We’re all for celebrating any event or occasion at the moment (hello Pancake Day, Valentines Day and Mother’s Day!) and Easter is absolutely no exception. 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 or on a landing
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, £25, Trouva.
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Bright Blossom chandelier, £36, Meri Meri.
Pajak mobile chandelier DIY kit, £30, 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.
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.
Create your dream area for sleep and relaxation with our guide to bedroom design and perfectly planned colour schemes, plus tips on how to choose the best bed for a good night’s sleep.
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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Brynne quilt, from £168, Anthropologie.
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Cut out work cotton bedspread, £275, Raj Tent Club.
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.
Photographs: Katya de Grunwald
Styling: Selina Lake