Are you having the winter blues?

Jan 17, 2012

Photo from Google images.

We’ve had a pretty mild winter up until recently, but that doesn’t mean the limited daylight hours haven’t already had an effect on us! And because of the cold and wet weather, people have the tendency to spend most of their time at home. Cabin fever leaves many desperate for some way to lift their mood.

Here are some tips to overcome the winter blues:

  1. Try colorful pillows, throws, and decorative items. This is one of the simplest, most inexpensive ways to change the look of your room.
  2. Give one or two pieces of furniture a facelift with a slipcover! Depending on your style and decorating preference, you can have some vibrant colors of floral, stripes, plaids, or a combination of them with solids to be used for a tailored or a more relaxed look. Slip covers are costly, but if you think about it in the long run you will be using them every winter to bring life to your rooms and will extend the life of your furniture.
  3. Fresh paint for the entire room or an accent wall with lively, fresh colors will definitely do the job.
  4. How about personal photos? Have you been to a tropical island, a nice sunny vacation spot, or been on a trip that puts a smile on your face every time you think of it? Let’s be creative here! Take those photos, enlarge them, add color-coordinated matting, and voila! You have new pieces of art.

Just like the winter decorations that only come out for the Holidays, we can keep another arsenal of winter decor to defeat the winter blues.