Let’s talk seasonal decor.
Even if you cringe at the idea of decorating your home, you likely appreciate a vase of fresh flowers on your table in the spring or pumpkins on your porch in the fall.
But many don’t make decorating a priority. Why? Because it’s too much work!
If decorating doesn’t interest you and you’re content with looking at the same throw pillows and wall decor year round…do it! Your house = your rules. Please don’t feel obligated to hang Christmas lights or display pumpkins if it doesn’t bring you joy.
However, if the thought of doing a home “refresh” throughout the year appeals to you but the action of doing so is overwhelming, you will appreciate this EASY Game-changer tip: TAKE PICTURES!
Step 1: Decorate for current season
Step 2: Take pictures of what you decorated
Step 3: Print or Make a file on your computer/phone called, “Home Decor”
Step 4: Refer to pictures you took each time that season rolls around
Step 5: Enjoy your home refresh without the stress!
Let me walk you through the steps I take in more detail…
Pretend with me that it’s fall and I want to decorate my home accordingly. The first thing I do is pull out my storage tote that is labeled, “Fall Decorations.”
I prefer totes that are clear but please use whatever tote or box you have on hand.
I also recommend labeling your totes or boxes with a label maker. Doing so is visually appealing and easy to peel off if you decide you want to use the tote/box for something else in the future.
Don’t have a label maker? No problem! Label your box by printing or neatly writing what is being stored on a piece of paper. Then, tape it to the front of the container you’re using.
Step 1: Decorate for Current Season (Fall)
Step 2: Take Pictures of What You Decorated
You likely have a phone that can take pictures. Even if your phones camera is poor, it doesn’t matter! We’re not looking for professional looking photos. Don’t overthink it. Simply take a few clicks of the decorations you put up.
Bonus tip: If there is anything left in your tote/box after you’re done decorating, get rid of it! Keeping only the decor that you use makes decorating easy and stress free. Anything else is clutter!
Step 3: Print or Make a File on your Computer/Phone called, "Home Decor"
Once you take your pictures, it’s important to put your photos in a place where you won’t loose them. Put them somewhere safe right away so you aren’t scrolling your phone for hours looking for pictures you took a year ago!
I use to develop my seasonal decor pictures. I put the fall pictures in the tote labeled “Fall decor” and the winter pictures in the tote labeled “Christmas decor,” Etc. But lately I have been snapping pictures and placing them in a file on my phone labeled “Home Decor” instead.
Step 4: Refer to Pictures You Took Each Time that Season Rolls Around
I use to dread decorating for the different seasons. I would put up a tree at Christmas but that was it. As a new teacher and later a mom of young kids, decorating was something I longed to do but didn’t make a priority because, “Who has time for that?!”
However, since deciding to take pictures of my decor, I no longer dread the process. In fact, I enjoy it!
Step 5: Enjoy your Home Refresh Without the Stress!
When I’m done decorating, I like to celebrate my home refresh by lighting a candle, sitting by the fireplace, reading a book in my cozy space, or drinking a hot beverage while I soak in my surroundings.
Don’t stress decorating anymore. Enjoy the home you’re in!