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Easy Easter Table Styling – Like a Pro

How to Style Your Easter Table: An Interior Designer’s Guide to Styling Like A Pro

If you’re anything like me, I love a good family gathering around the table with good food and great company. Even more so at Easter and outside, weather-permitting of course!  

There is something so refreshing about this time of year. Whether it’s the promise of Spring nearly on her way or the symbolism of new beginnings, the Easter Weekend brings a sense of starting a-new, and I am all for it!

At this time of year, I get inspired to dust off those wintry cobwebs and start organising the first of many, sunny social gatherings around the table. The Easter weekend is the starting point for our family social gatherings and over the years I have hosted many events with various table set ups and themes but none as inspiring and fresh as this!

When hosting and decorating for Easter, it is so easy to get side-tracked by all the pastel, gingham and bunny table decorations circulating stores this time of year. I am here to tell you to think outside of the ‘Easter box’ and get back to the basic foundations and impactful decorative pieces when dressing and styling your outdoor dining table.

With Easter just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to breathe new life into your dining space with some clever styling tips and tricks. Whether you’re hosting a mimosa brunch with the girls or hearty family Sunday roast, creating a beautifully dressed Easter table can set the tone for a memorable gathering.

So, let’s dive into my interior design styling tips and explore how you can dress your Easter table with flair, using what you have and a few simple additions.

Start with a Solid Foundation

As an interior designer, I’ve always believed that every great design begins with a solid foundation, and your Easter table is no exception.

Start by deciding whether you’re using a linen or not. Selecting either a tablecloth or table runner sets the tone for your theme. Are you aiming for a more polished look with crisp linens or rustic fabrics? If you prefer a more rustic vibe, consider using a natural linen or burlap runner for a touch of organic charm. Choose your base colour, I adore soft neutrals like oatmeal, stone or taupe for my table linen.

Alternatively, you could go without linen altogether for that ultra relaxed and rustic table set up, my recommendation if doing so, is to have a solid wood or stone tabletop to bring in that all-natural base to your table styling foundation.

For our Easter table styling we have opted to use the natural materials of the table without the use of a table cloth or runner.

Embrace Colour & Texture

Having chosen a neutral base, you have the opportunity to add fresh colour and texture into your table styling.

Colour plays a crucial role in setting the mood for any occasion, and Easter is no exception. Injecting pops of colour into your table set up through the use of accessories such as table flowers, napkins, candles and dinnerware. Mix and match different colours to create a playful yet cohesive look.

Texture adds depth and dimension to your table setting. Incorporate a variety of textures such as woven or rattan placemats, beautifully embroidered napkins, and textured chunky glassware to create visual interest. Consider layering different textures to add depth and complexity to your table.

For example, pair a smooth ceramic plate with a tactile linen napkin and a woven placemat for contrast, remember, don’t be afraid to experiment – sometimes, the most unexpected combinations can yield the most stunning results.

We absolutely loved using classic white crockery with textured placemats and colourful candles.

Bring in Nature’s Beauty of Easter

This should come as no surprise, but one of the easiest ways to add freshness and colour to your Easter table is with the addition of flowers and greenery.

If you’re looking to keep things budget-friendly, then raid your garden for some greenery. If you’re looking to spend a little bit more then why not support your local florist for a selection of seasonal blooms. Opt for flowers such as tulips, daffodils, or hyacinths to keep it seasonal and use filler florals like gypsophila, aka babies-breath.

Arrange your florals in small bunches scattered on the table or in grouped bouquets for easy display and conserving table space for your all-important feast!

Use your imagination when it comes to mismatched vases or glass jars for an effortless look.

Don’t worry if you don’t have an extensive collection of vases, you can repurpose glass bottles or small pottery for displaying your florals.

Our floral centrepiece arrangements are bunched together in shallow bowls for low level display and limited to only 3 sets to help save space on the table.

Use What You’ve Got – Dinnerware

Whether you’re starting out or have amassed a collection of crockery, glassware and cutlery over the years, use what you’ve got!  You don’t need to break the bank to create a stylish Easter table.

Take a closer look at your existing collection of dinnerware, glassware, and serving pieces – chances are, you already have everything you need to create a stunning tablescape.

Mix and match different pieces to add visual interest and personality to your table and don’t shy away from incorporating heirloom pieces you may have or vintage finds – they add an element of charm to your table setting and double as a talking point for guests too!

If you must rush out to purchase new dinnerware for your fabulous feast then my suggestions is to always go white, basic and classic! You’ll use what you’ve bought time and time again without it dating.

Focus on The Little Things – Small Touches Go a Long Way

Sometimes, it’s the little details that can make the biggest impact.

Small touches made to your table setting can include things like place cards, decorative accents like candied almonds or mini-eggs and ambient lighting to create a memorable experience for your guests. Get creative with your place cards – if you’ve got beautiful handwriting then why not create handwritten stationery, or dress individual napkins with botanical sprigs to add a personal touch to each setting.

Ambient lighting with the use of candles or fairy lights to create a warm and inviting atmosphere that enhances the overall dining experience is also another way you can add small touches to your Easter table set up.

Create Alternative Easter Centrepieces

If flowers and candles aren’t your style then opt for a well-crafted, alternative centrepiece. If you’re limited on space and wish to make an impact, then having a singular centrepiece could be right for your Easter table setup!

Get creative with your table centrepiece and think beyond floral arrangements and explore alternative options like seasonal fruit filled bowls, large vases filled with water and freshly sliced lemons, succulent terrariums, easter trees with hanging hollow eggs or even a cluster of decorative easter eggs.

Experiment with different heights to create a visually stunning centrepiece.

Whether you’re hosting a cocktail brunch with your gal pals or a large family roast, dressing your Easter table needn’t be a daunting task. With a little creativity and ingenuity, you can create an inviting and stylish table set up. By incorporating elements of interior design, embracing colour and texture, and utilizing what you have, you’re sure to have a memorable gathering.

However you choose to celebrate the season, we wish you a happy and blessed Easter.

We hope you found our interior designer’s guide on dressing your Easter table insightful and that it has sparked some inspiration for creating a stellar table set up! These are just a handful of our tips and welcome you to follow us for more insider guides to all things interior design styling, home décor and more! If you enjoyed our Easter table styling tips blog then check out our console table styling blog, a step by step guide to mastering console table decor and styling, like a pro!

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Photographs – Passionate

Florals – Patricia at Rose Gold Events

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