How to Decorate to Beat the Winter Blues

10 tips on how to decorate your living space to beat the winter blues.

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The best way to beat the winter blues is to add light and color! Put another lamp in your living room and see how the added light brightens up the mood. Don’t be afraid to add more lighting to your bedroom. Just make sure it’s either on a dimmer, or the lamp has different settings. You always want the option for creating a soft mood in the bedroom.

I love green. Green is the color of balance, and who doesn’t need more balance in their life? If you need to beat the blues, add GREEN! It can be as simple as adding a green ceramic vase or green place mats on your dining set. Even changing your drab dishtowels to a lively green can help bring life and vibrancy into a drab, uninspired kitchen.

green placemat and vase

Food Network botanical print placemat ($4.19, kohls.com), Menu vase ($40, yoox.com)

Take time to reflect on how wonderful you are and add a mirror. After all, a mirror jazzes up any plain wall and is a fast and inexpensive way to fill up empty areas. Just make sure that it’s at a level where you can see your beautiful smile!

mirrors

Compass mirror ($199, potterybarn.com), silkscreen mosaic flower mirror ($19.99, target.com)

Change a color… even if it’s only one wall. Add some color and brightness. Trade a drab gray or uninspiring beige for a mossy green, or a even a passionate reddish tone. Painting one wall is a quick, inexpensive and simple way to change your mood.

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Liven up your bedroom by changing your duvet cover. Even if you love the one you currently have, get another one and add it to the rotation. Make sure the colors are bright and happy to spice up your bedroom decor.

cuvet covers

Laerke divet cover ($19.99, urbanoutfitters.com), Charter Club Damask stripe duvet cover ($170, macys.com)

Adding life will always breathe happiness into your home. Orchids are such an easy infusion of beauty to any home. They might be a bit more than two rounds of fresh flowers, but with simple care they can last for months, chasing your winter blahs all the way into springtime!

Candles are a sure way to infuse your home with good vibrations. In the winter months, scented candles are the perfect way to uplift your spirits and enliven your senses.

candles

Slatkin & Co. Cranberry Cider candle ($19.50, bathandbodyworks.com), DayNa Decker Chandel candle ($23, nordstrom.com)

Finally, just rearrange your space. Change is good; move a chair to a different spot or change the placement of lamps or plants. For minimal effort and zero cost, you can easily shift the energy and create a whole new look!

Michael Craig is the founder of Dinette.com and a New York based budget-friendly interior design expert. Follow Michael on Twitter @dinetteguy to stay up-to-date on all his latest tips!


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7 thoughts on “How to Decorate to Beat the Winter Blues

  1. Tiggerdoo says:

    I suffer from Bipolar very badly!! Any help in getting through the winter is awesome! I will try these tips and look forward to feeling better!!
    Thank you for a Fantastic article!!

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  3. I love those home decors. That Laerke divet cover is also a beauty. And we all know complementary colors always work so great job on choosing yellow and purple to put together. :)

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