Monday, February 16, 2015

Keeping it Cozy

Today’s forecast…frigid!  And, spring seems a million years from now.  But don’t lose heart.  Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean your home has to be on the inside.  Here are some tricks to cozy up your abode and bridge that gap between holiday and spring decorating.

Add some green.  A few new houseplants, moss-covered wreaths, and boxwood topiaries - preserved or faux - will fill the void left after the Christmas tree and garlands have been packed away. 

A twiggy moss wreath livens up a hallway mirror.

Light some candles.  The soft glow of candlelight warms up any room. 
If you’re leery about using real candles, the flameless, battery-operated versions work wonderfully.  They’re widely available, and many even come with timers and remotes.

Candles and fresh flowers perk up a coffee table.
Change your accent pillows, or just buy covers to freshen your current pillows. Try a vibrant new color or pattern.    

Fill a large basket with throw blankets, and keep it near your couch.  They’ll be handy for movie nights or just relaxing by the fire.

Boxwood topiaries in galvanized buckets rest on a burlap runner.

Treat yourself - and your home - to fresh flowers.  Fill a vase (or two) and watch your space bloom.    

Clean up the clutter.  Recycle magazines and junk mail.  Donate any clothes you haven’t worn in a while, Tidy up junk drawers, and pitch any expired foods.

It may still be frozen out there, but a few simple tweaks in your home will lift your spirits and send old man winter packing.
Have a great week!

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