How to Use Color to Cheer Up a Space in Late Winter

Posted on February 07 2012

How to Use Color to Cheer Up a Space in Late Winter



Since we're in the Northeast, we're used to getting those winter doldrums in February, March, and sometimes even April. But there's good news! It may be gray outside, but that doesn't mean it needs to be inside. Color is a wonderful way to cheer up your space during the icy late winter, and pillows and blankets are the perfect way to do it. Far more easy than changing a paint color or the color on your upholstery, blankets can quickly add the perfect pop of color that your space needs!


Living Room

Showcase color by throwing a blanket over the back of the couch or a chair. You could even try switching out your favorite pillows to add some contrast to the blanket.



The same goes for the bedrooms: throw your favorite colored blanket over the foot of the bed, the chair in the corner of the room, or even in some strategically placed open storage for the extra pop of color.


Laundry Room or Storage Closet

If you're willing and able, open storage can be beautiful way to add both color and interest to a space. Even if your blankets are being stored for the winter, use clear plastic bags or containers to still see the blankets.