Seasonal Decorating Tips From 55 Plus Communities In South Carolina
Keep your space cozy for the cold winter days
Believe it or not, winter in South Carolina can get pretty chilly. And while the weather outside can be cold and bitter, your living space doesn’t have to be! Our South Carolina Retirement Communities understand that there is more to decorating in the winter than just for the holidays, which is why we have compiled a list of decorating tips to help keep your space cozy and inviting from the first day of winter to the first days of spring!
No matter where you live, there are several main categories to focus on when decorating for the season:
Establish a color palette
Utilize throw pillows and blankets
Incorporate seasonal wall decor
Use seasonal textures
When decorating for the season, we recommend first establishing a color palette that you will base the rest of your decor around. By creating a color palette first, you know what colors and tones you are working with, which will help from over buying or buying items that don’t mesh well together. While there is no right or wrong color palette for winter, a few tones that are universal from the start to the end of the season are shades of blue, silver, white, dark greens, and reds. Not only do these colors work great during the holiday season, but they carry through the new year just as easily!
Throw Pillows and Blankets
Next on our list for easy decorating is throw pillows and blankets. The reason we love these accent pieces is because they are easy to change depending on which season you are in. Buying pillows and blankets that go along with your pre-decided color palette will help tie all of your interior decor together and really make your living space feel cozy. Plus, they’re functional! Who doesn’t love cozying up with a bunch of pillows and a soft blanket?
Wall decor is next, and can be one of the tricker pieces to get right. In an effort to avoid clashing with your year-round wall art, we recommend choosing one or two main spaces (a great example of this would be the living room and kitchen) and adding or swapping a few pieces to set the mood for the season. This could include adding a photo, planter, painting, print, or other various forms of decoration to the space. No need to go over the top on this one, it is really just an opportunity to add ambiance to your space. If you decide to replace your year-round decor for the season, a great tip is to buy pieces that are similar in size and shape to what you own that can be hung where your other decor already was.
Our last tip for decorating for winter, and any season for that matter, is to use textures that feel fitting to the season. For winter, we recommend knit blankets to add to the couch, wool trinkets to add to tables, and wooden accent pieces everywhere in between. All of these give the feeling of winter without specifically tying them to a holiday or specified time within the season.
All of these tips are great for decorating year-round, no matter the season or occasion! We love helping our residents decorate and make their living space inviting, and are excited to see how all they decorate their space this winter.
We all want to start our days on the right foot, and prioritizing a well-balanced breakfast is a great way to make sure you have energy all day! Our residents have access to healthy breakfasts every day of the week, but for our friends at home, one easy way to add a nutritious punch to your morning meal is by adding spinach to a simple scramble.
It is extremely easy to make for yourself or a loved one if you’re short on time in the morning. Simply heat up a nonstick pan, add your eggs, some spinach, and a little of your favorite seasoning (we love everything bagel seasoning)! Turn the eggs occasionally to cook them through, and you're ready to eat.
If you have more time, you can add cheese or avocados too!