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Feel Happy Inside

1 May 2020

Read our guide on how to feel happy inside and make the most of time spent at home. From creating a hygge corner to focusing your mind, we've got some tips to help you feel content in your interior.
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Feeling content in our homes has never been so important. Home should be a sanctuary to enjoy spending time in and should help us to feel relaxed and calm in difficult times.

That's why we’ve put together some of our favourite tips on staying happy inside to help you create a hygge home. Read on to discover our team's top tips!

Our ergonomically designed Arbor Armchair offers a comfortable place to relax.
Find the ultimate relaxation with our elegant Amble Hanging Seat, and Celtic Sheepskin.

Create a quiet corner

A cosy corner of the living room, a favourite chair draped in blankets or even the bath. Finding a space to take some time out and relax is very important to remain a calm, level head in difficult times. Read a good book, listen to a podcast (find some of our recommendations here) or just take a power nap and spend time away from technology and your buzzing phone. 

Dimming the lights, lighting some candles and softening your space with comfortable furnishings will make your home feel even more inviting. Try laying a Celtic Sheepskin rug over our iconic Arbor Armchair to create hygge, cosy nook to escape for a few hours. 

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Shaped from supple ash wood, the fluid curves of our circular Housel Shelf challenge everyday linear storage solutions.

Display your favourite things

Positioning your favourite objects around you can instil a sense of calm and make you feel more relaxed. Try rearranging some of your most treasured possessions, trinkets or art pieces on a shelf, or hanging them from walls, to remind yourself of a special trip, memories with loved ones or a holiday.

Handcrafted from sustainably sourced ash wood our compact Lundy, Housel and Tor Shelves make an interior statement without compromising on style and space.

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The Housel Shelf. A solid wooden shelf nestles within a flowing steam bent hoop, creating a practical space to display your favourite pieces.
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The multipurpose Tor Twist Shelf is carefully sculpted from tonal ash wood, gently twisting in the centre and elevating itself above three brushed brass tipped wooden pegs.
Making time for yourself during stressful periods is key. Whether it's sitting to enjoy a solo cup of tea or taking a lone walk, having time alone is soothing and relaxing.

Make time for you

In our bid to stay in touch with friends and family during these socially distanced times we’ve been finding new ways to communicate and make the most of modern technologies. With Zoom, Facetime, Houseparty and Whatsapp all readily available at the touch of our fingertips we’ve been really enjoying feeling connected to each other from afar.

However, with an influx of socialising online comes an increase in time looking at screens and feeling the pressure to check in and reply to everybody – which can be a little stressful. If you’re feeling a little drained from a lot of time online remember to hit the reset button and take some time out.

Have a social media detox for a weekend, limit catch ups with friends to the evenings or weekends and above all, don’t feel guilty for concentrating on yourself for a little while. Listening to our bodies needs is essential and taking some time for self-care should be just as important as spending time socialising with others.

Move large furniture pieces to one side to make room for home exercise classes or position a yoga mat at the end of your bed to encourage some morning stretches to wake up the body.


Healthy body, healthy mind. Stretching every morning with some yoga or pilates will help you feel motivated for the day ahead and doesn’t require a large floor area or fancy equipment that some home workouts rely upon.

If you’re not in the mood for stretching, then try some meditation and deep breathing to uplift your mood, get endorphins flowing, and refocus your outlook on the day ahead.

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The perfect desk companion: inspired by industrial simplicity, the Archer Table Light is handcrafted from steam bent oak wood and is accented by a brass light fitting that nestles into its architectural base.


If we feel productive, we feel like we’ve achieved something positive and in turn, it makes us feel successful and happy. If you’re working from home, setting up a comfortable home office in which you feel motivated will make a big difference.

If you’re not working and still want to spend your time doing something beneficial, take some time to write a list of the things you want to complete in the coming weeks. Anything from clearing the spare room, re-homing your winter wardrobe, learning a language, cooking a new meal or practising a new skill like painting or drawing will help you feel fulfilled whilst you’re not in your usual routine.

Our Morvah Small Hanging planters (available in both ceiling and wall hanging designs) make the perfect gifts for houseplant and nature enthusiasts.

Be thoughtful

A phone call to a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while, checking in on neighbours, sending a loved one flowers to show you’re thinking of them. It’s the small things that matter to brighten someone else’s day and, chances are, you’ll feel great about it too.

We've been finding new ways of connecting with friends, family and colleagues online - why not throw a virtual dinner party to stay in the loop with distant loved ones?

Posted: 01.05.20
Updated: 15.04.21

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