Are you ready for Easter? While this holiday doesn’t usually require as much preparation as other holidays, there are still some things you can do to make your home more festive and create the perfect surroundings for a big celebration or small family gathering.
When it comes to Easter, think pastel colours, fresh decor, flowers and greenery. When spring finally comes, everyone is in the mood for sunshine and lighter decor. So, as you plan to prepare your home for Easter and the spring season, keep these themes in mind.
Spring Clean Your Home
A good spring cleaning will make your home feel like new. In fact, there are few better ways to prepare your home for spring and summer than cleaning out and organising. Start by clearing the clutter and getting rid of things you don’t need. Then, reorganise where needed. You an easily build your own storage solutions and attach shelves to your walls to make organising anything easier (find some awesome shelving ideas here). The idea is to clean your home so that it feels uncluttered, fresh and clean.
Give Your Lawn a Good Trim
Fire up the lawn mower and give your lawn a good trim. If you haven’t mowed since last summer or fall, your lawn is likely overgrown and dormant. Trim it short enough that it looks neat and polished and then start fertilising and watering it to bring it back to life for the season.
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Remove Dead Plants
Now, take your yard work to your gardens. Remove dead plants, trim back overgrown shrubs and trees and clear out any debris that has collected over the winter. This makes your garden look much better and clears the way for new growth.
In some cases, you may want to lay new mulch in your flowerbeds and around bushes and trees. Mulch can help prevent weed growth, keep ground temperatures constant and enhance the way your garden looks.
Arrange Some Potted Plants
Potted plants full of greenery and flowers are the perfect Easter addition. Plant some flowers in terra cotta or colourful pots and arrange them throughout your garden. You can add them along walkways and to your deck or patio. Potted plants are also perfect for a front porch and help make your door more welcoming.
You can experiment with different sizes of pots and different heights of plants to create a collected look of pots and planters that complement each other.
Hang a Spring Wreath on Your Door
Complete your front porch’s look with a spring wreath. Look for one that has twigs, flower buds, greenery, ribbon and other touches of spring. There are all kinds of artificial wreaths you can invest in and use for several years or you can create your own.
To make your own wreath, use hedge trimmers and scissors to take trimmings from your garden. Then, attach them to a Styrofoam wreath form or create a wreath from scratch using flexible branches.
This video demonstrates how you can use an electric hedge trimmer
Bring Spring Inside
But, Easter preparations don’t stop outside. Bringing spring inside is a great way to prepare for Easter and enjoy the season to its fullest. Do this by bringing trimmings and plants inside. The possibilities are endless, and you can use flowerpots, vases, bud vases, bowls and other containers to hold fresh plants.
Scatter these throughout your home by arranging them on tabletops, in windowsills, on shelves and anywhere else you can think of. When you add these touches throughout your home, the entire space will feel alive and spring-like.
Create an Easter Centrepiece
Another way to bring spring inside and add a festive look to your home is to create spring centrepieces. You can do this any way you want, depending on your style and what kind of look you are going for. Use things like plants, flower buds, Easter eggs, baskets, ribbon and Easter trinkets to create stunning collections that liven up your table.
If you plan on holding an Easter celebration, you can create several smaller centrepieces to use on the tables you’ll be using. Or, you can make one big centrepiece to use on the buffet table.
Set up Some Easter Decor
Of course, one of the easiest ways to make your home more festive is to set up some Easter decor. Getting out things like eggs, baskets, bunnies and ribbons are a sure-fire way to bring the season to your home. You can also make your own decorations with a few craft supplies. Think buntings, garlands, dyed eggs and handmade artwork.
Add these to any room in your home, including your living room, kitchen and dining room. You can also use these as party decorations by adding them to your patio and your garden, if you plan on having an outdoor celebration.
Stock up on Easter Candy
Don’t forget the Easter candy! Stock up on spring-coloured treats, chocolates and those things you can only find in stores during the Easter season. Make these part of the Easter theme in your home by putting them out where they almost become part of the decor. Fill bowls or jars with Easter candy and place them on tables or your kitchen counter and take them out to your deck or patio when you get together with friends to celebrate.
There are also lots of Easter treats, like cookies, cakes, and candies, that you can make yourself. Start early to prepare these treats so that when Easter weekend comes, you can sit back and relax.
Hire Event Accessories
Finally, hire any event accessories you’ll need for your celebrations. Hiring things like chairs and tables makes it easy to accommodate large groups of people. You can also hire a barbecue for your gathering so you can cook hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and other party foods outside.
Easter will be here before we know it, so start preparing now by getting your garden in shape and decorating your home for the season. Then, start planning for gatherings with family and friends by hiring the equipment you’ll need. When you’re prepared in advance, you can enjoy the season and celebrate.
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