It is a lot of fun to change your decor with the seasons. Most of us have a special decorating scheme for the holidays so why not for the seasons of the year?
For spring and summer think in terms of cooling the room down. Glass objects, lustrous vases and reflective mirrors bring a cool shimmering touch to the room. Think about removing the area rugs or using ones with lighter or brighter colors. You can find great indoor/outdoor rugs that would add the feel of a summer cottage to your space.
If you like to keep a throw on your bed or sofa for snuggling, use a lighter weight one in the warmer seasons. Look for a loose knit throw in a color that will brighten the room.
A bouquet of fresh flowers bring a visual as well as fragrant touch to the room. Challenge yourself to find a way to add a bit of floral or greenery to each room. It can be as simple as clipping branches of leaves and filling a pretty container.
As the temperature begins to drop it is time to redress the house. It does not take long to make the change. Set the tone for the room by using a richly colored area rug as the foundation for the space. Replace some of the glass objects with decorative pieces made of warm natural materials such as wood or stone. Bring your outdoor plants inside and use them to cozy up empty spaces in the room. Pay attention to the planter they are in to make sure it fits the decor of the room.
A thick warm throw in a muted color will look and feel great tossed on the sofa or bed. Who says you only can have one throw on the couch? Choose two that co-ordinate in color or have contrasting textures and fold them both over the back of your seating. Complete the look with a few pillows and you have created an interesting seating area.
Have you ever thought about having a second set of lamp shades that allows you to change the room to a warm and cozy place in the winter? Make sure you have good reading lamps but add to this one or two low light lamps that can be used alone.
Our noses tire of scents and we are no longer aware of them. Keep things fresh by changing your home fragrance to reflect the time of year. Try out a scent such as melon or tropical coconut that are available for warm weather. If you can not be at the beach at least you can trick the senses into thinking it is close by. When the days get shorter, warm your home with spicy scents such as pumpkin pie, eucalyptus or cinnamon. I like to tuck reed oil diffusers that smell like gourmet coffee into hidden spots in the homes of java addicts. They can enjoy the scent of freshly brewed coffee throughout the day.
Seasonal details can keep your home fresh and pleasing year round. Enjoy!