Cure Those Winter Blues At Home With These Bright Ideas

Cure Those Winter Blues At Home With These Bright Ideas

The winter blues tend to hit shortly after the holidays, but these fun ideas will help bring the sunshine into your home – and happiness into your life!

JAN 28, 2015

The holidays have come and gone. The warmer weather just feels so. Far. Away. If you’re like me and sadly don’t have a tropical getaway in your immediate future, you may be feeling a case of the winter blues. Fortunately, this is not a serious condition and can be cured with the following fun ideas in your home:

1. Have a BBQ
Yes, barbecues are usually reserved for the spring and summer months, but who’s stopping you from having one in January? Grab some hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken and fire up that grill! Make sure to check out our tips for grilling in the chilly weather!


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2. Brighten up your space
The winter months can feel like they drag on since the sun sets early and the days are much shorter. While the sun may not be shining outside, you can bring some of those warm, sunny hues into your home by incorporating them into your decor. Throw a bright throw over your favorite chair, blow up your favorite family beach photo on canvas and hang it in your living room, or even switch out a plain white lampshade for a bold color. You’ll be surprised how much these small changes can really affect your mood!


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3. Infuse your home with a summer scent
Scent is one of the most powerful triggers which can immediately bring us back to a specific place or time. Coconut, tangerine, and florals immediately remind me of a warm summer’s day. Light a candle in your favorite summer scent to be transported to your happy (summer) place!


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4. Buy some fresh flowers
Your backyard garden may look a little “blah” this time of year, but you can always bring the garden indoors by purchasing a fresh bouquet of flowers in your favorite hue. If taken care of properly, your fresh flowers may even last a week or more!


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How do you keep the winter blues away in your home? Let us know in the comment section below!

Alexandra is the Social Media & Content Specialist for Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC. She lives in Hoboken, NJ and loves taking advantage of the many local perks and proximity to Manhattan! She loves Mad Men, Sephora trips, and a good living room yoga session.

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