Add Color for the Rainy Season Ahead
It happens every year, yet are we ever really ready for it? The gray skies, the rain, the weather pattern that invades
our upper left part of the country for the best part of nine months. As Pacific Northwesterners, we get so wrapped
up in the beautiful summer months that we often forget about the impending “other” season. Fear not, friends.
With the addition of a few colorful, stimulating, naturally beneficial items inside your home, the rainy season can be the same, wonderful environment you enjoy outside in the sunny season.
First things, first—plants. According to Nick Meza, owner of Babygreens in Bellingham, “Cleaner air, boosts in mood, reduced anxiety, increased productivity and creativity, stress reduction, and general increased sense of well-being are all proven benefits of incorporating living plants into living spaces.” Not to mention, plants brighten every room. It can be a tropical paradise with the addition of cactus, palm plants and succulents.
Nothing turns a rain-soaked frown upside down like flowers. Simply purchasing flowers from the grocery store, or your local greenhouse, and filling vases brings loads of color inside and reminds you that summer will return. If you want to have a bit more fun, try temporary floral tattoos from Tattly. This artist collective believes “great design and art can make people happy.” They create collections of non-toxic, vegetable-based ink tattoos.
Infuse your space with sky blue and sunny yellow by adding rugs, blankets and throw pillows in these colors. If it’s gray outside, at least inside it’s bright and lively.
Now, that’s better, isn’t it? You’re breathing clean, healthy air, and surrounding yourself with the colors and blooms of summertime. You’re ready to settle in your sunny space while it’s soaking outside.
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