As the seasons change, so should your home décor. While holidays provide easy inspiration for decorating, other times you may feel stuck. But there are many transitional decorating options you can use as the seasons change; you just have to know the right places to look.
I’m here to provide some inspiration for your seasonal décor changes. Whether there’s a holiday in sight or you just want to make your home a little cozier, see a few home decorating ideas for every season.
Seasonal Decorating Tips
If you love to change the look of your home, decorating for each season is the right strategy when it comes to interior design. However, the key is to not overdo it. Pick a few areas in each room that can be decorated based on your taste and season. Here are some places that décor is easily interchangeable:
- Living Room Mantel
- Above Kitchen Cabinets
- Dining Room Table
- Bedroom Sheets & Blankets
- Couch Throw Pillows
- Window Sill & Curtains
- Front Door Decor
As spring approaches, you might want to refresh the look of your home. Flowers and fresh scents can be incorporated in every room to give it a clean and airy feel. A large vase full of flowers can be a beautiful centerpiece for springtime. If you have the option, now is the time to change the sheets in your bedroom and guest bedroom from the heavy blankets you may have been using, to something lighter. Find a comforter in a pastel or white to really brighten up the room.
In the living room, continue your floral decor with exchanging your throw pillow covers for a fun new pattern. Incorporate small pots and greenery on your mantel to finish off the spring look in your living room.
Bring the sunshine inside with summertime home décor. Similar to spring, keep things light and airy. This could mean a change of curtains in various rooms. A light white sheer curtain will give you privacy while providing a way to brighten up your room.
Natural décor is a go-to for many homeowners looking to spruce up their home in summer, especially if you’re going for the nautical look. Welcome in the nautical summertime look with front door décor that you can DIY! See this tutorial from Addicted2DIY. Large seashells and driftwood make perfect decorating elements for your table centerpiece or mantel. Find patterns with anchors or tropical designs such as pineapples or palm leaves as your tablecloth or new throw pillows.
After a hot summer, some of us welcome the cool weather fall brings while others might need convincing. Whatever your attitude is towards fall, there’s no question that it’s one of the easiest seasons to decorate for! Leaves, pumpkins and rustic elements adorn homes across the country. Create a unique centerpiece for your table, decorate above your kitchen cabinet and more using pumpkins and leaves. For the best results, use various sizes.
Now is the time to cozy up your home. Change your bedding and blankets to a heavier material in a red, dark orange or brown. This will warm up the space instantly. Replace your window curtains with the same idea of warm, darker hues and a heavier fabric.
When it comes to winter, most homeowners are stumped with what to do after the holidays are over. After all, the winter season lasts longer than your holiday décor. For this time, you can either draw from two areas of inspiration. Either continue the warm, cozy theme you started in fall, incorporating plaid patterns of dark brown, red and green. Or, you can draw inspiration from the glistening snow, incorporating hues of blue, silver and turquoise into your interior. While both are great options, be sure to use one for consistency in your home.
Mantel decorating is easily done with some faux snow-dusted plants or pinecones. Door decorating is made easy with many evergreen options available. Don’t forget to incorporate candles when possible that not only add style but allow you to experience all the scents the season has to offer.
Holidays To Remember
While you can transition your décor for the season, many of us like to decorate for the seasonal holidays. Here are a few examples:
- Valentine’s Day: Use hearts in colors of red, pink and white throughout the home.
- St. Patrick’s Day: Faux shamrocks can adorn your mantel or front door décor.
- Easter: Pastel colored eggs make the perfect accent in a clear vase.
- Fourth of July: Use red, white and blue accents where you can!
- Halloween: Keep it classic with jack-o-lanterns on your front porch and candy corn in decorative bowls.
- Thanksgiving: Create a cornucopia centerpiece for your family’s table.
- Christmas: Colorful lights and Christmas trees should be front and center of your holiday décor.
Interior Designers Can Help!
When in doubt, an interior designer can help you visualize your seasonal home decorating vision. They can also help you turn your interior into the space you’ve always dreamed of! The average cost to hire an interior designer is $4,735, with most homeowners spending between $2,008 and $4,927.
Decorating for the seasons can be a fun activity if you love to change up your look. Use these tips to help you plan and decide on your seasonal home décor.