In the middle of winter, it’s easy to get cabin fever. Escape seasonal blahs by bringing the outdoors inside! From plants to paint colors, we have some ideas to brighten your home from the inside out.
Let the Sun Shine In!
Nothing cures the winter blues like warm rays of sunshine. Have you considered adding an enclosed patio or sunroom to your home? These both add value to your home and these rooms make enjoying the great outdoors possible throughout every season. Another way to get more sunlight in your home is simply by incorporating more windows into the design. Try a wall of windows in the great room or skylights in the ceiling. The natural light will awaken your home and help you see the bright side.
Incorporating natural materials in your home can lend an outdoorsy feel to your space. For example, use natural stone in your fireplace surround or add a rustic wood mantel. For flooring, durable laminate floors can look exactly like natural hardwood without all of the high maintenance.
Tones Found in Nature
When decorating your home, go outside to gather inspiration. Paint colors found in nature, such as subdued greens and browns and creams have a warm and earthy feel. Go green with some house plants – they can actually clean the air inside your home and give an organic look to your home. Fun planters add to the appeal of house plants and blooming plants add a pop of color as well.
Start a Fire
A roaring fire can conjure up memories of stories told around a campfire, drinking hot cocoa, roasting marshmallows and making friends. Sure, you can start a fire in your great room fireplace, but why not take it up a notch by adding a fire pit or outside fireplace to your home? Okay, so while this tip is not technically inside the home, a fire pit is a great way to enjoy the outdoors year round. You can warm up during the chillier months and have friends over for hot cocoa…just like you remember.
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