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Simple Easter

by Chris on March 23, 2013

Posting on a Saturday? Call me crazy. Or just call me really busy through the week. Easter is quickly approaching (which means spring break for me!!), and I will say that it’s probably the most difficult holiday for me decor-wise. It means four things–bunnies, eggs, flowers, and baskets. ¬†All of which can border on frilly or downright obnoxious if not done well. So how does one decorate for Easter without it looking like an Easter bunny vomited everywhere? Here are some ideas. (Click on pictures for links.)

Easter Collage

It can certainly start outside. In some areas of the country (not here!), buds and blooms are already making an appearance. Show off some natural color with these great ideas.

Pottery barn easter porch

Loveoffamilyandhome

tulip wreath

Keep it simple. Moss, flowers, an Easter terrarium? Brilliant!

BHG

Honest to nod

Decor can include fresh flowers or some subtle accents around the house. I think this is where things can go horribly wrong. Small touches throughout the house are always gonna go a long way. Plus, it just makes things easier on the decorator!

Craftberry bush

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Blue eggs

Pottery barn easter eggs

And of course–the Easter table. It doesn’t have to be expensive to decorate. Since “simple” is your friend, keep the cost to a minimum. A cleverly folded napkin or a bundle of the same type of flower can do the job very well.

Easter decor ideas 99

Martha stewart easterWheat grassThe blender blog

What would Easter be without the basket? A classic basket. Martha Stewart has it down to a science, doesn’t she?

Clover basket

Martha stewart easter basket

pottery barn

I’ll be back in a bit to show you how I’ve been decorating. I think you can probably expect no colorful bunny statues or egg garlands, but it’s cute nonetheless. Enjoy your weekend!

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kristin March 23, 2013 at 2:45 pm

I don’t even decorate for Easter. It is just the four of us. Perhaps when the girls were younger their school artwork was the decor? I really never recall decorating! But if I had to, your post is wonderful! I am into the simplicity of it all. LOVE that tulip wreath, the burlap hanging banner (that would be EASY to make!) and even the split-pea wreath–clever! I can’t wait to see what you have done. I love the simple, classic, attractive, “NON-CHEESY” examples you have shown!

polly dove March 23, 2013 at 3:28 pm

LOL!!! Call ME crazy too! I am at my office specifically to do a blog post because I didn’t get it done yesterday! I LOVE these images! I have six totes of Easter decor and I have YET to get them down from the rafters … today needs to be the day! Thanks for the inspiration,

Lisa @ Lisas Creative Designs March 23, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Cute ideas. I haven’t even started decorating for Easter. I bought goodies for my Easter tablescape but got busy with custom orders that are taking up my entire dining room table right now. I hope to get my table done this week. Easter is on its way!

Dining Delight March 24, 2013 at 12:27 am

I totally agree! Easter decorating is very hard if you aren’t into the ‘frilliness” of pastel coloured eggs and “cutesy” bunnies. Great inspiration pics! Love those green mossy baskets!

DD

JaneEllen March 24, 2013 at 12:39 am

We don’t have anybody that comes to visit to see our decorations but I put them up anyway. Love the colors and the cute bunnies, etc. I love to make banners so I make them anyway. If nothing else I’ll give them to somebody in the neighborhood or people I know that don’t have time to make things to decorate. It’s just fun to make things for the holidays. Maybe someday I’ll find a way to sell all my goodies. That would be nice so I can better afford to make more. Try to stop a paper crafter. Happy Easter

jessica @fourgenerationsoneroof March 24, 2013 at 7:21 am

Great round up Chris! :)

kate@katemarrin March 27, 2013 at 11:55 am

It’s been decided..golden eggs for all! Love the inspiration! Love it!

Barb Grooms March 28, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Hi Honey! Love your Ester ideas post. Good job on your Bunny board, he goes well with your decor! Wish I had the directions on how to fold that bunny napkin? Loved those sm,md,lg holed Easter eggs from Pottery Barn too. Lovely sunny day today, enjoy your Easter break. Love Mom

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