Got the Winter Blues?

Weather got you feeling down? With this cold weather and the sun going down sooner, it’s easy for your mood to be affected.

Practically, you could take more Vitamin D and exercise, but we also think that there are ways you can design your home to boost your mood! Here are 5 tips to help you if you are feeling blue this winter:

1. Have plenty pictures of loves ones and favorite memories around your home. Take a look at these driftwood frames we have here at High Country!


2. Pick cheerful artwork for your walls. This barn painting above this bed in our showroom has many uplifting colors.


3. Bring nature into your home, like some greenery or flowers.


4. Make sure the heavy traffic rooms in your home have plenty of light. Light opens up the room so that you don’t feel so closed in. We have a lighting center at our location on 3232 Dellwood Road.


5. Select the colors of your room wisely. According to HGTV, “Color is a powerful design tool that can make the rooms in your home feel more calm, cheerful, comfortable or dramatic.” Red is passionate, orange is optimistic, green is calming, blue is tranquil, purple is creative, gray is sophisticated, and brown in natural. When deciding what color for each room, Freshome says that there are certain colors that are best for each room. For example, blue is a productive color so it should be used in the office and the color red encourages appetite so it should be in the dining room. Notice the subtle blues in this office vignette and the red accents in this dining room vignette.



Would you like to talk to our design personnel here at High Country about how to get out of your Winter Blues by incorporating some of these tips into your home? Come visit one of our 3 locations!


The Perfect Dining Room Table For You!

We sell several dining room tables at High Country. One of our top selling brands is Barkman furniture. Barkman focuses on creating quality furniture. In their catalog they state that “It is the mission of Barkman Furniture to produce furniture of the highest quality, always built to the most exacting standards in the industry, and worthy of being handed down from one generation of your family to the next.”

With Barkman, you can select and create the perfect dining room table for you! You get to choose the base, table top, size, leaf extensions, finish, and chairs. There are over 6,000,000 different variations you could order.

The Christy Dining table is one of our most popular here at High Country. In the Christy table shown, the grain of grey elm contrasts with an onyx finish on brown maple.


Have you ever had water rings on your furniture? Yes, you could try to use cleaners, baking soda, toothpaste, or mayonnaise to get the ring out, but with a Barkman Dining table you can lay a glass down on the table and it will leave no water ring – guaranteed.

Interested in learning more about Barkman dining tables? Call or visit one of our 3 locations and one of our design personnel would be happy to help!