

Soho Home, Glasses, £40 for set of 49 of 17

Soho Home, Glasses, £40 for set of 4

Wa Green, Candlesticks, £7810 of 17

Wa Green, Candlesticks, £78

Louise Madzia, Mugs, £70 for set11 of 17

Louise Madzia, Mugs, £70 for set

Kate Spade, Romy bag, £35012 of 17

Kate Spade, Romy bag, £350

Harris and Jones, Letter Trays, £2713 of 17

Harris and Jones, Letter Trays, £27

Ganni, Collar, £6514 of 17

Ganni, Collar, £65

Le Creuset, Bowls, £6515 of 17

Le Creuset, Bowls, £65

Oliver Bonas, Chair, £37516 of 17

Oliver Bonas, Chair, £375

Pinko, Love Bag, £38017 of 17

Pinko, Love Bag, £380

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