We talked about transitioning through seasonal decor this last week. Today I’m breaking down exactly how I decorate throughout the year. I’m chatting about all the transitions, like when I bring out my valentine decor, how long I leave my patriotic decor out, and when I decorate for Christmas. I break it up by season starting with Christmas.
Winter Decor || In January I decorate with all the leftover neutral trees from Christmas. I love leaving out the white lights. I usually leave a string of white lights on the back of my headboard, simple and oh so cozy! I like my decor to be a bit sparse in winter but super cozy, so lots of minimal decor on tables, shelves, and the mantles, but lots of lamps, cozy pillows, throws, books, and a chess game set up in the corner of a room. My Valentine decor goes up the beginning of February through the 14th, my St. Patricks Day goes up for a week or two before St. Patricks Day. I often redo my mantle for the winter and for Valentine’s Day.
Spring Decor || In March I’ll start bringing in spring decor. Lots of greenery, birds, and florals. I found faux white tulips this year and they were a favorite. I’m just tucking my spring decor items into my existing decor. I usually redo my mantle. Where winter was neutral, lots of white on white, I like to add in a lot of green for my spring decor.
Summer Decor || Around Memorial Day I bring out my patriotic decor and leave it out through the 4th of July. A great way to kick off summer. I usually put away my spring birds and love to decorate with sunflowers, shells, and wheat for the summer. I usually leave out the greenery and tulips. Summer is super simple around these parts. As you can see, I do a lot of minimal decorating from January to August and leave the bulk of my seasonal decorating for September through December.
Fall Decor || For fall I bring out all my general fall decor in September, pumpkins, fall garlands, fall wreaths, etc. Then in October all the Halloween comes out. On November 1st the Halloween is packed away and I have a few Thanksgiving decor items I tuck in with the fall decor. In November I also begin to bring out my Christmas trees. I do not decorate them for Christmas, I just bring them out and add white lights. This has been a game changer. I have slowly added trees to our Christmas decor throughout the last few years. I love to have trees in various spots in our home and in each of the kid’s bedrooms. Bringing out all those trees and decorating for Christmas in a couple days was a huge task! Getting those trees up in November made it simple and easy, I wasn’t overwhelmed by bringing out a tree here and there throughout the month. No real deadline, so I always felt like I was working ahead. I also love trees and lights for Thanksgiving decor, so cozy and it feels like a nod to Christmas without it being Christmas.
Christmas Decor || Then after Thanksgiving all the fall decor is packed away and its time for Christmas decor. Christmas decorating is an event! I love to celebrate the day or two (or more!) that it takes me to decorate by bringing out all the tubs, playing all the Christmas music, lighting all the Christmasy candles, and just celebrating this special time of year. Decorating for Christmas is a tradition in and of itself.
So there you have it. All the details of how I decorate season by season throughout the year. What is your favorite season to decorate for? Do you enjoy transitioning through the year by decorating for each season?