The winter doldrums can get us down, especially after the holidays and the cold seems like it will never end. It’s the time of year when just a small decorating tweak can add a refreshing reminder to not lose hope – blue skies and sunshine are ahead!
A great way to do this is to add some new color to a space. Painting a wall or piece of furniture springtime green or blue is a good idea if you’re looking for a more permanent change, but a fresh décor piece can be all you need to liven things up.
Artisan-made, fair trade accents that we recommend to add that fresh pop of color you are looking for:
1. WARM UP WITH A UNIQUE KANTHA THROW OR BEDCOVER
Inherently unique and meticulously hand stitched by women in India. Since no two are alike due to the recycled sari fabric they are made from, you’ll be surprised by the patterns and colors you receive. Talk about adding an unexpected element to a room!
2. ADD COLOR WITH A CATCH-ALL BASKET
A fresh basket or set will add storage functionality in addition to a welcome pop of color on the floor or in a bookshelf. Especially useful for areas of the house that need “catch-alls” (toys, books, mail) All are handwoven by artisans mainly in Bangladesh, Ghana and Uganda.
3. BRIGHTEN YOUR TABLE WITH A SPRINGTIME CLOTH
What about your dining room table? A new cloth or runner adds an invigorating update with a thoughtful, artisanal touch. Perfect for celebrating Easter and other springtime holidays, too.
Have you recently added a new décor element to your home that is helping you to escape the winter blues? We would love to hear about it! Leave a comment below.