Winter is usually the most melancholic and sad time of year for many of us, especially after the excitement of the Christmas holidays and having shared some days with the whole family. The days are short and dark. The temperatures are low. And this is when many of us start to feel the winter blues settling in.
But, let’s be positive and look for solutions. With a few simple home changes, we can easily transform our home into a happier, more welcoming place. Sprucing up your home can be worthwhile during any time of year, but certain projects are perfect for giving you a much-needed mood boost during this time of year.
So, if your spirits are in the doldrums, consider these home improvement tips to help you beat the winter blues, no matter if the days are dim or very cold, let’s lift your spirits !!!
A new coat of paint
Repainting the spaces you live in most in your house can be a good way to improve your mood. The psychology of colors must be taken into account, choose colors that help you relax and smile.
Warm colors generally provide stimulation and energy, while cool colors have a calming effect. Additionally, white can make rooms brighter by reflecting light. White paint also makes a small space appear larger and open, which helps recharge energy.
Look for cheerful lighting
Perfect lighting is a great way to brighten and lift your spirits this winter. Plus, it’s an easy and affordable way to make your home a more comfortable and pleasant place to spend time.
Lighting lamps and ceiling lights are now very affordable and can generally be installed without an expert. The options are endless, get inspired by a catalog from a decoration magazine or a lighting accessory brand. You can also completely change the atmosphere of the home simply by replacing the white bulbs with others with a warm light that transmits calm.
Rearrange the furniture
Why not rearrange the furniture in the study, bedroom or living room to give us a feeling of freshness and newness. For example, you could move the main sitting area in the living room or the study table next to a window. This way, you can take advantage of more natural light during the day. We recommend this post to make the most of natural light.
Use available outdoor spaces
Greater exposure to sunlight often improves mood. Try going for a walk during your lunch break to get some fresh air and sunlight. If you can’t go outside for long periods, try shorter periods of 5 to 10 minutes outside to get some vitamin D.
If the weather permits, install a comfortable armchair or chair in the garden or terrace and drink your coffee or infusion there, recharge your energy for at least 10 minutes.
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Put natural plants
According to specialists, the simple addition of an indoor plant can make you feel calmer, more optimistic and can reduce stress and fatigue. In addition, natural plants in the home can also eliminate toxins because they help clean and purify indoor air.
Have a space for relaxation
Your home should have a comfortable area so you can relax, meditate or practice yoga and escape a cold winter day . You can turn an ordinary room into your rest area or give the bedroom some extra space. Make this part of the home a place of peace by using calming essential oils, adding soft blankets, and placing a plush rug on the floor to keep their feet nice and cozy.
Getting through a dreary, unforgiving winter may seem like a challenge, but a few improvements to your home can change your cold frown. With a few small changes you can transform a boring home into one that is beautiful and overflowing with peace and joy.