Do you change the decor in your home with the seasons? I imagine you do for the holidays, but what about for spring, summer fall, and winter? I have hundreds of photos of different rooms in our home with seasonal decor and this week as I was reviewing photos for an upcoming project, I realized that my kitchen looks vastly different depending on how it is decorated for each season. The same is true for many of the rooms in my house, but until I saw the photos side by side I didn’t fully appreciate the impact adding seasonal color to a room can have. So today, I thought I would show you how to add seasonal color to your home by sharing images of my home decorated for each season.
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IN THE KITCHEN
For spring this year I chose pink and white as my seasonal color. In the kitchen, I added all white dishware to the glass cabinets and faux cherry blossoms and peonies to my favorite pitcher and dough bowl. I also brought out my wood barstools and added wood accents to the backsplash using my breadboards.
I took all of the copper out of my kitchen for the summer season and replaced it with white and wood accents. By moving the breadboards behind the range, I kept the rustic look and this also allowed me to add two oval metal trays to the backsplash. And for a fresh, bright touch, I included shades of yellow with lemons and fresh flowers.
Fall feels like apple cider and cozy blankets to me, so I also want my home to feel yummy and cozy. In the kitchen I warmed things up by adding a wreath to the range hood and the copper pots below. I also replaced the white dishware in the cabinets with some copper accents. A vintage copper bowl filled with neutral colored pumpkins signals a new season while keeping the color palette soft.
The dark days of winter call for some warmer colors in the kitchen, so I used dark willow baskets as accent colors. A bit of faux pine works well until the first signs of spring appear.
THE BREAKFAST NOOK
As an extension of our kitchen, the breakfast nook always gets a bit of seasonal color. The shelves by the banquette offer an opportunity to change the decor and look in this area and the pillows on the bench seat are easily changed for different seasons.
Adding a pop of yellow and greenery to the breakfast nook gives it a fresh look for summer.
A bit of neutral fall color with a few pumpkins and a change of pillows made all of the difference in the breakfast nook.
Bringing in the copper elements from the kitchen, I restyled the shelves to add that warm touch. Mixed with seasonal greenery, the breakfast nook felt as warm and cozy as the rest of the house.
IN THE DINING ROOM
Using the same pink and white tones, I was able to add seasonal color to the dining room by placing blush pillows on the chairs and using ceramic vases filled with faux peonies as a centerpiece. A galvanized bucket with oversized cherry blossoms finished the spring look.
Continuing the yellow and white theme from my kitchen, I replaced the silver pieces in the cabinets with all white dishware. This immediately freshened up the dining room. A crisp white linen table runner and ceramic pot filled with white roses continued the fresh look, while a sprinkling of lemons added that bit of seasonal color.
During the transition between fall and holiday, my dining room remained very neutral…until I decided to play with some pretty pastels for a Thanksgiving tablescape. While not typical, this mixture of pinks and greens still said fall and became my new seasonal favorite.
Warm whites, cable knits, copper and evergreen where the colors of the winter season in our home and the dining room was no different. Everything felt warm and cozy throughout the cold months as copper became my color of choice for the season.
IN THE LIVING ROOM
This was last summer’s living room, filled with greenery and topiaries. A few white and gray accents created a neutral palette for the greenery to stand out as my seasonal color.
Copper made another appearance in the living room with a bucket filled with miniature pumpkins and large copper pumpkins on the sofa table. Warm leather pillows mixed with gray and linen were an easy way to bring in the tones of the season.
The transition to winter decor began with some winter white cable knit throws and a dough bowl filled with pine cones and greens. It was a subtle but effective way to add seasonal color before the holiday’s got into full swing.
I hope this gives you some ideas about how you can add seasonal color to your home in simple and easy ways. With just some flowers (fresh or faux!), some seasonal pillows and throws and a few key pieces, you can easily change the color and feel of your home in just minutes.
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