Ways to transition your decor seasonally.
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And today, we will talk about one of the most critical issues in the design life of any home - the change of seasons.
As everyone knows well, the seasons change routinely. However, something that is perhaps less well known is that each season has its unique design style. You can read more about it here.
In this article, after briefly introducing the seasonal design, we will talk about the best ways to help you get through the season change in the smoothest way possible.
After all, you do not want every change of season to lead to a thorough renovation and a radical change in the appearance of your home. You would be happier for the transition to be reflected in some simple actions that will still leave you at the top of home decor.
After reading this article, you will know how to make the small adjustments required to make your home a design fit for any season. And all this as stated, in a smooth manner.
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Summer design is usually associated with flowers, sunrises, and a bright and happy garden.
Summer colors are generally bright and bold colors.
Some bold and bright hues will help you give a summery look to the space you want to design.
Yellowish background, white furniture, lush plants - all these and more are your keys to summer home design.
Other minor elements of summer design are:
Maintaining an airy and bright space \ Adding accessories made of rattan \ Adding a dash of color to a room. All these and more are some points you will want to consider if summer design is relevant to you.
Winter is all about coziness. Try to give your home a warm, comforting, and cozy look. You can do this with comfy and clean sofas/loungers. A fireplace will be placed in the center of the living room, giving a feeling of peace and warmth.
Blue, black and so on are your colors. Winter colors are usually natural and slightly gloomy. Moreover, the guiding principle in winter design is natural and simple elements.
Other minor elements of winter design are:
Throwing pillows and blankets in a slightly excessive place in designated areas \ Particularly comfortable slippers that are placed in their designated locations \ hanging snowflakes to drape over windows, doorways, and walls \ String Lights \ Decorations that hang on the walls and are reminiscent of winters, such as snow pictures And more \ Pinecones.
All of these and more are elements that are relevant to you if winter design is your goal.
Now, as for the fall and spring design - each of the two is just a slightly more subtle version of summer and winter, respectively. Fall is clearly linked to winter and spring to summer. You will better understand these design styles by delving into the summer and winter styles. These are the same styles, only more moderate.
This article does not pretend to tell you about the ways to make the transition from one seasonal design to another, it is a chewy topic, and there are already lots of articles on the subject (we have already reviewed the home design features of each season, you can just make these changes, And for more information on how to make these transitions you can read here and here), the uniqueness of this article Is that he will explain to you how to make these changes most smoothly and efficiently so that you will not feel this is too heavy a burden.
So now that we've made a brief introduction to the nature of seasonal design styles, we'll review the ways to help you make the transition from one seasonal design to another a lot smoother.
1. Step by step.
One of the problems with design changes from season to season - and in many other areas of life - is the misconception that it is possible and better to enforce things/changes and finish with everything quickly and immediately. So only for those who are utterly devoid of emotional intelligence - this is not the way things work! Quite the contrary, a gradual change will be much more appropriate in most cases.
This is super relevant to the subject of our article - a seasonal design change will be much smoother if done gradually and calculatedly than with complete suddenness.
'And how do you do that?' You're probably asking.
Well, take it slow. Create a timeline in your mind about how things are supposed to change gradually and slowly.
There is no point in jumping on the bandwagon and applying all those seasonal changes In a flash. Do things in a graded manner and stay motivated! What actually will happen If you choose to speed things up is that you will quit too soon because there is indeed a lot to do.
Do things in a graded manner and stay motivated!
Some tips on how to make such a change gradually.
Plan a schedule that will help you with the design change process. Do not wait until the last minute. Understand what you need to do and what exactly is required of you and in light of this, plan your schedules most comfortably and efficiently. Remember! "A little every day" is worth, in the end, in the context of quality, much more than "lots at the last minute." And this is without even mentioning the main goal - making the process simpler.
Engage in changes that are not significant and do not require particularly massive action. For example, invest (not a lot of time each day. Our goal is to make the process less noticeable) by replacing summer accessories with winter accessories (as explained regarding the design characteristics of the seasons) rather than an action that requires a lot of work and energy such as repainting the house.
Even if you have started a significant design change action, try as much as possible to do it in a graded way that will not immediately exhaust you. Our recommendation is to divide the action required into smaller parts.
2. Ideal timing.
Let’s face it, even though we try very hard, it is impossible to avoid some inconvenience in the seasonal design change process, and indeed there will be actions that we will be required to do that will burden us no matter how much we try to lighten the process.
A great way to deal with this is to know how to schedule things in a beneficial way.
For example, if you notice that it's time for a significant renovation in your home, schedule it for the transition period. This way, you will gain two things at the same time - you will also carry out your renovation and, at the same time, perform the design action required for the change of seasons (By the way, you can read more here about how to renovate your home without going crazy).
timing is everything!
This way, you can ideally deal with the most considerable difficulty in seasonal design turnover - significant changes.
3. Focus on the simple things.
An ancient Chinese scholar once said, "Focus on the simple things."
If you've to rub your head in skepticism right now, it's because you're right - no Chinese scholar has ever said such a quote. We invented it right now. But the principle is still solid - usually, doing ten simple and small things is much easier for us than doing one massive task.
It's all about the little things!
Now take this principle and apply it when you change your home's seasonal home design.
Please start with the simple things: bedding/scattering pillows for the house that will give it a warm look / changing fabrics/scattering bowls of the relevant seasonal fruits / adjusted seasonal scents/matching of indoor vegetation pertinent to the desired season. All these and more (and we refer you again to the links above, which expand further on this matter) - are small and simple changes (which are very different, for example, from a complete painting of the house or construction to a fireplace, which are complex operations) That will help you a lot in your efforts to change your home's seasonal design gradually and, most importantly, to do it smoothly. Think about it for a moment, one small change and another small change and another, without you putting too much effort into making them - in the end, they will lead to a significant result and a big difference - and that is your ultimate goal - to do everything smoothly.
Breaking large tasks into more manageable pieces is a great idea for other areas of life, not just home design. You can read more about it here.
4. Reinvent yourself.
One of the most powerful tools you can use whenever you want to create something new is the link you will make between it and your personal development.
Look, at the end of the day, the instinct of development lies within us by virtue of being human. Therefore, if you make the right decision daily of wanting to get better and develop all the time - this desire can advance you in many other areas of life, and designing your home is just one of them.
"How is that relevant, you probably ask"?
Well, nowadays we know the importance of doing something new daily. The feeling of freshness and renewal obtained by doing so is significant and helps the person's peace of mind.
Try to make a direct link between changing your home-season design to the same desirable feeling of renewal.
After all, redesign is supposed to be an exciting action to some extent. A sense of refreshment and renewal accompanies the transition from season to season, and there is nothing more communicative with a sense of personal development and growth than this. Therefore, linking the two will be a significant boost in making the seasonal transition smoother.
We are sure that it will help increase your motivation when it comes to making the course of design change more smooth - and that is the whole purpose of our article - to make seasonal design change more smooth.
We hope that if you are in the midst of a seasonal design process, this article has helped you to some extent.
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