Why It’s Important to Transition Your Home Along With the Seasons

Decoration and Design
Small Projects and Repairs
By Dikran Seferian September 29, 2021

Whether due to lockdowns or the growing custom of working remotely, people are spending more time around the house. This implies that being constantly surrounded by the same elements day in and day out — almost to a point where you might start to feel like you and your home are becoming one entity. Essentially, the well-being of the homeowner partially depends on that of the home. A freshened-up house, in turn, allows its inhabitants to recalibrate the state of their minds. In other words, transitioning your house on a seasonal basis can help you satisfy your needs in regards to comfort, aesthetics, and peace of mind. But of course, those aren’t the only reasons why it’s great to bring in a new patterned pillow into the mix. 

Your Home Lives With You

Our lifestyles are in constant evolution with the passing of the seasons. Since our homes are reflections of ourselves, it is only apt that we make them part of our adaptation. Part of this change has to do with how we experience each season as it comes.

Allowing your home to experience the seasons just as you would is key to avoiding redundancy in your life. By transitioning your living spaces, you and your home can be in tune with the seasons as a unit — savoring the changes in autumn, cozying up for the winter, bursting into life in spring, and soaking up the summer heat. Whether you’re enjoying the season or bracing for it, your house can be a mirror of your approach.

Transitioning Your Interior to Fit the Season

Transitioning Your Interior to Fit the Season

A Change of Scenery Goes a Long Way

While updating your home decor every three to four months isn’t absolutely necessary, you may at some point strive for a shift in scenery. Freshening up your interior twice a year at the very least can do wonders for your motivation levels. After months of waking up to the same drapes, having breakfast with the same tableware, and lounging among the same throw pillows, your daily life may eventually seem redundant. Switching a few elements of design in accordance with the season will breathe new life into your day, thereby boosting your morale. For instance, fall decor can involve ornamental pumpkins, warmer hues, and perhaps a garland of autumn leaves. In winter, you could update the color palette with calmer ones such as light blue, and swap out the pumpkins and the garland for a bowl of potpourri. Spring and summer, on the other hand, make way for vibrant colors and vases of freshly picked flowers. Even with the smallest decor changes adorning your interior every few months, you'd be looking forward to waking up and basking in the fresh design. 

Importance of Periodic Redecoration on Mental Health

Importance of Periodic Redecoration on Mental Health

Your Comfort Requirements Vary With the Seasons

As climates change with the seasons, so do your comfort needs. In the colder months, you would want cozier elements to hunker down in; whereas a lighter atmosphere may be more comfortable during the warm season. For instance, there’s nothing like a down comforter to tuck yourself in on a cold, January night. However, come May or June, you’ll want to switch it out for a light blanket and a top sheet. In the living room, wool throw blankets would be all over the place during winter — who doesn’t enjoy snuggling up while sipping tea and watching a movie on a rainy evening? That might not be the case during summer, though, when the throw blankets may just get in the way and collect dust. For example, you could switch heavily textured throw pillow covers with cotton ones that are cooler to the touch. Being comfortable in your own home is the very essence of living in one, otherwise, it wouldn't be home sweet home

Interior Design Elements That Provide Both Comfort and Style

Interior Design Elements That Provide Both Comfort and Style

Keeping Up With Technical Matters

For the most part, transitioning your home involves adjusting homeware for comfort as well as aesthetic purposes. While that’s indubitably important, another aspect to consider is the energy requirements of each season. One way of maintaining energy efficiency involves insulation. Reinforcing your insulation as part of a seasonal transition is crucial in preparing your living space for the challenges that accompany the upcoming weather. 

Window treatments, for instance, are an effective method of insulation. You could take your seasonal transition to another level by treating your windows with blinds, double-glazing, or even triple-glazing them — if you haven’t already done so. For instance, shutting the blinds during the hottest hours of summer days prevents heat and UV rays from entering inside; UV rays are known to ruin flooring, artwork, and furniture. Window treatments can also maximize energy efficiency In the winter by keeping the warmth inside. Besides insulation, servicing your HVAC may also help you in preparing your house for the shift in weather. Maintaining good insulation as well as an efficient heating or cooling system is in turn a key factor in reducing energy costs. 

Insulation Methods to Save Energy and Cut Costs

Insulation Methods to Save Energy and Cut Costs

Seasonal Cleansing

Another part of transitioning your home from one season to another involves a thorough cleansing. This includes everything from clearing gutters, to decluttering living spaces, and trimming your greenery. A lot of these maintenance tasks are especially important for the structural integrity of your house. On the other hand, tasks like pruning your plants simply allow for lusher greenery and provide space for blooming. If you love organization in your life, decluttering would mean a lot to you. Getting rid of excess clothes, books, and trinkets would considerably freshen up your interior. Moreover, you’ll get to donate the surplus of items to those others who may need it. Carrying out a seasonal overhaul will allow you and your house to take a deep breath and head into the new season on a high note.

Benefits of Decluttering Your House

Benefits of Decluttering Your House

Prepping for What Each Season Brings

Other than trying to keep up with the weather and revamping the decor, a transition may involve preparing your home for anything else that comes with each season. For instance, organizing your house for the school season will help you better handle the chaos it may entail. Afterwards, you’ll be welcoming a lot of guests over the holiday season. You can impress them with a freshly designed interior that resonates with the time of the year. If you have the space for it, you could incorporate a divan or even an additional settee in case it gets crowded during the festivities. Come spring, you can celebrate rebirth by introducing new plants to your outdoor as well as indoor living spaces. Nothing would lighten up the atmosphere and your mood more than a fresh set of blooming plants adorning your shelves, nooks, and garden beds.

Using House Plants to Revamp Your Interior With the Seasons

Using House Plants to Revamp Your Interior With the Seasons

For the Fun of It

Sometimes, revamping your home needs no justification other than...it’s fun! While some parts of a seasonal decor transition involve simple maintenance tasks, others mainly have to do with redecorating. Playing around with decor can be quite enjoyable whether or not you’re an interior design enthusiast. In this case, the journey is more important than the destination. In other words, you would probably get just as much of a kick from the process of decorating your home as basking in the end result.

The Intangible Benefits of Redecorating Your Interior

The Intangible Benefits of Redecorating Your Interior

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Dikran Seferian

Written by Dikran Seferian