The air is cooling off, the days are getting shorter, pumpkin spice lattes are in constant flow, and those beautiful MN fall colors are starting to pop. This is such a lovely time of year to live in Minnesota. I think we can all agree that 2020 has brought us all some interesting times. There isn’t a lot of consistency right now, things are changing by the day, with more on the horizon. We have tried to make a conscious effort in our family to keep life moving, with positivity and oodles of grace. We are daily teaching our kids to find joy in the smallest of things, even when you have to really search for them sometimes, and embracing this year of abnormal as one for the books!
Joy, for me, comes in all different forms. One of them is decorating our home, the safe space we live our daily lives in, and changing things out for our fun MN seasons. Here are some tips and tricks for making this process EASY and stress free!
- Keep your bins labeled and easily accessible. If they are buried, and a year like 2020 hits, it’s too much effort to dig them all out.
- Take the items you’re replacing with the seasonal decor and place them right back in the seasonal bin. They stay safely stored and are ready for you to put back up after those few weeks have ended.
- Start with the obvious changes first:
- door wreath
- door mat
- wall art
- bathroom towel
- vases of greenery
- Change out photo frames with your favorite seasonal photo and repeat that every year. Your kids will love to see themselves frozen in time as a toddler as the years go by!
- Mix and match color schemes. I love a simple black and white with pops of color.
Lastly, if decorating brings you zero joy, DROP THE GUILT and keep your home as is… especially through 2020 and into 2021. If you are needing some new hobbies to entertain yourselves through these months, give it a try and see what you come up with! MN always keeps us on our toes with the changing seasons and it might just give you that little variety you’re craving. Happy Fall!
(Looking for fall inspiration for the front entrance of your home? Check out it out here!)