Easter is almost as big as Christmas when it comes to decoration, here are some inspirational ideas for an eggcellent Easter.

"Decorating the home for Easter is now as established as the beloved egg hunt, and it doesn't need to involve spending a fortune," says Anna Sheppard, head of seasonal buying at Sainsbury's.

"You can simply display an array of colourful bottles or vases containing fresh spring flowers to create a stylish mantel display, and then add pretty pastel tableware for the perfect table setting.

"Involve the children in the fun of popping accessories around the house, such as wooden chick and bunny ornaments, then drape Easter bunting over a doorway or around a mirror."

There's no need though to puzzle over where to find the best decorations and Easter homeware - we've been hot on the trail for special touches so that your home will look a treat.

Tree treat

Decorated trees aren't just for Christmas - the Scandinavian tradition of Easter trees is making its mark here. Buy a ready-made tree or simply display a handful of twigs or branches in a vase and hang with tiny egg or chick decorations.

Easter tree

Bunny bargains

Don't get caught on the hop when it comes to decorating - simply add rabbit-themed decorations and table accessories.

Easter neon bunnies
 

Spell it out

Garlands and bunting will add to the air of fun, and signs are essential for the Easter egg hunt.

Happy Easter!