Welcome to Decorating Diva, where every week we share fresh, fun ways to update your home and spice up your living space! Easter is around the corner, and we're rounding up some fun ways to give every room a bunny-inspired boost.
For some seasonal decorating tips that even the Easter bunny would love, we turned to Mitra Morgan, chief curator and co-founder of Joss & Main.
The first step in creating an Easter theme is picking a palette. Morgan suggests starting with greens and yellow or white, which offer a more modern spin on the holiday. You can also go with traditional light blues and pinks, which also provide a festive yet subtle ambience. "At Joss & Main, we like twists on traditional Easter pastels," she says. For example, if you're using purple or green, decorate with multiple shades of those colors, or if you're decorating in blues or yellows, try adding hints of metallic to spice thing up. "Think about a turquoise green Easter egg partially colored in gold, or kitchen table seat cushions with silver undertones. Even metallic vases can amp up traditional flower arrangements for the holiday."
Morgan also points to the growing trend of incorporating orange into your home at Easter. "It adds a pop of nontraditional color, while still keeping in tune with your other decor."
Easter is the beginning of spring, so no matter which direction you take your bunny-inspired decor, the goal should be to keep things light and airy. Carry this idea of spring-time freshness into the rest of your home, including the kitchen, living room and bathrooms, Morgan advises. "It's easy to spruce up these rooms for the holiday with items that can be interchanged based on the season."
If you're not sure where to start, there are many ways to add some Easter flair to every room. "Runners on your table make a kitchen space look modern and fresh without the hassle of hanging things. Put out a decorative bowl and fill it with brightly colored Easter candy so you're not losing the element of fun. Pastel pillows on your living room sofas create a new feel without looking overly decorated," notes Morgan. In the bathroom, she suggests switching out your towels to fit your palette and adding little touches, like a ceramic bunny or decorative soaps, to add some tasteful personality and a sense of fun.
When shopping for Easter, Morgan recommends looking for nonseasonal items that are readily available. "They help pull your entire look together and can be used at other times during the year," she explains. "Tablecloths, towels, pillows, plates and even lamps are some good options. Find items that you would always like, rather than making purchases you don't love just to fit the Easter theme."
The key to decorating for Easter without getting cheesy is to use delicate touches rather than going over the top. "Keep things simple: Small and subtle items make for an overall classy and elegant statement," she says.
For example, if you have a faux floral wreath on the front door, keep flowers throughout the rest of the house natural, advises Morgan. "Even a play on traditional Easter eggs can veer away from tacky arrangements: After kids are done searching for their Easter baskets, put the eggs into a gorgeous white bowl and place it on a countertop as a decoration," she says. "Remember that Easter is the transition into spring, so pastel and white products in moderation are modern and will last the full season.”
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