Fall and winter are HARD months if you live in the Northern Hemisphere (at least for me!).
It means long nights and shorter, and darker days. I and many of my clients suffer from seasonal affective disorder, which makes it really hard to feel happy in these darker, colder months.
Fear not, you’re not alone.
I was thinking what I do in the winter that makes me feel brighter and happier, and I wanted to share what I do, in hopes that it too may help you.
Many of these tips have to do with literally brightening your home, but there are some other tips here too.
I hope they’re helpful, and as always we LOVE your feedback.
9 Simple Tips For Brightening Your Home in Fall and Winter
- Fresh flowers: Always (if you follow me on instagram you know this!)
- Swap your light bulbs for soft white, and make sure they’re as much wattage as your lamps can handle.
- Add extra lights (seriously); got a dark corner? Brighten it up!
- Light candles (you get the theme!)
- Bring some of my outdoor plants inside.
- Make sure I have a bowl (or two) of extra fruits and veggies around. Their bright colors can brighten the room and bring the outdoors in.
- I put my Christmas tree up as early as I can (if you don’t celebrate Christmas- put some seasonal decorations up (and consider leaving them for as long as you can)
- Spring cleaning–>consider fall cleaning. I’m careful to declutter as much as I can in the winter, because I spend a LOT more time inside. Less clutter means more calm.
- Make more space in your house for yourself. I am constantly rearranging the furniture (sorry Paul!) – and this is the perfect time of year to do it. Make more space for yourself to relax