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How to decorate and prepare your home for the Easter weekend

30 March 2022

Longer days, garden daffodils and lambs adorning the countryside can only mean one thing. Spring is finally here, and Easter will soon be upon us. The Easter Bank Holiday weekend falls on Friday 15th April this year so you don’t have long to wait before you can dive into those chocolate eggs.

Are you hosting guests at your new build home in Devon this year? Give them an Easter holiday to remember by following our top five tips on how to decorate and prepare your home for Easter.

1. Set your Easter table

If you are planning on serving an impressive lunch to your guests, make sure that you decorate your dining room table. Not only does this bring glorious spring vibes into your home, but it will also create a celebratory atmosphere, something we all need after a long, cold winter.

Crisp linen and natural textures always work well coupled with plenty of pastel florals and novelty crockery. Emma Bridgewater never fails to impress with its Easter collection which includes delicate ceramic egg decorations and a colourful Easter Egg Hunt table runner. We also love the Children’s Porcelain Easter Plate and Bunny Ear Napkin Rings from John Lewis which are sure to take your dining table to the next level.

2. Prepare an Easter egg hunt

Easter weekend isn’t complete without an Easter egg hunt. Loved by children and adults alike, this tradition comes in plenty of forms. Some like to hide colourful paper cut-outs of eggs, bunnies, or chicks for the hunters to find and exchange for an Easter egg. Others like to use smaller chocolate eggs such as the delicious Cadbury crème eggs or mini eggs.

However you decide to set up your hunt, make sure you purchase the eggs in plenty of time ahead of the inevitable Easter rush at the supermarket and make a note of where you hide the edible treats. No one wants to find an old, melted egg behind the sofa a year later!

3. Decorate your home

Watch your interiors spring to life as you introduce some subtle decorative pieces that will impress your guests this Easter. What we love about decorating a home for Easter is that you can choose to spend as little or as much as you like.

On a budget? You can’t get more spring-like then daffodils. These cheery yellow flowers will brighten up any room and you can purchase them from most supermarkets for just £1. Easter trees can also be a staple in your home and you can easily make your own if you are sticking to a budget. Simply gather some twigs or sticks from your garden or local craft shop and encourage your kids to paint their own eggs to hang on the branches. Utilise Pinterest to gather some egg decorating ideas to ensure your tree stands out from the crowd.

Keen to take your decorations to the next level? Purchase an Easter wreath for the front door. Hanging a beautiful wreath on your door is an easy way to impress your guests before they have even stepped inside your home. We’ve fallen for this pastel creation from Waitrose & Partners and this floral alternative from Dunelm.

4. Plan your menu

We do love an Easter Sunday lunch. Many households will be tucking into a juicy traditional Easter lamb dish this year.

If you plan to serve roast lamb to your guests, we recommend purchasing your joint now and freezing it as this meat tends to be in high demand. For less stress on the day, prepare your lamb the night before by making small incisions in the leg and stuffing each incision with thin slices of garlic. Finish by pushing sprigs of rosemary into the incisions too. Cover the meat well and keep in the refrigerator until you are ready to cook. Not only will this save you a job the next day, but the lamb has a chance to absorb those wonderful flavours overnight. Trust us. Your lamb will have your guests asking for seconds.

Don’t forget to include something sweet on your shopping list too! Hot cross buns and simnel cake are both traditional Easter treats and can work as an afternoon pick-me-up alongside a cup of tea and a family film or even as a dessert after your Sunday lunch.

5. Go hopping mad with the home accessories

A subtle way to introduce Easter into your home is by adding home accessories decorated with charming bunnies. Not only will these fit in nicely with your daffodils, Easter trees and wreaths, but they can last for the whole season, not just for the Bank Holiday weekend.

Next Home have some gorgeous pieces this season including this set of two bunny ornaments, spring bunny towels and this bunny coaster holder.

We hope you have found our top five tips on how to decorate and prepare your new build home for Easter useful. We would love to see how you have decorated your home for the Bank Holiday weekend so make sure you tag us in your photos on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.