As we head into the chill of autumn and winter, those much-loved Christmas decorations will start creeping down from the loft.
In recent years, however, decorating your home has started to escape the confines of Christmas, and more and more people are decorating their homes seasonally.
The rise of seasonal decorating allows people to make minor changes to their homes, freshening them up, and getting them ready for a new season.
But how do you decorate your home throughout the year, to reflect the changing of the seasons?
The furniture in your home is the groundwork for stamping your personality on a house.
It showcases your tastes and sets the tone for your personal style, be it modern or minimalist, rustic or traditional.
To implement seasonal decorating, a sense of identity, achieved using furniture first and foremost, is essential. Your furniture is unlikely to change throughout the year and this allows accessories and décor pieces to be brought in and changed regularly.
All About Accessories
Seasonal decorating is all about accessories.
Few will change their furniture and instead swap in seasonal accents through the use of accessories.
These can be easily packed away, take up only a small amount of room, and are often inexpensive to purchase, making them ideal temporary pieces.
Textile accessories include:
- Tablecloths and napkins
- Tea towels.
These can feature seasonal colour palettes, for example, pastels for spring, brights for summer, and warm tones for autumn, or may feature extra decoration through embroidery, patterns, or decals which express their seasonal identity.
You could also utilise lighter textiles in warmer months and thicker textiles in cooler months.
Bringing the outside in by collecting or purchasing natural materials is a simple and potentially cost-free way to decorate seasonally.
You could bring in flowers during spring and summer, and materials such as pinecones, conkers, and dried leaves during autumn and winter.
Candles And Other Light Sources
Using candles or ambient lighting is an easy way to make your home feel ready for the chillier months.
Candles, fairy lights, table lamps, or adhesive strip lighting behind fireplaces or TVs is a simple, quick way to make a dark room cosier!
In the spring and summer, flooding rooms with natural light is key for heralding the change of the seasons.
Personal Furniture Is Essential For Seasonal Decorating
Your furniture is much more personal than mere tables, chairs, and beds.
The furniture you fill your home with expresses your identity and therefore the identity of your home.
As such, it is important to buy the best quality furniture you can afford, which also allows you to outline your personality.
If you need lots of furniture quickly, choose a furniture company that can fill your home with complete furniture packs– a most efficient method that also ensures your furniture will fit your aesthetic perfectly.
Whatever style you favour, you can then seasonally decorate around your chosen furniture, topping up the personality and uniqueness of your home.
Allowing you to welcome in the seasons, reflecting the changes outside within your home and giving your home regular, exciting makeovers.