Minimalist Seasonal Decorating Ideas

LAST UPDATED: Nov 25, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Feb 29, 2020 | By:

Learn how minimalist living can translate to your seasonal decorating with these tips and tricks! Get the keys to making easy decor transitions for the season, and find out how to make a little decorating statement with so much less.

Minimal mudroom with brick flooring.

One of the reasons I love living a minimalist lifestyle is how our home easily transitions from one season to another.

With just a few effortless tweaks our home feels fresh and seasonally appropriate.

In my minimalist living series, you’ll find a variety of posts about living with less. I’ve written about creating a cozy home (even if you’re a minimalist!), minimalist kitchen organization, minimalist home design, minimalist aesthetic and our keys to simple living.

I’m sure you’ve seen my seasonal home tours, spring, summer, fall, and Christmas, but I want to share it from a different perspective today.

A Seasonal Perspective on Minimalism

When your home is simple, removing and adding just a few pieces gives each room an entirely different feel. Yes, I like to have a clean, organized and very pared back home… but I always want it to feel warm, friendly and welcoming.

Recently, I transitioned our home from winter to Valentine’s Day {YAY!}.  A little color is so welcome during one of the gloomiest months in Missouri, but these tips can work for any season or time of year. They are easy ways to make your home feel fresh and new whenever you need a little refresh!

Adding a few pops of pink makes our home feel cheerful and festive. These are just a few examples of what I change along the way for our minimalist seasonal decor.

A white kitchen with a simple vase of flowers on the island.

Seasonal Elements in the Kitchen

  • I added a little pink to my crock because I fell in love with these pink spatulas. Necessary? Of course not… but I always make an exception when it’s something I truly love and can’t stop thinking about. Plus, I needed a few more spatulas as I only had 2 white ones and do a lot of baking. Maybe a shameful amount!

simple ways to update your home from one season to another

  • In the cupboard  I added my sweet pink ruffled heart pie dish – I wanted it last year, talked myself out of it and couldn’t stop thinking about it this year, so into the cupboard it goes. One pretty pink piece in this cabinet makes the kitchen feel like Valentine’s Day. Psst…learn more about my reasoning for choosing this shallow cabinetry for this wall here.

holiday minimalist decorations

  • Sometimes I’ll change the color of kitchen towels I use, but for simplicity’s sake, I’m still loving my favorite inexpensive flour sack towels. If I want more of a pop of color I like a pretty Turkish hand towel.
  • One of the easiest ways to change your seasonal decor and add a pop of color to any room is with flowers or plants! You can find all of my tutorials here to make a beautiful flower arrangement without a lot of effort!

minimalist holiday decorating

A touch of the Season in Bathrooms

  • I usually add a flower stem in a simple bud vase. Choose something long-lasting or even a sprig of fresh greenery to get a couple weeks’ worth of time.
  • You can also change up the hand towel. Easy peasy, right? My favorite spot to find cute seasonally appropriate dish towels and bath towels is HomeGoods!

A remodeled bathroom with gold accents.

Seasonal Accents in Bedrooms

If we mix it up, it’s always with something simple. A few good ideas for adding instant seasonal charm to kids’ (or grown-up!) bedrooms:

  • Change just one pillow case. This sweet (and incredibly inexpensive) bunny pillow helped the entire room feel like Easter!
  • Change the artwork! Adding this charming egg print near over our bedside tables brought a little dose of spring just when we needed it most!

A white bedroom with spring decor like a vase of flowers and spring artwork on the wall.

  • Consider adding a sweet sheet set that speaks to the season. With a neutral bedroom and neutral bedding, pulling back a duvet to find a fun new sheet set can feel fresh and fun! Think hearts for Valentine’s Day or a sweet floral print for spring.
  • Add something sweet and seasonal to a pin board on their walls – cute spring artwork, an inspirational image, or even a quote about the approaching holiday. I love vintage printables.
  • For the holidays, add something as simple as a few twinkle lights to bring a little magic into a room.

A child's bedroom with a pin board featuring Easter images for minimalist seasonal decor.

Living Room and Family Room Accents

  • Pillow covers! I love updating my pillow covers and it gives me an opportunity to wash and iron those I’m rotating out. I change these 2-4 times a year and use in different ways/rooms each year. I often use pillow covers to change the look in any room of our home – get all my best tips for decorative pillows here!
  • Throws! A fresh color or texture can help transition a room from one season or holiday to the next. When not in use, they return to the linen cabinet until next season.
  • Flowers, of course. Again, even if just a few buds, they bring a room to life.
  • Candles are another one of my favorite ways to transition a room from season to season both in color and scent!

A living room filled with furniture and a large window.

Seasonal Front Door

  • A fresh wreath creates a welcoming entry
  • Another easy trick? Choose a green wreath that works for all seasons, and add a fresh color ribbon bow that updates it for the season.

Close up of a fresh olive wreath used for minimalist seasonal decorating.

The added bonus when using fresh decor and a few key pieces is that transitioning is seamless and there’s very little to store! You can read more about my minimalist approach here.

How do you transition your home from one season to another? Little touches of seasonal additions can do make an incredible impact when your background is fresh, clean and simple!

If you have any questions or tips, leave them in the comments below. I love hearing from you!

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When you decorate your home with neutrals, it’s easy to transition from one season to another.

You can see how our living room transitions from spring…

bookcases decorated for spring
fall living room
to winter…
If you love a calm, clutter free holiday as much as I do, don’t skip my Minimalist Christmas post! It’s full of great tips and tricks to keep Christmas exactly as you’d like: calm.
traditional fireplace
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