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light at the end of the pandemic tunnel We should absolutely decorate our home like there’s light at the end of the Pandemic tunnel because there is light.

I’m also saying this from the perspective of someone who works as a medical doctor in an NHS A+E department.

I’ve always been an advocate of decorating light and colourful, and it is even more important now. As we spend more time at home, the feel of optimism is ever more pertinent for our mental wellbeing.

Believe me, it helps, even if it means just decorating one corner of your home. decorate your home like there's light at the end of the Pandemic tunnel. I have lots of happy corners in my home. Here’s one I did on the bank holiday weekend.

I’ve put some of favourite, new unique finds from all over the world together. Let’s take a closer look at the 4 pieces of decor items that I have chosen. planet light from PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED This gorgeous Planet lamp, designed by Mette Schelde is from PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED. It is made up of a thin black metal frame with three powder coated metal discs that resemble planets. You can move the magnetic discs along the metal frame to form different configurations. When lit the discs reflect light and casts shadows.

I must admit that I’ve had this lamp for quite a while and have only just got round to putting up.

As I said, we need to see the light at the end of this Coronavirus tunnel right? light at the end of the pandemic tunnel Sitting adjacent to my wall lamp, is this wonderful Wes Anderson Isle of Dogs art print created by Yara Ruby.

When I spotted the print on instagram, I instantly fell in love with it. It had already sold out, but Yara had kindly offered to reprint one for me. I think she now has a few on her web shop, so grab yours quickly before it goes.

I haven’t seen the film yet, but to me this print signifies ‘Hope’. Rising above all the darkness, there is light and positivity. Sitting on my shelving unit, and having travelled all the way from Australia, is this pair of colourful resin budgies by the multi talented Pete Cromer.

I have long admired Pete Cromer’s work, and already possess a few of his illustrated mugs.

I just feel so happy when I see these budgies. Uncaged, they represent freedom to me, as we emerge from the Pandemic. Last but not least, this print says it all right? We should absolutely Find the positive.

Despite the dark fog that is the Coronavirus pandemic, I’m always of the mindset that we should find the positive. I have certainly found that with the camaraderie in the NHS, and the clapping for Carers every Thursday.

The art print is by Seb and Charlie. I’m excited to announce that £5 will be donated to the Alzheimer’s society for each print sold. light at the end of the pandemic tunnel Hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the pieces that have brought light at the end of the Pandemic tunnel in my home.

Wishing you a wonderful day ahead. x

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell).

Decorating your home to make it bright and happy needn’t be expensive. Here are my 5 Top tips on how to brighten your home with colours on a budget.

I always go back to these 5 decor tricks and it works.

Tip number 1 – Colourful cushions. 

By placing a mix of colourful cushions on any sofa, will give the room an instant lift. The heart and HAPPY cushions are from Bombay Duck London.

You can buy inexpensive colourful cushions from Homesense too. Tip number 2 –  Colourful art prints.

You don’t have to go to an art gallery to buy an original oil painting or  expensive work of art. You can get a similar effect with these colourful art prints.

The 2 abstract art prints in the bottom corners are by Jessica Ford, the headphones print are by The Native State and the H Heart print is by Lorna Freytag. home with colours on a budget Here you see the colourful cushions and art prints together. Tip number 3 – Colourful flowers

I’m so pleased that Tulips are now in season. They are one of my favourite flowers and I’ve written a post on how to care for them if you are interested.

Flowers always add an instant impact of happiness to a space and a relatively inexpensive way to add colour too. How does this make you feel? Tip number 4 – A coloured vase.

I absolutely adore this blue vase from the Relae collection by Nicholai Wiig for Raawi. They come in a variety of jewel colours. Makes me feel so happy looking at this. home with colours on a budget Tip number 5- A colourful rug.

I always go for rugs from Pappelina because the designs are beautiful, colours are vibrant and the quality is so good. I know they will stand the test of time. home with colours on a budget So, here you can see all of my 5 top tips in action on how to brighten your home with colours on a budget. What do you think?

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. x

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. Products featured are gifts).

Spring door wreath It’s Easter weekend and nearly my birthday, so it was wonderful to receive a beautiful Spring door wreath and a pair of pumps from my favourite shoe brand French Sole.

This wonderful and colourful spring wreath was specially created for me by The Big Door wreath Company. Isn’t it just so bright and happy? Spring door wreath During the coronavirus lockdown, we all need a bit of cheer in our lives. This gorgeous Spring door wreath is the perfect antidote.

It’s also a wonderful sight for all those hardworking postmen and women who are still delivering parcels and food to our homes during these trying times. Here are my new pair of shoes, kindly sent to me from french Sole. These grey pumps are called Lola.

I’ve always loved French sole shoes as they are so comfortable. They are perfect for me as I do a lot of walking as a doctor.

You know when you have new shoes and after walking around, there is usually some blisters as you try to break into the new shoes? Well, the good news is that French Sole shoes feel so comfortable at the first wear, it’s like you’ve worn it forever.

I adore the contrasting black ribbons. Aren’t they super cute?  Anyway, hope the pretty colours from this door wreath has made you feel happy and optimistic.

Wishing you all a wonderful Easter weekend, for those who do celebrate. Keep safe.

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