Love Where You Live - Refresh Your Home

As the weather warms up, and the windows are thrown open to let in that sweet smelling, springtime air, we find ourselves wanting to freshen up our homes in celebration of the new season. We've binge-watched every episode of 'The Home Edit' and 'Tidying Up with Marie Kondo' on Netflix, and we're feeling inspired to create those Pinterest worthy pantries, and light and airy, minimalist interiors in our own homes.

The message is simple, ditch the clutter, and fill your home with things that bring you joy, arranged in a beautiful, organised way. A mantra that resinates with us. At Jo & Co, one of our core values is creating a home that evokes feelings of calm and happiness, promoting relaxation and serenity. Your home should truly be a place to unwind and recharge. We've taken our favourite points of inspiration from these two wonderful methods, and added our own Jo & Co twist.

We simply adore the Marie Kondo 'Spark Joy' method. Taking on one area at a time, sorting through our possessions, and only holding on to the things that make us feel joyful. A process that helps us to appreciate and value the items we choose to keep in our homes, without losing them amongst a sea of unwanted clutter. It's important to be mindful of waste throughout this process. With an emphasis on donating unwanted items to friends, family or charities, taking a moment to appreciate each item for the part it has played in our life, before passing it on to someone who can make better use of it now.

Read more about the Marie Kondo method in her books, 'The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying' £14.99, and 'Spark Joy' £14.99.

The next step is organisation. Whilst this may sound dull, we promise it can actually be an incredibly fun and creative process. Just one quick search through Pinterest, and you'll be creating your own 'Organisation Inspo' boards, and itching to get started in your home. Think bookshelves arranged by colour, pantries full of labelled glass food jars, and drawers lined with neat rows of perfectly folded t-shirts. Ahh, bliss...

To help you out, Jo & Co stock a wonderful array of home storage items. With gorgeous woven baskets that are perfect storing clothing, toys, linen, and countless other items, and kitchen storage in a wide range of sizes, you'll have your home looking show-ready in no time.

Next, it's time to refresh your interior. Obviously it's best to make do with what you already have, repairing and cleaning items to their former glory, but if your collection of miss-matched and chipped coffee cups, and worn out scatter cushions leave you feeling cold, it might be time to recycle what you can, and start afresh with items that will brighten up your everyday, encouraging you to treasure and care for your possessions. We are proud to stock only the highest quality items here at Jo & Co, meaning that anything you do buy, should be intended to last for years to come. We focus on timeless pieces in neutral and earthy tones, that will blend seamlessly with a wide variety of colour schemes and interior styles, meaning they should never go out of fashion.

We could stop here, but we love taking our interiors to the next level. Adding those perfect finishing touches with candles, room fragrance, plants and flower displays will create a delightful ambience, elevating your home, along with your mood. These scents and botanicals can be changed easily to suit the season, without generating excessive clutter; creating a more sustainable way to freshen up your interior to suit the time of year.
Products Featured: (1) Faux Botanicals from £8.50, (2) Candles from £14.95, (3) Faux Plants from £12, (4) Reed Diffusers from £39.

The Jo & Co team are always on hand to help you refine your home style. Simply come into store and our knowledgable staff will be happy to chat, helping you to find that perfect item to compliment your home. Or, if you're keen to do some in-depth research of your own, our range of interior design books offers something to inspire every taste.

Don't forget to tag us on social media if you use any Jo & Co products in your home refresh. We love seeing how you style our range!

Happy Spring cleaning!
May 02, 2022 — Becky Starsmore

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