As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, it can be so easy to drop into a seasonal depression, but you can combat the blues by simply brightening your indoor space. If your ceilings aren’t already white, a fresh coat of paint can make a cave-like room much lighter.
Painting your walls a lighter color or even a more soothing color can help your mood as well. And at this time of year, it’s a good idea to open the blinds during the day to let in the natural light- this will also help to warm your space and reduce your heating bill. If you’re hemmed in by oversized furniture, downsizing or using pieces with clean lines can lighten a room. And if you have the budget for some new light fixtures, look into some brighter bulbs, and ambient fixtures for a well-lit space that feels more inviting.