Inspired Easter Ideas: Front doors, Tablescapes and Mantles!
Easter is one of my most favorite times of year! Besides being able to wear white shoes again (although I have been known to break that rule whenever I feel like it) it’s a time of rebirth, rejoicing and spring cleaning (read more about cleaning here). It’s also yet another opportunity to bring this special time of year into your home through design and there are three main spaces in your home to focus on that will make a big splash without taking up too much time or breaking the bank!
Make a statement before your guests even enter your home! You can truly set the tone and create a particular feeling just by hanging a beautiful wreath with fresh or faux flowers and plants (although there are so many beautiful fresh flowers to choose from in the spring and if you were going to splurge for one fresh wreath a year, it would definitely be an Easter wreath.
I had a hard time choosing my favorite image to display as there are so many wonderful ideas on how to dress up your table for Easter Brunch. If I can give a few tips to think about – I love to go above and beyond at my table, even for my weeknight family dinners. I ALWAYS use a cloth napkin and I ALWAYS keep something fresh and green on my table, preferably right from my backyard. So, when I have the opportunity to put together a tablescape for a holiday, I love going all out. It helps when you have been collecting holiday decor for over 20 years as well. Each year you might purchase a few new things to freshen up what you already have, or get the kids involved with a DIY project that you can show off over these on easter morning.
Keep it simple! Pastel dyed eggs, some filler, metal bowls and an old piece of wood with a single coat of paint!
I love the bud vases! They are so easy to pick up anywhere and you can create a beautiful look in seconds.
Get creative! I just love this “nest” with carnations and dyed eggs!
The mantle is usually one of the first places someone is drawn to when entering a room and is a perfect opportunity to highlight a more decorative easter vase, porcelain bunny or other holiday collectibles. Be sure to look at what you already have hanging around that you can pull out and dress up for the occasion as well. A beautiful plate or re-framing pictures of the kids in Easters past are a great way to honor the holiday.
Hurricane style vases are wonderful to keep around all year. Put a candle in them for everyday and then create a holiday look during the seasons.
Old friends who come out every year quickly become family favorites (and part of the family as well.)
Maybe not the books, but I am in love with this bell jar.
Remember what it is all about…
In the hustle bustle of planning the brunch menu, scheduling a family photo session, painting eggs and picking out the perfect easter outfits for the kids, I try to keep the reason for this season in my heart. Rejoicing in the miracle of the day, in Christ and what he sacrificed for us is truly worth celebrating not just on Easter day, but everyday.