As with every holiday, Easter always seems so far away and then suddenly, it hits you right in the face with all the bunnies, chocolate, ridiculous biddy décor and all that fun stuff. Uh well. Since my top priority these past weeks have been more about how to arrange furniture in my new apartment and getting the right pieces for my interior style I had in mind, finding décor for a particular holiday that I usually prefer not to decorate for at all, was not my top to-do. Let’s be honest: it wasn’t on any to-do list. Ever. But Easter is coming, and escaping the madness is impossible so I opted for a more subtle Easter look. Mixing in spring elements made it less seasonal and therefore, I can leave it up longer and don’t have to redecorate every 3 weeks. I have the same game plan for Christmas, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. I wanted to share my décor bits and pieces with you in case you haven’t done much spring/Easter decoration yet but want to embrace at least some of the season’s spirit. Per usual, my inspiration for you is quick, super easy and you don’t have to break the bank on your designer-bag-savings-account 😉
Explaining, why I write this post, I’m gonna give you some quick numbers from my year 2016: 1 job (my very FIRST real job!), 2 countries, 5 apartments, 6 times moving and zero furniture. That’s pretty much been my life. My job required me to move to different places quite a lot last year and knowing that beforehand, I always picked furnished apartments. Which in Germany, is quite an unusual thing to do. So I had to deal with whatever furniture was in the apartment, trying to make it look as nice as possible and no matter how nice it was moving in, I always need something “me” in my living space.
Over the time, I’ve become quite good at making the most of whatever furniture somebody put in the apartment. Decoration obviously helps a lot but sometimes, you gotta hide things. No joke! So my current space, I really love because of the view and it is nice and new and everything. BUT for whatever reason on earth, there is a purple couch. I’m not talking about mauve or lavender, we’re talking full on purple. Here’s the pic:
Christmas is over and since NYE was crazy busy (and the week after that, too), I decided to take down the Christmas decoration around the apartment last weekend. So I started Friday by replacing the red berries in my Riviera Maison vase with 24 white roses and filled my glass dome with LED lightning-bug lights. So far so good. This year, I’m really obsessing about candles (more than ever), for whatever reason. Hence, I saw these lovely candle jars on the Depot website and had to have them. So we went for a stroll through the city center and I picked them up, along with a grey velvet ribbon from Butlers which, in my head, would look so cute, but still not too girly for K to get annoyed by them. I feel like I accomplished that mission pretty good.
It can be annoying to buy something and not be able to use it right away because you need to do some diy fixes first but this décor was one of the cheapest and easiest ever to make. It literally took me 10 minutes after getting home to tie the ribbon around each glass and put a candle in. READY! Super easy table décor, to place on a nightstand, in your shelves or on a coffee table. Just get the ribbon in any color that compliments your overall décor theme and when the seasons or your mood change, you can always replace the velvet ribbon with straw, wrap a white lace-band around it, a huge red ribbon, fill them with some sand or sea shells… or use them to hold your make-up brushes, Q-tips, eyeliners etc. The options are pretty much countless. And the best part: it is super affordable yet, individual, too. I paid 1€ (1,20$) per small glass and 2€ (2,30$) for the bigger one, 3m velvet ribbon cost me 4€ (5,70$).