Tasteful Not Tacky: How to Decorate Seasonally
Home Decorating Tips
If you're serious about your interior, chances are you've probably wondered how to tackle holiday and seasonal decorating. Is it possible to show seasonal spirit without sacrificing style? The good news is yes, it's possible. And to help you achieve your festive decor dreams, I put together a few tips to achieve a tasteful interior look for fall.
Tip #1 - Keep it Simple
It often doesn’t require much to infuse touches of the season around your home. A well-placed pumpkin, a bowl of acorns or pinecones, or a large red-velvet bow are all simple and chic options for a more sophisticated look. I also often opt for more seasonal verse “holiday” decor. This prolongs the time the items can be displayed and keeps me from having to make changes every few weeks. Think autumn and winter versus Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Tip #2 - Less is more
Make a habit of exchanging your holiday items for existing decor instead of simply adding it. This will help ensure that you don’t create a look that’s too cluttered for the space. The holidays are a hectic time of year already, so you don’t want to add visual clutter to mix.
In order to keep holiday decor a bit more refined, I look for ways to ensure that the decor in line with the home’s current non-seasonal decor.
Pick a few key areas of your home that you would like to decorate seasonally and leave the rest with your everyday decor items. Only picking 3 to 4 key areas to add in some seasonal decor, will help to cut down on the decorating overwhelm and feeling like everything needs to change over to seasonal decor.
Tip #3 - Use your Sense of Smell
Using scent in your home is a perfect way to give your entire home the smell of Fall. Add some new candles to your collection or display them in your favorite candle holders. Scents are important this time of year with cinnamon and pumpkin spice being popular choices for many people.
A great tip to be mindful of, is if you plan to use candles or diffusers, use the same scent throughout the home. This way the smells don't clash with each other.
By following these simple tips you can easily transition seasonal home decor, and enjoy the fall season all throughout your home! It just takes a little effort, and you can create a cozy and inviting space that will make you feel warm and comfortable all season long.