Spice up your winter decor
Winter is the low season in the world of interior design. In early winter, people tend to focus on the holidays. Then they focus on removing the Christmas decorations and recovering from excess food and fun. Many people go into hibernation mode and some even suffer from the winter blues. A helpful way to keep your spirits up is to take time in winter to update the look of your home. Take advantage of the off-season sales to replace anything that might need to be replaced and use these simple tools to spice up my look, keep it warm and inviting, and to breathe some life into rooms that have grown dull over time. . Here are some easy decorating tips to help you beat the winter blues:
• If you have the storage space, try to keep at least two versions of coordinating accent pieces, things like cushions, blankets, bedding, vases, slipcovers, and / or other accents and accessories that make you feel good when you look at them. Choose these items in colors and patterns that make you feel warm and happy. Alternate elements each winter and summer to keep your space looking new and fresh.
• Try a different furniture design. If your furniture and space allow it, try moving things around a bit. A new design can help create a sense of interest and make things feel new.
• Finish that project unfinished. Many of us have a room or space that is simply never finished or that simply does not have a function and becomes the garbage room. Set a goal to tackle that room and turn it into something useful and beautiful. My suggestion to complete such a project would be:
o Find a design for the space
o Find out a style or theme for the space.
o Make a list of the items you need
o Make a plan of how you will complete this project.
o Set a budget – Even if you’re not sure how much things cost, know how much you can comfortably spend on the project.
o Check the Internet before you go shopping – you will be amazed at what you can find on the Internet.
o Don’t forget the accessories
o Don’t forget the windows: The most common problem I find among clients who have decorated a room but still feel it is incomplete is that they have not paid attention to the windows. Whether you have a contemporary or traditional taste, finish that room by addressing the functional and aesthetic needs of your windows.
• Change the color of your paint or add a wallpaper. The color of your room has the biggest impact on how that room will make you feel. Choose paint colors that you love, that make you feel good when you are in their presence. Wallpaper is also a wonderful way to add some color, texture, or pattern to a wall or an entire room. Like window treatments, it can help you unify your space, add pops of color, and create focal points for your space. There are some beautiful wall covering products that are much easier to install and, if applied properly, much easier to remove if you decide in a few years that you want to update the look again.
• Recycle that old but still beautiful piece of furniture. Give older upholstery items a new look by choosing an updated fabric. You decide to repaint or paint that beaten piece of wood. It will give you something new to love while helping mother nature. If you’re sure you don’t want it, make room for something great new by donating it so someone else can enjoy it as much as you do, or sell it to earn some money for a great new replacement piece.
Winter can be the perfect time to infuse your home with a new sense of style that can last all year long and can make you feel warm and comfortable inside, when the weather is not so warm outside. Taking on a winter project, no matter how big or small, can help you beat the winter blues and lead you to the home of your dreams. Good luck spicing up your home décor this winter and may you find these tips helpful.