Guys, this is so NOT what it looks like outside my window right now, but I’ve recently updated some of the walls in my home with new, bright, sunny pictures. If I can’t have sunshine outside, I might as well make sure that I have sunshine here in my home. Winter brings a lot of cold weather, sickness, and gloomy days which means you are STUCK INSIDE! What better way to make this winter less gloomy than to bring some happiness and joy into your house?
If you’re like me, you have some great pictures on your computer, tablet, or phone. Bring the giggles, smiles, and summertime flowers inside every day.
Here are my tips for decorating your house with... your own personal sunshine!
Where in your home do you find yourself most? My most lived-in spot is my kitchen. It is where my kids whine for more food, where I cook three times a day amongst their whining, and where I relax with my coffee each morning (and maybe a glass of wine at night.)
When I am surrounded by utter chaos, this is where I need to be able to regain my calm and composure. Where is this spot in your home? What location needs a little extra love and a pop of joy? It is not necessarily on your staircase and it most definitely isn’t in that fancy extra room that you never enter! !
When I stand at my kitchen sink, scrubbing ketchup off of yesterday’s plates, my view falls upon a picture of my favorite memory: a family adventure in the Rocky Mountains. Is it the best spot to show off this photograph? No, of course not, but this picture isn’t for anyone, but me. I sure hate chores, but I do LOVE the mountains.
Recently, we took some new family pictures (thank you, sister!) and I plan on moving my mountain picture to a new location, while I replace it with my new favorite photo. Now when my boys are refusing to eat the food I just cooked, I can look up and be reminded of their cute giggles and warm smiles! Put those pictures that you love in YOUR space: above your kitchen sink, over your bathtub, inside your laundry room, or over your desk at work. During these cold winter months, bring sunshine into your most-lived spaces!