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Style your Easter table

All Areas > Homes & Gardens > Interior Design

Author: Gill Greenwell, Posted: Monday, 26th February 2024, 09:00

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Easter comes early this year so I am already starting to think about what my Easter table will look like. It’s one of my favourite times of the year, the spring blossom is out and there’s always a chance of some sun. Easter is the perfect time to celebrate spring, so if you are entertaining family and friends over the holiday, here are some ideas for creating a fabulous festive table.

A spring palette

For me, setting the table for Easter is inextricably linked with the beginning of spring – I love the longer, lighter days and abundance of flowers. Reflect the pretty delicate colours of the season with a floral theme; think pale green and primrose yellow, or hyacinth blue paired with white narcissi. Keep your tablescape simple and fresh with contrasting textures, no need for fussy detail and pattern, unless it’s floral of course.

Layer up your tableware

For a contemporary feel, I like to add colour with tablecloths and napkins in pastel tints. I have a napkin collection brought back from my travels or picked up in sales (21 different sets at the last count!). Pair with woven place mats, tableware and coloured glasses in toning hues. I love the muted colours of Australian homeware brand Mud and Neptune’s pretty Olney plates in Flax Blue. Daylesford’s green speckled glasses would add a bright splash of colour. To keep the look relaxed, mix it up with vintage or heirloom pieces.

A seasonal centrepiece

Next, set the stage with a showstopping table centre-piece. At this time of the year, you can’t go wrong with a large floral planter filled with fragrant paperwhite narcissi plants. An arrangement of parrot tulips mixed with soft pink and white hyacinths would look pretty, or make a statement with assorted bright yolk yellow daffodils and ranunculi. For something different, Emma Bridgewater’s large pottery hen on her nest, in new colourway Wild Daffodils, would look stunning.

Bring the outside in

Continuing the natural theme, arrange posies of seasonal flowers and foliage in small, different-shaped pots or bud vases. Include some ferns and flower buds for added texture and freshness. Baskets filled with different coloured fresh eggs make a lovely addition to an Easter table, dye your own by soaking them in natural vegetable dyes – beetroot for pink, red cabbage for blue and onion skins for yellow.

Playful Easter themes

Finally, add some humorous seasonal touches with Easter themed decorations. Lindt chocolate bunnies are always a family favourite of ours, and I love the chic, adorable, fluffy chicks and rattan rabbits from online tablescape store Mrs Alice. Search TikTok for tutorials on how to fold bunny napkins (just add string!) and for more crafty ideas check out the Talking Tables website. With just a little extra attention to detail, you can make your Easter celebration a fun and joyful gathering.

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