Do the cold winter months make you want to stay indoors? If so, the irony is that often staying indoors for long, makes you want to get outside.
Here are some ways to feel like you are getting outside while staying in the comfort of indoors this winter.
Add more light with individual lamps, uplights, and unusual ways to light a space.
Disclaimer: We’re not sponsoring products but giving examples below. CB2 modern lighting, for example, has some surprisingly modern and moderately priced lamps.
Although this next example from the Contemporist uses hardwired, recessed lights for a dramatic wall effect, you could get a similar effect with a tray filled with rocks and battery-operated, closet lights inserted.
Some unusual ways to light a space would include under cabinet lighting, a hanging light bulb chandelier or simple branches with twinkle lights entwined and displayed in a galvanized steel pail.
Brighten up your space with color. There are of course so many examples we can use for this but we’ll just limit to our Chinoiserie self-adhesive wallpaper, using outdoor themed artwork with gallery wrap frames, and pillows always add quick pops of color, especially those that are slipcovers and can easily go over most any size pillows.
Use an outdoor theme wallpaper to set the mood.
Enhance your mood with aromatherapy and candles.
Adding another benefit from rosemary along with other herbs, if you grow them inside during the winter, you can also use them for cooking and bring them outdoors in the spring.
And this brings us to our final suggestion for getting the sensation of being outside while staying indoors, add a houseplant.
Plants add greenery, liven up any space and can even improve air quality.
All these small little things will help to improve not only your mood but your interior décor so that even when you do get outside, coming home is more enjoyable.