We are all dynamic beings that are constantly growing and evolving. It only makes sense that our home should reflect our own evolution. One of the easiest ways to make sure our dwellings never become stagnant, but instead continue to progress, is to make subtle décor tweaks that reflect the advancement of seasons and holidays. The key to seasonal and holiday decorating is making sure the new design elements you introduce into your home blend in seamlessly with your existing décor. If you have a modern home don’t think you need to have traditional decorations just because that is what is most common. Take the time to find the right pieces that work for you.
With Easter upon us this weekend it seems only fitting for us to focus today on the fine art of incorporating Easter decorations into your home in a cool yet festive way. Easter is arguably the most adorable holiday. For starters, the whole celebration is synonymous with fluffy bunny rabbits and baby chicks. Then, you take those cute baby animals and swath them exclusively in a pastel color palette. Result: cuteness overload. However, as a grown adult, when decorating for this holiday in particular, there is a fine line between endearing and twee. And this my friends is a line we never want to cross. Below are my tips for decorating for Easter without causing your home to look like a five-year-old girl’s bedroom. Or at least my bedroom, when I was five years old, which was in fact pastel pink and blue and yes bunny themed.
Tip One When in doubt less is more: Here is a great opportunity to give a nod to the holiday without going overboard. The key with decorating for seasons and holidays is to ensure things look natural and never forced or overdone. For example: fresh daffodils or tulips in a vase will always be chic for Spring. A giant life-sized Easter Bunny conversely will always be creepy. Always.
Tip Two Stick to your color palette: If your home is already decorated in shades of pastels then you are in luck this time of year and you should have no problems here. If your home is decorated in neutrals, you too are in luck and can use seasonal decorations to add pops of color. For everyone else, look for decorations that themselves are neutrals: creams, whites and light grays are all great options. Just find the neutral that works best with your home.
Tip Three Have some fun with it: Decorating should always be fun. Think of this as an opportunity to have an enjoyable time jazzing up your home with accessories. A great necklace or other piece of jewelry can take an ordinary outfit to a whole new level, so too can a great decorative object completely elevate your space.
Tip Four If all else fails focus on the candy: We all know Easter candy is the best candy. A bowl of Easter treats is perhaps the easiest (and in my opinion best) way of all to get into the spirit of the holiday. If you are looking to elevate your Easter candy game this year you have to check out these: L.A. Burdick delicacies. L.A. Burdick is one of my favorite American Chocolatiers (The French take chocolate to a whole otherworldly level and thus get rated on their own scale) and these chocolates look down right delectable.