This is a busy week for us all as we prepare for Thanksgiving tomorrow. For many of us it’s a day to gather family and friends together and eat and eat and eat. Somewhere in there we also like to take the opportunity to give thanks. So, once again Cindy and I would like to say thanks to you all, our faithful readers. We sincerely hope you enjoy tomorrow, relaxing with a good meal, loving family, and hopefully good weather!
Our Christmas season posts will start next week, so today I’ll share a little random eye candy – rooms or furnishings that have caught my eye. Take a moment to scroll through the photos and if one draws your attention, bookmark it to revisit after the first of the year when you’re ready to tackle home decor projects again!
Room Decor can be Seasonal
Since this blog is read all over the world, you may not be in the throes of winter, so here are rooms or decor ideas for each season.
These warm, rich colors and rough textures feel very fall-ish but could be lightened with a different mix of pillows, a vase of tulips and a colorful throw rug to transition it to summer.
A warmer palette of rusty reds and rich golds welcomes fall and would carry well into winter and the holidays.
More warm colors for fall and winter. Change out the pillows and a lamp shade to include some light blues or greens for a springy feeling.
Subtle use of seasonal decor can blend with your existing decor but add just a hint of the season.
A good winter centerpiece that will work from December 1 through January due to the silver/white and pine cone decor choice.
Another option for a neutral winter look – bare birch (or white painted) branches on a bed of mixed greens but with the addition of some bright winter blue accessories. Using motifs like snowmen, snowflakes, or natural elements will give your decorating more longevity by pushing it to generic seasonal rather than overtly Christmas.
The addition of the red plaid and berries definitely make this outdoor setting feel ready for Christmas.
Does black and white or gray speak to a specific season to you?
The bones of this room feel very summery but the addition of the rust pillow, brown throw and brown teapot warm the room up and remind you winter is in the air.
A fresh floral wallpaper brings spring into this monochromatic room.
Color palette plays a big role in determining a seasonal feeling. Does light blue say spring to you? Or is too cold, so it feels more wintery? I think it depends upon the textures and accessories that finish the space – this rug is a large design element and definitely feels spring/summer to me. To transition the room to another season, bring in a few warm colors – some chocolate brown, deep red, or maybe a rich purple.
Purple and green is a great color combination for a summer dinner or luncheon party. Easy floral balls make a unique addition to the table decor.
Fresh, light colors with lots of casual texture make this a very inviting summery room. Change the rug and pillows to transition it to another season.
Another beautiful summery color combination in a fairly formal, symmetrical arrangement.
Hope you enjoyed the eye candy (before it’s time for the real stuff to come out!). Bye the way, we won’t be accepting any new consultations until after January 1 in order to give us time to enjoy the holidays with our families. Remember, giving a consultation would be a great gift idea and we’d love to help update color, space plan, or with any general home decorating dilemmas.