Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we all know it’s the perfect time to say thank you to our hardworking and ever patient Mums. From nappy changer to chauffeur, from stain removal advisor to babysitter, and ultimately confidant and friend, our Mums are there for it all. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show how much we appreciate her, so let’s make it count.
We could gift Mum some well-deserved time out through the traditional breakfast in bed, or splurge and send her for a lush weekend getaway, but what about something that lasts a little bit longer?
What Mum Really Wants
We asked the Mums in our lives what they really want this Mother’s Day, and it seems it’s the same things they would appreciate every other day: a quiet spot to relax with a cup of tea and a book, a stylish home and some touches of luxury. Our Mums deserve to be spoilt, so why not give a gift that says “thank you” every day? Create a space, set a mood and take some inspiration from these gorgeous spaces.
A Chic Reading Nook
Setting up a reading nook in your home will prove to be one of the most rewarding interior decisions you will ever make! It’s an invitation to wind down and relax after a big day and great motivation to get started on that pile of books. While reading nooks are traditionally associated with a rustic approach to décor, you can have a modern or glam reading nook that still embodies cosiness. All you need is a gorgeous, inviting chair
, a side table
, a floor
or table lamp
and of course, some cushions and a throw
to ramp up the cosy factor.
Flowers forever (not just a few days)
What would Mother’s Day be without flowers? Rather than wilting flowers within the week, consider an artificial floral arrangement
instead. There’s no doubt that adding fresh flowers to your décor can really give your whole space a lift, but it requires a certain je ne sais quoi to arrange flowers just so. These days, you can buy artificial flowers that are already styled to perfection in a chic vase that will replicate fresh ones so closely that it is almost impossible to pick the difference. From natives to exotics
, there’s a colour and flower to complement every décor.
Whether your Mum is a gallery wall enthusiast
, covets a lush botanical print
, or dreams of a soft, painterly piece
, the gift of art - when done successfully - is so personal and a lovely gesture for your Mum. If you are unsure, think about the style and colour palette of the home in which your gift will hang to help guide your selection. It’s time to follow your instincts, take the plunge and pick a piece for Mum she will cherish.