Easter Décor Galore! (And How Smart Bulbs Can Give You Even More) April 5, 2017 00:00
Few occasions bring families and friends together like Easter.
It could be the mix of festivity and reverence. Or it may be the joy of decorating eggs and the thrill of hunting for them Sunday morning. Or maybe it’s all the chocolate, jelly beans, and sugar covered marshmallows that really make this holiday shine.
No matter what Easter might mean to you, one thing is for sure: Easter is and always has been one of the most cheerful holidays on the calendar. And if you’re decorating your home for this occasion, you’re probably thinking of ways to communicate that same joyous feeling.
So, the question is: how can you spruce up your home to match the bright and beautiful Easter season this year?
That’s why we’ve put together this list of a few tricks to really get your home into the spirit. The decorations, design tips, and a couple ways to take advantage of your smart bulbs provided below will all help make your Easter a particularly festive occasion.
Embrace the entryway
You’ve heard the old saying, “you never get another chance to make a first impression.” Well the same goes for your home. And if you are trying to Easter-ize your home this holiday season, one of the best ways to do that is by focusing on the entryway.
A few tastefully designed Easter knick-knacks on the console tables of your home’s entrance is a good start. Be sure not to overload it of course! Sometimes simplicity is the best route, especially when the design elements may already have a predisposition to kitsch (we’re looking at you Easter Bunny).
When it comes to the outdoors, a nice Easter wreath can be a great way to set the mood for your home but frankly, we’ve all seen that before. By all means keep the wreath but if you want to exude holiday spirit this year, you may want to try something different as well.
For instance, anyone with white or lace curtains can use their smart bulbs to add a bit more Easter panache to their home this year. All it takes is setting your smart bulbs to shine the lavenders, yellows, and pinks of Easter directly onto the curtains.
To pull this one off (and when you do, it’s worth it!) it takes a bit of subtlety with the colors. Truly go pastel on this one. If you go the route of lemon yellow, tickle me pink, and violet it might be a bit overwhelming for both you and your neighbors. And if you find those perfect hues you could even cycle between the colors for some truly dynamic decorations!
A superior Easter interior
As for the indoor décor, feel free to be a little bit bolder with your design. Here you can pepper in a few bright accents that play well against an unimposing interior. And if you’re not fully onboard with buying a violet sectional couch (we don’t blame you), you could keep your accents down to a more manageable level with, say, a few eye-catching lavender pillows or a sage-green blanket to help bring in the season.
These quick but powerful bursts of color here and there are known in the design world as “accents”. While an accent might be small compared to the rest of your interior, they can truly transform the character of an entire room, even an entire home!
And when it comes to accents, nothing works better than adding an accent light. You see, a well-lit home is made up of three different types of light: ambient, task, and accent. While ambient is your all-purpose and functional source for illumination and task lighting helps you perform, well, tasks (think under-cabinet lighting in the kitchen), accent lighting really dictates the feel of a room by highlighting interesting design elements and décor.
While an accent light can normally only do as much for a room as the decoration it’s highlighting, a smart bulb can actually make the light itself become the point of interest. Instead of just brightening up your bookcase, painting or clock, use the smart bulb’s color changing ability to cast these objects in a whole new light, literally!
Try playing with your lighting colors throughout the house. As we pointed out earlier though, just a little bit of color can go a long way when it comes to lighting. And with over 16 million different colors to choose from, you’re bound to find one that perfectly complements your Easter style.
Let us know what you think!
What kinds of creative decorating techniques do you use to celebrate Easter? How has the 16 million choosable colors and dimming ability of smart bulbs helped you spruce up your home this year? Let us know in the comment section below and celebrate Easter with the Flux Smart product line!