The hues you select for seasonal decorating should coincide with those in your home décor scheme. A soft white or cream appearance is perfect in areas where neutral tones predominate. If you have a living room adorned with cool blues and greens, look for lights to enhance those colors.

It's easy to change the look of your home for each season and holiday by simply altering lamp shade color or adding some house plants, which can provide year-round greenery and summer or winter interest. A single large plant such as a potted palm can complement both the décor and temperature of any room.

Seasonal decorating can be fun!

This house has a spring outdoor party theme in full swing, with a painted front door welcome arch, potted shrubs to either side and seasonal flowers growing up the columns. A trellis has been strung with alternating red and white lights within which are potted miniature daffodils. An ornate spider web is painted on the sidewalk leading to the front door, with a note that reads "Bring Bug Spray." Three ghostly children are visible in the right-hand window, watching and laughing at passers-by. The long sheer curtain reveals within an emerald green Christmas tree adorned with gold ornaments and a single glass star on top.

The summer theme is in full swing at this house, with a painted front door welcome arch, potted shrubs to either side and seasonal flowers growing up the columns. A trellis has been strung with alternating red and white lights within which are potted plantings of one purple and one orange geranium. A wood-look sign has been painted on the sidewalk with a turquoise arrow pointing towards the door.

The fall theme is well represented at this house, with a painted front door welcome arch, potted shrubs to either side and seasonal flowers growing up the columns. An ornate spider web is painted on the sidewalk leading to the front door. The walkway up to the front door is lined with candles that are guttering in their holders, guiding trick-or-treaters from afar.