12 Secrets To Seasonal Decor For Your B&B

B&B Decor should be inviting and attract your ideal guests. Moreover, when you display decor that you can update with each season, this encourages guests to visit you throughout the year. We reveal 12 secrets to using seasonal decor items so you can make the most of your B&B Decor. We also share practical examples of seasonal themes each season. Your guests will return again and again.


Baskets are an easy way to refresh the look of your inn.

Spring: Rain Boots

Summer: Shells

Fall: Yarn

Winter: Wrapped Boxes


You can wow your guests with centerpieces in the entryway, on the dining table, and other focal points.

Spring: Birds in Nest

Summer: Lighthouses

Fall: Candy Corn

Winter: Nutcrackers

Coffee Mugs

The coffee mugs your guests use can relate to the time of year they visit.

Spring: Tulips

Summer: Sunshine

Fall: Leaves

Winter: Mittens

Decorative Plates

The decorative plates you display can be updated to reflect each season.

Spring: Kites

Summer: Flipflops

Fall: Pumpkins

Winter: Snowmen

Holiday Trees

More innkeepers are deciding to keep their trees up year-round. The decor can be updated based on seasonal holidays.

Spring: Bunnies

Summer: Patriotic

Fall: Leaves

Winter: Angels

Indoor Ladders

You can creatively use ladders indoors to decorate your inn.

Spring: Carrots

Summer: Flamingos

Fall: Corn Husk

Winter: Gingerbread Houses

Mason Jars

Mason jars are inexpensive ways to display your seasonal decor.

Spring: Paper Butterflies

Summer: Faux Bumblebees

Fall: Decorative Cranberries

Winter: Holiday Ornament Bulbs

Potted Plants

Because different plants bloom throughout the year, this is a great way to bring nature into your decor.

Spring: Lilies

Summer: Sunflowers

Fall: Mums

Winter: Poinsettia

Tiered Trays

Tiered trays vertically display decor that can be centered around a theme.

Spring: Watering Cans

Summer: Nautical (e.g. boat anchor)

Fall: Hot Chocolate Items

Winter: Santa Claus


Use glass or other see-through vases allows more of your decor to be visible.

Spring: Lemons

Summer: Starfish

Fall: Acorns

Winter: Candy Canes

Welcome Mats

One of the first things guests see as they enter your accommodations is your welcome mat.

Spring: Bicycle

Summer: Watermelon

Fall: Apples

Winter: Holly


Wreaths can be hung outside on doors and windows. They can also be displayed indoors, on walls and doors.

Spring: Umbrella Wreath with Flowers

Summer: Ice Cream Cones

Fall: Pine Cones

Winter: Snowflakes

B&B Consulting

B&B Consulting recommends getting more inspiration from the home decor ideas found in Southern Living magazine. If you are looking to buy or sell a B&B inn, Licensed Realtors (and former B&B Owners/Innkeepers) Rob Sales and Lori Blass can help.