Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
'Tis the season for holiday decor. It's that magical time of year when we transform our homes to reflect the holiday season. We add lights to mantles, trees and our exteriors. We bring the outdoors in with boughs and holly. It is truly a magical time of the year.
The Biltmore House in Asheville takes it to a whole other level!
One of the things that I like to do in my own home is decorate for all four seasons. Do you do that? While I love Christmas, I find it a releif to put it all away between Christmas and the New Year. I love starting January 1 with a clean slate. After taking down the tree, mantle, lights and other decorative items, my home almost seems too empty, when that fact is that I have only removed the Christmas decorations.
The truth is that in the fall and winter, I cozy up my home adding thick throws and additional textiles, books and other assorted items to make the home feel warmer.
In the Spring, I begin to lighen up the space. I might change out throw pillows, take away heavy accessories, put out a lighter weight throw and bring in some fresh greenery or flowers.
Summer brings a whole new opportlunity to change it up again. Perhaps you roll up the area rug and use none or one made of jute. Now is the time to really play with color and go bold with throw pillows and artwork. Perhaps you enjoy the beach and might want to add a nautical touch to your home? Maybe you want to add a touch of the tropics? How much you do is up to you! The good news is that even small changes will make a big impact on how you enjoy your home in each season.
Jane Ann Designs
I wish you the joy of the Christmas and Holiday season, and, I wish you the enjoyment of your home in all seasons!