Banish the winter blues with simple home tips

Banish the winter blues with simple home tips

Let's face it: Sometimes the start of a New Year can be quite stressful, as you're winding down from the holiday season. Not too mention, the cold weather doesn't do any favors to our moods. If you don't have the luxury of taking a tropical vacation this winter, you can achieve a pick-me-up with a few helpful home tips sure to get your house ready for the upcoming year.

  • Add some color: The winter is a bit blah, so why don't you jazz up your home decor to liven up this season? Try incorporating colorful custom curtains and drapes in trendy shades like Radiant Orchid or bright blue to your home design scheme.
  • Comfort is key: Turn your New York house or apartment into a homey lodge with soft and luxurious amenities, including stylish throw blankets and pillows. Sitting around the fireplace on a cold night with a warm mug of hot cocoa, or a hot toddy, can instantly make you love the winter season. 
  • Sort through your Christmas gifts: "Got some new goodies for Christmas? Instead of packing them into overstuffed closets and drawers, take a few extra minutes to seek out something similar to let go of," urges Houzz.com contributor Laura Gaskill. "New set of sheets? Pick out an older set to give away. New pair of boots? Dig in your closet for a worn-out pair to toss."

We wish you a very Happy New Year! To adhere to your design goals in 2014, be sure to contact Metropolitan Window Fashions for a complimentary at-home appointment with our home design consultants.