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Decorate for Easter with flowers and folk art

Create bold, bright and cheerful displays this Easter with naïve folk art, Eastern European antiques and fresh spring flowers. Styling: Selina Lake. Photographs: Katya de Grunwald

Folk art vases and vessels used to display fresh flowers

With Easter fast approaching, it;s the perfect time to start thinking about your seasonal decór. Whether you create an eye-catching display on a sideboard or mantelpiece, create a DIY Easter tree or go all-out with a folk-themed Easter table, here, we show you how to incorporate spring flowers and cheerful folk art into your 2021 spring decorating scheme.

Use a colourful folk art bench as storage in a hallway

This Transylvanian bench with a cheery floral design will bring a joyful mood to your hallway this spring. It doubles as a storage box, so is ideal for stashing shoes and other clutter!


Create a colourful Easter display with vintage ceramics and fresh spring flowers

Celebrate Easter with a vibrant and colourful display of folk art pieces, vintage items with hand-detailed decoration, fresh spring flowers and a scattering of painted eggs.

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Give your dining room a folk art makeover in time for Easter

Give your dining room a pattern makeover with an array of different wallpaper designs, overlapping to create a patchwork. Polish Pajaki chandeliers also make eye-catching Easter centrepieces.

Where to buy a Pajaki

Create a stunning display above your Easter table with one of these beautiful handmade Polish Pajakis

Coral and silver paper Pajaki chandelier, £12.50, Trouva.

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Pajak mobile chandelier DIY kit, £35, So Creative Company at Not on the High Street.

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Create a DIY Easter tree

Make an Easter tree using twigs gathered together and arranged in a large antique earthenware pot. Hang handmade decorations from the budding twigs and display on a sideboard with chocolate treats.

Use an antique dresser to create a seasonal display of colourful kitchenalia

A statement antique folk art piece like this handmade Russian cupboard is a decorative as well as practical addition to any living space. The top section opens to reveal a dresser-style display, where colourful dining and kitchenware accessories are gloriously on show.

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Layer up textiles to create a folk-style bedroom

Create a folk-style bedroom by layering the bed with antique and vintage embroidered quilts, throws and a heap of cushions. A rustic stool makes a sweet bedside table and the pom pom tassel garlands add a celebratory touch.

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The best folk-style bedspreads and eiderdowns

Nothing makes a bed look more inviting than a collection of colourful bedspreads, blankets and eiderdowns! Here are some of our favourites…

Printed quilted pink velvet double bedspread, £135, Oliver Bonas.

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Cut out work cotton bedspread, £275, Raj Tent Club.

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Make a virtue of your linen cupboard

Give your linen cupboard a spring spruce by arranging your collection of vintage eiderdowns, antique embroidered cloths and cushion covers on shelves tripped with lengths of decorative ribbon.