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Easter Inspiration: Freshen Up for Spring!

Easter Inspiration

So as I was about to start taking down my Easter decorations today, I decided to take pictures of what I had done this year, so that next year I can just look at my pictures and recreate the same arrangements or vignettes. Then I decided that others might also gain some inspiration from these pictures next year as well, so I decided to go ahead and put together a quick blog post. This post contains mostly pictures and fewer words than I normally do – after all, when it comes to inspiration for decorating ideas, aren’t pictures worth a thousand words? Even though it’s after the fact (this year anyway) here’s a little Easter inspiration for your springtime decorating. Now, if only spring would actually arrive and stick around for more than a few hours!

Family Room

When I decorate for different seasons, there are key areas where I like to display things. One room has to be the family room, of course, because that’s where we spend a lot of time and has various surfaces that are prime real estate for decorative items. The main focus of many family rooms is the mantel, mine included, so let’s start with some Easter inspiration there.

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Easter inspiration, spring mantel, spring decorating

Easter inspiration, spring mantel, spring decorating, moss bunny, Easter eggs

 

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As you can see, I use lots of different items with different textures and heights. When I start decorating, I don’t always have a plan, I usually just choose items that I like and try to arrange them in  way that is pleasing to my eye. And that is key. Use what YOU LIKE – whether it is “on trend” or not. I decorate for me and my family and I use things that make us happy. These items definitely feel festive and make me think of spring – even if it is 32 degrees outside and snowing!

Now let’s move on to the coffee table.

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Just a quick gathering of items and a pop of orange added to a tray that was already there, and viola! an Easter vignette that can transition into spring simply by replacing the colorful Easter eggs with some more natural colored eggs. I’ll let the little white bunnies stick around a little bit longer too.

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Easter inspiration, spring mantel, spring decorating, bunnies, bird's nest, topiary

 

I added a little touch of Easter to the top of the bookcases beside our TV console.

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Decorating for Easter doesn’t have to be fancy or elaborate, just use what you have collected over the years (or maybe add a few new items;) and be creative!

 

Kitchen

I’ll start in the kitchen with the island, or the “catch all” as it has become in our house. You will rarely see this counter without a collection of mail, car keys, a little cash, a lunch box or two, a random clothing item, or about a thousand cups or water bottles! But today, they are all pushed aside, so you can see the three tiered tray that has become a favorite decorating vessel.

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Love these trays because they can hold so many cute little decorations!

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You can’t forget about paper straws in lovely spring prints!

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Something to brighten up the corner counter area.

 

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The buffet in the dining area of the kitchen is always so hard to photograph because of the window right behind it. I’m no professional, but you “get the picture”.

 

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I just love this Easter bunny cake plate.

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And these moss bunnies! Adorable!

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Other Random Displays 

Round table in the foyer. (Items may or may not have been slightly rearranged by a visiting 4-yr-old;)

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Another foyer table display – gotta have some Easter inspiration on your way out the door.

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Easter inspiration, spring mantel, spring decorating

 

A garland of spring forsythia surrounds two fluffy bunnies and a couple of topiaries on top of a cabinet in the formal living room.

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A single bunny adds just a hint of Easter to the bar cart in the dining room.

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I hope these pictures have provided some Easter inspiration that you can use in your spring decorating! With springtime being a season of renewal, we can all use some fresh ideas!

 

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