It’s that time of year where everyone is decorating for fall, or depending on your personality, winter and Christmas too! It can be such a heavy lift to completely swap out all your decor for each seasonal change. Not to mention, the feel of your house totally changes too! That’s why we’re huge fans of incorporating seasonal decor that already matches your home aesthetic and design. What’s that entail? Glad you asked! Today we’re going to look at a few different factors: color palette, accessories, and scent. Not only will following these principles lighten your load, but your home will have that cohesive feel that really pulls all the details together. Guests will walk in and still know exactly whose home they are visiting!
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to completely change your color palette for the season! Not everyone wants bright reds, oranges, and yellows in their home for the fall season, or bright reds and greens for the winter season. We can totally relate. That’s why we’re all about finding pieces and subtle changes that bring the spirit of the season into the space without compromising your personal style.
These photos are all of our founder Melissa’s home. In everyday life, her home is filled with golds, French blue, and warm pink and blush tones. You can see how she easily ties this in for her seasonal decor and keeps the same look and feel to her home despite a seasonal change. For Christmas and winter, she sticks with ornaments, ribbons, and other small decor items that all stick to her usual color palette. This is also the case with the fall photos below. Melissa selected these beautiful glass gourds and pumpkins in her standard color palette to place around her home. And we couldn’t love these looks more!
Accessories are the best way to accomplish your subtle changes for the season. Try swapping out your usual throw pillows for something more seasonal. This doesn’t have to be something big and bold like a throw pillow with a huge pumpkin on it. We love plaid and cable knit pillows for someone looking for a cozy fall feel. Cable knit pillows are especially great as they can easily transition into winter too! Adding a couple of extra beautiful throw blankets is also a great option to cozy up your home for the cooler seasons. They add texture, color, and snuggly warm when needed. If you have a very neutral color palette in your home, dried hydrangeas and white pumpkins are some of our other favorite accessories to add a nice subtle pop of fall. In winter, opt for white trees and a mix of metallics for your accessories. They can go with almost any decor color palette and are quick and easy changes to make!
Scent is one of the easiest ways to change the feel of a room without even changing anything! Fall scented candles and wax melts instantly give you that warm, cozy fall feeling without even lifting a finger on your decor. Same with balsam and the like for the winter season. If you do choose to change up your decor, changing up your scent really adds that extra touch to finish off your seasonal wonderland! Keep the scent consistent throughout your home, or at least similar to avoid mixing of scents or strange transitions. We’re also big fans of Bath & Body Works Wallflowers to give a consistent scent throughout your home without worrying about any flames.
Growing your seasonal decor arsenal doesn’t need to happen overnight, or even in one season for that matter! We do most of our seasonal decor shopping at the end of the season (we love a good sale). Each year, your look and style may change and evolve, which keeps things fresh and fun! We recommend picking a few statement pieces that you love and know you’ll use year after year to really invest in but keep the rest interchangeable. Decor is such a fun way to express yourself, especially for the holidays. Enjoy the process! Happy decorating and happy holidays from the Parsimony team!