Decorating your home in a way that works comfortably for you and your family is one thing. Keeping it fresh and updated from season to season, though, can seem overwhelming! Just when do you bring out the cornucopias and pumpkins? How do you plan the best styles for spring? What about storing seasonal decorations for the rest of the year?Remember three things:
- Give yourself creative flexibility by taking it a day at a time.
- Keep up on trends while honoring the classics.
- Store with care.
These tips should help as you experiment with creative, practical ways to keep your home decor fresh and up-to-date.
1. Take it one day at a time.
This seems like a no-brainer, but it will make your home decor decisions effortless as the seasons change. Don’t feel like you have to overhaul everything all at once! Having an established organizational plan for your home helps, as does keeping everything in its place. When the seasons start to change, freshen up one corner of your home at a time as you have spare moments.
Replacing the wreath on the front door is a good first step–it will welcome you and your family home as soon as you walk in. Another day, you might rearrange your mantle and add seasonally-appropriate decorations like bright, colorful flower arrangements for the spring or white Christmas mini trees for the winter season. Clean as you go to keep those corners fresh and bright!
2. Complement classic foundational pieces with seasonal trends.
A simple pre-lit artificial Christmas tree can be updated for each year’s trends with different ornaments and garlands. Similarly, a basic autumn wreath can take on a new personality each season with just a few creative additions. Standard vases become unique and stylish when you add a ribbon, colorful stones, and a fresh arrangement to fit with the season you’re in.
These little changes, when incorporated throughout a home, will make a big difference in your home’s overall feel.
3. Carefully store your out-of-season decorations.
By taking care of your seasonal decorations, they’ll remain foundational pieces you can tweak and reuse for years to come. An artificial Christmas tree will hold up best in a Christmas tree storage bag. Plastic storage containers with airtight seals are fantastic for wreaths, tablecloths and other decorations that tend to collect dust.
Taking the time to carefully pack them away and label each box by season will make it easier to find what you want next year.