With more time spent indoors, your home decoration plays an important part in creating spaces of comfort and beauty you can enjoy. This presents the perfect opportunity to change your home décor with the seasons, too.

Wondering how and when to decorate for each season? Here are quick seasonal decorating ideas to refresh the look of your home throughout the year.

Ways to Transition Your Home Décor for Any Season

From Summer to Fall

When should you put up fall home décor? Start in late August or wait until leaves change colors in late September to October.

When decorating your home for fall, use elements that celebrate bountiful harvests. Incorporate seasonal accents such as pumpkins, berries, apples, and fall leaves in your entryway, living room mantel, and dining room table.

Sunset Meadow Wreath by Balsam Hill as home decoration
Vibrant shades of red or orange transition neutral-toned rooms into autumn. Photo by Charlotte of Charlottes Happy Home

On your front door, switch your floral wreath for bright fall foliage. Have fun using pumpkins of varied colors, sizes, and shapes as porch decorations⁠ or table centerpieces.

Bring the oranges, browns, and reds of autumn foliage into your fall home décor. As the weather cools, warm up your spaces with plush area rugs, throw pillows, and beddings. Place scented candles or oils that have hints of apple, vanilla, or cinnamon to enhance the homey atmosphere.

From Fall to Winter

When’s the best time to decorate for winter? Late November is a good time to transition your home décor for the merriest time of year. Start putting up simple evergreen foliage and gradually go full-on holiday as Christmas draws near.

As temperatures drop, lay out throw pillows and blankets in thicker fabrics of wool or fleece in your living room, bedroom, and lounge areas for texture and comfort. Create a warm ambience with room decorations that have natural details like wood, dried seasonal fruits, and evergreen sprigs.

Candles are also a quick way to make a room feel cozy. Display in groups of different sizes to create a charming effect at night.

Pre-lit Juniper Pine foliage, Frosted Fraser Fir Christmas tree, and tree ornaments by Balsam Hill
Find an element or two that will tie your chosen theme together like the red and white ribbons in this room by Erin of My Texas House

Choose a theme for your holiday décor, such as traditional reds and greens, winter whites, modern metallics, jewel tones—or any look that strikes your fancy. Whatever theme you pick, remember to follow the same color palette for evergreens such as Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands to create a cohesive look.

Make your home more festive with Christmas decorations on doors, mantels, and tables. Hang string lights on your windows, banister, porch, or outdoor areas to create a cheery atmosphere.

 Place Christmas-themed pieces back in storage post-holiday, but keep the seasonal décor on display until spring.

From Winter to Spring

Want to know when to make the switch from winter to spring décor? March is a good time to welcome the season of new beginnings with changes in your home decorations.

Focus on a few design elements that you can easily refresh, such as color and texture.

Napa Romance Garland by Balsam Hill on dining table as home decoration
Switch traditional flower arrangements with a spring-themed garland when decorating long tablescapes. Photo by Courtney of French Country Cottage

For spring, select pastel hues for your curtains, throw pillows, rugs, and sheets. To make a quick update, trade chunky fabrics for cool and lightweight cotton or linen. Replace heavy curtains with sheer ones as they allow more light and breeze indoors.

Delicate-toned flowers in full bloom are a great way to brighten any space. Display spring floral arrangements, wreaths, or garlands throughout your home, from the entryway and foyer to your living room, kitchen, dining room, and bedroom. Pick accents with floral details or botanical prints to add to your table decoration and mantel decorations for spring.

From Spring to Summer

When is the time to transition your home décor from spring to summer? As temperatures start to rise early to mid-June, bring touches of summer into your living spaces.

Freshen up your room decoration with throw pillows, area rugs, and other accents in vibrant yellow, orange, or fuchsia. Incorporate crisp, light white fabrics for curtains and beddings to make the bold colors come to life. White also reflects more light, giving your rooms a fresh and airy feel.

Home decorating idea with bright colors for spring or summer
Freshen up your common rooms with pops of color like in this tropical-themed space by Emily of The Wicker House

Let bright summer flower arrangements liven up your home. Add character to your living room with a colorful floral wreath or wall art as your summer mantel décor. Place a vase of flowers on tabletops to create a warm and cheery atmosphere.

Display home accessories that remind you of the season, such as tropical fruit bowls, wicker baskets, and nautical-inspired décor.

Summer’s the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors with a brunch or barbecue set-up in the backyard. Lay out colorful tablecloth and tableware. Repurpose the string lights you used during winter and hang them around your al fresco dining area for a festive feel.

Year-Round Decorating Ideas to Try

Updating your home décor from season to season is quick and easy with a transitional decorating style. Here are tips to help refresh your rooms throughout the year.

Start with Neutrals

Marseille Meadow Foliage by Balsam Hill as transitional home decoration
You can easily switch up this area by replacing the foliage with in-season accents

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

Decorate with Wood

Marseille Meadow Garland by Balsam Hill used as transitional home decoration
Bring rustic charm into any space with wooden furnishings, flowers, and foliage, as seen in this mantel makeover by Liz of Liz Marie Blog

Natural materials such as wood and wicker add warmth to a room. Fill wooden bowls with seasonal items—from seashells in summer, to turning leaves in fall, and pinecones in winter.

Use wooden crates and wicker baskets for organizing pantry goods and fresh produce. They’re also ideal for arranging books, toys, linen, and just about anything. Interchangeable pieces like these are practical additions to your home décor.

Add Foliage Accents

Two boxwood topiaries framing a round mirror in the center of a spring mantel
Energize a room with refreshing touches of green. Photo by Irina of Bond Girl Glam

Greenery instantly freshens any space. They are versatile and neutral pieces of décor which you can use all year round. Place potted plants and topiary trees in corners, hallways, and tabletops. Hang evergreen wreaths and garlands on the door, mantel, or headboard to brighten up a room.

Use Candles and Lanterns

Home decorating idea with candles from French Country Cottage
As Courtney of French Country Cottage demonstrates, nothing spells romance better than candlelight and roses by the fire

Candles and lanterns are home accessories that suit all decoration trends. Their soft glow adds warmth and romance to any space. Set the scene for enchanted evenings by lining up lanterns along pathways or steps. Use them alongside candles for charming table centerpieces, and arrange in varying sizes for contrast. To enhance the experience, choose scented candles fit for the season.

String Up Lights

Pre-lit White Berry Cypress Wreath, Garland, and Topiaries as home decoration
Use light strings or even pre-lit garlands to brighten up entryways and staircases as shown by Jessica of House Full of Summer

Hang light strings around your door, windows, or porch area. You can even drape them on your bedroom walls and ceiling for a charming look. These add a cozy touch to living areas at any time of year.

We hope these home decoration ideas make it easy to update your rooms from season to season.

Shop Balsam Hill for artificial flower arrangements, foliage, and premium decorations that help you create spaces you’ll enjoy all year round.

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