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With just a few changes and a bit of your time, it is possible to change around your home to reflect the theme of the season. There is no reason to have your home stuck in a décor rut, as there are many simple and easy do-it-yourself projects you can use year-round.
Update your mailbox
Some standard household features, such as your mailbox, can be prime candidates for seasonal updates. You can make covers or add decorative touches to depict the time of the year. Mailboxes are ideal for autumn and winter fun with Halloween-themed decorations, or sunny, floral displays for spring. A container garden of brightly colored plants around the mailbox works perfectly for summer.
Create a splash of color indoors
Throw pillows are ideal for living rooms at any time of the year as the covers can be changed to depict the warm sunny days of summer, the light air of spring or the cheerful glee of winter holidays. These colorful pillows also work well in your bedroom to make it seem more bright and inviting. You can make your own seasonal covers by buying material that depicts a seasonal theme and sewing them yourself. In most cases, all you need is to sew three edges of measured fabric and put a zipper or Velcro closure at one end so you can easily open and close the casing.
To add even more color indoors, put in new rugs or create an accent wall. Decide what colors you want and get busy painting. You can add a personal touch by strategically placing a few mirrors of different sizes on the wall.
Cultivate some greenery
Enjoy the days of spring out on your porch by creating a cozy nook for reading or just lazing. Add some pots with fragrant herbs or flowering plants on the porch or along the walkway.
Even if you are not great with plants, you can brighten up your summer décor by adding a few potted plants such as orchids, spider plants or a palm or two. These can be placed in decorative flowerpots to help bring an artistic dash to the indoors as you create a seasonal look.
Decorate the front door
The versatile door wreath can easily transform your front door. The best thing about door wreaths is that you can make them yourself by buying inexpensive items such as string, wire, branches, dried twigs and ribbons. The material you choose depends on the season and the look you want. You will need the string or wire to form the circle for a traditional wreath. Use glue or tape to affix the branches and other items to the frame so that they do not fall off. The beautiful thing about wreaths is that you can be as original as you want.
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When it comes to seasonal updates, you can do as much or as little as you want in any room. The kitchen, living room and front porch are great places to celebrate each season. Being able to make your own pieces to change around your décor will not only save you money, but give you a sense of satisfaction.