We all have a season that fits us best. It is the time of year when we feel most comfortable and alive. The textures, colors and ambiance of that season suits our nature. So why not decorate your home in the familiar palette of that season? But first you must know what season is the true you. The following quiz will determine that. And if you share your space with others who find themselves in a season other than your own, you can always decorate a room to suit each of you. Here is the quiz.
Now that you have determined which season you are, it is time to look at your decorating options.
WINTER - Winter decor is far from cold. Holiday decorating aside, the winter room is warm and cozy in contrast with the weather outside. Colors can be borrowed from nature - blues and whites as a base with accents of burgandy and green. Sleek it up hints of silver and warm it up with quilts, tartans and faux furs. Corduroy or denim pillows can add a homey touch. Choose art depicting winter birds or landscape. Pine bough inspired lamps or intricate wrought iron candle sticks are a natural addition. Log, willow or leather furniture can give your home a ski lodge atmosphere. Don't forget to add some colorful and warm wool rugs to create your perfect winter haven.
"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home." Edith Sitwell
SPRING - If you are a Spring, get ready for some light and airy colors. Citrus and pastels, flowers and chintz announce that spring has arrived. Choose sheers for your windows and jute rugs or cotton rugs in cool colors for the floor. Find art prints depicting flowers and robins and be sure to keep vases around for fresh flowers too. Spring is a time to de-clutter. Clear glass and crystal accents bring out the freshness in the room. Welcome spring with fabric-covered furniture. Add plants to the room bringing in a little of nature. Grab an iced tea, lean back on your leaf-patterned pillow and enjoy the smell of lilac potpourri.
"Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer." Geoffrey B. Charlesworth
SUMMER - Nothing says summer like the beach. If you are a Summer, you might consider a nautical theme. Choose colors that reflect the sea, sand and sky. Paint the walls (and maybe even the floor) white. Use minimum window treatments and choose natural fibers and light materials in beige, light green or light blue. Wicker furniture and sea-shelled inspired lamps and cushions can bring a breezy look to the room. Select art prints depicting tropical beaches or lighthouses. The summer house is casual and comfortable. Blown glass and a few palm leaves in a vase can add style and whimsy.
"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time." John Lubbock
AUTUMN - Oh, the incredible colors of fall. Reds, yellows, oranges and browns are rich and so versatile. Bring them in with plaids and rust color solids. Corduroy pillows in red and yellow can spruce up your country furniture. Make a wreath out of pine cones to decorate your door. Use quilts as wall hangings and find some unusual folk art. Whimsy is good in the fall, as cooler temperatures bring playful energy. Textures are prominent in autumn and suede or fake reptile patterns are a great choice. Fill a clear vase with seeds and dried berries. Make yourself a hot cider and relax in your rocking chair.
"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." George Eliot