A good way to add colors in the day is to dye some yarn, and the little ones have fun with running and crawling after me when I am lining the yarn up between two chairs, one in the kitchen and one in the dining room.
We had a little glimpse of the sun while the yarn hang out to dry.
The three skeins look very nice in the end
On our table we have a beautiful runner, made by a dear friend of us. It is a "Bareroots" design, and I have a few of their designs