10 tips for decorating your house for Easter Sunday
Lisa Collins is the Group Brand Manager of Red Earth and Mindy Brownes Interiors.
There are so many ways to introduce Easter and Spring into your home this season. Easter is a time to welcome pastels or candy colours as well as floral motifs and chic Easter décor that leaves us with a pep in our step as well as appreciating the colour in our homes. Here are my ten tips when it comes to Easter decorations.
1) Wow your guests with some creative placings at your dinner table. It’s easier than you think and the essentials are at your door step. Using linen napkins, place some cutlery on top of the folded napkin, then tie a ribbon in place to secure the cutlery. Add some long stemmed flowers inside, preferably cherry blossoms or tulips. This is such a lovely way of adding nature to your table and a setting that is Pinterest perfect at such a low cost. Ribbon and linen napkins are easy come by, it means just venturing out to the garden to choose some pretty flowers and greenery.
2) Who wants dull tableware? Serve your guests with floral inspired tabletop.
Introduce colour to your table that reflects the season’s celebratory nature. Pink, blush pink, fuschia pink, bubblegum pink basically all forms of pink is making a big come back this year.
A favourite is Pip Studio, they have introduced a new collection ‘Spring to Life’ a collection of pinks and a collection of on trend greens and blues. An ideal to way to dress your table this Easter. Don’t be shy of adding colourful table runners, florals and wreaths to your table either.
3) We all love to bake around Easter and have suddenly become Nigella Lawson in the kitchen. So take pride in what you bake this Easter and showcase your tasty delights. Add height to you table settings by using some pretty cake stands. If you want to go down the more rustic route, add a refined flat log to your table setting, but lay a pretty dolie on top first. If you have cake stands hidden away in the press now is the time to dust them off and add them to you table. They are also a lovely way to serve fresh fruit in the morning.
4) Playful cushions and throws are an instant way to welcome Spring and Easter into our homes. Change up the look of your sofa or kitchen chairs by adding floral inspired cushions and throws. I love adding cushions to celebrate the season we are in, stick to bright colours, pinks, greens or lemons are always nice.
5) Decorative wreaths have become very popular over the years as well as Easter trees. This is something that can be done with the kids. There is such a choice of wreaths out there, from floral to decorative eggs.
To make your own all that is needed is a simple grapevine wreath, some painted hollow eggs, or ones picked up in stores, some glue, ribbon or bows. It’s certainly a decorating task suited for kids! Easter Egg decorations are also popular in stores. Paint some branches and hang up some pretty eggs! Get crackin’!
6) For the interior lover and one who is not afraid to try something new, creative and somewhat tricky. My next tip is for the hardcore decorators. Add some fresh flowers to your low lying chandeliers. Scan Pinterest for some creative ideas. Intertwining stems around the arms of the chandelier makes for a stunning effect. Have e matching centre pieces made up for your dining table. You will certainly impress your guests.
7) Cute bunny rabbits are a must at Easter. In fact these pieces can be used all year round, ideal in a child’s nursery or bedroom. Sculptural pieces can be used to decorate the table, entrance table in your hall way or throughout the house. I like to add these in a subtle and classic way.
8) Put your egg cups to use in a different way! This looks adorable when it’s complete! Using white egg cups and yellow tulips is the most effective. Cut the stems real short and secure by using a small bit of oasis in your eggs cup, add the leaves to fill it out and then simply centre them down your table in a row .
9) This Mindy Brownes lamp cheekily resembles a Easter egg don’t you think? The pastel colour and print reminds me on the motifs and design used on glass eggs in Eastern European culture of decorating eggs.
Mindy Brownes lamp (€129.95)
10) Try adding fresh flowers throughout the house. Tulips and daffodils are a must. Try placing them in old jam jars or larger bunches in tin flower pots on your doorstep.