They don’t call it cabin fever for nothing. There you are, in your little cabin of an apartment, feverishly itching to do something new, and yet spring isn’t just around the corner, not yet! Well for you little OCD spring cleaners out there, why not relish this moment for all its grey and cold glory? You think we’re kidding, but we aren’t; the holiday decorations need to come down, but you don’t need to be down in the dumps. Perk yourself up this weekend with a little winter decorating.
Admit it, it doesn’t actually take THAT long to repaint one wall, and you’ll more than make up for it in compliments and resulting smugness. We got this particular picture from HGTV, but you can find endless ones online, or if you’re particularly crafty, you can design one yourself. Feeling lazy or cheap? Use some leftover pain that’s been hanging around, and only paint a small but noticeable area. By now you should know that we’ll recommend such projects only if you have an amenable landlord, so be smart and don’t blame us if you track paint all over his prized wood floors.
Throw some white paint on winter-related objects
Seriously, all it really takes is a basket of pinecones you filched from the park and then dipped in white paint, and all of a sudden you’re Martha freaking Stewart. Don’t believe me? Try it! Just let the paint dry before ruining that woven masterpiece. How else can you make this ridiculously easy? Stick a spruce branch in a vase and use it as a centerpiece. Gather a bunch of Christmas tree bulbs and “arrange” them in a nice bowl, and use THAT as a centerpiece. Sprinkle some fake snow in the corner. The lazy options are endless.
While we don’t feel entirely good about encouraging your addiction to shopping (you know, there are therapists and probably even medication for that), if you’re going to do it anyway, we might as well point you in the right direction. Etsy has some ridiculously cute items for easy winter decorating, and if you weren’t such an addict, you could always store them away til next year and re-use the wonder. Just a suggestion.
Don’t take OUR word for it
Feel like striking out on your own here? (But don’t actually want to come up with your own ideas?) You can always stalk the hundreds of people on places like Pinterest who are fetishizing the latest season (that’s a lot of sketchy verbs for one sentence, but you catch our drift). Actually, this is an excellent way to spending so much time looking at how your apartment could be decorated that you never get around to actually decorating it. Trust me, I know.
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