>Back-to-school ads have started, symbolizing for many the anticipation of summer’s end. Cooler temperatures are only a month away and before you know it, fall will be here. The changing seasons affect many aspects of our lives. The activities we engage in, the types of food we eat, and the style of clothes we wear are all affected by season.

We implement these changes to stay comfortable in our environment, just as we adjust the design of our home. Just as cold weather might inspire a sweater, it may also inspire warmer tones and accent colors in your living room.

Why We’re Asking:

We’re interested in how season affects design. Of course holidays come with décor changes: pumpkins and cornucopias in fall, wreaths and lights in winter. But design is often about creating a very specific mood to make you as comfortable as possible in your home. To find out how seasonality might affect design in and outside the home, we’re turning to our design and landscaping experts.

So design experts, it’s time to weigh in:

How does Seasonality Affect Design?

What are some simple design changes that can welcome the new seasons?
Is it better to change with the season or adopt a neutral design that works throughout the year?
What about geographic areas that do not have distinct seasons, like the South?
How should seasonality affect your exterior landscaping?

We’re hoping to get a jump start on design solutions as fall approaches, so check back next week to see all of our expert comments.

Experts, post your answers in the comment field below!