Your home décor plays an important role in creating spaces of comfort and beauty that you can enjoy. The changing seasons present an opportunity to refresh your decorations using ornaments and trimmings that fit the time of year.

Wondering how and when to update your décor? Here are quick home decorating ideas to try for each season.

How to Transition Your Home Décor Through Seasonal Changes

From Summer to Autumn

Room decorated with an autumn wreath

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Wondering how and when to start decorating for autumn? While late February is ideal, you can also wait until leaves change colours come March or April.

Here are a few ideas on how to transition to autumn décor:

  • When one thinks of autumn, colours like orange, brown, and red instantly come to mind. Bring the season into your home through decorations in these warm, muted tones.
  • Incorporate elements that celebrate bountiful harvests such as pumpkins, berries, apples, and turning leaves in your decorations. A garland or flower arrangement inspired by the season will make a lovely centrepiece.
  • As the weather cools, warm up your spaces with plush area rugs, throw pillows, and beddings.
  • Use fragrance oils with hints of apple, vanilla, or cinnamon.

From Autumn to Winter

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Trying to figure out when to start decorating for winter? Late May or early June is a good time to take down your autumn trimmings and refresh your space to suit the coldest time of the year.

Check out these tips on home decorations for winter:

  • Wondering how to set a warm ambience in your bedroom, lounge areas, and living room? Decorate with foliage, wood, and thicker fabrics like wool or fleece to create spaces of comfort.
  • Candles offer a quick way to make a room feel cosy. Set the mood safely with flameless candles and display them in groups of different sizes for a charming effect at night.
  • If you’re one to celebrate Yulefest or simply want to experience a white Christmas without leaving the country, winter is the perfect time to bring back some of your favourite Christmas décor. Don’t forget to check out Balsam Hill’s Christmas in July Sale to score the best deals on artificial trees, foliage, and more.
  • For an easy and effortless way to decorate for the season, try pre-decorated wreaths and garlands.

From Winter to Spring

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Want to know when to pack up your winter décor? September is a good time to welcome the season of new beginnings with changes in your decorations.

Try these easy switches to bring spring into your home:

  • Pastel hues are great for spring decorations. Use pieces in shades of baby blue, light peach, or lavender.
  • Trade sheets, rugs, throw pillows, and curtains in heavy materials for lightweight fabrics such as cotton or linen.
  • Brighten up your space with greenery like wreaths, garlands, swags, and potted foliage. For long-lasting pieces that look fresh all year round, opt for artificial foliage.
  • Looking for easy wall décor ideas? Create a spring wreath by dressing up your undecorated greenery with ornaments in spring colours or blooms like tulips, violets, and freesia.

From Spring to Summer

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When is the time to put up your Christmas décor? Bring touches of the sunny season into your living space in late November or early December, just in time for the most wonderful time of the year.

Here are a few tips for your “Christmas in summer” decorations:

  • Choose a theme for your Christmas decorations, such as traditional reds and greens, vibrant florals, nautical elements, or any look that strikes your fancy. When sprucing up your Christmas tree and greenery, make sure to use pieces that go with your chosen theme for a cohesive look.
  • A summer wreath, garland, or vase of flowers are just what you need to create a cheery atmosphere. Update your foliage for the new season by incorporating floral picks such as sunflowers, fruits like lemons, or natural textures like burlap ribbons.
  • Don’t forget your outdoor area—string up Christmas lights outside your home and in your al fresco dining area to brighten up summer nights.

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Year-Round Seasonal Decorating Tips To Try

Decorating for the changing seasons is quick and easy when you opt for classic and versatile pieces. Here are some tips for home décor that will look good all year round:

1. Opt for a Neutral Base

Children decorating mantel with pre-lit wreath and garland

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Choose a neutral palette for your walls and furniture to create a timeless look. Shades of white, cream, taupe, or grey work well on their own and look great when combined with other hues.

2. Consider Accent Colours

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If you decide to add other tones to your home, select up to two accent colours or pick multiple shades of your preferred hue. Use these colours for statement pieces like ornaments and fabrics to create a streamlined look.

3. Incorporate Natural Textures

Rooms decorated with natural textures, an artificial Christmas tree, and a garland

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Make a space feel cosy by using materials such as wood, wicker, and rattan. Fill wooden bowls with seasonal elements such as seashells in summer, turning leaves in autumn, and pinecones in winter. Wooden crates and wicker baskets are also ideal for organising pantry goods, fresh produce, books, toys, linens, and just about anything. Interchangeable pieces like these are practical additions to your home.

4. Decorate With Foliage

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Greenery instantly brightens up any space. Opt for versatile, undecorated foliage like potted plants, topiary trees, and wreaths, which will look great all year round and can be decked out for special occasions. Choose pre-lit greenery to add a charming glow to your display.

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Insider’s Tip

For artificial foliage that you will display on the door, porch, or yard, make sure that the items are outdoor-safe. Read our guide on the Best Places to Hang Your Wreaths and Garlands.

5. Use Light Fixtures

Flameless LED candles of varying sizes

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Lights are great for setting the mood and warming up the home. To create enchanted evenings, hang up light strings and line pathways or porch steps with lanterns. Flameless candles of varying sizes will make a charming centrepiece on tabletops and other surfaces. Choose scented candles or oils fit for the season to enhance the overall experience.

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We hope this post gave you some ideas on how and when to update your seasonal décor. Visit Balsam Hill’s website for artificial Christmas trees, foliage, and premium decorations that help you create spaces you’ll enjoy.

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