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6 Ways That Winter and Decorating Go Hand in Hand

Feb 18 2014 - 3:16am

Just when we think we've survived the season's cold weather, another Winter storm comes along [1], shattering all hope for an early Spring. It's not all bad, though. If you're forced to stay inside your home, see it as an opportunity to give it some well-deserved love. Ahead we bring you simple tweaks you can do today to make your space a welcoming spot to host friends by the fire or curl up with a good book. We never thought we'd say it, but maybe all this cold-weather business is actually a good thing.

Photo by Katie Parra [2] via Style Me Pretty [3]

Play With Paint

Roll up your sleeves and don't be afraid to take risks with paint [4]. We love the idea of going with black for a dramatic feel. Don't worry — the color will work even after Spring and Summer roll around, because not only are moody walls a big 2014 design trend [5], but the base color serves as the perfect backdrop for bright accents.

Photo by Ashley Batz [6] via Oh Happy Day [7]

Try a Simple DIY

Got some time on your hands now that you're forced to stay indoors?
Use it wisely by trying out some simple
DIY hacks [8], like spray-painting desk legs gold for a seriously chic upgrade.

Source: Dream Green DIY [9]

Give Your Green Thumb a Go

Did you know certain plants actually thrive in low light [10], meaning you can grow some major blooms even when the sun isn't shining? Give it a try, and smile once you see them sprouting with flowers.

Source: Zeke Ruelas [11] for Emily Henderson [12]

Style Your Bar Cart

If the cold weather means you're stocking up on booze more than usual (hello, hot buttered rum [13]), consider this the perfect time to give your bar cart a makeover [14]. Even just a few flowers will instantly add some pizzazz.

Source: Instagram user bensome_ [15]

Order a Peppy Art Piece

Whether it's a bright poster or an art print with fun quotes [16], a piece that lifts your spirits will go a long way even on the dreariest of days.

Photo by Katie Parra [17] via Style Me Pretty [18]

Bring Out the Fun Pillows

Who says bright colors are reserved for the warm months? When it comes to stylish pillows [19], we believe punchy colors and styles should always be in your couch rotation — especially when the weather prediction is gloomy.

Photo by Zeke Ruelas [20] via Emily Henderson [21]