We're sure you’re just as eager as we are to say goodbye to winter and the dark, cold days it brought. Spring is just around the corner and the days already seem brighter, longer, and more hopeful.
It’s that time of year where we start to reflect on the things that are truly important to us - the things that make us happy and refreshed. That’s why we’ve rounded up some beautifully uplifting spring paintings to give each room in your home a much needed breath of fresh air.
Why start with this room in particular? Well, it’s a hub of activity during the spring season. From pancakes to hot-crossed buns and chocolate nests with mini eggs, the chances are you’ll be spending a lot of time in this room.
If you’re the kind of baker who finds themselves with more flour on you than in the bowl, you might want something peaceful to take you elsewhere.
Or perhaps you live in the countryside, or at least want to feel close to nature whilst you cook.
Two Pheasants on a Summer’s Day is one of many original pieces by Josie Appleby that has a real focus on nature and of hope.
Five Swallows is another of Josie’s original hand-painted masterpieces, which perfectly captures exactly what spring time is about. Its round canvas enhances its suitability amongst your finest crockery, and will give your kitchen a burst of sunshine even on those cloudy days.
Both paintings are signed by Josie, and each come with a certificate of authenticity.
Another important space in the home, and one where you probably spend most of your downtime.
Whether you’re winding down with some TV, or snuggled up in a blanket reading your favourite book, Sam Toft’s playful Daffodil Walk is the perfect choice for your springtime serenity. Her new limited edition prints will be available from March, so be sure to check back to avoid disappointment!
If you want something a little humourous, then Spring Has Sprung by Katie Dawkins is another brilliant choice. This print comes either mounted or framed, and would be ideal for taking pride of place on your mantelpiece or bookshelf.
OK bear with us on this one. With no technological or familial distractions, the bathroom is probably one of the places we spend the most time ‘reflecting’ - think of those moments of pure bliss when having a bubble bath. It’s also the one room (outside of the living room) where your guests are more than likely to see when they are visiting.
If you’re looking to impress friends or guests from out of town (when we're allowed to again), then Jo Quigley’s South Bank Spring will certainly make them feel like they’re staying at a boutique hotel for a fraction of the cost.
Or, if you’re looking for something more nature-inspired, then Josie Appleby’s Finches in the Cherry Blossom is a great choice. Pair this with your reed diffuser of choice to really add to the sense of space and cleanliness. As with her previous painting, this also comes signed with a certificate of authenticity.
The last thing you want at the end of a long, tiring day is to go to a cluttered or, conversely, clinically sparse bedroom. This is the place where you’ll be repairing your body and the place where you get to untangle your thoughts, so why wouldn’t you want to be lulled to sleep by something tranquil?
Nicky Litchfield's Springtime Slumber really suits the bedroom, with its sleepy lambs, peaceful connotations and soft colours.
Louise O’Hara’s Spring Cottage is a beautiful limited edition print that will fill you with some much needed peace and tranquility to vanquish the stresses of the day. It’s quiet surroundings and rustic imagery will also give you a sense of nostalgia and make you feel ‘at home’.