It's Easter – time to get your chocolate fix on

20th March 2016

There’s a reason why browns and creams are among the most popular colour choices when it comes to home decorating. They’re incredibly versatile, making for a neutral, restful yet still rich and warm palette that works in whatever size space you’ve got. We asked interiors stylist Charis White what your choice of chocolate says about your decorating style, and how to add some spring zing to your home just in time for Easter.

If you’re a milk chocoholic…

You may not think you’re adventurous by liking milk chocolate – after all, it’s the most popular type of choc – but in decorating terms, you’re a trailblazer and likely to throw caution to the wind by adding contrasting colour and pattern into your room and on your sofa.

Your perfect milk chocolate sofa is…

Angelic 3-Seater in Nutmeg

Add spring zing with…
  • Geometric wallpaper, cushions and rugs in taupe or pale blue – we particularly like this Lattice rug in Aqua that ticks both the pattern and colour boxes

  • Contrast the pattern with a few plain linen cushions or throws in textural faux fur

If you’re a dark chocolate fan…

You’re the most dramatic of the three… it’s all about luxury with you, and your decorating style is a beautiful combination of contemporary with a traditional twist.

Your perfect dark chocolate sofa is…

Gloss 4-Seater Pillow Back Lounger Sofa

Add spring zing with…
  • Metallic wallpaper and a big round mirror to reflect your luxe look in all its glory

  • At least one statement pendant light, like this bucket-shade number from Dwell – dramatically stylish

400-137193 Dwell bucket lightIf you’re a white chocolate lover…

Simplicity is your watchword – and the Scandi look, with its white-on white, all-year-round lightness, is your dream scheme.

Your perfect white chocolate sofa is…



Add spring zing with…
  • Lashings of cream and white cushions in touchy-feely mohair, velvets, linens and knits
  • Striking, sculptural pieces such as these funky egg-shaped table lamps from Dwell

400-114685 Dwell porous sculpture light

Top of the chocs for Easter

The four days of Easter are the perfect excuse to kick back and chill – so here are our top picks for some chocolate-tastic films and books to help you get your chocolate fix.

Choc-loaded movies


Forrest-Gump-PosterChoc-full books


Choc lovers book image

Want more chocolate? Go on an Easter Egg Hunt!

One for the kids (big and small) – Cadbury and the National Trust have teamed up to offer Easter Egg Hunts at gorgeous National Trust Locations around the country over the Easter weekend (and everyone who takes part gets a choccie treat!). Find your nearest Cadbury Easter Egg hunt here.



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