Easter is a wonderful time of year. Spring has finally arrived, the world is renewed with fresh blooms and new growth, and chocolate becomes a main meal again. As the weather warms up and the serotonin levels rise, this period is a great time to refresh yours or your clients’ interior designs, incorporate beautiful flowers, and partake in secular, festive traditions. In this Easter special article, we'll take a closer look at how to spruce up the season with some top tips inspired by interior designers.
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As people committed to sustainability and investing in valuable long-term interior design, we won’t be advocating for changing up the whole feel of a space. However, if you’re in a festive mood and want to imbue a room or two with some charming elements, there are some cost-effective and reusable ways to do so.
One of the easiest ways is by incorporating pastel colours and spring-inspired patterns. You can swap out your throw pillows, tablecloths, and curtains for soft shades of pink, blue, and yellow. You can also add floral patterns or subtle motifs that evoke the feeling of spring. For example, you can take your pre-existing frames and replace the existing artwork with floral or pastel motifs that you enjoy. This will add a spark of difference without creating any waste.
Another way to update your home's interior design for Easter is by incorporating natural materials such as wood, wicker, or rattan. These materials add warmth and texture to any room and can be used in furniture, baskets, or decorative accents. Additionally, you can consider adding potted plants, fresh flowers, or greenery to your home. These elements can breathe life into any space and add a touch of natural beauty to your home.
With the pagan origins of Easter, it comes to no surprise that flowers are an essential part of it, and they can be used to decorate your home in a variety of ways. One of the simplest ways to incorporate flowers is by creating a beautiful centrepiece for your dining table. You can use a mix of fresh blooms or artificial flowers to create a stunning display that will brighten up your home. Additionally, you can create a beautiful floral wreath for your front door or add potted flowers to your porch or balcony.
In this period of celebrating fertility and the new season, the flowers must be a joyful reflection of the days ahead. There are an infinite number of flowers to suggest, but here are some of our favourites for the holiday:
Tulips are one of the most popular flowers for Easter, and for a good reason. They come in a variety of colours, including pastel shades of pink, yellow, and purple, making them perfect for springtime celebrations. They also symbolise new life and growth, making them an ideal choice for Easter. You can create a stunning centrepiece with a mix of different coloured tulips or place them in vases throughout your home.
Daffodils are another popular choice for Easter. They are known for their bright yellow colour, which symbolises happiness and joy, and they also represent the arrival of spring. Daffodils are also incredibly easy to care for, making them an ideal choice for those who are new to gardening. You can create a beautiful arrangement with daffodils or plant them in your garden to enjoy for years to come.
Hyacinths are a beautiful and fragrant flower that is perfect for Easter. They come in a variety of colours, including pink, blue, and white, and they have a sweet, floral scent that can fill your home with a lovely smell. Hyacinths symbolise rebirth and renewal, making them an ideal choice for Easter. You can place them in a vase on your dining table or use them to create a stunning Easter bouquet.
Lilacs are another fragrant flower that is perfect for Easter. They come in shades of purple, pink, and white and have a sweet, floral scent that perfumiers die for. Lilacs also symbolise the arrival of spring and the renewal of life, making them an ideal choice for the holiday. You can create a stunning arrangement with lilacs or use them to add a pop of colour to your Easter decorations.
Saving the most obvious for last, Easter lilies are perhaps the most iconic flower for Easter. They are known for their beautiful white blooms and sweet fragrance, which can fill your home with a lovely scent. Easter lilies symbolise purity, hope, and new life, making them an ideal choice for Easter.
No doubt, Easter is a very special time for Christians around the world. However, Easter is also a time of secular traditions, and anyone who wants to can join in on the fun if they wish to. Some interior design adjacent activities you can do include:
Practise your table setting skills
A beautiful Easter table setting can set the tone for your next dinner party. Start by selecting a colour scheme that complements Easter’s hues, such as pastel hues of pink, yellow, and green. Then, add in floral centrepieces, place settings, and decorative eggs to create a stunning display. For an extra touch of elegance, consider using fine china, crystal glassware, and linen napkins.
Build an easter basket
Easter baskets are a classic tradition that can be elevated with a designer's touch. Instead of a traditional wicker basket, consider using a chic metal or ceramic vessel. Fill it with decorative eggs, fresh flowers, and gourmet treats such as artisanal chocolates and cookies. For an extra personal touch, add in some handmade crafts or small gifts that reflect your loved ones’ interests.
Decorate some eggs
Easter egg decorating is a beloved tradition that can be elevated with a design-focused approach. Experiment with different colours, patterns, and techniques such as watercolour, decoupage, and stencilling. For a chic and minimalist approach, consider decorating your eggs with metallic paints or simple geometric patterns.
Easter wreaths are a beautiful and elegant way to welcome guests into your home. Create a wreath using seasonal flowers such as tulips, daffodils, or hydrangeas. Alternatively, use faux flowers or greenery for a long-lasting decoration. Add in decorative eggs, ribbons, or other seasonal embellishments to make your wreath truly unique.
Organise an Easter brunch
Foodies, listen up. Easter brunch is a time-honoured tradition that can be made even more special with a designer's touch. Set the table with your finest china, crystal glassware, and linen napkins. Serve up gourmet brunch dishes such as quiches, smoked salmon, and fresh fruit salads. Add in a signature cocktail or mocktail and decorate the table with fresh flowers and decorative eggs. We’re already jealous just talking about it!
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