Who’s ready for sunny days, chirping birds and that fresh grass smell after a morning rain? It’s time to ditch the winter shades and embrace the colors and natural elements that springtime calls to mind. Whether you want to give your walls a fresh coat of paint or just surround yourself with colorful home decorations, check out these great spring décor ideas for Easter and beyond.
The Green Grass Grows
Whether you want a festive centerpiece as the focal point of your table when hosting Easter brunch or simply want to brighten a shelf or end table, a spring centerpiece can be enjoyed all season long. A great option is to keep it simple by using wooden boxes filled with faux wheatgrass. Between the blades of grass, you can rest decorative eggs, place stems of flowers or add some clip-on butterflies. In late spring, you can leave it plain and simple or even add some colorful mini pinwheels for summer!
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Painting is one of the most popular and economic ways to freshen up your home or give new life to a dull room. Pantone’s color of the year is greenery , and there are plenty of beautiful and subtle shades of it to choose from. If you’re not a fan of green, other trending colors include slate gray, navy, turquoise, white and yellow. These colors play well together and can be used in accent pieces such as photo frames, pillows and artwork.
Contain Your Interest
Place signs of spring – like decorative eggs, jelly beans or Easter basket grass – in interesting clear containers, such as apothecary jars or glass vases, and use vintage labels.
Add stems of flowers to antique tin cans, bunches of tulips to a pair of rain boots, or a mix of faux flowers and painted eggs to a wicker basket. Then place these containers in typical places like tabletops, windowsills or bookshelves; or, try an unexpected area like the bathroom countertop or the hearth of your fireplace.
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Natural and organic home décor items can bring elements of the outdoors inside. Items made of wood, stone or wicker can easily transition your home into summer.
If you’re not sure where to start, consider adding simple touches such as votive holders made of stone or agate coasters on a table. A wicker basket to store magazines or a glass vase filled with seashells can showcase your style.
If you want to kick it up a notch, you can place a vertical garden of air plants on your wall: Create mini terrariums and suspend plants in the air by using glass or brass geometric holders or for a more dramatic effect! To tie the room together, don’t forget to incorporate earthy prints and patterns in some of your textiles.
Whether you’re looking for a welcoming symbol for your front door or want to add some character above your kitchen cabinets, a faux succulent and moss monogram letter or wreath is the perfect addition.
Succulents are popular, as they require less care than typical houseplants, but you can even forego all maintenance with faux succulents. These look very realistic and don’t require any upkeep! At your favorite craft store, you can find faux stems as well as block initials, faux moss and battery-operated tiny lights (if you want to create a dramatic effect). If you’re not sure where to start, Better Homes and Gardens has a step-by-step tutorial for this beautiful DIY project.
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If you have a chandelier hanging in your entryway or above your dining room table, you can create an inviting first impression for guests by decorating this often overlooked fixture. Depending on the shape and height of your chandelier, you could weave a floral garland around it, use pastel ribbon to suspend egg ornaments at various lengths or place mini nests in it with clip-on birds to create a whimsical Easter or spring display.
Crisp and Citrus
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No matter what color your walls are, lemons, limes, oranges and other citrus fruit can make a refreshing statement in your home. Paired with glass or crystal containers, you can combine fruits and floral in various nooks and crannies.
Whether you place a bowl of lemons in the center of your kitchen island or have faux slices of tangerines and grapefruits lining clear vases in your living room, a citrus color scheme will get you in the spring mood and carry you through summer as you enjoy an ice-cold lemonade on a hot day.
These are just a few ideas you can consider when transitioning your home for sunnier days. How are you decorating your home this spring ? What elements are a must-have for the season? Let us know in the comments below.
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