How do we decorate for spring after Easter? Do we put all our spring decorations away and wait for Summer? It’s hard to know exactly how to decorate our homes for spring without it looking too Eastery! Here are some ideas to decorate our homes now that Easter is over and we have lots of pretty spring days ahead of us! Embrace spring!
USE PRETTY SPRING PILLOWS
One of my favorite go-to ways to bring the season into my home is with pillows! Doesn’t it always come back to pillows? I’m putting away overtly Easter-ish pillows and pastel colors and I’m bringing out other spring-inspired pillows.
The power of pillows should never be overlooked when decorating for any season! If you don’t like a lot of spring tchotchkes then opt for adding some pretty spring pillows to your home!
PUT AWAY THE EASTER BASKETS, CHICKS AND BUNNIES
Gosh, I know this might be hard for some of you!
You might want to think about putting you Easter decor away until next year. It was hard letting go of my handsome black rabbits and returning them to the basement this year. I have really enjoyed them being a part of my decor. However, I know it’s time to replace them with other pretty things that reflect spring without looking like it came out of an Easter basket.
Above is the slight change I made to the Curlacue chest. I took down the rabbits and replaced them with a few decorative pieces.
When it comes to overtly Easter-ish decor and accents use your own good discretion! You will know what to put away and what to keep out.
LIGHTEN UP DECOR
Oh, I love to lighten up decor as the weather warms. Think about adding lighter color accents, lighter feeling accessories. Think linens and burlap and pretty white things!
Pull off tablecloths and let your table top shine! If you have an accent rug, think about changing it out for a sisal or jute rug. They are inexpensive and scream warmer weather!
And don’t forget paint! Paint heavy furniture or picture frames or shelves and more! Use the magic of your paintbrush to lighten up the things you love!
NEST ARE BEST
Nests are fun to use almost any time of year. But they were made for spring! As the birds build their’s outside you should be decorating with yours inside. Tuck nests here and there… on ledges, on top of candlesticks, in a coffee table vignette or even as part of a tablescape.
I collect nests when I see them on sale and now I have a nice big clear bin full of them ready to use to decorate! You can even make your own nests!
TWIGS AND BLOOMING BRANCHES
I have a not-so-rare condition know to be rampant among interior decorators. It’s called stickandtwigitis! I love love love stick and twigs and brambles and anything organic!!!! I’m crazy about them and find every opportunity and use them liberally in my home! Sometimes I use real blooming branches but mostly great eye-fooling faux.
Add a few to a large container like I did and show them off! In just weeks they will be back in the basement in tall plastic trash cans waiting until next year!
I look at good quality, realistic faux branches as an investment. Wait till they go on sale and buy a few each season. They will last Y-E-A-R-S and always look amazing!
ADD SOME PRETTY SPRING GREEN
I start itching to dig in the dirt right about now! But it’s a little too early to plant most green things in my area! So, why not plant organics like herbs in fun pots and keep them on or near kitchen windowsills? They make cooking so fresh and look so pretty too!
Or how about adding a great houseplant to your living spaces! Green is the color of spring!
TULIPS, TULIPS, TULIPS
Did you know that at one time tulips were worth a king’s ransom? Don’t you think that tulips are the quintessential spring flower? And they come in such pretty colors! I love white, but that’s just me.
You might like to see HOW TO CARE FOR TULIPS SO THEY STAY FRESH LONGER
How do you decorate? Please share I’d love to hear your best tips!
Spring is such a fleeting season and such a beautiful one too! Let’s make the most of it, even after Easter!
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