- Home Decorating
DIY- Seasonal Decor Ideas, Inside Your House and Outside in the Flower Gardens
Decorate for the Seasons -Spring
Did you know that it is a good time to freshen up your home, when you do your seasonal decorating.
Out with the old and in with the new, to a certain degree, is a good way to keep your home tidy, and updated for the changing seasons. You can make these changes yourself and save!
Let's start with spring- then go all the way to winter with a few suggestons to get you starting in the decorating mood.
After a long and cold winter, it is always nice to do some spring cleaning. Lot's of times a clean house makes us get inspired to do some decorating. Since spring brings warmer days spring time is the time to remove the heavy throws, and comforters inside and bring out the lighter weight items, to replace them.
Open the curtains, let the sun shine in, and brighter up the house. On nice days, open the windows, turn off the heat or ac and get some fresh air into the house. This is good for the house and for you. If you have cats, they love to sit in the windowsills to get a sniff of the great outdoors.
Easter is in spring time, so decorate with pastel colored easter decor, such as rabbits, eggs, and flowers. Of course some of this depends on if there are children in the household.
The first patriotic holiday is in late May so bring out some red white and blue decorations in honor of the holiday,
Outside plant seeds, and flowers to have beautiful color in your landscape. Spring bulbs are always nice, as a first sign of life outside. The bulbs need to be planted ground in the late fall the year before, in order to come up in early spring. You can also purchase them in pots in early spring, then plant later for the next year.
With summer comes heat. Time to close the windows and turn on the air conditioner as needed. Cool nights are nice with open windows, but hot days are not comfortable without proper air conditioning.
Remove any spring decorations and focus on keeping things as light and airy as possible during the hot days. Keep fans operating to move the air better. Reverse your ceiling fans for optimal energy savings.
Independance Day is in summer, another patriotic holiday to use the red white and blue Americana decor. Change it up a bit so it is placed differently than when used for Memorial Day in Spring.
And don't forget to use those patriotic decorations for Labor Day as summer is coming to a close.
Choose new comfortors for your bedrooms for the summer season, use lighter weight bedding.
Bring in fresh cut flowers from your garden, to add a floral garden touch to your home. Bold bright colors in pillows, throws and comforters add to the thrill of summer time.
Place containers filled with colorful flowers, on your porch, under the shade to shelter them from so much hot sun.
Ahh, now the fun starts in seasonal decorating. After a long hot summer, the tempuratures start to drop again. Time to open windows again, and feel the cool breeze coming through.
Add some fall colors to your home in accents such as curtains, pillows and accessories throughout the house.
Don't leave out Halloween, that would be a shame. There is a whole other article to be written about decorating for Halloween. It is the 2ND most decorated holiday there is! You may be surprised by that, but it is a fact. Halloween is very popular.
Bring out harvest colors for your dinner table for Thanksgiving. Display any Thanksgiving serving pieces, or cookware, you have in your kitchen and dining room.
Outside your landscape should be filled with fall flowers in blue, to celebrate the end of the gardening season. Mums and autumn joy sedum and good choices.
Display gourds and pumpkins along with other fall decorations in your landscape.
Get ready for the most celebrated holiday in winter.
Mums, zinnias and Halloween decor
Holiday Trees and Decor
With the cold weather comes the need to get the heavier home accessiories out of storage. Once again you will want to close the drapes on cold days to keep your home warmer. The weather turns gray outside, so avoid seeing it, with closed drapes on gloomy days.
The holiday season comes during the winter months. Decorate your home for the season, by adding garlands, center pieces, Christmas trees, and anything festive you own for the Christmas season.
Mix it up each year by rearranging your decorations. Decorate the mantle of your fireplace for an instant focal point in the room.
Outside, hang a holiday wreath on the front door. String lights on the shrubs, the fence and around the door.
Get ready to have a happy new year, take down all holiday decor in early January and clear out the heavy items and dark colors when spring is on its way.