Every season has it’s own colour scheme and symbolism and homeowners like you enjoy celebrating each turn with new home decor that puts you in the spirit of every holiday the seasons come with. All of those items take up space, though, and storing them can become a hassle when your home has a finite amount of storage space. Let’s face it, you’re not going to put an extension on the house just for storing seasonal home decor items. Every time you renovate your home or use new decorations to make your home brighter, you can do so with the idea that you’re not cluttering up your home again.
Seasonal decor items are the types of decoration that may require a bit of temporary renovation. Instead of worrying about the holes you’ll put in the walls or stripping paint off of areas where you use adhesives, learn how to temporarily renovate each time so that you don’t put extra wear and tear on your home.
- Keep some spackle handy. You can use it to fix holes that you put into the walls with home decor items or if any accidents happen when moving things around
- The paint you used on your walls might be a custom made colour. Have some extra on hand so that you can touch up paint that chips or is damaged.
- Invest in some furniture sliders. They slip underneath the legs of furniture to move them easily without scratching up floors
- Look into buying a carpet steamer or floor buffer. While your moving things around for seasonal decoration, you can take the opportunity to refresh the floors as well.
Changing the little things may also make you want to change some bigger things as time goes by. If you have the tools and skills you need, you can do a lot of the renovation on your own.
Storing Seasonal Items
While you may not be willing to build an extension onto your home to store your seasonal home decor items, you might consider renting a storage space. Doing this means packing up and organising the different items you use for each seasonal turn. There are a few tips to follow for storing these items in a locker away from your home:
- Use plastic storage bins instead of cardboard boxes that can be sealed and reused year after year.
- Label each box appropriately and clearly or use colour-coded boxes for the different seasons.
- Choose a storage facility that uses temperature-controlled units to keep your items safe while they’re in storage.
- Protect family heirlooms and breakable items with bubble wrap and paper as well as packing them carefully before you put them in storage.
- Be careful how you stack boxes in the storage locker. Always put heavier items on the bottom and the lighter and more fragile items on top.
Stay Updated on Home Decor and Renovation Trends
A savvy decorator like you wants to be able to keep up with what’s trendy and renovate your home in the most updated styles. Follow home decor blogs online and talk to friends who also love to decorate about what’s new in the world of renovations, even if they’re only temporary. You’ll have a never ending supply of inspiration for your imaginative and creative home decor projects for every season.