What is your biggest struggle with seasonal decorating? I asked this question on Instagram and one of the most popular answers was this – simplifying it!
It seems that many of us (myself included) have lots of little bits of decor: pumpkins, signs, garlands, candles and more pumpkins, and it can be overwhelming to think about finding a place for it all.
There are two things that help me with this struggle – two mantras that I repeat over and over while I’m decorating.
Mantra number one is this: you don’t have to use everything every year! I am not a minimalist, so I have a lot of seasonal decor. I enjoy using different pieces each year and leaving some of them in the bins when I don’t need those pieces that year.
Using something I haven’t put out in a couple years makes it feel at the same time like an old friend and a new purchase – what a win!
I originally had this basket packed FULL of pumpkins and pinecones. It looked cluttered and messy! Adding just one pumpkin and one sign to the basket kept all the fall vibes without any of the clutter.
That leads me to my second mantra: mix seasonal decor with traditional pieces. I have a big stash of decorating essentials that I move around in my house. If I put all those away and only set out seasonal pieces, it can easily look tacky and messy!
The way I decorated my dining area is a great example of this. I chose decorating essentials that work well for fall – a cream burlap runner, woven charger, and accent colors that pop against orange. My simple arrangement with fall florals in between two coordinating pumpkins took minutes to pull together!
I’m not the best at decorating – there are so many beautifully decorated homes on the internet that look much more elegant than mine – but I did keep it simple! The kitchen and dining areas look festive without being over decorated.
If you feel overwhelmed by the task of seasonal decorating, try my mantras! Don’t feel the need to display every pumpkin and scarecrow, and mix your paired down items with traditional pieces. You’ll enjoy the results so much more!
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