20 Ways to Plan Room Designs with Seasonal Decorating

If you’re planning to redecorate a room, you might want to stop and think about how that year-round design will fit in with your seasonal decorating. It sounds counterintuitive. After all, it’s common to just throw any seasonal decor into the room style you already have. Why should holiday decorating dominate the home all year?

But if you were to stop and think about how your overall room colors work in relation to your seasonal decorating, you could take your home to a new level around the holidays. For instance, you might choose a warm color scheme if you prefer gold holiday decorations so that the bright gold shade doesn’t clash with too many other colors in the space. Or you might have pops of red around the room to go with a variety of holiday items.

Another option is to find holiday decorating color schemes that work with the room styles you already have. That way, you don’t have to completely redesign rooms, if that’s not something you want to tackle. Take a look below to see how different holiday color schemes work with different overall room designs.

Seasonal decorating in red

Red is, of course, a mainstay for seasonal decorating. Along with green and white, the three make up the traditional colors associated with Christmas. Red is a favorite because it just pops, making it a good option for an accent color during the holiday season. Plus, red shows up in many seasonal decor items, from Santa’s red suit to Rudolf’s nose.

Think about either subtle or bold ways to have red in your space all year. That way, it will be easy to fit into a variety of seasonal decor items. You could paint an accent piece, have a bright red chair or go for a bold all-red color scheme. Take a look below for some holiday color schemes that accent the red colors already in the space.

Paint a kitchen island red to match a traditional green and red Christmas color scheme. Image: M&S
A red accent door looks bold year-round and is a natural look around the holidays. Image: Your Space by Design
You’re not restricted to color scheme; try going for distressed wood to go with a red classic country Christmas theme. Image: Cosa Belle Interiors
Warm cherry wood also pairs well with lush, red Christmas displays. Image: Rikki Snyder
This bold all-red color scheme works well around the holidays. Image: Farrow&Ball

Seasonal decorating in green

And then there’s the other main color of the holidays: green. Green is easy to incorporate into a space around the holidays, as it makes a natural addition in the form of evergreen trees and garland. Many holiday items also have red and green on them, like Christmas throw pillows.

So, naturally, a good option to give your home a cohesive look around the holidays is to have some permanent green fixtures. You might have green furniture, green topiaries or even green accent walls. Take a look below to see how green holiday color schemes work with the overall design of the room.

This Christmas tree matches the green chairs and greenery on the curtains. Image: Tobi Fairley
Year-round green topiaries are a natural match for garland and a Christmas tree. Image: Leanne Michael
This photo shows how well a Christmas throw pillow goes with green floral accents on a chair. Image: Robeson Design
A bright green armchair and ottoman go well with the Christmas tree. Image: Maria Killam
The napkins in this unique Christmas table setting go with the surrounding lush greenery; it’s a good idea for climates that are warm in December. Image: Earthwork

Seasonal decorating in silver

Another color scheme favorite for seasonal decorating is silver. From silver bells to silvery snowflakes hanging from the ceiling, silver gives a cool, wintery ambiance. You have many more options with silver for your overall room design, as well. With silver, you’ll want to err on the side of light and neutral color schemes. That way, the silver doesn’t have to compete with bolder colors to stand out.

And because light and neutral color schemes are so popular, you might already have the perfect palette for decorating with silver this holiday season. Take a look below to see some amazing silver holiday color schemes and how they work with the rest of the space.

The light blue walls and silver textures on the tree create a cool, icy effect for winter decorating. Image: Robeson Design
Silver is a natural choice against a backdrop of neutral colors schemes, like this white and gray space. Image: Lux Interior Design
This silver-flecked reindeer stands well against a cool white and light blue color scheme. Image: Robeson Design
Here’s another example of how well silver works against a gray color scheme. Image: Houseology Design Group Limited
The silver-flecked reindeer and silver snowflakes don’t have to compete against anything when placed in front of a large mirror and a light wall. Image: Robeson Design

Seasonal decorating in gold

Another holiday decorating favorite is gold. It gives a look of lush holiday riches, making it a favorite for holiday decor color schemes. Gold can be a little harder to just throw into any space, however. It tends to work best against warm color schemes that are already present in the room. That way, gold seasonal decorating elements look like they belong, rather than something you just threw in your home during the holidays. Below are several styles where gold naturally fits in with the surrounding room design.

Gold holiday elements work well against warm wood designs and gold year-round elements, like the mirror frame. Image: Linly Designs
Gold can work well against light brown wall textures. Image: Regina Gust Luxe Seasonal and Floral Décor
These golden angels pair well with the golden/yellow tones in the mantel stone. Image: Dawn Hearn Interior Design
Gold accents on a garland are a natural match with warm-toned art. Image: Robeson Design
The gold decorations on this tree match the golden curtains well. Image: Regina Gust Luxe Seasonal and Floral Décor