January 5, 2017 • Contributor: Andrea Greco
January, January. For years you have been the end of my party. You are the dead Christmas tree I need to drag to the corner. You are the 5 lbs I have mysteriously gained by routinely replacing my breakfast protein shake with the Starbucks holiday gingerbread loaf. You are the weather that was festive and is now just cold. You are the month with NO DECORATIONS!!! Give me a reason to love you! January? Are you there? Are you even listening to me?
All right. I could be waiting around for a long time if I'm expecting a response from January proper. So, I’m taking matters into my own hands. I’m turning this frown upside down and I’m going to cheer the heck up. What do I do to get happy that doesn’t involve a 5 lbs box of chocolates and a Netflix subscription? I refresh my living space. Where am I going for inspiration? Lucky for me, Pantone just released its color for Spring 2017. Meet “Greenery.” It is peppy, hopeful and tropical. This is just the no calorie boost I need to feel like a room without a roof. Click on the image below for more Pantone info!
Give Your Room a Boost
I love to do little updates throughout my apartment on a regular basis. This is partially because I am a decorator. More importantly, it helps me keep my apartment looking fresh and tidy. When I rearrange vases, I am forced to dust. When I restyle my bookshelves, I recycle magazines and give away books I no longer need. I also am pushed to really look at how things are put together throughout my house and question, “Do I even like this anymore?” I feel like this is a good exercise if you want to keep your home looking up to date and a reflection of who you are right now.
This being said, you don’t have to go crazy with a color trend and spend a lot of money. A refresh can be as simple as replacing your shower curtain or changing your dinner napkins. But, you can also swap out your dining chairs and get a fancy new rug. The good news is, green goes well with a lot of colors. I’ve put together a little guide of some of my favorite product picks in the world of greenery. Let’s shake those January blues and get our green on!
Brighten Up Your Bathroom
Put the power back into your shower with these fun accents!
Go ahead! Swap out some hardware and put on a record. Let’s get this year started right! I think this may get me through until Valentine’s Day!