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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.

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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. Erica Best says:

    I love colors all year round and alot of vitamin d

  2. KellyLee says:

    To combat the winter blues I always bring in the big guns. Everyone gets the winter blues, so why not make the most of winter? I use this time to capitalize on my friends less than active winter social schedules and plan fancy dinner parties. Sometimes, it will be a theme night and other times it will just be for wine and mini finger foods. Either way, I make it an event. Winter is when I do my most and often times BEST entertaining.

    • hotsocket says:

      To combat winter blues (it gets dark so early) I light my fragrant candles, flick the switch (gas fireplace) and my fireplace is glowing – cook a good comfort meal (chicken potpie) – later roast some marsh mellows over my gas stove and tune in to HGTV and BRAVO. This is cozy and entertaining for me.

  3. hotsocket says:

    To combat winter blues (it gets dark so early) I light my fragrant candles – flick the switch to turn on my fireplace (gas) – cook some comfort food (chicken potpie) – roast some marsh mellows on my gas stove – now my fire is glowing – I tune in on my flat screen to HGTV and BRAVO. I live between these two channels! Beats the blues every time. Smile

  4. hotsocket says:

    sorry Kathleen, I mistakenly posted to you as a reply smile

  5. Velma says:

    No blues in the winter for me. I love winter. I love winter clothes, winter holidays, and the comfort foods of winter.

  6. Debbie says:

    Cozy up on the couch with a pretty blanket, a cup of hot tea and my laptop to look at inspiring photos of fabulous rooms to see how I can make my space better.

  7. sharon says:

    hot chocolate and coffee, warm blankets, tv

  8. Jude says:

    Drink lots of warm tea and get outside and embrace the winter sunshine and all its beauty!

  9. Denise says:

    I don't get the winter blues. I plan in late fall a list of my hobbies that I want to complete and I'm so busy inside I don't notice the weather outside!

  10. Clovis007 says:

    No kidding here; I fight my seasonal affective disorder by watching marathons of HGTV, mostly "love it and list it" and "property brothers" and imagining what decorating and gardening I'm going to do when it gets warm enough… I keep an idea book and dream….

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