Spring is in the air. The daffodils, tulips and blossom trees are in full bloom. Lambs are frolicking, eggs are hatching and the smell of hot cross buns drifts on a warm breeze. It can only mean one thing... Easter is almost upon us. Whether you're hosting a family feast or keeping things low key this year, we have put together 5 simple ways to help you prepare your home for Easter.
1. Prepare your Easter table
A well set table is key to hosting the perfect Easter feast. A few decorative touches can really help to set the scene. Sprigs of fresh foliage from the garden, a vase of hand picked flowers and a novelty bunny ornament or two will bring glorious spring vibes to your table. Crisp white table linen, polished cutlery and pastel coloured napkins will all work beautifully well.
2. Alfresco entertaining
With the coldest snap out the way, the spring sunshine provides the perfect excuse to get outdoors and enjoy the garden again. However, April can still feel slightly chilly so try gathering around a fire pit to make the most of the outdoors whilst still keeping warm. Don't forget your outdoor serverware - ideal for sharing snacks on the patio or a light lunch.
3. Refresh your decor
A few simple accessories will help your home feel more spring-like in time for Easter. Potted faux plants will bring seasonal colour while lasting all year round. Floral cushions make a cheerful addition to your seating areas and try swapping your winter throws for a lighter one in a pastel shade.
Try decorating an Easter Tree. A tradition rooted in Germanic culture, the trend (called Ostereierbaum) is now a feature in many homes across the world. Bring some bare branches in from the garden - pussy willow, magnolia or cherry blossom works well - and decorate them with small eggs ornaments either crafted or bought in lovely pastel or bright cheery colours. Pinterest has lots of ideas.
4. Spring clean
There's no better time to give you home a refresh and thorough deep clean, than in spring. The new season offers a chance to de-clutter our homes by donating, swapping or repurposing old and unwanted items. Especially if you're hosting guests over the Easter period (see our blog post on how to create a cosy guest room). Check out our storage options for storing away and keeping everything in its place.
5. Prepare an Easter egg hunt
Everybody loves an Easter egg hunt and no Easter celebration would be complete without it. Whether you purchase mini eggs to hide around your garden or house, or make the sweet treats yourself, we're sure this pastime will go down a treat with kids and grown-ups alike. Pinterest has lots of great ideas on how to set one up, and create some home-made sign posts and clues to help smaller children along the way.
Top image source: Martha Stewart