5 Easy Decor Hacks to Brighten Up Your Home This Winter

Looking to brighten up your home this winter? Here’s a look at 5 easy decor hacks to instantly refresh your space.

Let the Light In

With fewer hours of natural light streaming through our windows this time of year, we want to soak it up while we can. Opt for sheer curtains to brighten your space and add privacy.
Pro Tip: Placing curtains at ceiling height will make your space feel even bigger.

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Switch to LED Bulbs

Shorter days and cloudier skies are a big factor contributing to the fall and winter blues. Brighten up your home by switching to LED light bulbs. These bulbs emit the most light while using the least amount of energy.


Introduce Live Plants

Plants not only add color and life to a room – studies have shown that the presence of nature may help lower blood pressure and reduce anxiety. Start with some easy-to-care for plants to add a touch of zen to your space.

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Brush on the Warmth

Welcome warmth and creativity into a well-lived space like the living room or kitchen with a fresh coat of paint. Before the temperature truly drops, find a warm neutral color that will remain welcoming long after the snow melts.

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Add Bursts of Color

When it comes to winter decor, we naturally think of darker, moodier tones. Colorful elements like throw blankets will add energy and a sense of playfulness to your home.

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