Mell’s Inspired Ideas for Isolation

Are you looking to give your home a quick and easy update? Perhaps you feel like a few home improvements are overdue, but you don’t want to break the bank doing it?

If you’re planning on getting a head start during isolation, or are simply after some ideas for future projects, then you’re in luck. Whilst some Mell Square retailers are still offering delivery services, others also have oodles of inspiration online – we find creating mood boards always helps to bring your decorative dreams to life.

Bright Ideas for your living room
You may be looking to use this time to patch up some existing paint work, but if you fancy a new colour altogether then that’s achievable too, with the help of Farrow and Ball and its online delivery service. Its website is full of fresh seasonal colours, from strong, grounding tones to powdery pinks and dusty neutrals, creating a calming and restorative space in the midst of this unsettling time.

For some extra assistance, you can always refer to our Mell Meets blog, where we previously discussed the best ways to introduce new colours and patterns into your home with an experienced Farrow and Ball colour consultant.

As a crucial space for that all-important downtime, family time, and me time, your living room requires a well-chosen colour scheme. Farrow and Ball has all the means to help you find a colour to suit your style, and this season we are loving the simplicity of soft greys and off-whites. This works especially well with some relaxing botanical touches such as house plants or flowers to give the perfect seasonal look.

You can also check out @farrowandball on Instagram for its ‘Dose of Colour’ highlight, offering some colour tone inspiration and useful decorating tips.

Once you have decided on your finish and colour, Farrow and Ball is still there to support with the practical part of the application process. Visit here for its application tips which will guide you through the next steps to create your perfect room.

Adding some fresh floral vibes is also great if you are working from home at the moment and are wanting to differentiate your workspace from your living space. You can still shop the full range of Liv’s dried flowers and grasses along with beautiful vases here, or check out @Livs on Instagram for some top tips on how best to use them.

The heart of your home
The kitchen is the heart of the house, and there’s much enjoyment to be had there during isolation; from quality time cooking to socialising with all the family. If you’re looking to improve the overall look and feel of this room, but aren’t wanting to start any home improvement projects yourself, perhaps all you need is a couple of new cookware items or accessories?

With all the family at home, no one would blame you for feeling like you are cooking for a small army, that the dishwasher is always on, and you’re doing more cleaning and tidying up than ever. To ensure you have all the cookware and kitchen essentials you need during this time, Dunelm is still offering a home delivery service. On offer is a fabulous range of luxury cookware, as well as 20% off those practical items you may be calling out for, such as steamers and pressure cookers.

If isolation has made you realise you need a bigger dining table and more chairs, furniture delivery is also available, browse the full collection here and treat your dining and kitchen space to some stylish essentials while it continues to provide for your hungry family.

Dining in is the new dining out
If this was once the place you looked forward to retreating to after a long day at work, but is now the room you feel like you never leave, Liv’s is on hand to help you to fall back in love with your dining room. For a simple spruce up, why not treat yourself to some of Liv’s beautiful beaded placemats and coasters, a larger dinner set or some new glassware?

If you want to plan for the future, when you’ll be once again hosting family brunches or dinner parties with friends, Liv’s dining collection also includes extending dining tables, wide sideboards, and bookshelves among much more. For more inspiration, visit:

Get the right mood for your bedroom
If you’re growing tired of looking at the same four walls during isolation and are seeking inspired bedroom ideas, you can find some stunning pieces of both traditional and quirky statement furniture at Loaf. You don’t need to be planning a top to bottom transformation, but to make some simple changes you will want to envisage exactly what will match.

Using Loaf’s website, you can bring your bedroom to life by creating your very own mood board. Once you’ve chosen the perfect bed complete with the headboard, which will best complement your decorative style, you can add a splash of colour with some gorgeous bed linens and throws. Add in options for both roman blinds and pencil pleat curtains to pick your favourite, and experiment with lighting options to complete the look.

If there’s something missing why not try adding a rug or a piece of artwork? The best thing about a mood board is you can keep changing and recreating the room until it’s the perfect fit, and it won’t cost you a penny.

For more information about Loaf’s safe delivery service, visit:

If you’d like to extend your home interiors to your garden spaces, check out outdoor design ideas with Mell Square


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