It’s hard to hang on to cheerful optimism as fall deepens and the days get shorter. October is lovely – vibrant turning leaves, brilliant blue skies, still-green-grass. But November? If you live in a northern climate, the grass is dying, the skies are often grey, and the trees are bare.
Yes, November can be sad.
Some people do love this time of year, with its cosy sweaters and moody dark colours. But if you don’t, and find the grey days depressing, consider adding green to your indoor life. It will give you a welcome respite from an interminable lack of outdoor colour.
If you have a light neutral space, it can be as easy as throw pillows.
Or a green cosy blanket throw.
A larger, yet inspired, investment in green is the kitchen below. It offers a surprise of “colour joy”, drawing guests in for a jolt of happy.