Christmas is usually the only time of year that most people go all out and decorate their homes. With Easter coming up, why not add a few touches to your home. It does not have to be over the top…Martha Stewart is not coming round to inspect your handiwork!
To help you out, I have listed a few ideas to choose from:
This is a quick and easy way to make a room or outdoor area look festive. Grab some bunting, be it paper or fabric, and hang it up across a window or doorway. If you are feasting alfresco this Easter, string the bunting from tree to tree.
To be honest, I’m not quite sure where this idea originated, yet I’ll use any excuse to make a fuss and decorate, so each year we either buy some magnolia branches to hang decorations from. If we are lucky enough to find a branch in the garden, we use that and paint it. In Australia, Bed, Bath ‘n’ Table have affordable and beautiful Easter decorations. You could always make your own, with feathers, beads, etc. Think outside the box. Eggs are not your only option.
Basket of Eggs
Why not make a centrepiece in the middle of your coffee table. For those with small children this will be a headache, so choose a sideboard or table. This does not have to be the traditional pastels that we have adopted as a colour scheme over the years. Buy an old basket or nest (most craft shops will have nests) and fill it with cream, brown, speckled and turquoise eggs. Quail eggs are gorgeous to use.
Countries in the Northern Hemisphere obviously have spring as a backdrop to their Easter celebrations. If you find yourself there this year, use flowers in season to spruce up the house. In Australia, autumn is upon us, so flowers are not so readily in bloom. Take a trip to the flower markets for some foliage and flowers. This year I have chosen persimmon branches, complete with fruit, which looks fabulous.
A typical choice to decorate with I know, but if you can stick to a colour scheme of foiled, painted, plastic or wooden eggs they look great piled into a vase, bowl or my favourite an apothecary jar on top of some straw.
Most centrepieces are made up of flowers, baskets, etc, but for a change why not use a strip of faux grass down the centre of your table. If game, use real grass in a long narrow tray to save the table from getting dirty. You can embellish it with eggs, small vases of flowers, rabbits, chickens, etc. The kids will love this idea.