How to Decorate Your Home for Different Seasons
There's nothing like greeting the change of seasons with new decorations. So as the green leaves of Spring fade into the brilliant reds, yellows, and oranges of Autumn, it is appropriate to switch out or decor for each season.
Here are some tips on how to get your home ready for different seasons:
Spring Decorating Tips
In the Spring, it's important to let the light in. So now would be the perfect time to consider upgrading your window treatments and refreshing your home's paint. If you opt to replace your window treatments, consider investing in wood shutters. Not only do they look great and add value to your home, but shutters also let the light in without blocking too much sun from coming through.
In addition to adding wood shutters to your windows, you can always add a new coat of paint to your interior walls for Springtime. However, if you opt not to paint the inside of your home this season, be sure to freshen up your houseplants to resemble blooming flowers.
Summer Decorating Tips
The sun is out, and the days are long, so it's important to bring ample amounts of natural light into your home during this season. Keep your windows free and clear from any over-powering window treatments by opting for light shades like sheers or insulating shades like cellulars. Just like in Springtime, if you choose to paint your interior walls or freshen up your houseplants, keep your paint colors cool and neutral. If you've chosen to pursue a new paint color for the summer months, choose something light like white, beige, or even aqua blue.
Another great tip for summer is to replace your light bulbs with bright and energy-efficient CFL or LED bulbs. These bulbs produce more lumens than traditional incandescent bulbs, giving the appearance of brighter rooms.
Autumn Decorating Tips
Fall is all about warm hues and earthy decor. It's important to let your windows breathe during this season. When the leaves change colors outside, it's time to bring out autumnal tones inside your home. Try painting your walls with warm oranges, rich browns, and golden yellows for a cozy feel during the cooler months of the year. If you do not want to repaint your interior walls during Autumn, try sporting colorful throw pillows or a new rug to bring out those warm colors.
You might also consider bringing nature inside your home during the fall. For example, add a new coat of paint to a few branches of a tree and have them stand in a vase for year-round autumnal decor.
Winter Decorating Tips
The best way to bring a cozy touch into your home during the wintertime is by lighting candles and lamps with soft lightbulbs. Choose from various scents that you love, such as cinnamon or vanilla, and place them throughout your house for a calming effect. If you cannot have candles burning at all times, be sure to keep the scent of vanilla or other scents on hand to spritz your home with during the colder months of the year.
One final Winter decorating tip is to bring the outside in. Greet your guests with a wreath on your front door for just enough festive flair. Make sure that you take it down before Springtime arrives, though!
Closing Thoughts on Decorating for Different Seasons
Keeping your home in line with the four seasons is easy when following these few simple tips. Changing your decor for each season doesn't have to be costly, but it can give your home a brand new look if done correctly.
As always, Happy Decorating!