A Change Of Season
Looking for a way to seamlessly update your decor from fall to winter? Use our tips to take your home from fall frenzy to a winter wonderland.
The easiest way to change out seasonal decor is to have a designated space for these items. In many homes, owners will use a fireplace mantel or piano as a backdrop to change out decor. Using a space like this will help you decide what you want up year-round and what you would like to display seasonally.
Photo credit: Restoration House
Have a neutral permanent piece that coordinates well with other seasons? We love Restoration House's white framed mirror that looks beautiful with her Christmas mantel decor.
Like a designated space, have small accent pieces that are interchangeable. For example, switch out a certain lamp shade with each season, or even something as simple as a tablecloth. Change out bowls, candles and small decor accents to give your space a whole new feel perfect for winter.
Photo credit: The House of Smiths
Using neutral colors that are hot in fall and winter will make your transition easy. We love The House of Smiths' use of an end table to switch out fall hues to winter silvers with the use of a lamp shade, bowl and picture frames. Small accents make a huge impact in seasonal decor.
Last year was chevron and chalkboard paint, and this year it's ikat and Aztec. Choosing prints that are going to last all year will make it easy for your fall to winter switch-over. Or, if you don't feel comfortable with this year's trends, choose more traditional and long-lasting trends as a transitional backdrop. Plaid and metallic decor are great for fall and winter styles.
Buy it: Ikat deocrative pillows (Macy's, $80)
Ready to go for ikat in your home decor? Choose colors that are perfect for fall and winter decor, like these red, white and black pillows ranging from $55 to $80. Add them to the couch with a red throw that can also be transitioned between seasons.
The easiest way to transition home decor from fall to winter is to stay within the same color range. Perhaps one of the easiest seasonal transitions due to their similar color scheme, you can do more than just red or green. Pantone fall colors for 2013 are hot in bronze, gray, mustard, blue and purple, which are great for winter color palettes as well.
Photo credit: Madblooms
Use bronze in your decor scheme to avoid changing out decor items. We love Madblooms' use of a bronze-hued chandelier arrangement and angels, which are great for fall and winter.
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