Tuesday, October 14, 2014

.thirty-one days of minimalism: seasonal decor.

I had a long mama-night last night and woke up with complete writer's block. We'll see where this goes.
Seasonal decor is a hard one if you are working on minimalism or if you are limited on storage space. Unless you leave your Christmas lights up year-round, there is always something off-season to put away.
My personal approach is to store a few key pieces of decor for each season that are fairly neutral, then accent with temporary decor that won't need to be stored. It is simple and fun! And because it changes each year, I don't grow tired of my key pieces as easily.
Take autumn, for example! Pumpkins and gourds make excellent decor! So does corn!
And when the season is over, you can just put it all in the compost. Easy peasy, no storing necessary.
Use spring to fill your home with fresh flowers. Or evergreen wreaths and cranberries for Christmas. Summer is a great time to display shells and sand from your travels. Experiment with what's available seasonally, and keep yourself from storing excess decor year-to-year.
And if you're like me, it's a good way to not grow tired of what you buy.


  1. Those sound like really nice tips to give. Thank you! Very creative. :)

  2. Pinning your blog to read your series! With participating in the series, it's hard to keep on top of reading; but I look forward to it. :)