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 | 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 | 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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  1. Ruth
    Friday,January 15, 2016 / 9:52 am

    love the colors………..breath of fresh air. I’m interested in where you bought the topairy plant. I”ve been looking for one and yet to find it.

    • Kristi
      Saturday,January 16, 2016 / 2:48 am

      Thanks Ruth, I appreciate it. I looked for a topiary for a while and I finally found one at a local flea market. I know that’s not much help.

  2. Friday,January 15, 2016 / 10:06 am

    Perfect for winter, Kristi! Lovely.

    • Kristi
      Saturday,January 16, 2016 / 2:48 am

      Thanks so much Kim. Have a great weekend!

  3. Vel
    Friday,January 15, 2016 / 12:47 pm

    I had the same kind of “blues” last year Kristi, you NAILED this Winter blues to the dot! Love those shelving over your daybed too!

    • Kristi
      Saturday,January 16, 2016 / 3:17 am

      Thanks Vel! It’s such a pretty color, isn’t it? I’m so glad I was able to find it, and stay in my budget. 🙂 Happy weekend!

  4. Friday,January 15, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    Love the color! Where did you get the baskets with the numbers on them….love them!

  5. Friday,January 15, 2016 / 12:57 pm

    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

    • Kristi
      Saturday,January 16, 2016 / 3:25 am

      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. 🙂

  6. Jessica [Havok]
    Friday,January 15, 2016 / 2:25 pm

    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…

    • Kristi
      Saturday,January 16, 2016 / 3:33 am

      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!

  7. Carol Rodenbaugh
    Friday,January 15, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    I love the shade of blue–it’s different but icy. Enjoyed this blog–it was refreshing on a dreary cold day!

    • Kristi
      Saturday,January 16, 2016 / 3:26 am

      Thanks so much, I’m really loving the color too. Hope your weekend is great and your weather brightens up.

  8. Friday,January 15, 2016 / 4:49 pm

    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.

    • Kristi
      Saturday,January 16, 2016 / 3:43 am

      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.

  9. MaryJean
    Saturday,January 16, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    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!

    • Kristi
      Monday,January 18, 2016 / 4:29 am

      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.

  10. Nancy
    Tuesday,January 19, 2016 / 8:31 am

    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

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,January 20, 2016 / 3:00 am

      Thanks for the sweet comment Nancy. You really made my day! 🙂

  11. Thursday,January 28, 2016 / 6:47 pm

    I like your kind of winter blues! It’s gorgeously refreshing! Well done! I hope everyone gets the blues like this 😉 Have a great weekend!

    • Kristi
      Friday,January 29, 2016 / 4:01 am

      Me too Terry, it’s the best kind of blues to get. 😉 Thanks so much for stopping in. Hope you have a great weekend!

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