How To Deal With Less Sunlight In Winter


The hardest part of winter for most people is the lack of sunlight. After a while, the many days of a gloomy white winter sky can have an effect on your mood. Although the best fix for this is sunlight, you still have to go through those colder months. So to hopefully help, here are some tips on how to deal with less sunlight in winter!

Create a cozy space that makes you happy

Since you will be spending a lot of time indoors during the winter, creating a space that makes you happy is very important. This can be your whole place or just a little part of it. You can create a little cozy spot to read at the end of the day or a workspace that inspires you. It really is up to you. If you want to give your space a new feel or look,ย I find the easiest way to do that is with pillows and blankets.

Add greenery to your space

Believe it or not, bringing the outdoors inside can make a big difference in your mood. Plants help purify the air, and it’s nice to have a reminder that warmer days are still to come. Most plants don’t require a lot of a lot of watering or attention during the cold months, so adding a few to your space is a great choice. Just make sure that you’ll still be able to care for them in the summer, and if not fake plants are great too. I highly recommend this book for finding which plant is best for you!

Move Your Body And Get Outside

Now you are probably thinking that there’s no way you are going outside in the cold. But being out in nature is great for the body and mind, so give it a try! Even if it’s just for a few minutes, getting your body moving can do wonders for your mood. If it’s just too cold out, pick a few days a week to do some exercising indoors.

Lighting Is Key

One of the best ways of adding some “sunshine” to your space is to have the right lighting. It may be as simple as buying a new lamp or changing your lightbulbs to brighter ones. If it’s a gloomy winter day, you might as well make the best out of it with some candles too. Candles are perfect for creating a cozy atmosphere, so light a few around your space to add some warmth!

Treat Yourself

With the weather being a bit gloomy, you might as well treat yourself! This could be anything from a pamper session one evening, adding a new item in your wardrobe, or just a cup of coffee on your way to work.

And those are some tips for dealing with the lack of sunlight in winter! Just remember that you have to go through winter in order to experience the warmth and beauty of spring.

34 responses to “How To Deal With Less Sunlight In Winter”

  1. Ellie says:

    I love all of these tips! It’s been difficult dealing with lack of sunlight lately but it’s sunny today, the first time in weeks and I can’t keep the smile off my face haha.
    Ellie x

  2. Quinn says:

    This couldn’t be truer! Lack of sunlight makes me super grouchy, but my husband has convinced me to add some greenery to our apartment to make it better. It’s working! You should look into an aerogarden – I feel like you would love it xx

  3. Mica says:

    These are good tips! I think some of the advice (like creating a cosy space and getting outside) work well most of the year too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope that you have been having a wonderful weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ I just posted my weekday wear linkup, I’d love you to join! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Away From The Blue

  4. Ann says:

    Great tips!
    Love your pics,
    have a great week ahead โ™ฅ


  5. Samantha says:

    So many great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Jessica says:

    These are all great tips! I definitely agree with move your body and get outside! I’ve been doing more of both of those things lately, and it has lifted my spirits!

  7. Tasfia says:

    Great tips! I love the decor and the whole vibe of the room. Beautiful photos! x


  8. Mariya says:

    Such great tips, thanks for sharing!

    Mariya |

  9. Lauren says:

    These are lovely ideas! Iโ€™m in South Africa so itโ€™s currently summer and very hot! But I will remember these for when winter hits.
    Xxx Lauren |

  10. Jenifer says:

    These are such great tips! I would have a hard time living in a place that had limited sunny days but I can see where doing things like creating cozy spaces or adding greenery would make a huge difference.

    xx Jenifer

  11. jade bevan says:

    omg amazing tips i loved this post! thanks for sharing


  12. Kathrin says:

    These are great tips! I think the point about going outside even if it’s just for a little bit or getting some indoor excercise is particularly important. I know I always feel better when I see natural light and breathe some air, even if I need to do so through a scarf. I hope you have a wonderful week.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  13. Allie Mackin says:

    I have to say your place looks so cute and cozy. These are great tips. I also use a light box it helps with migraines too. The lack of light and depression is not that bad in NY. But when I lived in Seattle it was BAD. Between the rain and lack of light it was a struggle for real

    Allie of

  14. How interesting! I love all of these photos and your tips!

  15. Simone says:

    Treating yourself is the best way to conquer those dull days. Taking a bath is very relaxing. I do lots of walks too outside, fresh air lightens up the mood as well, even if the sun isn’t shining.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  16. Gemma says:

    Great post and tips! It’s been so noticeable how much sunlight has been missing the last few months since it’s been out the last few days.

    Gemma x

  17. So many awesome ideas Kara, I love to treat myself to get through those gloomy days!


  18. jasna says:

    Such good tips ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  19. Ashley says:

    These are great tips- this winter is really never-ending!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  20. Thank you so much for these great tips! I make all of things from your list except bring outdoors inside. I would try with that also, but I an’t wait for Spring! I’m totally ready for it!

    Blog –

  21. Kinga K says:

    How pretty is ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. merel says:

    The place looks so cozy! I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

    X Merel

  23. First of all your room looks really great !
    All of those tipps are really helpful especially the plants โค๏ธ


  24. Hi Kara
    I have the lucky of living in a country with a lot of sunlight.
    Its cold in December and January but today they are 22ยบC.
    Nice tips. Get outside is the best!!

  25. Gabrielle says:

    You’ve made a brilliant point in this post – the lack of sunlight definitely gets to us all eventually! Loving your suggestion of creating a cosy space at home ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  26. Naya says:

    Couldn’t agree more about greenery (I would also add comfort food to the list since I’ve been cheating a bit lately – totally blaming it on a cold weather lol). I recently got a few new plants and they’ve added such a lovely touch to my living room xx


  27. Lorna says:

    I always take my Vitamin D supplement and I have plants in my room too!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

  28. Gemma Etc. says:

    I have a SAD light and it definitely makes a difference, even if it’s just on for an hour a day xx

  29. These are wonderful tips for getting out of the winter doldrums. Spring can’t come fast enough!

  30. Heather says:

    Lots of bright green plants makes such a huge difference to me when trapped indoors. I really do miss the sunlight, although I guess it makes those occasional crisp and bright winter days even more special?!

    Heather xoxo

  31. Anna says:

    Great tips! If you canยดt change the weather outside you could always organize a cozy corner inside your place to enjoy the winter months!

    Have a great week!

  32. theoni says:

    that was lovely! cute corners you have created in your home!

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