With more time spent indoors, it’s important to have spaces of comfort and beauty you can enjoy. Spruce up your home for each season with these home decorating ideas.

Year-Round Decorating Ideas to Try

Start with Neutrals

Marseille Meadow Foliage by Balsam Hill
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. Use white, creams, taupes, or grays with a bit of black. These colors work well on their own or combined with other hues.

Decorate with Wood

Marseille Meadow Garland by Balsam Hill
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 pine cones in winter. Place them on mantels and tables along with your usual décor.

Use wooden crates in the kitchen for your fresh fruits and pantry goods. Wicker baskets are great for organizing books, toys, linen, and just about anything.

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. Place potted plants and topiaries in corners and entryways. Hang a matching wreath and garland 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

Make evenings more enchanting with the soft glow of candlelight. When arranged on tabletops and shelves, you can create a charming display with seasonal flower arrangements.

String Up Lights

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

Drape light strings around your windows or porch area. Pre-lit wreaths and garlands work well, too. Turn them on at night to bring a cozy ambience indoors.

Ways to Transition Your Home Décor for Each Season

From Winter to Spring

With the arrival of spring, add color to evergreen wreaths and garlands with delicate-toned flowers of the season. Hang them on your front porch, doors, and stairs. You can also display vases of fresh and faux flowers on tabletops, mantels, or window sills.

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

For a subtle update, trade chunky fabrics for cool and lightweight cotton or linen. Replace heavy curtains with sheer ones as they allow more light and breeze into your rooms. Line your table with a patterned runner or a floral garland to brighten your meals.

From Spring to Summer

Summer brings more vibrant colors so it’s a good time to replace pastel flower arrangements with brighter ones. To update your decor, keep the same light fabrics but add bold-colored accents such as throw pillows, area rugs, or artwork.

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

Enjoy time under the sun with a barbecue set up in the backyard. Lay out summer-themed tableware and tablecloths. For a festive feel, hang string lights around the area.

From Summer to Fall

Deck your existing foliage with ornaments of berries, apples, and fall leaves to celebrate bountiful harvests. You can also incorporate seasonal accents such as pumpkins at entryways and on tabletops.

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

As the weather cools, switch lightweight fabrics to thicker ones. Use area rugs, throw pillows, table runners, and bed scarves in the warmer tones of oranges, browns, and reds.

From Fall to Winter

Brighten up your home with festive red, green, and metallics décor. Choose a theme for your Christmas tree and greenery, and add complementary accents in other areas of the room.

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

Arrange thicker fabrics like wool or fleece in your living room and sitting areas. To add seasonal cheer, display holiday decorations prominently on doorways, mantels, and windows.

Your home is a place of rest and refuge so create spaces you’ll love to spend time in all year round. We hope these ideas make it easy to update your home décor from season to season.

Visit Balsam Hill to find artificial flower arrangements, foliage, and decorations for your home.

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