- I love decorating, but I don’t decorate for the seasons. I don’t have bins of seasonal decor that I rotate through, and I struggle with even changing out the wreath on my front door!
- BUT! I admire people who DO decorate with seasonal items. It’s warm, inviting, and a gracious nod to what’s happening outside their windows.
And so I decided to have one little spot in my house that can reflect what I see out my back door: a riot of golden autumn leaves, the silvery silence of a snowy landscape, the fresh lime green of Spring shoots, or the gorgeous colors of summer produce.
Choosing a spot for seasonal decor was difficult: I don’t have a fireplace mantle (which would be perfect), nor do I have a console table in my entryway. My mind drifted to the spot where I sometimes write seasonal quotes: the chalkboard wall by my back entry.
But I wanted a place where I could also display 3-D seasonal items such as vases of flowers, branches, candles, figurines, etc. There was no room to add a table, but adding a shelf could be a perfect solution! I purchased a shelf at Hobby Lobby and painted it with the same black chalkboard paint I used on the wall. After hanging the shelf, I added my autumn seasonal decor: gourds that mysteriously grew in our backyard and a gold frame with a text that I wrote on scrapbook paper.
I’m pleased with the result and am confident that it won’t be too hard to switch out the decor as the seasons pass by.