5 inexpensive ways to add seasonal decor to your home


With the changing seasons, it’s nice to change the décor in your home to reflect the new season and all its moods.

During summer, I like to focus on cooler colours in my home to make it feel cooler and to capture my “happy place”: the beach. In the colder months, I like to use colours to help make our living areas feel warmer and cosier.

If you want to change your interior each season but you’re not keen on spending lots of money, there are simple ways to update your home without spending lots of money. I’m going to share some of my tips in this post.

Inexpensive ways to update your décor each season

Cushions and throws

Cushions and throws are inexpensive, and you can buy a small variety of colours that you can rotate each year. Some colours suit both summer and winter.

For spring and summer, use colours such as white, light blue, dark blue, yellow and green.

For autumn and winter, use colours such as orange, bright red, brown and yellow. Add more cushions during winter, and use a throw or blanket on your lounge. Lots of cushions and blankets make your living area look cosy and inviting (but beware: your guests may never leave!).


Plants and flowers

Add some vibrant colours by displaying a bunch of flowers or an indoor plant. For spring and summer, I love to display a vibrant orchid which lasts up to 3 months. Great value for money!

Native plants look lovely in the cooler months and their colours compliment the autumn and winter colour palette.

For those who are creative, make a door wreath from plants in your garden.

decorating for spring

Food for thought

Displaying a bowl of in season fruit is a lovely and inexpensive way to add some colour to your home. Some examples include a beautiful basket of oranges, or a glass plate with summer fruits such as grapes and strawberries.

Display spices such as a cinnamon or a vanilla stick and some star anise- they add a warm scent to your room and look lovely paired with other flora and fauna that’s in season.

Seasonal scents

Essential oils are not only great for your health, but they create the mood in a room. Using a diffuser, add an essential oil blend that complements the season. Citrus scents are great for spring, while earthy oil blends would work well in autumn. I personally love using Eucalyptus oil in spring as it has a fresh and vibrant scent that awakens the senses.

Table centrepieces

Create a new table centrepiece for each season, using basic items such as candles, something from your garden and a wreath or other ornament. Use colours that complement the season. You can make it as simple or as elaborate as you like.


While it might be nice to repaint your room and change the window furnishings with each season, it’s not practical or budget-friendly to do this. There are inexpensive and creative ways that you can welcome the new season, using things you already have around the house. A bit of imagination and you can transform your home from drab to fab!

By Christine Carlisle

Christine is a freelance senior writer for Home Health Living and has been writing for us for 4 years. She's a health copywriter with over 10 years experience as a writer. Christine lives alone in a cabin in Maine and was once a hand model while living in New York City. She's a dog person.