A few weeks ago I shared how I change up the decor on our entryway bench seasonally. It’s subtle, and quite simple, and a great way to make a change in my decor to mark a new season. I always say that I decorate more seasonally vs. for specific holidays. This allows my decor to stay up for months at a time, yes even after Christmas, instead of only a few days or a week. Even though we still have another week or so to go before it’s officially declared fall, I’ve begun sprinkling little bits of fall throughout our home. Yesterday I shared my fall tablescape with nontraditional colors celebrating the beginning of the turn of our leaves outside. And as I get ready to start subtly swapping things over in our living room, I thought I would share with you how I make that change on our coffee table each season. So today I’m sharing with you how I decorate seasonally on our coffee table.
First and foremost, I will say this trays are my best friend. We don’t have a very large coffee table, so to be able to move what I’ve placed on top of it decor wise in a moments notice is a lifesaver. It’s a great way I can have decor in my house, but be practical with a young family as well. To see more ideas on how I decorate my coffee table you can check out this post HERE, but today I’m specifically sharing my tips and ideas for focusing on seasonally decor. Since my coffee table is one of the first areas I look to decorate in our living room, it only made sense to start there.
In Spring and Summer, fresh flowers are my main focus. I love to take seasonal tips from nature and decorate with what is blooming outside in that current season.
And while fresh blooms are my go-to, I also like to incorporate colors what reflect the current season we are in as well. In summer I love using different shades of blue, and a pop of crisp white. You can do this with books, or a candle, and my favorite is to always add an 3-dimensional object that not only provides color but depth.
I pretty much stick to the same basic rule of these 3 elements. Well 4 technically if you could the trays.
- Flowers – fresh or faux
- Large books – typically coffee table styling books
- 3-Dimensional object. This could be a strand of beads, a small trinket, an orb, a candle, seriously the list goes on!
Never underestimate the power of going outside and clipping some branches. Not only is FREE, but it can add such an impact to your space, and can carry a nostalgic feel because you found it in your own backyard (literally!).
For Fall and Winter:
When the temperatures start to get cooler, and autumn is upon us, I get such the urge to nest. Making things cozier and more inviting for the cooler months ahead. Sometimes this can mean willing a simple crate with pumpkins.
Whatever season we are in, I try to only use pieces that reflect that season when I’m decorating. When I decorate for fall, I try to use items that will last me from September right through to Thanksgiving.
Once we make it to Thanksgiving I’m ready to decorate for Christmas. There are so many options for Christmas, but I try to incorporate decor that can stay out well after we’ve taken the Christmas tree down.
And of course, I love to add a little added sparkle for the holidays. I love the glow of the white lights at in our house when it’s Christmas time, and adding a string of twinkle lights to your coffee table, or an added candle works great!
I try to keep some realistic looking faux greens on hand too. This is always helpful to get you through those “off-season” times. When we aren’t directly in a season, or in my case, a winter that is still going strong in March before there is any sign of green outside.
I hope you feel inspired, and maybe a bit more encouraged to change up your coffee table decor seasonally! Remember that adding a tray or a basket will always help!
You can also catch some more coffee table decorating ideas in these posts as well. Click the image to view:
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