Whether you’re an experienced interior designer or just someone who wants to transform your own home for Easter, there are lots of relatively simple ideas out there. Easter isn’t just a globally celebrated holiday, it’s also part of the transition between colder and warmer weather. It’s therefore a great time to blow away the cobwebs and brighten up your home.
Here are a few simple Easter decorating ideas anyone can implement without breaking the bank.
1. Add a few splashes of colour
Easter is a time of new beginnings. New bright and vibrant colours are emerging throughout the natural world at this time of year. And the same should be happening in your home.
You don’t have to completely redecorate your entire home to invite a little Easter colour inside, however. For example, choose one wall in your living room, and give it a fresh lick of paint. Switch to more colourful soft furnishings, or replace your winter curtains with something more vibrant.
But what is an Easter colour? Pastel shades of blue, green and pink always work. Add the odd splash of grey and purple for something a little more unusual.
2. Create an Easter display on your fireplace
A fireplace is a great place for creating a seasonal focal point in your home. Check local stores, markets and arts and crafts websites for unusual Easter decorations. Cute bunny ornaments, baskets filled with Easter eggs and bright yellow daffodils always set the perfect tone. Just make sure that your decorations don’t come into contact with flames or heat.
3. Add Easter centrepieces to your tables
Tables play a central role in Easter celebrations for most people. They’re often the place where people congregate to share food and good conversation. It’s only fitting that these essential items of furniture look the part for the season.
The great thing about table centrepieces is that they’re easy to make. For example, you can create attractive bird’s nests with fake grass, hay or twigs. Line them with grease paper and fill your nests with chocolate eggs — coloured according to your room’s colour scheme. Introduce fake daffodils or tulips to add a little more vibrancy. If you’re feeling particularly creative, you can even make your own decorative eggs, Easter bunnies and miniature flower pots.
4. Adorn your front door with Easter decorations
Easter is a time when families visit relatives and friends to share food and token gifts. To ensure all your visitors receive the warmest possible welcome, adorn your front door with bespoke Easter decorations. Not only does this put a smile on the faces of your guests, but it also gives passers-by and the local community something to admire, too.
All the usual Easter symbols can look great at your front door — just make sure they’re in-keeping with the colour and style of your home. For example, small burlap sacks filled with hay, Easter eggs and daffodils look great. Plant some daffodils in planters at either side of your doorway. And anything featuring a classic Easter bunny will be very popular among your younger visitors.
5. Make your own paper decorations
Easter paper decorations can transform a home into some fun and welcoming. But making them is a great Easter activity in its own right. Get together with family — and children in particular — and make baubles, daisy chains, bunnies, eggs and anything else that’s relevant to the time of year. Just make sure you choose your colour schemes carefully, or your creations might look lost or out of place.
6. Make your own Easter wreaths
Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas. They look fantastic at Easter, too. And you have a lot more creative freedom when making your own. For example, use different species of tree branch or leaf to create something unique. And rather than sticking to the Christmas colour scheme of red and green, choose several pastel shades. Decorate your wreath with brightly coloured Easter eggs, flowers, paper decorations and wrapped chocolate treats.
7. Brings the outdoors inside
What better way to give your home an Easter makeover than to bring a little of the Spring happiness of the natural world into your home? And you don’t have to break the bank to do it. For example, you could create a beautiful display with freshly mown grass and daisies from your garden. A pot of daffodils looks great in every room of the average family home. In fact, almost any type of bright flower adds a welcome splash of Easter colour.
You don’t need to spend too much time or money on giving your home a springtime makeover. You can implement all of these simple Easter decorating tips today.