Ok. Enough talk about Spring being on its way. It's really here, guys. It's really, truly here. And I don't know about your house, but in mine, along with the season change, comes (DIY itches if for one thing, if you recall from last week's post) seasonal decorating. I personally have always loved putting a few touches here and there for Easter and Spring. It feels bright and airy, and who doesn't love to change up the decor every once in a while, am I right?
For those of us that want to change it up, the "right" way to decorate can often be a challenge. I'm sure the same questions go through your head as mine. Do I go traditional? Do I take a chance? Do I buy this ugly flag with a rabbit on it just because its an Easter decoration (spoiler alert: The answer is "no")? So, to help with this perplexing predicament, I've decided to highlight some of the tips to remember that work for me when decorating for Springtime.
1. First and Foremost: Keep it FUN!
Maybe its the memories from childhood, or maybe I'm just a kid at heart, but I love to keep seasonal decorating fun. I like to do things that I normally wouldn't and stretch the limits a little bit. Each season or holiday only comes around once a year, after all. Might as well enjoy them while we can. I find that changing the decor by decorating for spring also tends to make my attitude change as well. Gets me a bit excited for what's to come. So bring on the fun.
2. It's Temporary
Like I said, these seasons only come around once a year, so when taking risks, remember: this only lasts a little while. It isn't as if you are going to paint your walls with the seasonal decor, so go ahead! Hang the flags, fill the bowl with eggs... heck- put that big stone bunny in your entryway if that's your thing. It's only temporary. And because it's temporary, I like to keep my budget for these sorts of decorations low. I know that my tastes might change over time, and I don't want to feel like I can't change it up because I broke the bank on a solid gold Easter bunny. I don't actually know if said "fancy bunnies" even exist, but I'm sure they are out there somewhere. The point is, keep it casual folks. These decorations are only going to be out for a few weeks.
3. Incorporate Your Personal Taste
This is perhaps my most important tip, and one that keeps me loving my seasonal decor year in and year out. I love to integrate my home's style into the seasonal decor as well. Sure, I may decorate for the seasons with colors that aren't in our normal palette and take risks, but I generally tend to acquire like pieces that complement each other well. This kind of goes with the whole "thinking outside the box" idea as well. You may have to do a little digging to find the pieces that match your home's decor, but, in my humble opinion: totally worth it. I personally tend to gravitate towards a bit more rustic feel, and you will see that in my seasonal decor as well. As with most things in life, it's all about balance, and if you can find pieces that make your home feel pretty as well as accentuate your current decor, then I personally think you are doing it right.
These are just a few tips that might help when trying to navigate seasonal decorating, but above all else: Own your space, people! It is your space, after all. Just because someone else may not like your style doesn't mean it's not right. Your space, your style. The seasonal decorations that you love might not be traditional, but you know what I always say: You do you, boo (Ok, I don't always say that, but I'm saying it now). So go ahead and do your thing- and have some fun while decorating for Spring!