Between each season and sprint of holidays is a difficult decorating period. When mid-winter hits, evergreen trees and sparkly tinsel gets put away—but what should your home be adorned with until spring officially hits? And after Halloween's spooky motifs are stored away for another year, how do you hold over until December's festivities?
Without themes to run with, it can be difficult to choose the best way to decorate for those in-between seasonal stretches. To avoid boring blank walls and tabletops or holiday-themed decor that's overstayed its welcome, here are some fresh and simple ideas to have on standby.
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Dial Up the Greenery
Taking a house that was once a winter wonderland into spring can be tough. After all the holiday decorations come down, walls and tabletops can feel bare. Start bringing it bits of greenery that aren't tied to winter and remind you more of spring and fresh beginnings. Moss balls and wreaths are all fun ways of doing this, especially before springtime plants and flowers are available.
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Swap Out Those Throw Pillows
Throw pillows are a quick and often-overlooked way of freshening up the look of a corner or room. It doesn't take too much time but it makes an impact. Depending on the time of year, replace the covers of snowmen or icy beaded throw pillows on couches and front entryway benches for florals, or change out the autumnal oranges for something more jewel-toned and wintery.
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Find the Season's Best Blooms
One of the best parts of winter-to-spring decorating is how many fresh flowers come into season once again. Countertops and tables will no longer look bare when a vase of blooms is added to them. For such an effortless task, rooms are infused with new color, life, and texture. And, while many wreaths and garlands only show face during winter, you can get creative and make these arrangements out of budding springtime florals.
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Rethink the Fireplace
Remove those charred logs and suddenly your fireplace can be used for a whole new set of decorating opportunities. Add an explosion of color with flowers (and match them to the mantel arrangement, like the one seen here) or find decorative logs or stacks of books to fill the space where crackling fires used to be.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Bring in Branches
The beauty of foraging for branches (or buying them) is that they can be interpreted for any time of year. Evergreens may be best for wintery periods, but sprigs of willow or olive tree can be lovely during spring. Even branches dotted with crimson and auburn leaves can be brought inside and placed in a vase for an autumnal touch.
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Edit Nooks and Wall Niches
There’s no need to redecorate your entire home when you have niches, nooks, and shelves at your disposal. These little crevices make the best spots to adjust during in-between seasons and still make a statement. Think about different finishes, palettes, and heights of objects that you can bring in (maybe tiny bud vases for spring or a copper metallic bowl for fall).
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Incorporate Fresh Colors
Those vibrant candlesticks, holders, vases, and accents that seem to feel out of place during the holidays finally can have their time to shine. Pop those playful statement pieces into a tablescape or on your kitchen countertops for a burst of color. Whether they feel seasonal or not, when you’re waiting to haul out the next round of holiday decor items these objects will feel like a perfect fit.
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Change Out the Soft Goods and Textiles
Small details like hand towels, throw rugs, and even placemats are great items to swap out when you’re transitioning from one season to the next. Go through each room and see if you can change out your go-tos for a fresh design. It may feel minuscule and subtle, but when looked at as a whole, your bathroom or dining room will feel revamped.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Revisit the Drapes
Though they’re a soft good, drapes usually remain as a constant in a room for years at a time. But they’re a fabulous way to change up the atmosphere and look of a space—especially between seasons. Transparent, gossamer drapes are a lovely choice for spring and summer, but thick velvety curtains might be a fitting option when fall and winter emerge.
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Transform the General Color Palette
Changing your bedding is a pretty (dull) frequent routine so you may not have registered it as another way to reflect the changing seasons. Put on your prettiest pastel sheets when spring is just around the corner or swap them out for a vibrant hue when summer is on its way. You can even reflect new colors in the art hanging on your walls and match them with your bedding, soft goods, and other decor—something this room has completely aced.