How to Decorate your House for Easter
Top Easter Decoration Ideas
As we emerge from the dark cold days of winter and enter the early warmer days of spring, our thoughts turn to embracing the outside and planning Easter celebrations. Traditionally this holiday symbolizes hope and new beginnings which is particularly significant in 2021 as we emerge from lockdowns and periods of isolation. Planning for the next holiday break is the perfect time switch round our home decor. Shake off the muted darker tones that we favor through the winter months and embrace the pastel colors and vibrant greens signaled by the new lift that spring brings.
Like Christmas, for many people Easter is a time to get together with extended family and friends, enjoy a special dinner with the additional bonus of listening to the excited squeals of children as they hunt for eggs. In this unusual year, our celebrations may be a little smaller in number, but that does not mean they need to be less fun. It is time to say goodbye to your winter decor and start planning for Easter!
Easter Decor Ideas for Inside your Home
Spring Fresh Colors
When planning your Easter decor remember it is all about the color! Fresh pastel shades mixed with vibrant greens help to bring the outside in and welcome the new shoots of spring. Using colors such as yellows, oranges, light purples and pinks, represent the emerging spring flowers, and when combined with greens add a garden-fresh feel to your home.
Shapes & Textures
There are many classic shapes, texture and materials that signify Easter that can be added in subtle places both inside and outside your home to embrace this season. The classic shapes of adorable chicks and Easter bunnies together with eggs of all colors and sizes go without saying. However, Easter decor is more than this. If you are looking to dress your front porch, tablescape for your feast or freshen up the living room think about using natural textures and fibers. Textures of grass, wood and twigs work perfectly with the pastel colors of your decor pieces and provide a great backdrop to let the color sing. When using textiles think about the textures of burlap or sack cloth to keep a natural feel to the room. If using glassware for table centerpieces or flowers use chunky traditional shapes such as mason jars to compliment your natural vibe.
Tablescapes for an Easter Feast
Whether you are feeding your household or hosting a larger gathering of family and friends, the Easter table decor can set the tone for the rest of the day’s activities. Much of the basis of spring and Easter decor is about bringing nature inside and embracing its colors and imperfections. As such we should carry this through in our tablescape and allow the natural to shine through. If you have a wooden table then leave it exposed when setting your table so that the colors of the wood can enhance the centerpieces and settings that you put on top. If you are going to use a tablecloth or runner then using burlap creates the same effect and enhances the pops of color that you add to it.
Have some fun with place settings. Eggs are a great idea (real or chocolate) and these can be placed in a nest made from twigs or straw. Adding a couple of spring flowers or a few budding twigs also convey the message of new beginnings and life.
Table centerpieces can be large and bold or subtle and refined depending on your taste. Flowers are a must but feel free to include eggs, chicks and rabbits – the whole lot if you want to add mystery and intrigue for your diners! An Easter table centerpiece can almost be a ‘hunt’ in it’s own right – the more you look at it the more features you see. Don’t be afraid to used moss and grasses to give the vibrant green backdrop to your centerpiece as it will make your pastel colors sing.
Flowers can be placed in chunky glassware such as mason jars to bring a fresh farmhouse vibe or in old teapots to add an extra splash of color. Candles are always a great addition to any centerpiece but can be Easter themed by placing them inside an eggshell. Simple but very effective!
Don’t forget other rooms in the house too. Making simple changes can have a great impact. Change your throw pillows for Easter themed ones, or in patterns are not your thing then use plain ones in pastel shades. Add troughs or pots of grasses, greenery and flowers to mantels to bring in the outdoor freshness and include garlands of eggs or cute little bunnies!
The beauty of many pieces of Easter decor is that you can get the kids involved in creating mementos that you can reuse for years! Decorate eggs together to create an Easter tree for all to admire or create garlands of rabbits or chicks from old pieces of pastel-colored cloths. They can even create white pom poms for their bushy tails! Collect twigs and moss to create nests that can be used for table decor or to keep in their bedrooms. Alternatively use them to nestle their decorated eggs. The opportunities for creative crafts are endless!
Easter Outside Decor
Don’t just save your Easter Decor for inside your house, there are many opportunities to take the decorations outside too! Your front porch is a great place to start as it is the first part of your home that visitors will see. An Easter wreath can communicate the tone of your decor for everyone to see. Wreaths symbolize the cyclical nature of life and eggs illustrate the beginning of new life, so combining the two not only looks great but has a great meaning for Easter. Alternatively, floral sprigs of spring flowers also look great bringing fresh life and vitality literally to your door. Create an Easter door hanger buy attaching a chalkboard underneath your wreath with a welcome Easter message from your family.
Of course, if there will be young children in your house then using decorations to highlight the egg hunt will add to the excitement for all. Use flower garlands or pastel shade Easter bunting in your back yard or garden to create a celebratory feel. Add bunnies and chicks to flower boxes or behind trees so that they are peeking out to watch the fun. Finally including some cute festive signage to point them in the right direction adds to the fun for all and ensures that no eggs get left behind!