4 Season Décor Items
There are a few things you can use to decorate your house for all 4 seasons. I don’t like to buy a lot of seasonal decor. It’s expensive and you have to find a place to store it all. So I thought I would share some of my 4 season décor items that I use all year-long. These are some of my favorite decorating secrets. The key is to make sure you have these three things on hand (or something similar.)
A wood bowl is perfect for seasonal decor. You can use a round bowl or a dough bowl. For my vignette, I used both. Use it in the fall filled with pears, apples, squash, or pumpkins. In the winter, fill it with pinecones, pomegranates, cinnamon sticks, boxwood, antlers, and Christmas ornaments. In the spring you can fill it with birds nests, decorative eggs, and cuttings from the yard. In the summer, fill it with dried lavender, succulents, moss balls, or olive branches.
I actually am showing a simple candelabra, but you don’t have to use a candelabra, candlesticks work just fine. Candlesticks or a candelabra work so well to provide candlelight and ambiance to a room. They work in all 4 seasons. The other reason I am mentioned candlesticks is that they give your table height. You want varying heights and textures. I used an iron candelabra, buy you could use a crystal one, or silver candlesticks or even wood ones.
I have a couple of house terrariums. They are perfect for filling with seasonal goodies. For fall, I’ve filled it with Baby Boo pumpkins. I didn’t find this exact terrarium on Amazon, but I found one that is pretty adorable and under $20. It also has some pretty good reviews, CLICK HERE.
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The terrarium can be filled with seasonal things and kept out all year. Bored with it on your dining room table? Then move it around your home. I refill mine with different things and move them around the house. It always looks fresh and new.
Then I fill in with other things. Change out your tablecloth for the seasons. Calico is a sponsor of Cedar Hill Farmhouse, and I love to go check out the fabrics in person at my local Calico store. It’s so easy to buy a small amount of fabric and make my own table cover. This gorgeous table cover is about a half yard of the Colter Falls Ancient Tartan from Calico. As you might notice I didn’t worry about it covering the entire table.
If your table needs more, just fill in with more season items. Today I used the wheat stalk.
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These are great ideas! I agree with you about using support items year round, mixed in with seasonal pieces. I love that candelabra – the aged finish is gorgeous. And Calico is the best… especially their remnants section !!
Ginger Valdes says
It’s such a cute terrarium, and the similar one you picked is so cute and inexpensive! It’s taken me years to learn those 4 tips. I’ve previously spent a small fortune on seasonal decor, and never the storage space to accommodate it all. Now I employ the “Anita Method “ and it just makes life easier! Now I need to have a huge yard sale!
Ha, you are adorable Ginger. I agree, that seasonal décor can really add up to a big expense.
Such good ideas to carry us through the seasons❤️Thank you!
Thanks Charlene. I just don’t have the energy to go overboard on seasonal décor.
Margaret Mills says
What is the 4th item? I read—wood bowl, terrarium, and candelabra, but failed to see the 4th item. Thanks!
Yes! I guess I didn’t call it out, but you are correct Karen.
Margaret Mills says
Thanks! Should have realized that. Duh!
Karen is right that you can change out the fabric with the seasons. I actually didn’t even hem the tartan, I just cut the edges straight. I’ll reinforce it later so it doesn’t fray any more.
Marsha Scott says
I love Calico Corners! And I have NOTHING to decorate right now. However, I do have a $225/month storage unit filled with Christmas decorations and other items I simply do not need any longer. SO! Time to let go, isn’t it? I do love your thoughts and images. The wooden bowl reminds me so much of my family when I was growing up. My brilliant grandmother, Mom-Mom, always had a huge bowl filled with all kinds of seasonal goodies, it was a favorite place in her little home. Beautiful porch !!! xx’s
Me too, I love Calico Corners! Ouch on the storage bill. Mom-Mom sounds wonderful! I gave a bunch of Christmas things away, and it was wonderful to get the stuff out of my attic.
Beverly Poag says
I love condensing the four seasons into one changeable décor. Is this your porch at your home in the mountains?…if so, I really do like the gray exterior. You could use a cloche instead of a terrarium, if you so desired, Right now I have a 30’s truck loaded with pumpkins & a beautiful decorated pumpkin in my cloche. I have my grandmothers dough bowl I use all the time…sometimes to make biscuits or sometimes to decorate with. Will be on the lookout for a tall candelabra. I have a few, but none as large as yours. Love the fabric not covering the entire table too! You are the best!!
Beverly, this is our front porch in Houston. Thank you!! Yes on the cloche, of course. The truck sounds so charming. I love the idea of the table top showing. It looks a bit more modern that way.
Norma Rolader says
I am loving your seasonal decor … so many different ideas could be done with your tips
Jessie Hulfachor says
Wonderful ideas! Thanks. Maybe I’ll be able to create some clear space in my storage area!!
Pat M. says
As usual, your suggestions are simple and effective. No closets full of seasonal decor in this house either. I got rid of totes of Christmas decor a few years ago and never did have much of anything else. Now I decorate at Christmas with pillows, throws and candles. Only a few items (those that have meaning) are left to put on the tree. It’s so less stressful.
Norma Rolader says
Oh yes what inspirations for things to use for all seasons
Love the candelabra! Having classic interesting pieces that can be used in different vignettes by adding seasonal fruit, flowers, candles, etc. is so smart–especially since too many seasonal accessories can start to look a bit crazy.