Do y’all know what I realized this year? I had only decorated this our new house once for Easter. What?! That hardly seemed possible, after all, I live to decorate for every little thing. 😉 But, nope, I had only decorated once, so I’ve gone on a mission this year, I’m trying to add a little bit of the Easter/Spring feel into our home. This has proven to be a bit of a challenge for me in our family room area because my usual decor lends itself to the more traditional country colors of burgundies, reds, dark greens, tans, khakis, and so on. In that one year that I had decorated, I had purchased a few things, and had only done the fireplace hearth, but, this year, I’ve been on a mission to find more decor accents that I can incorporate into our home to bring in the light and airy feeling of Easter and Spring. Well, little did I know when I found an egg garland in Hobby Lobby one day that I would base my entire design around that–at first I thought that garland was a little over the top with its gold tipped eggs of all pastel colors of the rainbow, but, I’ve really embraced it for my family room, and as you’ll see, I’ve incorporated it into every little venue and centerpiece.
This year, my plan is to only decorate “here and there” for Easter/Spring…WISH me luck please!! I’m trying really hard not to re-create the entire wheel (so to speak) like I do for Fall and then for Christmas–As much as I love the creating and decorating process, I do not love the pulling out of Seasonal bins and then un-decorating and storing all of my decor. I’m trying to keep some of my existing decor in place and augment with my Easter accents so I don’t go through the *pulling out of hair and gnashing of teeth* part of the redecorating journey. I’ve been somewhat successful, but, admittedly, I have done a bit of recreating of that wheel…haha. Although, I do think I’ll only be left with one bin of things that I’ve removed to make room for the Easter/Spring accents and therefore will only have 1 or 2 Easter/Spring bins versus the 8,9, & 10 (not exaggerating) bins I have for Fall and then Christmas.
All that said, I will show you what I’ve completed so far in the family room, and I will not be expanding my efforts too much further, meaning, I will not be removing any more decor in this area of the house. I have switched out my kitchen table’s tablecloth and redone that lantern centerpiece though, I’ll show you pictures of that below. From now on, in this portion of the house, I’ll just be adding an accent piece here or there to continue the theme throughout the kitchen and possibly powder room. 🙂 (I’ll put links to the YouTube Videos that I’ve created during this process below).
Here is the “Cozy Corner” that sits beside the tv credenza, admittedly, I did remove all of the decor and created this new design; there’s that new bling’y’ egg garland, and I wrapped it in pastel colored lights–OH gracious, did that ever make it pretty!
I switched out the table runner, added a couple of bunnies, and made a new centerpiece for the top of the credenza:
There’s a bit more of the egg garland peeking out of the centerpiece:
Here is the mantel, and instead of removing the pip berry lit (with white lights) garland, I simply wrapped another egg garland in those pastel lights and added it right on top of the pip berry garland…wow, I didn’t know if that would work out, but, I LOVE it…Other than the garland, I simply replaced the candles, made a couple of bows and added them to either side of the garland, and added a couple of ceramic bunnies on either side of the clock. I can’t tell you how happy I am with this mantel…so light, so airy, so, so pretty–if I do say so myself…lol…nothing like patting one’s self on the back a bit huh? haha
And here is the hearth–I made a new lantern centerpiece, and admittedly removed a good bit of the more traditional decor…this is the focal point in the room, I needed to really work with it and lighten it up in feel and design in order to bring everything together. I also redid the “cozy corner” basket design I have sitting right next to the credenza.
Here is the kitchen table–I had purchased the tablecloth last year, and I had some of the lantern centerpiece’s accent pieces, but, I did add a few more things to it this year…like…some of that egg garland, I’m nothing if not consistent. 😉 I also found a lovely golden butterfly light strand here at Victoria Trading Company.
I fell in love with those sweet little “praying” bunnies that I used to anchor the corners of this centerpiece. 🙂 ❤
Okie dokie…That about does it for what I’ve completed so far…I do have a table runner to add to the Island, and I might redo the centerpiece that I have sitting up there, and I plan to do a little something with that table that sits between the family room and kitchen…and then maybe add one or two things to the Powder room…maybe..haha. 🙂 I will then move into the living and dining rooms, I do have supplies to redo the dining room table’s lantern centerpiece, but that is about it for in there…we’ll see if I’m satisfied with that. 🙂
I’m pretty proud of myself that I’ve been able to step outside of my box and expand my decorating into the pastel arena—I’m quite happy with the results so far. 🙂
Here are a couple of links to my YouTube channel. I’ve been making tutorial videos (along with a car Chit-Chat too), as I’ve been working my way through this process. 🙂
Remember what I always like to say:
**In crafting there are no mistakes, *only* unique creations**
Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤