A small apartment poses some challenges — the biggest of which is how to fit your entire life in a tiny space.
When you live in a small space, you can expect there to be lots of creativity in terms of ways to create the illusion of more space, as well as lots of shuffling around of furniture and seasonally swapping out pieces in your home.
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With spring here, and Easter just around the corner, you’re probably struggling with how to decorate for this holiday with the little bit of space you’ve got.
Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. Read on for tips on how to turn your small living space into Easter heaven.
Decorating your small space for Easter
Easter means many things, one of which is a fresh beginning.
This is the time of year that spring emerges — the flowers are blooming, the weather finally starts to warm up, and you feel as if you’re shedding your winter skin and are ready to say “hello” to a new you.
So why not bring that fresh feeling indoors and decorate your home to celebrate?
Right off the bat you’re probably thinking “but how can I decorate my small space? The last thing I want to do is make it feel even smaller by cluttering.”
We’ve scoured the internet for some of the best Easter decorating ideas that won’t make your small space feel crowded, but will rather open it up for the fresh new spring beginning you’re after.
Stef of Girl Inspired suggests blowing out some eggs, dying them, and popping some glitter on top to really make them shine.
Though blowing out the eggs sounds like a potential mess, it’s much easier than you think.
- Pierce a hole in each end of the egg
- Use something to tap it in (she suggests an embroidery needle and a small hammer)
- Once you’ve got the holes, stick the needle in and stir things around
- Grab a straw
- Blow through the straw into the egg, and watch as the egg’s insides pop out the other end
- Rinse the egg and let dry for a couple days
Once you’ve blown out the egg, simply dye as usual, and use either white glue or Mod Podge to throw on some glitter.
Why not spell out your Easter spirit with some fun and beautiful moss letters?
Kara’s Party Ideas makes crafting these moss letters a piece of cake. You’ll simply need:
- Natural wood letters (hers are from Michaels)
- Packaged moss
- Mini spring eggs
- Silk flowers
- Glue gun
And here are the simple steps:
- Using the glue gun, fill each letter with the moss
- Add in mini eggs and silk flowers
And voila! You’ve got yourself some small-space-friendly letters that are perfect for Easter.
Easter Bunny Banner
You don’t need anything but some wall space for this Easter decoration. This Easter bunny banner created by Dream a Little Bigger is a great way to show your festive spirit off, without sacrificing space.
Plus, it requires absolutely zero sewing, and takes just a few minutes to put together.
Here are the supplies you’ll need:
- Glue gun
With those tools in hand, you’re ready to start crafting. Here are the quick, easy steps:
- Cut a 21’x13’ rectangle in the fabric
- Fold the fabric into the shape of the banner — first fold edges, then fold 2 triangles to make the tip
- Iron to make the folds
- Glue the folds with the glue gun
- Cut out the shape of a bunny on felt, and cut out
- Glue the bunny in the middle of the banner
- Glue the dowel on the back of the banner, fold the fabric over, and glue to close
- Attach a ribbon with a knot at the end of the dowel
Hang it up, and immediately feel the Easter spirit.
Easter Candy Centerpiece
Love having fresh flowers in your place? Use a fresh bouquet of tulips or other Easter-y flowers as the perfect opportunity to bring some Easter decorations into your home.
Just pick yourself up some colorful candy such as jelly beans or Peeps, and add them to the vase.
The combo of the flowers and the candy scream “Easter,” with minimal effort and minimal space.
Tips to keep In mind
Here are some tips you’ll want to keep in mind when decorating your small space for easter.
- Incorporate color whenever possible. Easter and spring are all about colors. Get festive simply by bringing in pops of bright colors and pastels wherever you can in your home. It can be anything from a dish of candy, to a Easter-themed wreath.
- Plan for decor you can hang. When you’re short on space in your apartment, opt for Easter decorations that don’t take up real estate in your apartment, and that you can hang. From the banner above, to tissue paper carrot hangings and more, there are endless options for Easter decorations you can hang.
- It doesn’t have to big to make a statement. Some of the most liked decorations for holidays are the smallest. Bigger isn’t always better. Little details such as the glitter on the eggs can say a lot.
Decorating for Easter in your small home shouldn’t be stressful or difficult. With tips and ideas such as the ones shared above, you’ll have your place feeling oh-so Easter in just a matter of hours, without taking up your precious space.