Preparing your home for Easter
Get some inspiration and useful hints with our whole-house guide to getting your space fit for Easter.
Prepare the guest rooms
Easter is a time for family, friends and (it goes without saying) pets, so if you’re having guests for the long Easter weekend, think about preparing your space for the extra numbers. Guests are likely to enjoy a bedroom much more if it feels fit for purpose, with a couple of personal touches. Even if you’ll only be having guests over for a few days, it will make the stay far more memorable if you put a little effort in.
As well as creating a welcoming guest bedroom with some charming Easter pieces, such as a bowl of Easter eggs on the bedside table, a beautiful vase of fresh daffodils sitting under the bathroom mirror – invest in some good-quality bedding and ensure there’s plenty of storage space. Some simple storage boxes or luggage racks (take a look at our Hengsha foldaway rack) will give your guests somewhere to hang their belongings.
Sometimes it’s the little touches that have the largest impact. Putting a tea-and coffee-tray in the bedroom or having a jar of dog biscuits if your guests are bringing their four-legged companion are quick and easy things to do – but they make your guests feel welcome.
Prepare for the big lunch
As well as lots of chocolate, the heart of any Easter celebration is usually a glutinous lunch – a saddle of lamb perhaps and fresh spring vegetables – with everyone gathered in the kitchen or dining room for the big feast.
f you’ll be having lots of people over, an extendable dining table is just the ticket – it means you can comfortably seat extra guests with no extra hassle.
As to the table itself, Easter-themed tableware is a must – whether it’s some hand-painted egg decorations, embroidered feather napkins or a bright bunch of spring flowers to give a splash of Easter colour.
When hosting a big party of people, occasional seating will come in really handy – prepare your space for extra numbers with some floor cushions, ottomans or footstools – dotting a few of these around the house is a good idea, especially if you’ll all be flitting from room to room since they can easily be moved around.
For ideas on entertaining in smaller spaces, take a look at our handy guide.