Dreary Day Decor

Not all that long ago, we looked at a few simple tricks to make your home feel warmer. With the weather
turning, tricks like these are essential for home happiness. We all need a warm place to return to, after
all. A cold house can feel uncomfortable, and leave you unwilling to get out of bed in the mornings. No
one wants that. But, what if we were to tell you that warmth isn’t the only thing you need to inject into
your home as the season take a turn for the gray?

Aside from bringing a chill, winter also casts a shadow over our houses. The bright and airy spaces of
those summer months become dark and dingy rooms. Given that the days are shorter during the
winter anyway, this is never a good thing. If you aren’t careful, you’ll feel as though you barely see any
light during your days. That can soon wreak havoc on your happiness.

Fear not, though. There are simple methods you can employ now to ensure that doesn’t happen.
Read on to find out what they are.

Don’t be afraid to turn on lights during the day

Many of us feel guilty about turning lights on during the day. It’s terrible for the environment, and it’s
not great for your electricity bills. Still, it’s worth doing during gray days at home. This alone can brighten
up any space and make you feel better. If you feel too guilty to enjoy these benefits, you could even
consider the lighting methods you use. Battery powered fairy lights could achieve the light you need.
Even lamps are a better option than overhead lighting. Either way, you should permit yourself to flick the
switch no matter the time of day.

Make the best use of natural lighting

It’s also worth noting that natural light can be a lifesaver at this time of year. When it’s raining outside,
there’s a temptation to batten the hatches and keep the curtains closed. But, that’s not the best option
here. Instead, you should expose your windows the moment you wake up. Those with patio doors are
especially lucky here, as these bring light into a room even on the worst days. If you don’t have these yet
but like that idea, it might be worth contacting a company like Erie Construction to install them before the
worst of the weather comes. Bear in mind, too, that it’s even worth opening blinds on skylights and the
like. As much as you feel like hibernating, these methods can work wonders for refreshing your rooms.

Get bright with accessories

You don’t need to be a genius to work out that light accessories can brighten things up. What you might not realize is that colors such as white can make matters worse. By reflecting light, white accessories could muddy things. Instead, look out for bright colors. Options like yellows and greens bring a burst of light without reflecting that gray day straight into your home.

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