winter decorWinter is cold and dreary, but that doesn't mean that you can't brighten up your home to help you get through the season. In fact, you can use nature to inspire your home decor and avoid the dreadful cabin fever. Here are seven cheap and easy ways to accomplish this.

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Use beachy concepts in your decor. 1

Use beachy concepts in your decor.

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It's impossible not to think of warm weather. Introduce photos of sea motifs, sand, or even seashells. The effect is almost magical.

 

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Change your lightbulbs. 2

Change your lightbulbs.

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Nowadays there are lightbulbs that effectively emulate daylight. Change yours for those and you won't only feel that your days last longer, but you will see significant savings over time.

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Surround yourself with indoor plants. 3

Surround yourself with indoor plants.

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Greenery is a sign of life and nature. Nothing helps more to fight the winter blues than gorgeous plants. If you want to feel less cold, go for tropical ones, but research their light needs.

Use flowers to brighten up your place. 4

Use flowers to brighten up your place.

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Flowers have the power to set the mood in a room. Choose bouquets with bright colors and lots of petals. You can also go for the ones that remind you of summer.

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Chosoe neutral colors found in nature. 5

Chosoe neutral colors found in nature.

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They are soothing, can be used with all kinds of accent colors and will serve you well all throughout the year.

Use natural materials for storage. 6

Use natural materials for storage.

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Their texture and colors have a warmth of their own and will make you feel part of nature. They are also better for your overall health and easier to transition to the rest of the seasons of the year.

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Go for texture. 7

Go for texture.

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Also add it in layers to your home decor. Not only it would feel warmer, cozy and more in tune with the outdoors, but you will also be asked if you had your home professionally decorated--and spring will feel closer. Win-win!