We have spent the last month talking about seasonal decorating. Today I wanted to chat about 3 ways to simplify your seasonal decor.
Define Your Seasonal Style ||
If you find yourself collecting a bunch of random seasonal decor, it may be helpful to define your seasonal style. Defining your seasonal style will help keep your seasonal decor simple.
This Halloween season was the first time I put a name to my Halloween decor. Vintage Halloween decor was how I defined my style during this season. By stating my seasonal style, it has helped me With all my seasonal decor questions. I have chosen some colors that fit this style. This year it’s been neutrals, lots of black, and pops of rusty orange. Defining my style has helped me as I curate and shop for seasonal decor. Should I buy this item? Does it fit my style? Should I keep this item? Should I use it in my decor this year? Defining your style helps to answer these questions.
You can do the same with your Christmas decor. I’m defending my Christmas style as Festive Vintage Christmas. My plans are to bring in a bit of color, but I want to keep that vintage feel. So I’m planning to use pops of pinks and reds, but also bring in the vintage through silver and copper thrifted finds. With that style defined I am able to decorate with items that fit that style, shop for items that fit that style, and have a curated seasonal look in my home.
Make A List Of What Is Important ||
Doing everything doesn’t work for any of us. There are just too many things that we can do when it comes to seasonal decorating. If we follow along with our favorite accounts here on Instagram, we will see decorating ideas, DIY‘s, decorated spaces, all the things that inspire us. We can easily become overwhelmed if we feel like we have to do EVERY SINGLE THING that we see done on the internet and all the things we see on the beautiful accounts that we follow. We have to choose what is important to us.
If you want to decorate your home from top to bottom, but you know you do not have the time or the energy to do that, choose the spaces in your home that are important to you. And realize that it is also important for you too have a happy and healthy holiday season. You can start simplifying by making a list of all the things that you would like to do, and if your list is too long and overwhelming, began crossing things off until it feels good. You may be surprised to find that there are just a few things that you really want to focus on for your seasonal decorating. Maybe you just want to focus on a beautiful styled porch and a styled seasonal mantle. Maybe you just like the idea of tucking your seasonal decor into your existing decor and placing it here and there around your home. Maybe you pick three or four spots around your home where you can focus your seasonal decorating.
By listing what is important to you, you are able to focus on simple task that make a big impact. For me when I feel overwhelmed and stressed with decorating, I know it’s time to step back, to make a list of what’s important, and to keep it simple.
Does It Bring You Joy? ||
When we decorate for the seasons, it’s a good idea to ask ourselves what brings us joy? If we find ourselves doing a lot of decorating that feels overwhelming and stressful, we know that something needs to change. There’s no need to decorate your home with elaborate seasonal decor that doesn’t bring you joy. It will just be an extra task that you have to do.
You may be doing it for others in your family. I do think that’s a valid reason to do it, but I think you can make it work and keep it pretty simple, so you don’t lose the joy in season. finding a balance of what works for you, what makes you happy, and pleasing others in your family is important. My kids have wanted spooky, scary, creepy, gory Halloween decor for years. I have compromised by adding some skulls, bats, and other frightful critters to my home. But it does not bring me joy to have gory or scary decor in my home. So we compromise, I am bringing in some spooky Halloween decor that is fun for them to have in the home during the season, but I am also finding joy in the way I decorate for the season. Find what brings you joy in your seasonal decorating. If it’s not making you happy, if it’s adding unwanted stress, it’s time to reassess, keep it simple, and do what makes you happy.