Article from the 2016-02-24, by Anja Beckmann
The days get noticeably longer, by now birds chirping in the morning announces the spring. Easter is just around the corner. At Connox we are already tired of dark colours and winter decoration for a long time. On the contrary, for weeks we list the novelties of spring and summer season - many of them recently discovered on international furnishings fairs IMM Cologne and Ambiente in Frankfurt. With bright home textiles, pastel dishes and spring-like accessories, you can already welcome the spring, too. We'll show you nine enchanting Easter ideas - without Easter Bunny and coloured eggs!
Natural colours are popular in the coming season. Together with pastel accessories, they spread brightness and convey a sense of vastness in your own four walls. Green plants and the first early blooming flowers conjure up freshness and liveliness.
Sometimes less is more: in the right flower pots , flower bulbs such as daffodils and grape hyacinths, do not need additional decoration. The bright colours of the early bloomers stand on their own. With fresh-cut flowers - especially tulips are recommended for this time of year - you can place friendly accents. For this purpose choose a glass vase, they look more airy than vases made from porcelain or concrete. Special details and singularity make each vase, a piece of jewelry: the vase of the Design with Light Collection by Holmegaard with leather strap or the cocoon vase thanks to the light colouring in a wide variety of tones. Green plants in modern, simple pots complement the cut flowers on the table. They don’t need to be made of clay - new on the market and gaining in popularity are waterproof, rugged fabric baskets. They appear spring-like light, are not that bulky and absolutely hard-wearing. Manufacturers such as Trimm Copenhagen and Bacsac offer fabric baskets for indoors and outdoors.
Pastel tones can be integrated with only a few steps into your interior. Accessories such as pillows or blankets are ideally suited for this purpose. The manufacturer Iittala together with the fashion designer Issey Miyake designed a whole collection in delicate shades: bags, cushions, plates, vases and table decorations. The manufacturers ferm Living , Normann Copenhagen and Muuto are also known for textiles and accessories in soft, bright colours. With the one or the other Easter decoration you will also get into the mood for the Easter holiday.
In terms of Easter table decor, pastel kitchenware scores! The Sarjaton Collection by Iittala , the New Norm Collection by Menu or the new series Emma by Stelton - soft contours, soft patterns and bright tones are popular, especially for spring. Only light blue is boring, tableware of similar styles can be flexibly combined, patterns and shapes vary. Be bold and create your individual springtime Easter table. Maybe with the Stelton vacuum jug in new pastel seasonal colours .
With a wooden table, do without a tablecloth. Beautiful tableware, the matching napkins and loosely placed flowers in a vase in the middle are enough decoration. The bare wood appears spring-like airy and natural. To avoid clattering of the dishes table mats are a great alternative.
Special gems among the novelties: The colourful dishes by Bjørn Wiinblad with his imaginative motifs make for good mood and cheerfulness. There are matching fairytale-like vases and trays.
Violets, daffodils, crocus and pansies belong to the early bloomers and announce the arrival of spring. In robust planters on the doorstep, they give a spring-like welcome to you and your guests. Also, the baskets of the manufacturer Korbo are wonderfully suitable for planting. At the moment, it is still too cold for garden furniture and sun loungers. Anyway: a bench decorated with outdoor fabrics in front of the doorstep or a small seating area on the balcony are simply inviting. And when the sun is shining, it's always enough for a coffee or tea : the best place for a short break!
By the way: Heat loving plants can now be grown so that they bloom magnificently in the summer. Small greenhouses like the Spira Greenhouse by Skagerak protect your little sprouts from the last cold nights. The delicate green on the terrace, the window sill or balcony, as well as the preparations for spring and summer banish the last rest of winter.
When is the best time for the Easter decor? That depends, among others, on the date of Easter, which varies each year. Many start after carnival to decorate their homes spring-like. Especially lighter shades of colour and friendly accessories already brighten up the mood even in March. But on average with four to five weeks before you are early enough for Easter. Have fun with our Easter ideas, as well as in designing and decorating!