These Ideas Can Get Your Home in the Mood for Easter

By Gabriel
April 7, 2017
Houzz Contributor & landscape designer. Previously a garden editor for Sunset Magazine and in-house designer for Sunset's Editorial Test Garden. Her garden designs have been featured in the Sunset Western Garden Book of Landscaping, Sunset Western Garden Book of Easy-Care Plantings (cover), Inhabitat, and POPSUGAR.
This time of year can be a great time for a fresh start, whether you’re getting ready for Easter or you just fancy a home refresh for spring. Here are 5 ideas for simple decorations and easy organization strategies to get you in the spring spirit.

1. Spread fresh flowers around the house. Split a large mixed bouquet into many smaller bouquets to have flowers in multiple rooms. Reserve flowering branches and long-stemmed blooms for a large vase for your dining table, and place nosegays on side tables and in bathrooms. Not enough vases? Repurpose jars, drinking glasses and teacups, or float blooms in a low bowl filled with water.


2. Put fragrant blooms by your bedside. Waking up to the scent of fresh spring flowers is a delight. Place a few hyacinth or narcissus stems by your bedside table or in your bedroom window, and their clean, citrusy fragrance will perfume the room.

Hyacinths and paperwhites too strong-smelling for you? Use a single sprig of daphne or Korean spice viburnum, a few stems of roses or a cluster of sweet peas instead.


3. Give home accessories a spring refresh. Pull any spring-themed home accessories out of storage and place them around the home. To give smaller items more impact — and to keep areas from looking cluttered — group them in defined spaces such as on a mantel or tray.

Give existing home accessories a spring refresh by removing them from tables, sideboards and bookshelves and — after cleaning the space — putting back only the ones that feel spring-like. You may find you prefer the clean look of surfaces that have fewer things on them.


4. Feeling creative? Make a flower chandelier. Repurpose a metal wreath frame into a hanging flower centerpiece. Use flexible wire (available from craft stores) to attach glass vases, jars or metal cans wrapped with paper to a metal wreath frame. Attach the vases or jars at different levels to accommodate flower stems of various lengths. Wire the wreath frame to a metal S-hook and hang it above the kitchen table.


5. Create a spring wreath out of a shirt hanger. Make a minimalist wreath by bending a metal shirt hanger into a circle and securing flowers or foliage with floral tape to partially or fully cover the hoop. Fresh flowers will last only a few hours without wilting; instead, use foliage or dried blooms.

On the day of, pick up a bunch of flowers for the kids to arrange in their paper vases. Baby’s breath, seeded eucalyptus and tea tree (Leptospermum spp.) will last for days without water and are also pretty as dried flowers.