Transitional decorating is how I easily move from one season to the other. It’s how I give my home a little breathing room between the season at hand and the next big holiday coming up! Transitioning is the PROCESS of changing from one state or condition to another! And transition is a big, big buzz word in the vocabulary of how I decorate! Finding a transitional style not only allows me to put away the majority of the season’s past decor but also lets me enjoy my home decorated with a lighter, less-is-best feel! Here’s why I love transitional decorating…
Right now my home is “between” seasons and holidays. But that does not mean that there is not a nod to the time of year or the season in my decor! It means that I have taken down all the obvious, big and abundant seasonal decor like pumpkins or Christmas trees or bunnies or acorns or red/white and blue flags and put them away.
I love the time in between seasons and holidays and my home does too!!!
Transitional decor allows me to have a semi-clean decorating slate to work with. I usually choose one or two small decor elements to leave behind and enjoy. This year that means leaving behind the pinecones I used during fall and Christmas decor to use in a fresh way.
I piled pinecones in a pretty vintage urn in the living room. I love the look of pinecones almost any time of year! Their color and texture adds beauty and interest to any room!
My pillows have also taken a more transitional look too! Gone are the fall motifs and Christmas colors. There is not a sign of any season! I replaced them with darker, neutral colors.
I also like to add a few organic elements that can work with the transitioning season. Boxwood works almost any time of year!
I’m not a fan of what I have coined “crossholidation”. When two or more holiday’s decorations appear together! Like Christmas lights with spring decor or pumpkins and Christmas trees. It hurts my designer sensibilities!
I like when my home is a clean slate! It makes me so much more creative and inventive! It’s hard to decorate for spring when I still have evergreen sprays laying around!
Transition anything from the past season out! And give yourself a little window of time to enjoy a stripped-down room. When all the excess of a season is removed a room is a whole lot easier to clean too!
Transitional decor is that clean slate! Easy on the eyes and so easy to add touches of the season when it is time!
Give yourself and your home a little breathing room!
Here are some great elements to use in transitional decor…
- willow balls
- mercury glass
- small bowls
- a plant
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