October 14, 2015

5 HOME DECOR ACCESSORIES TO BEAT THE WINTER BLUES

The winter blues can get the best of us. Last week I did an article with a list of 
10 Ways to Avoid Winter Blues. I decided to share with you a few accessories I use to style my clients spaces to help them deal with “winter blues". Design isn't just about making your home look good but ensuring you are feeling good in your home. If you dread the shorter days, cold weather and lack of sunlight girl, you are not alone.  Grab your coffee, make a list & an execution plan. I am finally sharing my mood enlightening secrets.  
Remember,  style YOUR life starting with your HOME. 

1. INVIGORATING ARTWORK
Image via Desire to Inspire.
Art inspires our mood and temperament. Get some awesome art, which makes you feel happy and lift your spirits. Andrew Cotton is one of my favorite artists and I absolutely LOVE his work. I have one of his pieces in my bedroom and in my entryway.


2. GLAM & JEWELS
Image via H&M
Try to find accent pieces, which have, a bit of bling on it. A little bit of glam can always give the sparkle on those cold & dark winter days. Think about a white winter wonderland. Not an overdone white winter wonderland, but just a  bit of the glam splashed about here and there.


3. GREEN & NATURAL
Having natural elements such as plants & woods can really help you with feeling down and melancholy. After all we always feel better when we experience and interact with nature. So why not bring the feel good nature into your home?


4. SCENTS & CANDLES
Scents affect our au faculties and have a pronounce effect of creating a mood. Different scents have a myriad of effects. Lavender helps to relax us {anxiety & insomnia} Citrus scents help to make your cheerful and brighten your mood. Clary Sage helps to put you in an exhilarating and euphoric mental space. Find these scents via candles, oils or even stovetop recipes. Try to use them daily/weekly or as often as you can before the winter blues start to creep in.


5. FLOWERS

Some of you may know I love to garden and I keep a pretty awesome herb garden during the spring/summer. But I also love plants I can’t eat. My favorite flowers are Tulips & Hydrangeas. Hydrangeas are not available all year long in the northeast but Tulips are available in the winter along with a few other flowers. Roses, Pansy’s, Sweat Pea’s & Ranunculus’ are beautiful winter flowers to add to your home decor. Talk to your local florist/flower shop and they should be able to tell you when they are getting knew shipments in and try to get yourself at least 1 bouquet of flowers in your home every week. I usually get 1 or 2 bouquets and I split them up, in many small arrangements through out my house. I put 1 in the bathroom, nightstand, work desk, vanity and sometimes my kitchen. It really does help when you wake up to a beautiful living arrangement on your nightstand in the morning. It's definitely a great way to start your day.


Hope you found this list helpful. Take your time, write a list and a plan of attack. Don't forget to save this blog post so you are able to reference it on those slow, cold, and sometimes miserably blue days. 

~Enjoy


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11 comments:

  1. Love this!! Especially the tip about integrating nature into the space. It really helps!

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    1. Hi, Cheryl, glad it helps! What aspects of nature do you plan on integrating into your space?

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  2. Fresh flowers always make me happy.

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    1. Don't they!? What are you favorite flowers?

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  3. So many great tips for those of us that get the winter blues!
    The artwork and fresh flowers really piqued my interest, and I'll be on the lookout for something cheerful now.

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    1. Great Laura! Glad I could help love. What are your favorite flowers?

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    2. Great Laura! Glad I could help love. What are your favorite flowers?

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  4. Nice post,Thanks for sharing good information

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  5. Very welcome Sonali! I hope it helped!

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