Winter Blues

No, no…it’s not what you think. I’m sure they’ll hit sometime in February but all’s well right now. What I’m talking about is my winter blues decor.

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I’m always stumped, and a little burned out from decorating for the holidays, and I never know what to do to make the house feel cozy so I just put back what was out before Christmas and call it done. This year though I wanted to add a little sparkle and winter color to the house, something that would help lift my spirits during our long and dreary winter.

Beat the winter blues by adding an icy color and a bit of sparkle to your decor | chatfieldcourt.comI wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do or what colors I wanted to use. My stash of pillow covers, my go-to decor when I want to change a room, had either dark or spring colors, not what I was looking for, so I decided to head to IKEA to see if I could find some inspiration, on a budget of course.

Cure the winter blues by adding an icy color and a bit of sparkle to your decor | chatfieldcourt.comI don’t go often because it’s always so crowded, but luck was with me and it was empty the afternoon I went, so I spent two glorious hours walking around, taking my time and looking at everything. Not how I usually shop, but I sort of enjoyed myself and came away with 4 icy blue, velvet pillow covers, a steal at 8 bucks each.

Beat the winter blues by adding an icy color and a little sparkle to your decor | chatfieldcourt.comMy next stop was HomeGoods but by the time I got there I was so done. I did a quick loop through and came out, in record time I might add, with some sparkle, a silver beaded pillow for $20.

Cure the winter blues by adding an icy color and a little sparkle to your decor | chatfieldcourt.com I was done shopping, and my budget money was gone, so the rest of my look was going to have to come from my stash. I had just enough to sprinkle a little bit of winter blues in each room.

Beat the winter blues by adding an icy color and a bit of sparkle to your room | chatfieldcourt.com I like the change and I’m hoping that it’ll help get me through the winter, or at least through January and February. Last year our winter lasted 6 long months so I’m crossing my fingers that we don’t have a repeat.

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Beat the winter blues by adding a bit of sparkle and icy blue to your room | chatfieldcourt.comWhat about you? Do you do any winter decorating?

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22 thoughts on “Winter Blues

  1. That is what I call a winter palate. Cool blue and bright white instead of dark browns and burgandy that most people equate with winter. Your rooms give me energy and make me smile on this gloomy day we are having in my neck of the woods, um I mean beach. 🙂 Have a blessed day my friend. Debbie

    • Thanks so much Debbie, your comment really made my day. Truly. We don’t have many sunny days during the winter and this color just seemed right. Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have a great weekend. 🙂

  2. Love this! It’s blue, sure, but it’s not dark and dreary blue, but one that makes me think of snow (getting to enjoy snow, not being stuck inside!).
    From what I hear, just about everyone is having a crazy winter – heck, we’ve had snow in Oregon! I’m hoping it doesn’t get much weirder, but I’m not going to hold my breath…

    • Thanks Jessica. I just couldn’t bear to put out dark pillows right now. So glad I found these. I think your winter has been crazier than ours, which is generally cold, cloudy and dreary. Here’s hoping we all get better weather soon…although I’m not going to hold my breath either. 😉 Happy weekend!

  3. I was stumped for a bit after putting away the Christmas decor, too. I didn’t want to put everything back the way it was, but finally ideas came to me and stuff started shuffling around. Good to shop the house and some shopping at the stores. Love Ikea, but ours is always crazy crowded.

    • Shuffling things around is one of the best things about decorating…for me anyway. I have a love/hate relationship with IKEA because it’s always so crowded. I think I just lucked out the day I visited, and I’m sure it won’t happen again.

  4. Love the look! I still have some red things out that go well for Valentine’s Day because I didn’t know what to decorate with after Christmas. Great idea, may even do the “blues” after Valentine’s Day. You know there’s that stretch from February until spring and even spring will look good with blue!

    • Thanks MJ, so great to “see” you. I think the blues will last until spring. It’s a nice change from the usual dark colors of winter. Hope you are doing well.

  5. Pretty shade of blue, Kristi. Nice seasonal transition. When I took down the Christmas decor I kept the pine cones out and sprinkled them around the cottage. I’m still trying to learn what my rooms want throughout the year, being this is a new home for us and all. I love your blog. So inspirational. Hugs, Nancy

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