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It’s February, and let’s face it, winter in the Northeast can be a real downer. Those short, dark days and dreary weather can seriously affect our mood. But guess what? Have you noticed the days are staying light longer in the evenings? Spring is just around the corner, and that’s something to look forward to!
While you’re cozied up indoors, why not take advantage of this time to give your home a little TLC and, in the process, lift your spirits? Let’s indulge in some retail therapy and hunt for those fabulous on-sale items to breathe new life into your space and brighten your mood!
Let’s Get Creative with Design:
Design Tip: Edit Your Shelves and Add Some Wow with Paint or Wallpaper
Who doesn’t love a good design hack? I certainly do!
Picture this: You’re sipping hot cocoa by the fire, admiring your freshly updated living room with stunning shelves that have a pop of color or a cool wallpaper backdrop. Sounds inviting, right? I’m here to help you make it happen!
Design Tip: Frame Those Windows and Layer on the Neutrals for a Bright and Airy Look
Are you dreaming of a space that feels light, bright, and oh-so-airy? Me too!
Check out my portfolio for some inspiration on how to frame your windows like a pro and layer those soothing neutrals for an effortlessly chic look.
Banish the Winter Blahs with These Fun Design Hacks:
1. A Splash of Color: Nothing beats the winter blues like a fresh coat of paint. Consider a cheerful color palette, like Benjamin Moore’s Raspberry Blush – it’s the Color of the Year for 2023, and it’s simply delightful!
2. Coordinate with Color: Do a quick visual audit of your rooms. Where could a pop of color be added to infuse freshness and coordination? Sometimes, a strategically placed throw pillow or two can work wonders.
3. Declutter and Breathe: Clear your surfaces entirely and embrace minimalism. Living with less can make you feel lighter and brighter.
4. Lighting Makeover: Replace those old, yellowing lampshades with modern lamps sporting sleek drum shades. Maximize your illumination and your style!
5. Go Green: Don’t settle for fake plants! Real ones not only add a fresh, vibrant touch to your space but also help purify the air and boost your mood.
6. Pillow Party: Ah, pillows! They can transform any space into a cozy haven. Layer them up with colors, textures, patterns, and sizes to create visual interest and functionality. Plus, they’re super easy and affordable to change out whenever you fancy a new look.
So, are you ready to cozy up with a good book by the window seat and soak in the sunlight? Your fresh and fabulous space is waiting to embrace you. Let’s chase away those winter blues together!
Reach out to me for design inspiration, and let’s make your home a place that lifts your spirits.
Cheers to a brighter, more colorful home and a happier you!
Hi, I’m Holley Pokora, and since 2001, I’ve worked with builders, realtors, and homeowners creating beautiful, swoon-worthy spaces that are right for you. Are you ready for a designer home of your dreams? Book a consultation!