While it can be great fun to decorate your home for every holiday, it takes time, effort and money to pay for all that décor. The good news is that if you choose a few staple decorative pieces for your home, you can ride out several holidays without having to perform an HGTV-worthy makeover every few weeks.
From January until December, here are some of the most convenient items that will make your residence look like it was decorated for the season with the help of a professional.
This is the time of year when we have multiple interesting celebrations, including the Chinese New Year, the SuperBowl and Valentine’s Day. Red hues are strongly associated with the Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day, so why not add some red cozy blankets, pillows and even throw-rugs to your common living space? Stay away from ornamentation that’s too time-sensitive, including hearts and dragons, that you’ll have to take down a week later.
This is springtime, and green is in the air with St. Patrick’s Day and Easter. Bright colors will spruce up the interior of your home at this point in time, and they’ll coordinate with what’s going on in the changing landscape outside your front or back door. Since you’re already engaged in spring cleaning, change your window treatments to brighter colors. You can also switch up the pictures on your walls to make your living areas look brand new.
It’s all about red, white and blue from May until July thanks to Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day. While you might not want to go full-force with these colors, it’s great to pick white and either red or blue. For instance, a white and blue theme in your main rooms will create a fresh, summery, nautical ambiance.
Back to school is in the air, and that means autumn isn’t far behind! Think of all those muted, earthy shades that will help you dress up your home for the season. For instance, you may want to take down your spring/summer window treatments and replace them with fabrics of rust, auburn, pumpkin, caramel or chocolate. Change any throw rugs and sofa pillows accordingly.
These are the biggest holidays of the year, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to make your home look like a twinkling palace! Simply focus on adding neutral gold, white and silver items throughout your rooms. A blanket here and candles there are inexpensive ways to decorate for the end of the year. Plus, they’ll go along nicely with any other decorations you typically showcase, like a Christmas tree or a Menorah.
Seasons may come and go, but you don’t have to stress about how to make your house look wonderful. Eliminate the frenzy of constant decorating by grouping holidays together. The impression you make on your guests will be stellar, and only you will know that you didn’t have to break a sweat!