Saturday, March 26, 2011

Fun and Fresh Colors for Easter Decorating by guest blogger Alyssa Davis (03/26//2011)

Fun and Fresh Colors for Easter Decorating 
We all want our homes to look and feel beautiful when guests arrive for Easter dinner, but without planning how to achieve that look, rarely does it happen. Responsibilities with children, work, and other commitments take our time away from preparing out homes the way we want. Instead of worrying about decorating this year, try some of the color ideas below to jazz up your decor and make your home look extra special.

Violet VisionIf your home is mainly done in cool colors, violet can be the perfect addition. Imagine your white and blue living room accented with some delicate violet throw pillows. Place a vase of violet blue hydrangeas in a vase on the coffee table and your room will have new life. Small accent pieces throughout the room can really tie the violet into the room’s existing decor. Play up the pastel and focus on the areas in the room where the color naturally falls.

Pretty in PinkPink is the quintessential spring color and for Easter it is a given. Instead of opting for pale pink, try a cotton candy pink instead. The shift from subtle to bold will brighten up the room and add a new dimension. Too much cotton candy pink can be a bit much, so use it strategically in a throw blanket, throw pillows and some pink Easter eggs in a white dish on the coffee table. 

Aqua AllureThink about the beautiful aqua eggs that your children dye and use them as inspiration. A table runner in aqua can dress up that plain white table cloth and some disposable aqua napkins can fit right in. Unlike traditional colors, aqua is found in all sorts of accessories that can enhance the look of your room in an unusual way. Do not be afraid to branch out to a new color, as aqua will certainly brighten and cheer up any Easter decor.

Grassy GreenWhen looking for the perfect color for your room’s accents, Easter grass green is ideal. It is bright, cheerful, and naturally coordinates with all of your other Easter decorations. Sew up some quick throw pillows for the sofa in grass green, or put down a green bathmat in the powder room to bring the feel of Easter in there too. Everything from hand towels in the kitchen to linens on the guest room bed, can be found in the vibrant grass green color that is so associated with the holiday. Have fun using it in all rooms of the house and brightening your home as you do so.

Color can make a huge difference in the way your house looks for the holidays. By choosing one or two main colors and using them throughout the decor, you create continuity and a look of organization. Instead of seeing Easter as yet another holiday that you have to decorate and clean for, think of it as an opportunity to brighten up your home with colors that you might not normally use.

Senior staff writer for, Alyssa Davis, offers design advice on decorating with metal dragonfly wall decor and abstract metal art.


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