Doing things to spruce up your house during the dreary winter months can make your house brighter and more inviting. It also can help you feel better, not only about your house, but about yourself. Here are four ways to spruce up your house during the winter months.
Change the Furniture
The winter is a great time to do something different with the furniture in your home. You don't have to go on a binge and buy all new furniture; you can simply change colors or rearrange things. Try setting your furniture up in different configurations or move furniture between rooms to change the look. Another easy way to change things up is to buy slipcovers for couches and chairs, which allows you to totally change the color of your furniture without buying new.
When you are taking down decorations after the holidays, it is a good time to declutter things in your home. Since you probably store your Christmas decorations out of site in an attic or basement, take the opportunity to take stock of what else is stored in those places. Sort things into three categories: those that need to be thrown out, those that can be donated, and those that you want to save and will likely use at a later date. Professionals, like those at North Star Mini Storage, know how important it is to keep your décor organized. With the items that you are saving, you might want to look into renting a storage unit to get them out of the house and free up space until you need them.
Do Some Painting
When you and your family are cooped up during the winter, it's a great time to knock out a painting project. You can paint a whole room or just do that accent wall you been meaning to do. Because you'll have fewer distractions — no yard work, no going outside to play — you'll be more likely to stay on task and get the work done.
Spruce Up Outside
Just because it's winter doesn't mean you can't do anything to the outside of your home. Winter is a great time to trim back trees and shrubs because you don't have to deal with leaves. It's also easier to put down mulch or rock because you don't have plant growth to work around.
Winter is the perfect time to spruce up your home. You are likely to have less going on and more motivation to get the project done. These are just a few ideas that you can knock out in a day or two.
Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn't on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter @RachelleWilber