Easter is coming! For the spring lover, there is no better time of year. It's time to celebrate the new growth and beauty of the season. The cold weather is breaking and before you know it, light jackets and short sleeves will make their entrance from the dark recesses of the closet. The delicate air and young blossoms call you outdoors. The feeling is unlike any other time of year.
Decorating for Easter is a yearly tradition and rite of spring. When that spring fever hits, I know the time has come to transform the inside to match the outside. I start by pulling out my favorite plants and placing them more prominently in the room. Spring isn't spring without flowers and butterflies, so they follow the path of the plants. The exquisite little nylon butterflies attached to craft wire and placed into the plants appear as though they have elegantly paused mid-flight to rest.
I like to make new fresh flower bouquets and arrangements for the season and I add the smaller nylon butterflies among the blossoms. The smaller nylon butterflies give it a similar yet different feel, so that they tie into my theme but are not repetitive. For example, in one area I will use nylon butterflies gracefully adorned with sparking jewels or crystals to catch the sunlight. In another, I use the sequined type. On occasion, I'll hang beautiful daisies or ladybugs among the butterflies for a truly magical feel. Close to Easter, we add bunny decorations and eggs into the mix for an egg hunt.
During the Easter season, we celebrate love and beauty of the soul. Pulling Easter in through the though of life renewal carries special meaning for our family and we all look forward to the season. I was thrilled this year when my daughter asked me to help decorate the kids' game room, too. Her love of my butterfly collection, especially the nylon butterflies with the jewels and sequins, led me to know exactly what we would do for the kids' game room.
We added not only the nylon butterflies and springtime decorations but also cloud wall stickers and even some beautifully decorated alphabet letters in a springtime theme. The room now shines. We created an inspiring and exciting place to enjoy the wonder and newness of spring and get ready for the fun and renewal of Easter.