Lets talk about seasonal decor! So many of us love to decorate for the seasons. Today I wanted to share how I transition my home decor from season to season.
First of all, you can keep seasonal decor super simple. There have been years I have only added a few pumpkins to my fall decor and burned a yummy fall scented candle and called it good. We can keep it simple by only having a few tubs of seasonal decor. We do not need to have boxes and boxes of decor. That said, if you love to decorate like I do, you may have more then a couple boxes of decor and a conversation about how to decorate seasonal throughout the year would be helpful. Either or, simple or extravagant, I think you will find some ideas here that will help you transition your home through the seasons.
|| Storage System For Seasonal Decor
Labeled tubs work best for me, but cardboard boxes would work just as well. Finding a location to store all your decor items together is a game changer. Whether that is in your garage, in a spare closet, or under a bed. Label those tubs and find a place where you can store all your decor tubs together. Investing in a good label maker is something to think about. It makes it easy and dare I say fun to keep things neat and tidy. Larger items like Christmas trees and wreaths may need to be stored a bit differently. I found hanging wreaths on nails in an unused section of the garage or in a closet makes the most sense. You may also have some luck with storing wreaths in wreath storage containers. Trees can be stored in the boxes they came packaged in. If you have the space you could store them upright in an attic or basement, but I would guess that most of us need to strategically shove them pack into their original packaging for storage. Storing your decor items in an organized way, in a place that makes sense, makes it easy and fun to bring them out each season.
||Focus On 1 Or 2 Seasons
I know most of us have a certain season that we just love, the one we buy all the stuff for, the one we can’t resist decorating our entire house for. I say celebrate the season that you love the most and do minimal seasonal decor for the rest of the year. Christmas and fall are my favorite seasons. I have the most seasonal decor for Christmas and fall. It just works for me to make seasonal decorating a priority from September to December. It feels good and it is so much fun. For the rest of the year I have minimal seasonal decorations. I like to decorate for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Springtime, Easter, Fourth of July, & Summertime. I mostly have one to two tubs for each of these seasons. Just enough to add a bit of seasonal decor to my home but it does not take over my home. Decide on the seasons you love, decorate for those, and keep the rest of your seasonal decor minimal.
||Two Methods On How To Add Seasonal Decor
Method 1 | Add in your seasonal decorations to your existing decor. Do not take any of your current home decor down, simply tuck seasonal decor into your existing decor. No need to rearrange or remove any existing decor. This is the approach I use for most of my seasonal decor throughout the year. For example, for Valentine’s Day I’m just tucking in a few Valentine decorations into my existing mantle and shelf decor. Pops of pink and red give it a festive feel without taking all my decor down.
Method 2 | Choose two to three areas of your home as a focus for your seasonal decor. I usually choose my mantle and bookshelves in my living room, my large table and long side table in my dining room, and my entryway bookshelves. I also love to have a seasonal center piece on my kitchen island. I remove my home decor that is there, store it in my seasonal tubs, and decorate those spaces with my seasonal decor. And just like that I have a few statement rooms with all my lovely seasonal decor. It makes the whole house feel festive for the season.
||Season Decor For All Seasons
Buying neutral decor makes it easy to transition seasonal pieces throughout the year. This last year I kept my white tulips out throughout spring and summer. Because they were neutral, I felt like they were fresh and flowery and though tulips are not technically a spring flower, I felt like I could transition them into summer and it worked! I have a fall wreath, lots of oranges and wheat yellows, but no pumpkins or autumn leaves. I keep that wreath up year round and it works great in my home. Buying neutral decor that looks great with the season but also can transition well into your regular home decor is a smart thing to think about while you are shopping and a great way to enjoy beautiful decor pieces throughout the year.
|| Purging & Storing Seasonal Decor
Every time you bring out your decor and pack it up at the end of the season you have the opportunity to purge your decor. What stayed in the tub this year? What is broken or shabby looking? What doesn’t bring you joy? What colors are you moving away from? Don’t just throw everything back in the tub, especially if you have a lot of decor, take this time to think about what you can get rid of. The point of seasonal decor isn’t to have a lot of random items you have collected over the years, remember we are curating a home that we love. When we decorate throughout the seasons, we want those seasonal decorations to bring us joy and be worth storing and rotating throughout the year. Less is better then more when it comes to seasonal decor. Keep what you love, store what makes sense.
Also, wrap and store your decor. I wrap my breakable pieces in paper I saved from stores throughout the years. Those sheets of paper store clerks wrap your breakables in, those are perfect for storing fragile decor items. I also store thoughtfully. For fall especially, I try to store all my general fall decor together since I bring that out first and my Halloween and Thanksgiving items separately. I also store my trees and white lights separately since I bring those out before my Christmas decor. Store your items to make unpacking a decorating super simple next year.
Thanks for joining me today as I chatted about seasonal decor! I would love to here how you decorate for the seasons? What are some of your tips and ideas for transitioning your seasonal decor? Loving our home throughout the year is such a wonderful way to curate a seasonal home.