If the UK’s response to the Coronavirus could be summed up in one symbol, the rainbow would be it.
Children’s hand-drawn pictures have been used to spread joy and as beacon of praise for our key workers, but they have also brought with them a whopping dose of colour, brightening up homes and the lives of their inhabitants.
And if you want to continue spreading the happiness throughout the home, here’s our pick of the best rainbow-inspired homewares.
Rainbow Panda Nursery Print from Mint & May
Most think a pot of gold awaits at the end of a rainbow, but in this gorgeous print from Mint & May it’s a big, cuddly Panda.
And we love it.
Perfectly portraying the wonderful innocence of childhood, this striking illustration combines love, happiness and contentment. And while it might have originally been designed for a nursery, we think it will fit perfectly in any room in need of a splash of panda love.
Rainbow Lightning Bolt Cushion by Sweetpea & Willow
This Bowie-esque cushion might be a twist on the traditional rainbow design but if you’re looking for colour and style, this is the cushion for you.
From the delicate piping to the playful pom poms, you’ll have to look far to find a cushion that delivers this much joy!
Invest in one as a statement piece or combine with other Sweetpea & Willow designs to create a fun interior that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Rainbow Sack by Crafty Cath’s
Storage solutions don’t have to be boring. Fact.
Cath McCarthy, the artist behind these dreamy storage sacks, has created a range of storage solutions to keep clutter hidden while bringing colour and personality to the fore.
Her illustrations include stars and mountains, and of course rainbows, and each sack is made from organic cotton with a double draw rope to ensure nothing escapes.
Prices start at just £6.50 and each sack can be personalised with any name.
Plus, 10% of all profits from the sales of these Rainbow Sacks goes to Tommy’s – the baby charity.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil In Rainbow Terracotta Bottle by Sous Chef
Looking for a functional yet practical rainbow addition for the kitchen? Here you go…
Not only is this intense fruity extra virgin olive one of the finest Italian oils, it comes in a vibrant rainbow terracotta bottle and is a real piece of art for the kitchen.
Bottle aside, for those who know their olive oil, this intensely fruity oil is made from cold-pressed Coratina olives – a variety native to the Apulia region of Italy and one with three times more antioxidant polyphenols than any other Italian olive variety. It is these polyphenols that give the oil its intense flavour.
Rainbow Beach Parasol from Dunelm
2020 might not have had the best start, but one thing it has succeeded in is bringing the glorious spring sunshine to the UK.
And while trips to the beach might be out of the question for now, why not bring the beach to the back garden instead?
A parasol is a must and Dunelm have gone all out on their rainbow-themed umbrella. Featuring strong fibre glass ribs and an easy to use tilt mechanism, this parasol is perfect for helping you stay shaded from the sun all day.
And the best bit, you’ll get change from £30! Bargain.
Vitra Home Desk from Nest
Homeworking has become a reality for many of us in recent weeks. Some may already have had their own home office whereas others have fashioned one from a spare bedroom, a garden room or even a corner of the dining room table.
If you want to create a permanent home office, complete with rainbow-inspired fixtures, the iconic George Nelson Home Desk for Vitra is the one for you.
A stunning example of the mid-century movement, this functional yet fun desk boasts clean lines and compact dimensions and comes with coloured panels to create neat compartments, perfect for stowing stationery and other office essentials.
Cali Rainbow Bath Mat by Peachy Parrot
Think the bathroom is immune from the rainbow trend? Think again.
This glorious bath mat from Peachy Parrot, a label renowned for its luxuriously bright interior products, is all kinds of special.
From the mustard trimming to the Californian-inspired rainbow design, this super-absorbent bath mat proves functional doesn’t have to be boring.
Over The Rainbow Doormat by Red Candy
Set the tone for the rest of your home with this simple yet striking doormat from quirky interior label Red Candy.
And while it might not portray the traditional rainbow colours (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Battle, Indigo, Violet); it really doesn’t matter. So effective is this design it doesn’t need to be accurate.