This post is in partnership with World Market
The sun came out in Seattle yesterday and I have to say, it was glorious to get a glimpse of spring. January is usually a pretty gloomy month around these parts!
I think that’s one of the reasons I love being a homebody. It doesn’t really matter what the weather is outside, you can still enjoy creating a comfortable and happy sanctuary.
Yet a homebody in January can become a bit too focused on a home’s flaws, because you’re spending so much more time looking at them. So instead of obsessing over things I cannot do, I often have to find the balance between fully embracing the imperfection in my home and looking for the small improvements that can be made.
I may have to put in a little extra effort to boost the mood, but it’s all worth it. A winter house should be a cozy house, and what’s not to love about that?
So is there a secret to cozying up your sanctuary, when maybe you just don’t feel particularly inspired?
I sometimes start decluttering the surfaces, and then moving things around until I get in a groove. Other times I give myself a gift of indulging in a few new things that will inspire me to look at what I have in a brand new way. It doesn’t take much!
One of the things I love about making a quick trip to World Market is it is not only a fun way to get out of the house, but I always come home with a few affordable treasures. I never feel like I have to spend a fortune to update my house. The right accessories can be so impactful and often offer just the inspiration I needed to feel refreshed.
Here are five ways I like to create a cozier winter sanctuary:
1. Put a lamp in a dark corner.
2. Bring in a small table to hold a cup of tea.
3. Rearrange your throw pillows.
4. Add pops of color to unexpected places.
5. Bring in warmer accessories, like velvets, woods and rattans.
If you’re snowed in or maybe just a homebody like me and would like to shop from the comforts of your home, I found lots of cute rugs, furniture and accessories I think you’ll love!
- This cane and mahagony bench.
- This faux fiddle-leaf tree.
- These gold and gray planters.
- These bamboo basket weave candle holders.
Scroll the arrows below for sources from this post and more of my finds, and be sure to check out World Market’s Sanctuary Collection!