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How to guide: Rid the winter blues
1. Colorful Accents
Add a cheer to a dull space with colorful accents or accessories.
2. Punch of Pattern
Liven up your space with a pop of color in a pattern with a throw pillow.
3. Shed Layers
Lighten a room by removing knickknacks and clutter. Key pieces will have a greater impact than a cluttered mess.
4. Liven Up Walls
A fresh coat of color brightens a room in less than an hour and will add an instant sunny spark.
5. Add Art
Hang a cheerful piece of art on a main wall to give the space a winter lift. It can be a poster, the kids' latest paintings or a fine masterpiece, as long as it's colorful.
6. Sunny Days
Make the most of natural light on short winter days by pulling back the drapes and letting the sun shine in.
Nothing says spring like fresh flowers. Loose arrangements in a clear glass vessel will show off the green of the stems along with the buds.
8. Cozy Glow
Update your lighting to gain brightness on a gray day. Combine overhead lighting, large floor lamps and smaller task lighting for the best results.
9. Dish it out
Swap heavy ceramic dishes and mugs for lighter glass plates, bowls and dishes. Replace dingy hand towels with bright, white ones.
Mirrors add light to a space and encourage the feel of brightness. Hanging a mirror in a room will reflect light throughout the space.