Zap Winter Doldrums with These Colorful Home Decor Accents

By Wendy Rose Gould for Modern Muse

After about two weeks of cold weather, the magic of winter tends to wear off. Gone are glistening treetops and wintry wonderlands, and here to stay — at least until spring — is chilly weather and a propensity to bundle up indoors.

If you're spending lots of time inside, like many of us are this time of year, bring a little zest into your home! Cheery, colorful accents like these can be easily incorporated into your decor scheme to uplift and transform any space.

Plush, Vibrant Accent Chair

Whether it's one tucked away in the corner next to your home library, a duo situated across from each other in your gathering room, or an entire set around the dining room table, Anthropologie's sophisticated Elowen chair is a showstopper. In addition to the teal pictured above, it comes in gold, blossom, navy, charcoal, and emerald. Fun fact: To date, it's one of the brand's bestselling pieces of furniture.

Spring-Inspired Bed Spread

Why wait for the earth to blossom when you could usher spring into your home right now? Ted Baker London's home collection boasts an array of floral buds and designs, including this Painted Posy Comforter & Sham set, available at Nordstrom. It's made with a luxuriously soft cotton sateen and comes with two king shams.

Whimsical, Splashy Art

Abstract art without a rigid theme, like Carol Benson-Cobb's Ocean's Horizon pictured above (available at Williams Sonoma), easily fits into any decor scheme. Her gentle fusion of soft slate, splashy teal, and hints of dark blue creates a sense of stability, tranquility, and contentment. The painting measures 36 x 48 inches, making it perfect for an entryway, hallway, nook, bathroom, or even above the bed.

Sun-Drenched Throw

Utility and brilliant decor meet happily via Williams Sonoma's Solid Cashmere Throw in Sunshine. It's made from 100% cashmere and features a delicate waterweave pattern and fringe to create soft texture. No doubt you'll feel warm and cozy bundled up in this one. If you're not sold on the yellow, try it in sangria, eucalyptus, pear, placid blue, or rose.

Modular Lamp

Anyone who appreciates thoughtful, eccentric design could spend hours perusing Jonathan Adler's creations. His Globo Vanity Lamp, available at Neiman Marcus, is made with a glossy brass and hollowed green lucite. Paired with a pristine white paper lampshade, it looks equal parts modern and retro.

Modern, Spectacular Rug

Nourison's Passion Rug takes the traditional Turkish style and spins it into a colorful, ultra-modern design. The juicy fuchsia-and-ivory medallion patterns make it feel brilliant and exciting, and will instantly freshen up a room. Note that the rug comes in eight different sizes, ranging from long and narrow (perfect for a hallway) to large and rectangular (ideal for the living room), allowing for lots of decor flexibility.