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The Art of Seasonal Decor – Lynn McMurray

Creating a Calming and Mindful Home In today’s fast-paced world, finding moments of serenity and mindfulness can feel like a luxury. Yet, the key to achieving a more tranquil and balanced life might be closer than you think—right within the walls of your own home. One effective way to create a peaceful and more mindful space is through the art of seasonal decor. Regularly switching up elements of your soft furnishings, and your decor accents and adding a beloved scented candle go a long way in making our home the haven we crave. Using the seasons as your framework provides the perfect cue that it’s time to refresh your space.

Embracing the Seasons

The beauty of seasonal decor lies in its ability to connect us with the rhythm of the natural world. Though each season may be different, the one thing they all bring is a sense of change and that can be difficult to lean into. Life’s rhythm is not without its ups and downs and finding ways to embrace the changing seasons can help us develop strategies for coping with change elsewhere in our lives. Learning to find a way through each season, whether in nature or life, is the ultimate goal.

A Sense of Connection

Decorating your home with things that reflect the current season promotes a deeper connection with nature, allowing you to celebrate that time of year. Spring might inspire fresh flowers and vibrant colours, while autumn could call for cosy throw blankets and rustic accents. This connection to nature has been proven to reduce stress, improve mood, and increase overall well-being.

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Mindfulness Through Decor

Mindfulness means being fully present in the moment and what better way than to add a touch of the current season around your space. It’s a powerful tool in your ‘well-being’ toolkit! When you focus on arranging and appreciating seasonal decor, you’re naturally drawn into the present moment. This helps to clear your mind, reduce anxiety, and promote a more peaceful state.

The Power of Seasonal Scents

While visual elements play a crucial role in creating a mindful space, don’t underestimate the power of scent. Seasonal fragrances can have a profound impact on our emotions, triggering lovely memories and inducing a sense of calm. Scented candles, in particular, are a popular choice for infusing your home with delightful seasonal aromas. Read about Jo’s choice of autumn scents here on Redfin.

Benefits of Scented Candles

• Relaxation: Lighting a scented candle with a soothing seasonal scent, such as lavender for spring or cinnamon for winter, can instantly transport you to a place of relaxation. The gentle flicker of the flame and the subtle aroma work together to reduce stress and promote a sense of calm.

• Seasonal Shifts: Scented candles can seamlessly guide your home through the transition from one season to the next. As the weather cools in autumn, lighting a spiced apple or pumpkin-scented candle can create a cosy and inviting atmosphere. In the spring and summer, fresh floral or citrus scents can invigorate your space.

• Mood Booster: Seasonal scents have the power to boost your mood. A well-chosen seasonal candle can lift your spirits, reminding you of what you love about the season and evoke fond memories of years gone by.

• Stress Reduction: The calming influence of seasonal scents can significantly reduce stress levels. The fragrance of a favourite seasonal candle can become a reliable source of comfort during difficult times.

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Incorporating seasonal decor and scents into your home is a delightful and effective way to create a more calming and mindful space. These simple yet powerful practices connect you with the changing seasons, promote mindfulness, and enhance your overall well-being. So, as the seasons shift, take the time to embrace the beauty of nature and let the soothing aromas of scented candles guide you toward a more tranquil and balanced life within the sanctuary of your home.

Lynn McMurray is all about making your home your haven through the art of
seasonal decor and finding joy in celebrating the seasons. Join Lynn on her
YouTube Channel or connect with her on Facebook and Instagram – all are
@theseasonaltouch

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Lynn McMurray

Photo credits – Roberto Nickson, Evan Wise

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