DECORATING WITH URNS FOR THE SEASONS

Do you love to change your home decor for the seasons? The foundation to being able to make a big impact from small changes is having a few transitional key pieces. Although very traditional in style and history, one key piece that can gracefully work into almost any space, anytime of the year is an urn. An urn can be small and sit in pairs on your mantle. An urn can be over-sized and sit on pedestals at an entry. An urn can be inside on a table in the foyer, or an urn can be the focal point of your courtyard or garden. As for fillers - urns can carry ferns in spring, hydrangea or coral in the summer, branches in the fall, and a mix of evergreens, ornaments, and pinecones in the winter. For holidays, urns can also be a statement piece to contain flowers for Easter, pumpkins for fall, and oversized ornaments at Christmas. Here are a few ideas for decorating with urns for the seasons or anytime of the year...



Fill an urn with a collection of old books... 


Fill and urn with fruit in the dining room... 


Fill an urn with treasures from the sea, like coral on the fireplace...


 Fill an urn with glorious hydrangea in summer...


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Fill an urn in the Fall with your favorite gourds...


Fill an urn at an entryway with branches in Winter...


Fill an urn with greenery any time of year...


Fill an urn for holiday with evergreens, ornaments, and even antler as Matthew Mead did for his new book... Matthew Mead's Holiday All Through The House is available for pre-order via Amazon.com and Amazon.ca.


Fiberglass urn at Garden Ridge 


Cast stone Medici urns at Home Depot


Large or small, urns can do it all. Urns can be as heavy as cement or iron, great for outdoors, as porous as pottery for the porch, or as light as fiberglass for a pedestal indoors. Urns are easy to find at your local garden center or home decor store.


And if over time, you still love the shape, but not the finish, urns are easy to patina and paint (I can remember learning and doing this when I did freelance window displays with Rei Diaz at Displayworks in Miami!) 
Do you decorate your home with urns? Inside or out?

Coming up, I'll share more specific inspiration for decorating with urns for Fall, as well as Winter Holiday... 


Happy decorating and thanks for stopping by,





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