This Changing Seasonal Decor post is sponsored by Twinings of London in partnership with the Mom It Forward Influencer Network. As always, all opinions are my own. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. #BeYourBestBlend
Twinings of London recently reached out to me about how we can be inspired to be our “best blend,” whether that means taking time for yourself, exploring something new, or having the inspiration to do what you love. For me, it all begins at home.
I feel so much more centered, productive, and creative when I have a clean and beautifully decorated home. This doesn’t mean that I have to spend lots of time or money on my home, but a little thought and planning go a long way. I believe everyone should live in a home that they love, because when you love the space you live in, you can be inspired to #BeYourBestBlend in other areas of your life as well
Twinings of London has been providing quality tea experiences for more than 300 years, and I am so happy to be sharing their three latest herbal blends – Lemon Delight, Berry Fusion and Buttermint. Last weekend, I poured a cup of Lemon Delight tea, and planned my decor for the spring.
Tips for Changing Seasonal Decor
I absolutely LOVE tinkering with my home decor. I’m always arranging and re-arranging our shelves and gallery walls. It probably comes as no surprise then, that I do a fair amount of seasonal decorating as well. Seasonal decor can quickly become overwhelming. Here are 4 quick tips to help you make the transition between seasons as smooth as possible.
1 – Start with a blank slate
This is one area where I don’t always practice what I preach, because I’m so darn impatient. But, if you follow this one rule, you are guaranteed to better contain the chaos that can come when changing seasonal decor. No one wants to still see miscellaneous Christmas or winter decorations lying around when you are planning for Valentine’s Day or spring decorating. Put everything away from last season, so you can start with a clean slate.
2 – Do it in a day
This relates mainly to the storage containers that house your seasonal decor, whether it be large plastic totes or that bag from the store that’s still sitting in the entry. Get everything out, and the storage containers put away in a day. The last thing you want is to be tripping over storage containers and bags. Get the seasonal items out in a day. You can spend time later tweaking and re-arranging if you like. But at least your house won’t be cluttered with storage containers.
3 – Pick your spaces
I know that seasonal home tours are super popular on Pinterest, but don’t feel like you need to decorate your whole home for a particular season. Pick a few “hot spots” to focus on, and you will instantly feel less overwhelmed. Maybe the living room mantel and a couple of throw pillows. Update open shelving in the kitchen. Hang a wreath and a banner in the front entry. Don’t feel like you need to do it all.
4 – Make a plan
Write down the area(s) that you want to decorate this season. What colors, themes, or feeling to you want to create? Take inventory of what you have, and make a shopping list to fill in any gaps if necessary.
This is why I think step #1 is so important. It is way easier to visualize your destination when you have a blank slate to start with. For my spring decor, I was inspired by Twinings of London’s new Lemon Delight tea. This fresh, uplifting tea inspired me to create a fresh feel with bright natural colors for my spring decorating.
Are you ready for your next seasonal decor project? I would love to hear how handle seasonal decor in your own home!