This is the time of year we long for in the winter. The lilacs are in bloom, the trees are full of fresh leaves and the lupins have just started to open. Make sure you bring some of the life, scents and colours in from the outside! One tall, single maple branch in a transparent vase on the floor adds vertical interest to any corner and can almost look sculpture-like. A few lilies-of-the-valley on your night table will make you wake up smiling every morning. And a bouquet of lilacs in your living room is your ultimate, natural air freshener.