Just when we think we've survived the season's cold weather, another Winter storm comes along , shattering all hope for an early Spring. It's not all bad, though. If you're forced to stay inside your home, see it as an opportunity to give it some well-deserved love. Ahead we bring you simple tweaks you can do today to make your space a welcoming spot to host friends by the fire or curl up with a good book. We never thought we'd say it, but maybe all this cold-weather business is actually a good thing.
Play With Paint
Roll up your sleeves and don't be afraid to take risks with paint . We love the idea of going with black for a dramatic feel. Don't worry — the color will work even after Spring and Summer roll around, because not only are moody walls a big 2014 design trend , but the base color serves as the perfect backdrop for bright accents.
Try a Simple DIY
Got some time on your hands now that you're forced to stay indoors?
Use it wisely by trying out some simple
DIY hacks , like spray-painting desk legs gold for a seriously chic upgrade.
Give Your Green Thumb a Go
Did you know certain plants actually thrive in low light , meaning you can grow some major blooms even when the sun isn't shining? Give it a try, and smile once you see them sprouting with flowers.
Style Your Bar Cart
If the cold weather means you're stocking up on booze more than usual (hello, hot buttered rum ), consider this the perfect time to give your bar cart a makeover . Even just a few flowers will instantly add some pizzazz.
Order a Peppy Art Piece
Whether it's a bright poster or an art print with fun quotes , a piece that lifts your spirits will go a long way even on the dreariest of days.
Bring Out the Fun Pillows
Who says bright colors are reserved for the warm months? When it comes to stylish pillows , we believe punchy colors and styles should always be in your couch rotation — especially when the weather prediction is gloomy.