This is when I retreat to my home. No matter how dark it is or how many jumpers you are having to dress in, it can always be spring or summer in your home (or indeed Christmas, if you're still refusing to take your decorations down). Here's five colourful, sunshine-inspired home accessories that I hope will see me through the greyest and most boring months of the year.
My first sign of spring? Cherry Blossom. I plan on getting it blooming early with this print from Our Workshop. It's £30.
Possibly the most cheering rug in the world, this mouthwatering design is a surprise find at Marks and Spencer. Prices start at £75.
This mug tree should brighten your way as you're groping for your caffeine fix first thing on a gloomy morning. It's £17 from John Lewis.
If you're lacking in colourful flowers to decorate your home with, try these stunning paper vases instead. A set of three costs 24,76 Euros including delivery from French shop Cachette - that's around £20.
And if the weather isn't letting you wear your summer dresses quite yet, get your colour fix with this pretty apron instead. It's £32 from Anthropologie and - like all these products - is sure to put a spring in your step. as well as bringing it into your home.