Winter is coming. We can distract ourselves with Holiday preparations and festivities but the cold and darkness get to us eventually and if we’re not well-prepared, that can mean serious “cabin fever”.
Being in our homes when we’re not working, eschewing the outdoors in favor of our cozy nests, sounds rather nice. But when the weather and the slippery sidewalks and crazy driving that come with it compel us to stay inside, it can get depressing.
But you can do a great deal to push back the Winter Blues. That’s why we’re offering this post covering ways to keep your home looking good during the winter.
Let’s learn how to put those Winter Blues in their place.
Adding warm, rich color to your home brings it a comforting coziness and a little goes quite a long way. One way to add colors like red, orange, burgundy and others to your living space is with temporary elements.
Start by switching out your cushion covers for warmer colors. You’ve already added a comforting pop of coziness! Next, consider adding slipcovers to your upholstered furniture. A light color goes a long way to alleviate the dreariness of the season.
And don’t forget to liberally apply throws in delicious fabrics which mimic sheepskin and velvet. The sumptuous fabric gets a coziness boost when you select colors that complement other elements you’ve added to the room.
Lightbulbs emitting blue light don’t work during the winter, because the subconscious effect is to compound the oppressive dark and cold. Instead, fit your lighting with bulbs which casts a soft white glow.
Colored bulbs are another great alternative. They can create warming effects as they illuminate your walls and a unique ambience.
And don’t forget the coziness of candles. The Danish have always known about the allure of candles. In fact, the ongoing “hygge” trend hails from this northern nation. Even when friends and family gather in the middle of the day, candles are lit to signal intimacy and warmth.
If you’re worried about little ones putting their hands in the flames, then opt for LED powered candles. They have the same effect as the real thing, without the danger of curious fingers getting singed.
A supply of rechargeable batteries is all you need to add these to your winter décor.
Hire a Professional Cleaner
Cleanliness and coziness go together, so hiring a professional cleaner is an excellent way to keep your home looking good during the winter.
With friends and family scheduled to descend, you want your place to glow with Holiday cheer and that cheer reflected in the perfection of spotless clean.
Your secret weapon? The power of Elves. New York’s Little Elves is the highly-acclaimed cleaning service that people are talking about.
Bringing you the platinum standard of clean, we hire only the most proficient cleaning crews. Every one of our Elves is professionally trained and bonded, so that your property, privacy and possessions are in safe hands.
Make your home sparkle this winter with the Elves!