Five Ways to Spruce up Your Home in the Winter
Winter seems to drag on forever in New England. The drab and dreary winter conditions can leave you feeling down in the dumps. After the Christmas tree and lights are put away for the year, try these warm and cozy winter decor ideas to brighten your home.
- Arctic Animals
- Change Your Lightbulbs
Switch to lightbulbs that emit blue or white light because they are the closest to mimicking sunlight. Dawn simulator lights are great anytime of the year, but are especially helpful on cold, dark winter mornings. The bulbs gradually get brighter within a half-hour that will gently wake you up and simulate the rising sun.
- Mix up the Colors
It’s always a good idea to combine soft colors with metals because it will emit a beautiful glow to your home. Sprinkle in some natural elements like birch bark, pinecones or dried flowers. Terra-cotta pots painted in metallic colors and glitter highlights on pine cones supply reflective surfaces, while candles and lanterns provide a warm glow to make them shine.
- Winter Tulips
For a centerpiece or windowsill, up-cycle glass jars into vases by frosting the glass. Then fill the jars with greens, white tulips or any kind of white flower you want to choose and add some red berries as a final touch.
- Mirrors to Add Light
Adding mirrors is another quick way to get more light into your space. Try hanging a wall mirror behind a lamp so it will help reflex light or hang a collection of small mirrors on a wall opposite windows.