How to Chase Away Those Winter Blues at HomeIn many areas of the country, winter can mean a long span of cold, grey days and early nights. But you don’t have to feel like you’re living in a cave until spring comes back around. In fact, there are many easy ways to keep your home bright and cheery all year long.

One strategy is to temporarily take the screens off your windows. In colder climates, it is unlikely that you’ll be opening windows to let the fresh (and snowy) air in. So, without the added darkness of the screens, the interior of your home can appear much brighter.

As an added bonus, on the days when you do see the winter sun, it can help to warm up the room, and in turn, save you a few dollars on your heating bill. You can turn the brightness up a notch by giving the windows a good, thorough cleaning.

If you have trees and/or bushes that block out the light around your home’s windows, trimming these back can allow more exterior light to flow in. You can also pull back curtains or blinds on the inside to multiply the effect.

Winter can also be a good time to replace dim incandescent light bulbs with brighter and whiter LED lights. Going with a bulb that emits 5,000K to 6,000K, you can attain a hue that is close to natural daylight.

Depending on how much you want to bring the outside in, you could add various plants around your home. Your best options are those that thrive with indirect light. Psychologically, greenery can remind you that spring is on the way!

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