Adding Warmth to Your Space During Winter

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It’s a gloomy winter day. The type of day that makes you seek the comfort of a cozy throw as you sit by the fire and read a good book.

While winter sometimes seems to drag on for far too long and the lack of sunshine can really affect your mood, it is also during these gloomy days when you can find a little quiet time, reflect and just enjoy the calm. That’s one of the many beauties of life – if you put your mind to something, you can find a treasure in each day and in every season.

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In yesterday’s post, I shared various ways I refresh our home during the winter, and today, I’m joining some of my talented friends as we share how each of us embraces winter.

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One of my favorite ways to make winter seem a little less dull is to bring in a little color. It doesn’t have to be loud, just little splashes here and there will do the trick. I especially love how soft and tender this blush pillow looks sitting against the white backdrop. I think the texture of the knit pillow and pompoms on the pink pillow add warmth.

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And what’s not to love about having a good throw nearby? Even though it’s a neutral canvas, adding different textures through the rug and fur pillow immediately create warmth.

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Flowers are also a great way to bring in color. I find that nowadays, grocery stores carry an array of great – and affordable – arrangements.

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I’ve used our table couch to display a few plants, including those adorable Myrtle topiaries. I’ve had fairly good success keeping plants alive in the past, so I’m hoping I can keep these cuties growing well. I say that not having any idea what their care is like. Any suggestions?

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I also planted a little fern in a mug, using a tip my mom taught me – don’t get rid of your coffee grinds, but instead, sprinkle or mix in your soil. The nutrients from the coffee will serve as food and will make your plants thrive.

You can similarly use egg shells. Simply grind them up really well and sprinkle them into your soil. Also, if you are going to use a container with no drainage hole, it’s important to place a layer of gravel – or sand – under the soil, to avoid the roots from rotting.

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It’s a simple display but in my opinion, adds just the right touch of green to give you a little “pick me up”.

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I also love displaying some of my vintage teacups, which happen to coordinate with the beautiful flowers.

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I was feeling brave and decided to add a splash of hot pink by making this cute little paper sack vase.

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They’re so easy to make and you can make them to coordinate with your decor. I will have the tutorial for them later on this week.

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With only being a few weeks removed from taking down our Christmas decor, I really do love the way the space feels bright and clean.

Please don’t forget to check out how the rest of my friends welcome winter into their homes by clicking on the thumbnails below.

Thank you so much for stopping by…have a lovely day.

much love,
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Living room source list (may contain affiliate links)

Couch – Leon’s
Chairs – IKEA 
Rug – RugsUSA
Chandelier – Joss&Main
Lamps – Birch Lane
Wall Colour – Benjamin Moore (Coventry Gray)
Throw, Pillows and Mirror : Homesense Canada
Table: Old from Ashley Furniture – Similar HERE

Comments

  1. says

    Hi, Lucy! Your spaces are always so pretty and just gorgeously styled. Love the light colors, you could almost think you’re at the beach. Those pink flowers are a great hit of color!

  2. Donna says

    Love this room! The pink reminds me of Valentines . Please tell me where you found the pink pom pom pillow and pink throw? Did you make the winter graphic pillow? What shade of gray is on the top of your wall? Love it all!

  3. says

    Hey my friend, you could make a home in the middle of Alaska look warm and cozy. :-D I love your soft colors you added. Somehow it still looks cozy without an overload of color. Thanks for joining us today for “Welcome Winter.”
    xxoo, Barb

  4. Gail Plaskiewicz says

    It’s amazing how that little pop of color changes things and makes them look just that much better. You room looked nice before but now, ti looks even better. Thanks for sharing.

  5. says

    Love the blush pillow that you added to your home decor and your fun ‘Winter, cocoa…etc’ pillow. Where did you get both of those? I love adding greenery to my space with real plants as well..though don’t ask for any tips…I don’t seem to have much of a green thumb as a lot of my plants die…oh well:( Beautiful space!

    http://www.lavendersblush.com/

  6. Sara Gibson says

    I love your space! So fresh, and I’m totally going to go look for a similar throw.

    One thing: I’ve been growing plants in containers without drainage holes for YEARS, and even though everything I read says to add that layer of gravel for “drainage”, I have found that is is far better to have the potting soil go all the way to the bottom. That’s right: NO drainage layer. The problem with a layer of gravel (or whatever) is that the extra water just sits down there all the time. It never gets absorbed into the soil or the plant,, and it starts to stink quite badly! You don’t smell it until you repot the plant, but I don’t think it’s beneficial to have some nasty scummy water in with your plants day in and day out. The plants don’t even tend to put roots down into the water. If, on the other hand, you fill the container with soil, then any extra water can be absorbed by the plant’s roots. You can still kill the plant with overwatering either way, but it’s easier to pour off extra water from soggy soil, and it’s easier to tell that you are overwatering and adjust next time.

    I went out and bought a lovely hanging Peperomia just yesterday because I was craving some life in this endless Canadian winter! It’s really helping my mood!

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