Easter is nearly here and with that comes another opportunity to decorate our homes for the season, yay! I don’t know about you, but I’m forever changing small details in my home, rearranging accessories and adding new plants – the latter not least because I’m not very lucky with them and they tend to die on me somewhat prematurely. Poorly plants aside, I love festive occasions and the preparations that come with them. Christmas is a given, but also autumnal get-togethers, summer parties and of course Easter.
Deciding on a style, a colour scheme or simply how much you’d like to decorate are all things to consider. Of course, when you have small children you often don’t actually get to choose too much. In that case, decorations tend be be lovingly handmade, brought home from school and very colourful – and often mismatched in a charming way. If, however, you are keen on something coherent or would just like to add some small touches, then here are some lovely ideas on how to achieve just that. Let’s face it, not many of us go all out with the decorations at Easter as we do at Christmas and this is a time when even small additions can be enough.
If you’re expecting guests for a lovely Easter lunch, then considering a centre piece for your table is the obvious thing to do. Not so obvious is this solution. A long wood box planted with spring bulbs and decorated with just a few eggs placed in the middle of the table. It brings the outside in, gives the impression of having a small garden on the table looks perfect for Easter and can be displayed beautifully on a window sill when the table space is needed for actual food. This is a lovely way to have a colourful display that still looks natural.
Wreaths are always a lovely touch and a nice way to welcome guests. A natural wreath that isn’t too colourful and looks a little like a bird’s nest is a great way to have a little decoration without having to worry about going overboard. The colours in this wreath work particularly nicely and are very much on trend.
How about something completely different? If you can’t face having decorative eggs all over the place, why not do something that is less obvious? Something as simple as flowers displayed in an unusual way or terracotta pots filled with fresh herb will still give you the seasonal feel without looking like you’re trying too hard.
Eggs can of course be displayed in many ways, but it’s nice to try something new every once in a while. It doesn’t always have to be egg cups or the usual basket. Have you thought of (carefully) filling a cloche with eggs as a display piece? How about dyeing eggs in various shades of the same colour and arranging them on a square tray, a little like cobble stones? Instead of the jelly moulds used here, you could also use simple cups or a small box for each egg. As they say, the possibilities are endless.
Yes, you can have a very modern house and still display some Easter decorations. Keep your scheme simple and in keeping with the rest of your colour scheme. The monochrome look really works particularly well and looks striking without making you think a chocolate hangover – if there is such a thing.
There really are so many ways to add a bit of Easter fun to your home that it would be a shame to miss out on it, don’t you think? Now I’m of course curious. What is your Easter decorating style?