How to Keep Your House Happy In The Winter

As many of us know all too well, the dark, long, cold winter days can bring along sadness, lethargy and depression. With the holiday season behind us, we are left with not much to look forward too. January to March seem to be the hardest months to get through for many of us in the United States, especially in the northern states where harsh weather is more common.

During this time of year, we need to do everything possible to stay positive and be happy. We can start with our homes. When it’s grey outside for most days, you start to feel a little dull. You can tackle this feeling by painting the rooms in your house. The best idea is to paint with happy colors. Spring and summer colors perform the best.

After painting, add some decorations. Use bright colored decorations. Don’t decorate just to decorate, find something you really love. So that when you look at it, you’re instantly happy. While painting your walls happier colors helps, don’t forget you can paint some white. White reflects light, making your house brighter. That is especially important in the dark winter months!

Keeping your house happy includes more than painting and decorations (including furniture). Choose furniture wisely. Choose exciting and unique furniture. Add some colors, patterns and curves to your collection. Although while choosing these colors and patterns, stick with neutral colors and relaxed patterns. You don’t want to make the room too busy or too overwhelming.
Add colors to the room or area where you enter your house. This will brighten your mood right as you walk in. Not only will it change your mood for the better, it can improve the mood of others coming into your house.

While choosing decorations, choose some random ones, something that tells a story or makes for a good center piece. You can even switch what room you want it in often. It can be something you change often and easily.

To tie everything together, remember to mix it up! The last thing you want to do is make everything match. That will make the house bland, and boring. Nothing will catch your eye, and nothing will keep you entertained. The goal here is to keep things exciting by adding color to walls and furniture but you must be careful to not overdo it.

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