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10 Easter Decor Tips for a 'Perfectly Pastel' Spring

Easter 2019 is right around the corner, and to get you in the spirit of decorating, we’ve whipped up a fresh batch of spring decor trends – with a little help from our friends. 

While all the tips below are based off a combination of 2019 trends and timeless “rules” for Easter decorating, perhaps the most impactful comes from Kirstin Paul – one of our on-site interior designers and contributor to this article. When arranging your Easter tablescape, it can be easy to focus on the visuals – but Kirstin suggests that aromatic decor is just as powerful. In her own words: "My favorite Easter decorating trend/tip is completely infused with aroma and made to elevate your senses! I love an herbaceous Easter table setting; table with various vases and jars of fresh dill, basil, chives, or rosemary.  Not only do they provide amazing aroma and elevate a seasonal meal, they provide a great natural backdrop for the trendy pastel colors and naturally-dyed eggs.  The combination creates a table setting fit for the season." Whew! If that doesn’t whet your Easter-decorating appetite, we don’t know what will!

 And now, the full list of everything you need to know about the holiday’s design trends for a, ahem, chicer Easter.

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#1 All-Natural, All-Organic

When prepping your home for Easter, it can be easy to focus on the tried-and-true (think soft pastels, fresh florals and colorful eggs – all of which put the “pretty” into the holiday’s decor). Along with the fun aesthetics, though, this Easter (and spring ’19 in general) will be all about reflecting the feelings of refreshment and renewal that come with the season. One of the hottest trends for the year ahead, furniture – like dining tables, coffee tables and case goods – in earthy, toned-down neutrals deliver a fresh organic feel, and provide the perfect canvas for “pops” of pastel decor. Swapping out artificial colors and textures for distressed, unrefined surfaces offers effortlessly chic style – without losing the organic, renewing feel that makes this time of year so special.

#2 Warm Undertones

Easter home decor wouldn’t make much sense if it didn’t feel comfy, inviting and like home. While a light and airy palette is the hallmark of Easter style, warmer colors make for a cozier ambiance. For an aesthetic that feels just as relaxed and lived-in as it does bright and chirpy, don’t be afraid to incorporate heavier neutrals into a breezy pastel color scheme – just make sure to keep the heavier colors closer to the floor. An area rug, for example, in brown or grey is an excellent way to ground and warm a space while preparing it for more refreshing accents.

#3 Neutrals: Hue, Tint & Shade

“Tone” (a mixture of any color + grey), “tint” (a mixture of any color + white) and “shade” (a mixture of any color + black) are some of the hottest design buzzwords you can expect to hear this spring. But when it comes to incorporating them into your space, don’t let the confusing jargon get in the way; to stay on the all-natural, all-organic trend of 2019, just remember that the elements which take up the most space (think: tables, rugs, walls) should be kept in neutral finishes. How to add a jovial Easter touch to a neutral color plan? Opt for decor that is easy to switch in and out – like pillows, stools and wall art – in soft, springtime pastels.

Designer Tip:

"My favorite Easter decorating trend/tip is completely infused with aroma + made to elevate your senses!  I love an herbaceous Easter table setting; table with various vases + jars of fresh dill, basil, chives, or rosemary.  Not only do they provide amazing aroma + elevate a seasonal meal, they provide a great natural backdrop for the trendy pastel colors + naturally-dyed eggs.  The combination creates a table setting fit for the season."

Kirstin Paul, Interior Designer + Visual Communications Manager

#4 Get Fresh

Nothing says Easter decor – and the rejuvenating, renewing feelings that come with the season – like a vase of fresh flowers; place together two vases, each of the same design and color but different heights, on a rustic coffee or end table for a chic take on a classic staple.

#5 All in One Basket

Easter baskets aren’t just for the little ones anymore; and filling them to the brim with eggs and candy isn’t the only way to style them. Just the right amount of rustic-meets-chic, placing decorative baskets around the house – on a coffee table here, a kitchen counter there – brings a light simplicity perfect for a sophisticated Easter aesthetic.

#6 CHIC-ster Brunch

Whether you’re planning on feasting outdoors or in, give Easter brunch a chic makeover with on-trend tabletop decor; think rustic lanterns, decorative baskets and jars and bottles full of fresh flowers. You can also create a buffet-style set-up with various platters for guests to customize their meal, away from the main dining space.  Lots of greenery + light/bright linens with pops of color.

Designer Tip:

“I love a buffet-style set-up with various platters for guests to customize their meal, away from the main dining space.  Lots of greenery + light/bright linens with pops of color.”  

Leslie Frausto, Interior Designer

#7 Bedroom Buoyancy

Because it is out of the way, the bedroom is most often the most neglected room of the house – but it is precisely because it is out the of the way that it gives you a little more freedom to experiment with color! Bedroom decor is especially helpful as a testing ground for when you are considering ‘going bold’ with a particular shade in the living room or dining room, but are not quite yet sure how your color choices will play out. This season, use spring cleaning or prepping for Easter as a chance to show your bedroom some extra springtime love. Swap out your everyday duvet for a fun yellow throw blanket or go bold with a refreshing shade of paint.

#8 Egg-cellent Seating!

“Egg-shaped” furniture and decor with oval silhouettes, incorporated with spontaneity through your home and backyard, make for delightful Easter surprises both kids and adults are sure to love.

#9 Backyard Bliss

You can’t talk about Easter decor without talking about outdoor spaces; full of fresh foliage, sweet florals and the radiant sunshine, a clear spring day in the backyard is as “Easter” as it gets. Play up the warm energy of nature by arranging cozy seating and dining arrangements al fresco, and, again, have fun with egg silhouettes! (Egg-shaped chairs in particular are a hot trend – and make for winning Easter decor.)

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#10 Refresh, Renew, Repeat

When all is said and done, Easter is the perfect time for fresh beginnings, and for fresh beginnings, the perfect place to start is home. Easter decor should bring to you a sense of calm and renewal, so the colors and style choices best for your Easter decor will depend on the ones with which you associate these feelings the most!

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