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Easter is just around the corner, and we're ready to celebrate spring in all that pastel and floral glory. If you’re entertaining the whole family this Easter, you’ll want to create a perfect setting that everyone can enjoy.
Easter is a celebration of spring, with warmer weather and blooming flowers. How festive you want to get is up to you. Whether you're throwing a last-minute Easter party or planning a large gathering, bringing in fresh flowers, crisp light linens, a pastel centrepiece rug, and at least one or two bunny accents will make your home a happier place.
As the temperature rises and our gardens begin to bloom, so can our homes - dressing our homes with Easter decor provides a moment to pause and contemplate the meaning of the holiday. It should be easy, fun, and something to look forward to - not a complicated chore that you dread.
When it comes to Easter decorations, there's no wrong approach. Create a charming appeal with our pretty Easter decorating ideas – from simple floral arrangements to elaborate displays. So to inspire, we've compiled our favourite Easter decoration ideas.
LAYER UP YOUR TABLE SETTING
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An Easter table setting is a fantastic way to show your creativity. Take some dreamy decorative accessories, mix in a variety of spring-appropriate hues and textures, and you’re all set to welcome guests.
For an elevated Easter brunch, keep your table simple in style. Mix existing tableware with new textures; we suggest using a linen tablecloth as a base – any wrinkles are part of the charm. Colour-pop candles will bring vibrancy to your table setting, and mismatched seating creates a dining area with a laid-back feel, designed for long, lazy weekend breakfasts or lunches with friends.
A CHARMING FLORAL DISPLAY
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What would your Easter decorations and festive place settings be without an eye-catching focal point? Not only does a floral display make a beautiful centrepiece for your Easter table, but the flowers used to create it will emit a wonderful fragrance too.
Showcase the bounty of spring with a trio of cut blooms in simple vases; groupings can be more romantic than one big vase full. We recommend arranging them naturally like the blooms came straight from the garden; look for early spring flowers like hyacinths, anemones, and irises; they're simple, pretty, and on theme.
For a clean, minimalist display, opt for single stems in narrow, slim vases - take inspiration from these vibrant arrangements, which include a mix of coral, pink, and yellow flowers.
PLAY WITH PASTEL SHADES
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If you don’t want to use Easter accessories, such as eggs, then another way to achieve a seasonal look is to experiment with different pastel shades — be it blue, pink, green, yellow, or lavender. Pastels can’t be more natural than at Easter!
These colours associated with Easter reflect not only the softness of the spring season, but also the optimism that comes with it. They’re used time and time again for Easter decorations, a good way to do this is with plates on a table setting, or with accents across a room.
ELEVATED GARDEN PICNIC
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If you're having people over for Easter, take advantage of nature's reemerging beauty by hosting your feast outdoors, or head to a park with friends if you don't have a garden. Set up a cosy Alice-In-Wonderland-style picnic and make the lawn look more festive with layers of gorgeous rugs, plush throws, and blankets in Easter-friendly colours.
An outdoor backdrop frees you up to keep the tablescape simple. You can also use pallets as the perfect budget-friendly table for your garden party. Adorned with a neutral runner, lush floral centrepiece and eclectic patterned napkins will welcome guests to share food, conversation, and memories - creating a stimulating, intimate dining experience.
Don’t forget to define the space by laying Persian and Oriental rugs underneath the table. If your outdoor space is sprawling, this will help continue the intimacy of your home into your garden party.