Homes & Gardens

Sunshine On A Cloudy Day: 31 Bright Buys For The Home in 2022

It’s winter, we’re back inside our houses a lot. We may as well take it as our cue to brighten up the place – and our moods – with these jewel-like brights.

The days are short and the hours of darkness are long. Whilst we know that spring is only around the corner, it can be easy to submit to the January gloom. This year, though, we are, are taking a stand. Instead of being swallowed up by it, we vow to cheer up our surroundings with bright, jewel-like reminders of longer, sunnier days to come. Whether you choose to buy flowers, re-paint a room in a vivid shade, or invest in a piece that will lift the spirits, we promise you won’t regret it. Here are 31 beautiful jewel-hued pieces for the home to keep us going until the sun comes out.

By Nancy Alsop
January 2022

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Mustard Made

The Lowdown In Berry, £249

Objects of Use

Ukrainian Enamel Lidded Saucepans, £24

King & McGaw

Vogue September 1926, £160

Summerill & Bishop

Handblown Double Stripe Glass Vase in Sky Blue, Red & Teal, £295




Kenwood kMix KMX750 Stand Mixer, Red, £369.99


Original 1227 Giant Floor Lamp, £3,195

Matilda Goad

Giant Scalloped Planter, Yellow, £68

Alice Palmer

Tangier Red Stripe, £90


Musango Plain Wash Mug – Turmeric, £18

Molly Mahon

Wash Bag, £28


Sempé W153 Multipurpose Lamp, NOW £178


Upper Step Ladder - Citron Yellow, NOW £228

Alessandru Mendini for Ramun

Amuleto Trinity Lamp in Opaque, £395


Arreglo Metal Paper Tray, NOW £16.95


Omnioutil Storage Bucket, £37.95


Smeg KLF03 Kettle, Pink, £149.95

Graham & Green

Draught Excluders With Handle, £38

Paul Smith

Melrose Pink 'Zig-Zag' Drinks Table by Jermaine Gallacher, £500

Jonathan Adler

Full Dose Valet Tray, £70

Graham & Green

Olive Green Ribbed Throw, £85

John Lewis

Anyday Spindle Dining Chair, Set of 2, £189

Velvet Victoria Home

Capri Linen Dinner Napkin, £20


Salt And Pepper Grinder, £100


GLADOM Tray Table, £19

Bornn Enamelware

Tea Pot - Soft Pink And Chartreuse With Electric Blue Rim, €36

Summerill & Bishop

Handblown Glass Bumba Jug in Lemon Yellow, £255


Hand Quilted Velvet Throw, £225

Sophie Cooney Runners

Eye Design, from £385 per metre

Pentreath & Hall

Carafe And Glass – Amber, £65

Graham & Green

Small Velvet And Linen Backed Cushions, £35

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