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Styling your home for Easter 'The Home & Vintage Way'

With Easter less than two weeks away we turn our thoughts to styling our homes for spring.

With apple blossom on the trees & all the spring bulbs starting to flower its the perfect time to bring the outside into your home.

With that in mind I thought I would share with you how to style your homes this spring using foraged finds in simple styling methods, giving an unloved area a quick and simple refresh in an affordable & stylish way.

Spring is always my most favourite time of year, with the promise of longer warmer days & new life starting to bloom in our gardens with free flowers & foliage galore just waiting to be used.

Using Spring blossom is my most favourite thing to use, whether it be a few sprigs in a glass ginger jar or suspended from an old vintage ladder which gives a room a little drama, plus once its up you can use it for all seasons.

To suspend your ladder you must use strong fixings from a beam into a ceiling hung with with strong fishing line which is tough enough to take the weight of the ladder, being clear it looks like its suspended in mid air so no noticeable strings to keep it asthetically pleasing.

Once the hard bits done you can enjoy dressing with spring blossom & foliage & easter decorations either handmade paper eggs & bunnies (the lighter the better) & anything else you would like to add bearing in mind of weight tolerance maybe including some makes that the children have made so they see their artwork hanging on display.

Adding glass t-lights will add glimmers of light looking magical hanging above a dining table

whilst adding wire work can add a quirky touch keeping your display and individual one.

Once you have the hanging displays all done you can then start turning your thoughts to the easter table.

We all have our own style & whether it be modern, vintage, rustic or a bit of both ~ whatever your style remember to make it fun & simple & the *Golden rule* ~ let your imagination run with it, no rules ~ just enjoy it!

Using vintage bunny moulds & clusters of egg moulds filled with moss, empty quails eggs & feathers will add a classic twist to your table. Centrepieces can be as simple or elaborate as you wish .... only rule is to make sure if you want to sit round it you have to keep it simple enough that you can fit your food of course :-)

Use buckets of hyacinths, terracotta pots of ferns & rustic crowns for a botanical feel, bringing the outside in, using old wooden spools as candle holders re purposing the old whilst mixing with new gives a textured layer look whilst remaining uncluttered ~ finish pots off dressed with fresh moss which will hide all the untidiness of the underneath making it pleasing to the eye.

Not forgetting to dress mirrors, sideboards & any other empty & unloved space.

I chose the happy daffodil, a beautiful spring flower thats one of my favourites & particularly the crown prince my favourite variety for their fragrance & fluffy double heads.

Mixing faux with real & Layering vases of onion grass, twigs & glass domes add drama & just shout spring is here,

Last but not least ~ enjoy dressing your home, don't feel as though you have to follow trends, follow what feels good for you, trends and fashions come & go & its best to use ideas and take them and transfer them into your own style, because sometimes what looks good in one home, may look out of place in yours ~ so *Golden rule 2* ~ follow your heart, be as creative as you like or if you prefer to keep it simple then do so ~ remember no rules ... enjoy it!

If you'd like to join me for a styling session in the studio whether it be your starting a new business & need a little help styling shots for your website & social media & need a little starter or you would just love some time out of your busy schedule learning something new then do make sure to subscribe to our newsletter where we have our new diary dates coming out beginning of April with workshops, pop up dates etc.

but for now I'm sending you all a huge hug & just to wish you all a very

'Happy Easter' & really look forward to seeing you all when the studio opens beginning of May for our first pop up of the year with monthly workshops, including guest exhibitors & artisans joining us along the way ~ so for now ~ Take Care & see you all soon

Love Jules xx

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