Practical tips and tricks for keeping the winter blues out of your home during the cold and dark months.
Yesterday, another snow storm hit, and I was so happy I didn’t have to leave the house. This winter, we’ve had more than our fair share of snow, which means cold temperatures and gloomy days- YUCK! To make it even worse, I’m one of those people who’s cold most of the time (in the literal sense) and takes forever to warm up.
Thankfully, a snow-covered ground eventually leads to intensely sunny days, making it feel like spring is just around the corner (cue happy dance!). For those other dreary days, when the “winter blues” are most likely to set in, I have my own personal bag of tricks to ensure they never have a chance…
Starting in January, I treat myself to potted bulbs and other small plants in bright colors to place around the house. Usually, I pick these up at the grocery store since they only cost a few dollars each, but last for several weeks. Most times, I simply plop the unattractive plastic pot in a ceramic one and top with a bit of moss. Easy peasy!
When I’m ahead of the game, I start several pots of indoor bulbs early in the year so I can enjoy a bit of color and green indoors until the weather turns warm.
For Christmas, my husband bought me an ultrasonic nebulizer from Saje. It’s a heat-free essential oil diffuser that purifies the air and releases moisture. Basically, it makes the air better to breathe and gives off an amazing aroma.
So far, my favorite diffuser blend is liquid sunshine which smells citrus-y and reminds me of chewable vitamin C. It’s part of the “Happiness” collection, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that I’m drawn to that particular scent at the moment.
Changing out darker pillows with light, bright cheery ones, or adding a vase or two can be enough to lift the mood in a room on a dreary day. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, pink and red sweetheart shades are perfect!
Rearranging What I Have
Moving furniture or accessories from one room to another or, simply, one shelf to another can breathe new life into a space. I like change things up several times a year, putting some items away and bringing others out (even though I’m the only one who notices for days!). It’s the little things that make a big difference.
What do you do to keep the winter blues out of your home? I’d love to have a few more tricks up my sleeve.
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