Whether its an extra long weekend, time with family, religious celebrations or just a festival chocolate, Easter is a time where many of us we open our doors and share our homes with our family and friends so its important it looks it's best!
Your home may already by the envy of others but if your home doesn’t look like its straight out of an interior design magazine (well done if it does by the way!) we have 3 quick ways that we can get your home holiday ready and your front door guaranteed to impress your guests!
Start with your front steps. With all this rain we have had here lately, our front steps were a hazard waiting to happen. I attacked ours last weekend with a high pressure washer and was amazed with the difference it made. If you don’t have a pressure washer, a bucket some detergent and a scrubbing brush will do the trick. And don’t forget your front door. A simple wipe down with a damp cloth should do the trick – you don’t want too much water coming into your front hallway!
Once you have beautiful clean front steps and door, take a look at what is lying around that you don't need out. Put away the shoes the kids left out or the umbrellas piling up in the corner. In our case we had a what seemed like a millions soccer balls at the front of our place.... A cute basket at your entrance is a quick way to hide the things that you need to keep out.
Now for the fun part… Once we are all clean we can pull out those decorations. Everyone has their own unique style and your home should reflect this. Take a walk around the house for any decor that you could change up to have an ‘Easter vibe”. I added some inexpensive egg lights and a ribbon to a wreath I already had for the front door.
Step out into your garden or local park and collect some sticks or small branches all about the same size. Pop them in a vase or bucket for the perfect little spot to hang those Easter decorations. The outdoors and our gardens play such a huge part of our lives in Australia so its no surprise that greenery and timbers are perfect for decorating homes of all styles and architecture.
We love decorating with bunting around here. I have some plain calico bunting, which is the perfect base for any holiday. Hung in the front hallway, it provides an instant effect and that you can add to depending on the time of year.
My top tip (apart from a personalised sign from Little House for the holidays – cheap plug I know) would be a little chalkboard to write a holiday message. Whether it’s a countdown to the Easter Bunny’s arrival or a blessing for the holidays it’s a lovely way to greet your guests and build excitement for the holidays.
After a little clean up and reinventing some of your existing décor its easy to style your home for Easter. Welcome your guests in style to the best dressed house in the street!