Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

How to Decorate for an Easter Brunch

Easter is a celebration of life and rebirth. Many use this time of year to celebrate this new life and the promise and hope of renewal. Often after a church service, you can honor this significant time of the year by hosting an Easter brunch for family and friends. Here are some wonderful ideas to inspire your event decorations.

Front Door and Entryway

The entrance to your home should signal immediately that a different time is upon us. Start by adorning your porch or front entry with wreaths or signage on the front door. Use topiaries that can last throughout the summer on either side of your door, almost like soldiers standing guard. You can even use garden statues or other animal embellishments like rabbits, lambs, or chicks to indicate that spring’s signs of new life are here.

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5 Quick Spring Cleaning Tips

It’s important to update your home’s look to keep it fresh. But before changing and adding more décor, you have to make more space first by getting rid of clutter. Here are five tips and tricks on how to clean and organize your home faster and smarter, so you can get on your spring decorating as soon as the warmer season arrives.

Quick Spring Cleaning Tips by Balsam Hill

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Home Transition: From Winter to Spring

The enchanting beauty of snow blanketing the earth is one of the reasons so many people love winter. But the breathtaking colors and splendor of spring is also a welcome sight. Take your cue from the surrounding landscape and transition your home from winter to spring with these decorating tips and ideas.

Forget Red, Think GREEN

Step out of winter by rotating out pieces of red décor that warmed up your home during the cold season. While this color still provides nice contrast in mid-February, it will look and feel tired when March comes around. Even if your geographical area is not ready for the life that spring brings, adding green ushers in the life expected in the coming months.

Mirror the emerging color outside by adorning your home with green décor items. Start introducing decorations that can last through May, such as spring moss topiary and a leafy centerpiece. Pillows on a neutral sofa provide a wonderful backdrop for other colors that might have been lost in the red and glitz of the past holidays.

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Getting the Most from your Fireplace

A fireplace adds warmth and comfort to your home, while providing a cozy spot for the family to gather around in. For it to work well, the fireplace needs to be optimized for maximum efficiency. Follow these tips on how to get the most out of your fireplace.

1. Use good firewood

Estate Fireplace Wood Holder from Balsam Hill

Keep your firewood properly stacked in our Estate Fireplace Wood Holder

Building an effective fire requires good wood. Make sure to use only properly seasoned firewood, which is chopped wood that was dried and stacked for at least half of the year. Wood burns best when the moisture content is less than 20 percent.

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