If you’re someone who is interested in your home’s decor matching the time and season of the year, you likely struggle with how to effectively make these changes multiple times a year. Especially if you don’t have a plethora of decor options or you’re trying to save money by limiting your decor purchases, it can be a struggle to feel that you’re adequately representing each season or holiday. Luckily, there are a few ways that you can make small but meaningful changes to align your home decor with the season. To show you how, here are three tips for changing your home decor as the year progresses.
Prep Your Porch
The decor for the outside of your home is just as important as your interior decor. And if you’re a homeowner that has quite a bit of outdoor space surrounding their front door, this can be a great place to showcase your holiday or seasonal decor. So to make some quick and simple changes here, Better Homes and Gardens recommends painting the area an overall neutral color that you can cater to your decor for each season. And as the season changes, switch out your furniture’s pillows or throws to be in colors or textures that match that time of year. By doing this, you can create a welcoming space for any of your visitors before they even get inside the threshold of your home.
Using Plants and Vegetation
For your interior and exterior seasonal decor, changes in the plants and vegetation you choose to use can be a great way to bring on the feelings of the various season. According to Jessica of Freshome.com, placing bowls filled with seasonal fruit, be it real or fake, can bring in the right colors of the season as well as give a very seasonal feel to your decor. Additionally, switching out the potted plants you have around your home, either fake or real, to plants that are more seasonally appropriate can also help you bring a burst of seasonality to your spaces.
Consider Your Lighting Needs
As the seasons change, so does the amount of natural light that’s available during the day. In the summertime, you’re likely less concerned about having lamps around that can help light your home because of the ample natural light streaming in through the windows. But as winter rolls around, Brittney Smart, a contributor to HomEdit.com, recommends bringing in a few more decorative lighting options to the rooms that may feel darker due to the winter light.
If you want to have the decor of your home change as the seasons do, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you do just that.