Do you want to decorate your house for each season? I want to show you five easy ways to do it. I will recommend some items you can invest in that can be used repeatedly in your seasonal décor with some easy changes. You can change out pillows, candles, vase fillers, throws and florals so your décor doesn’t get boring and your rooms seem fresh and new every time they are updated. Some great areas to decorate are your front porch, fireplace mantel, sofa, dining room table and entryway. You might even consider changing the scent in your home to reflect the season you are in.
#1 Front Porch
First, make or buy a wreath for your front door. Wreaths are an easy and fun way to update your front porch for any season and there are infinite possibilities when creating them. You can cover the entire form with flowers, or just put flowers on one side.
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There are so many flowers and colors to choose from – sometimes the hardest part is just deciding what you want. Look on Pinterest to get ideas so you can go into the store knowing what flowers and colors you are looking for. In my experience, sunflowers, daisies, hydrangeas, and gerbera daisies are always good choices. You can also add a variety of embellishments such as ribbon, pumpkins (love the cream ones), a scarecrow, bird, sign, or other items.
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Here are a few premade fall wreaths on Amazon for those of you who do not want to make one. It is often less expensive to buy one pre-made. Make sure to check the sizes before you buy, because they are sometimes smaller in person than they look online.
If you want to make a wreath, I have created a tutorial here.
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Now that you have your wreath hung, pick up some colorful flowers and accessories to put on your front porch. You can use lanterns (love these), scarecrows, large signs, hay bales, garlands, or planters for a fun look. A seasonal welcome mat is also a nice touch. This one is cute for fall!
#2 Fireplace Mantel
Second, decorate your fireplace mantel. You can use garlands on your mantel all year long. In the fall you can use leaves or berries. For Christmas, you can use fresh greens from the tree, or premade Christmas garlands with lights. Add candles and a clock for a timeless look. If you have a painting over your mantel, you can pull in the colors with various seasons. For spring, try apple green and turquoise. Summer is a good time for yellows, blues and neutrals. Bring in the oranges and browns for fall. During Christmas use red, white, green and gold. To complete your mantel, you can change out the colors of your candles or just add new elements for each season.
Another easy way to update for each season is with pillows and throws. During spring and summer I use colors of apple green, for fall I use burnt orange, and for Christmas I use red. You can save room in your closet (and save money) if instead of purchasing pillows with forms in them, you only buy the pillow covers with zippers. Then use the same pillow form, but change the covers each season. You do need to make sure the covers are the same size though. Pottery Barn always has a great selection of pillow covers.
#4 Dining Room Table
The dining room table is my favorite area to decorate. I purchased these glass vases from Pottery Barn a few years ago. Each season, I change out the vase fillers and coordinate my dishes for a new look. This is a great way to invest in one nice element (vases) and then change out each season with something less expensive (vase fillers). You can use rocks, plants, popcorn kernels, coffee beans, dried lentils, candy, faux snow, and all sorts of things for vase fillers. One year for Independence Day I purchased some red, white and blue gumballs and used those. Put your battery operated candles on a timer, then put them in the vase and surround them with a dry vase filler. If you want to add more elements to your table, add a garland or additional candles in different shapes and sizes. Of course, you can always use the vases with fresh cut flowers and put your candles on the table.
#5 Entryway Table
Finally, decorate your entry table to coordinate with your fireplace mantel and dining room table. You can start with a flower arrangement. This one works for spring, summer and autumn because it has all of the colors. You could purchase one large vase and change out the flowers seasonally. For spring, use white cherry blossoms with touches of green. For summer use sunflowers. Throw some orange leaves in for fall, and for Christmas/winter, use tall red flowers. You can add large platters or pitchers, clocks or other items that set the tone for your home.
Have a great time decorating. I would love to see your pictures and hear about how you decorate for each season. Thank you for stopping by.
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