HOW TO DECORATE INDOOR AND OUTDOORS
While the calendar indicates that mid-March is the first of spring, most of us hold our first big spring celebration on Easter Sunday. Easter provides you the opportunity to celebrate the arrival of the re-emergence of leaves on the trees, joyful tulips poking their heads out from under their winter cover, and the arrival of the birds singing their springtime songs. So, in honor of spring décor, today’s post is all about How to Decorate for Easter Indoors and Out.
How to Decorate for Easter
Outdoor Easter Décor
Many of us celebrate Easter over brunch. If you’re in a climate that’s already warm, why not serve your guests outdoors? You can all enjoy these moderately warm and pleasant spring days before the heat blast of summer hits your area.
Front Porch Easter Décor
Whether you’re dining indoors or out, offer your Easter guests a gracious entrance by decorating your porch for Easter. It will make them feel welcome when they see the effort that went into your decorating.
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Hang an Easter wreath on your front door to add color and a warm welcome. Or, if you prefer, you can create a wreath that is “spring-themed” rather than Easter. Then, wire a stuffed bunny to the wreath for Easter Sunday and remove it on Monday…this gives you more bang for your buck.
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String a simple garland made with those plastic Easter eggs that you find at discount stores for a fun project you can do with the kids! It adds the colorful, pastel colors that we associate with Easter and a fun look to your entryway.
Outdoor Easter Vignettes
Hosting an Easter egg hunt on the lawn is always fun for the big and little kids alike! Do it in style by creating charming vignettes throughout your entire yard…these vignettes are perfect places to hide some of those coveted Easter eggs!
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A graceful urn filled with Easter flowers is a perfect example. Like the wreath mentioned before, you can remove the colored eggs and have a gorgeous “spring” arrangement after Easter.
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Colorful forsythia stems are a springtime staple. If you’re lucky enough to have a shrub in your yard, snip a few sprays and they will grow right back in just days! This simple arrangement is Wabi Sabi in its simplicity and slight asymmetry.
Patio Seating Areas
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Move an accent table to a covered patio and glam it up in Easter finery. This will give your outdoor seating area a fresh-looking focal point.
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Easter is a day filled with joy, hope, and renewal. Dress up your outdoor table. This is definitely a day for a more formal table set with your best pieces, regardless of dining outside!
Indoor Easter Decor
On the other hand, we have friends and readers in cooler climates. In fact, some of y’all might even still have snow on the ground! In your case, decorate your front porch and move the party…and the decorating…to the great indoors.
The Easter Tablescape
Creating an elegant Easter tablescape is fun and easy. Take your inspiration from those first shades of spring. Robin’s egg blue, the soft green of new grass, the soft pink of cherry blossoms, or daffodil yellow are colors that come to mind. Take a look.
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This very elegant and adult tablescape is fresh, clean, and visually gorgeous! This is a very formal, grown-up look that involves only minimal bunnies!
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However, you can use a more rustic look if that’s what you prefer. The tablescape should always reflect your individual taste and style.
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And, don’t forget the kids’ table! They will be delighted to dine at a table decorated just for them!
With a little creativity, you can create one of a kind artwork to decorate your home with before Easter.
Frame a wallpaper scrap (or scrapbooking paper) and add a charming bunny silhouette. Accent with a coordinating frame and stand it on an accent table to create an Easter vignette.
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Take advantage of “free printables” on Pinterest to make the perfect seasonal artwork for every occasion or holiday, including Easter. There are tons of these great freebies online.
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From classic Easter bunnies and chicks to typography, you have a wealth of online resources.
The Easter Mantel
Whether you’re in a warm or a cold climate, the mantel is an architectural detail in your home that is the focal point of your living space. Don’t forget to add some of your most cherished Easter decorations for all your guests to admire.
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Adding apothecary jars filled with dipped eggs is a smart and inexpensive way to decorate the mantel. Use jars grouped together in varying heights for a contemporary and casual look.
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This decorator created a sweet Easter mantel. However, she can easily remove the bunnies and Easter eggs and replace them with spring flowers. This will give her long enjoyment of the mantel throughout the entire spring season.
The Easter Guest Bath
During Easter festivities, your guests will probably visit the bathroom. As a final touch, consider adding a few Easter or spring-inspired touches to your guest bathroom. It will delight and surprise them!
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Purchase inexpensive guest towels in spring colors and hang them for your guests to use. Repeat the color pattern by filling a charming wicker basket with coordinating towels.
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Lay out guest soaps in pretty spring soap dishes or provide liquid soaps in spring fragrances that they’ll enjoy.
These little details in the bathroom will pay honor to your guests.
Easter decorating doesn’t need to be stressful. It’s a day of renewal and refreshing. Let your Easter décor reflect the gorgeous shades of the season. Use springtime classic florals and lace them with bunnies and chicks that you can turn back into a spring theme after the holiday.
But most of all, take time on this day or rejoicing to spend time with your loved ones.