FAM­ILY-ROOM RE­FRESH

Stuck in­side? Use these hap­pi­ness-in­duc­ing de­sign ideas from the trend spot­ters at Pin­ter­est to help your fam­ily say bye-bye to the win­ter blues.

FamilyFun - - NEST - BY KATIE LEPORTE PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BY JA­SON DON­NELLY

1. PULL IN NAT­U­RAL LIGHT

To bal­ance the nat­u­rally straight lines of a room and max­i­mize light on dark days, try a round mir­ror. If it’s at least two feet in di­am­e­ter, you’ve even got your­self a new state­ment piece! Wood Oc­tagon Mir­ror, $130; world­mar­ket.com

2. TRY A TOUCH OF SPARKLE

Warm up your space with blush-toned cop­per ac­cents. From cur­tain rods to man­tel dé­cor and fur­ni­ture, cop­per looks both clas­sic and modern—and it can add a sweet touch of shim­mer.

3. EM­BRACE CALM COLOR

Sure, you might not want to re­paint an en­tire room with kids un­der­foot, but you can eas­ily add color, pat­tern, and happy shades of blue with re­mov­able wall­pa­per. Cover one wall to trans­form the room—no muss, no fuss. Geo in Blue, $40 per 2x4-foot sheet; chas­ing­pa­per.com

4. PLAY WITH PAT­TERN

Up­date the look of your fa­vorite fam­ily snug­gle spot with pat­terned pil­lows. Col­lect dif­fer­ent sizes and shapes, tex­tures, and de­signs to com­pletely change things up—and to make the couch so much co­zier!

5. BRING IN PLANTS

Snow may be fall­ing, but you can still count on a burst of fresh­ness (and ex­tra O2) from house­plants to lift your mood. Try a fid­dle-leaf fig tree or a black-thumb-proof pothos plant.

6. ADD FA­VORITE ART

Float­ing frames let art­work or pho­tos steal the show— and our DIY ver­sion, which pairs in­ex­pen­sive wooden can­vas stretch­ers with acrylic, al­lows you to make a cus­tom frame in min­utes.

7. UP­DATE OLD FUR­NI­TURE

You don’t need to re­place your fur­ni­ture to make it feel re­freshed—just add new or painted knobs or legs. Rose Gold and Flo­ral Ce­ramic Knobs,$8 for a set of two; world­mar­ket.com

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