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.
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.
I 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.
I 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.
My 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.
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.
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.
What about you? Do you do any winter decorating?