SEASONAL DECORATING AFTER EASTER

1 SEASONAL DECORATING AFTER EASTER- How do you decorate for spring when the bunnies, chicks and basket are put away. Think of taking a more refined angle to decorating for spring

What do we do when Easter is over and there’s still a lot of spring left to celebrate? Do we put all our spring decorations away and wait for Summer? I’ve been getting lots of emails from StoneGable readers asking that question. 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!

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USE PRETTY SPRING PILLOWS

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One of my favorite go-to ways to bring the season into my home is with pillows!  I’m putting away the bunny pillows that seem overtly Easter-ish and I’m bringing out other spring inspired pillows.

Even though the colors don’t look very springy the bird pillows in the image above certainly do. I’m using neutral embellishments in the living room this year but adding pretty spring colors to the decor you already have works to signal spring too!

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

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Gosh, I know this might be hard for some of you! If it looks like an Easter decoration you might want to think of putting it away until next year. But, if you have a bunny or chick or eggs that don’t look like they came out of an Easter basket then I’d keep them out! My rabbit soup tureen stays out all year long. It’s really not overtly Easter-ish. Use your own good discretion! You will know what to put away and what to keep out.

LIGHTEN UP DECOR

HOW TO DECORATE FOR SPIRNG AFTER EASTER

Oh, I love to lighten up decor as the weather warms. Think about adding lighter color accents and lighter feeling accessories. Think linens and burlap and pretty white things!

Pull off tablecloths and let your tabletop shine! If you have an accent rug, think about changing it out for a sisal or jute rug. Even a  They are inexpensive and scream warmer weather!

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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

HOW TO DECORATE FOR SPIRNG AFTER EASTER

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 your nests 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! See an easy tutorial for making your own fabulous nests HERE.

TWIGS AND BLOOMING BRANCHES

HOW TO DECORATE FOR SPIRNG AFTER EASTER

I have a not-so-rare condition know to be rampant among interior decorators. It’s called stick and twigitis! I love love love stick and twigs and brambles and anything organic!!!! I’m crazy about them and find every opportunity to decorate with them! Sometimes I use real blooming branches but mostly great eye-fooling faux. Spring is a time to go a little bit overboard with them!

Fill a huge urn 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! So I use them liberally… and love every minute they are in my home!

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

HOW TO DECORATE FOR SPIRNG AFTER EASTER

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!

The little tree above is basil… a tiny variety! I got it from a local greenhouse and repotted it in a terracotta pot that I had painted a couple years ago. The basil tastes amazing and it really adds an element of spring to my kitchen!

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 and this pretty orange and yellow parrot tulip.

Grab a bunch from the grocer’s and add them to your decor! I splurge and keep tulips in my home all spring! I think tulips should be celebrated!

CREATE A SPRING BANNER

HOW TO DECORATE FOR SPIRNG AFTER EASTER

Don’t you love this darling spring banner? You can make this too! Just string burlap on a piece of twine and paint on the letters S-P-R-I-N-G! So fun. If you are not that creative, how about finding a fun spring banner on Pinterest to make?

Banners are on trend right now and add a fun splash of spring to our decor!

HOW TO DECORATE FOR SPRING AFTER EASTER

There you go, StoneGable readers! I hope I have answered your question! There are lots of options when it comes to decorating for spring even after Easter! 

How do you decorate? Please share I’d love to hear your best spring 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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  1. We just had our 40+ year old farmer’s table refinished and I wanted to totally update the room – I wanted to simplify our look – new parson’s chairs with white slipcovers, new navy table runner and two new simple more modern hurricanes with candles. In between the hurricanes I placed a large clear storage jar (minus the lid!) and inside of that I placed wooden eggs in colors of pale blue, greens and taupe that I bought in Vermont. I didn’t know what to do with the eggs when I bought them but I just knew I loved them. I inserted faux branches with apple blossoms in the jar. It’s fresh and springy, and I liked being able to use something I already had.

  2. So many great ideas! I love using flowers all the live long day but especially for spring. Now, if it would just stop raining!

  3. So many pleasant and pretty ideas! Thank you, Yvonne. They have inspired me many times since I found your blog, and your weekly menus!! I’ve prepared several and they were all winners. Happy Easter to you and your family.

  4. Beautiful Spring decor. So long as Bunnies are not over done (and more neutral) they can make a great gardening theme that leads right into summer. Add some flowering branches and pansies for Spring and for Summer switch to roses, delphinium or hydrangea!

  5. Took some tray ideas from you. Loved it. Going to put Easter away today and go out and cut some Forsythia branches. How can I make them last the longest? Thanks

  6. Yvonne, can you recall where you purchased your kitchen light above your kitchen table? I have admired it and would love to buy one or one close to it. Thank you.

  7. Love yout blogs..so many beautiful ideas. Love Lancaster..where you are located….I am from Harrisburg goitta ask you …Where did you get that gorgeous grey urn?

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