Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Thanksgiving Notes: Jack-O-Lanterns? Creative Ideas for Preventing Clashes in Seasonal Decorations

Seasonal decorating is a fun, fresh way to keep your home up-to-date with the change in seasons. However, there are times when seasonal decorations clash with each other and it certainly isn’t pretty.

Neutral tones paired with versatile decor like our Battery-Operated Boxwood Topiaries, are great backgrounds for seasonal designs

Neutral tones paired with versatile decor like our Battery-Operated Boxwood Topiaries are great backgrounds for seasonal designs

Here are some tips on how to keep your designs focused:

  • Avoid busy holiday pieces.

During the transition between seasons, keep the more elaborate holiday décor away from sight. Use this time to display your lovely heirloom pieces, like old china you’ve inherited from your grandparents.

  • Use metallic and glass decorations.

Add a touch of sophistication by incorporating metallic and glass decorations to your existing home décor. Since these can be used in all seasons, they’ll remain useful throughout the year.

  • Hang reversible drapes.

Use a neutral color on one side and colorful fabric on the other side. These stylish reversible drapes saves time and money.

  • Use alternating pillow covers.

Reserve some pillow covers for Autumn and some pillow covers for Winter. This way, you’ll have an easier time updating your decorations when different holidays come up.

  • Keep the foundation of your home decor simple and timeless.

For those who love to decorate early for every season, it’s wise to have a simple foundation (think neutral-tone walls and easy patterns) so that you can easily switch your decor from one holiday to the next… And allow your favorite seasonal pieces to shine!

Seasonal decorating is a good way to show off items that you wouldn’t normally have on display. Just remember, keep your home décor simple and minimal, so that they remain timeless throughout the seasons. Happy decorating!

About the Author
Inspired by my passion for the visual arts and my years of experience in the field of design, I enjoy a life of style and artistry. I am a devoted follower of minimalism and I believe in the marriage of form and function. I try to live by these principles, from my subtle but classic fashion sense when it comes to clothes and jewelry, to the various projects I manage and work on in my professional career Influenced by the refined grace of Coco Chanel, the timeless beauty of my favorite city, Stockholm, and the new ideas and trends I read from design books, I try to infuse my life with elegance and sophistication. Join me on Balsam Hill’s blog to get my tips and advice on home design and personal style.