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Update: Congratulations to our random winner Michelle, who says, “I fight the winter blues here in Michigan by looking at all the decorative elements in my house that remind me of the beach!” Check back on March 1 for another great giveaway. 

Is your home feeling a bit dull and ordinary? In need of a little color and spunk? With retro maxims like “It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring” (Marilyn Monroe) and “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful” (Mae West), the online shop Society Social specializes in vintage-inspired pieces designed to make your room stand out, from bar carts to faux bamboo furniture. That’s why we’re teaming up to give one lucky reader a set of one-of-a-kind designer pillows — the perfect antidote to the winter decorating blues.

Designer Pillows From Society Social

One reader will win the set of three pillows displayed above: two featuring a blue Moroccan-inspired print and one in a fresh, bright floral To enter for a chance to win, answer this month’s question: How do you fight the winter blues? Bright colors? Sparkles? Warm blankets? Tell us in the comments below.

Want more from Society Social? Check out the company’s brilliantly-styled “magalogs” and swoon-worthy products on its Facebook page.

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 9:00 a.m. ET on February 1, 2013 and 12:00 p.m. ET on February 4, 2013. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $270. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.



187 Responses

  1. kathleen says:

    i don't get the winter blues-the air is cold, crisp-hot chocolate, blanket, fire roaring in the fireplace, a good book, and my sweet husband rubbing my feet (just dreaming on that last part). Love your blog!

  2. Sandy says:

    How do I fight the winter blues …. I'm not looking out the window today because it snowed and school was called off. One is I dream of our beach vacation. AND I get out out beach photo album and look through all the photos. Another distraction is to quilt happy, bright, loud fabrics together. Thanks

  3. 4Grammy says:

    I'm fighting the winter blues by lightening up my living room from a black background area rug to a pretty light blue/gray area rug, replaced the darker valances with a pretty robin's egg blue color and bought two cream colored lamps to replace the darker ones. The room makes me happy now.

  4. I love this giveaway!

    I live in Ohio, so I have to fight off winter blues every time our cold, snowy winters make their annual appearance. I fight 'em by looking through old beach vacation photos and getting a head start on my spring cleaning. Drinking ridiculous amounts of hot chocolate helps, too!

  5. Lorilea says:

    hmmm… I suppose I shop, but that's pretty much my remedy for everything, sooo….

    I am at least re-joining the gym to take up swimming!

  6. Karla says:

    Too busy to have the blues unless the tile ordered is more than 50% broken, ouch, discovered after all the tile was carried into the house. No blues feel great about the Kitchen tile project we are finishing up now ready to grout. We plan projects in doors and out and room by room for Fall and Winter, that we don't want to be bogged down doing in the Spring cleaning/warmer months, like clean out the clutter, carpet, tile, paint and renovate while the house is closed down get it bright cheery and ready for Spring and Summer when we open up to enjoy the outdoor space and work in the yard more.

  7. Meagan says:

    Love curling up on the couch with my hubby and dogs with a blanket and a good movie!

  8. I cure the winter blues by opening up the shades on a sunny day and getting as much light into my apartment as possible! Gym and shopping also help too!

  9. Gina Jacobs says:

    All of the above!

  10. Ashlyn says:

    One of the best ways to cure the winter blues is by spunking and spicing up the interior with fun, fresh decor! Love Society Social for their unique pieces!

Liz GrayLiz is a senior editor at HGTV.com and an co-editor-in-chief for Design Happens. She lives in a midcentury tri-level that’s stuck in the ‘70s…for now. When she’s not working on...


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