There are a lot of occasions for a family celebration – well-known and beloved holidays, events and anniversaries – they are different in every family. Home decoration for the holiday creates a happy atmosphere, brings joy and cheers up. As every housewife knows, there is no need to spend a fortune on decor. You can combine what you already have with some spring accessories, flowers, colored eggs, etc. We have selected 120 outstanding Easter tablescape ideas which can be your inspiration for the choice of color theme, centerpiece, place setting and overall decor.
The long-awaited and beloved Easter holiday is very close and you need to have time to do a lot around the house – dye eggs, update festive textiles and decide how your festive table setting will look. Easter is a spring holiday, nature comes to life and everything blooms around. That is the main reason why Easter decor trends combine fresh colors and combinations of different textures. However, if you have a favorite style – farmhouse, rustic, Shabby Chic, vintage, etc. – you should keep to the colors and materials that are typical for the particular concept. Of course, we shall help you with tips and ideas how to create the perfect Easter table decoration!
What is important to know about the perfect festive table setting?
Table setting is a term used to describe a series of actions that include arranging dishes and cutlery, decorating meals, as well as the order in which food and drinks are served. It will depend on the type of meal you are serving – breakfast, brunch or dinner, on the type of occasion – formal or informal gathering, etc. It is important that the size of the table corresponds to the number of people who will sit at it. At the same time, people should not touch each other with their elbows, and in general, the diners should feel comfortable during a meal.
A festive tablescape includes a clean ironed tablecloth, dishes in one color, cutlery, napkins, decorations as per the occasion. As we are talking about Easter, the traditional symbols of this holiday are:
feathers and nests;
chickens and bunnies;
baskets woven from twigs, stylized nest and wreaths;
plants – tree branches, herbs and flowers.
Once you have determined the style and color concept for your festive Easter table decor, it is important that you stay within the same color scheme. All the charm of such tablescape is in its thoughtful and well-chosen selection of elements.
Outstanding Easter tablescape ideas – choose your color palette
The main colors of spring and Easter are from the soft pastel palette. You know that each color has a special meaning, for example yellow is a symbol of joy and light, white is a symbol of purity and renewal while green symbolizes the strength of nature, renewal and freshness. Of course, each style has its own palette – natural colors are typical for Scandinavian, farmhouse and rustic styles, pastels are typical for French country and Shabby chic, white is the color of minimalism while modern decors feature combinations of white and gray or other more saturated colors.
Outstanding Easter tablescape ideas in contrasting colors
Bold color combinations look amazingly beautiful when balanced. When decorating the Easter table, you do not need to choose the brightest colors, combining them with even brighter ones. It will be better if the base color is as light shade as possible, for example ivory, white, cream, or light beige. This means that the tablecloth, napkins and flowers in the center of the table should be in one light color and the dishes and decor can be in bright colors like turquoise, purple, yellow, orange, etc.
White and blue combination is not considered as typical for the spring season. However, these colors look great and here is a stunning example for a brilliant Easter tablescape. When setting the table, you need to remember that all elements must be combined with each other. Use bright and contrasting lights and Easter symbols – chickens, eggs, etc. The opposite option is also possible – bright and colorful tablecloth and napkins and white tableware.
The beauty of pastel colors
Easter table decoration in pastel colors creates a very touching impression and demonstrates outstanding taste and knowledge about fashion trends in the world of design and decoration. The pastel palette, which is typical for the season, should be complemented with sparkling silver or golden elements, for example, napkin holders made of stainless steel or silver, figurines of bunnies or chickens, and you can also use a tea set in gentle tones with shimmering edging and paint several decorative eggs with silver or gold paint for the centerpiece composition.
Pastel shades are especially good because they can be combined with each other and there are no restictions how you will use them. The look of the festive table setting will not suffer from a variety of different pastel shades. For example, you can combine a light blue polka dot tablecloth and arrange dishes in a delicate lilac or light pink shade. Complement with a bouquet of daffodils, hyacinths of any color or a flowering branch in a vase with a delicate pattern and your outstanding Easter table setting is ready!
Accent compositions on a neutral background
You can let your imagination run wild and arrange a beautiful lush centerpiece from the first garden flowers – hyacinths, early peonies, freesias, tulips, daffodils, etc. Decorate the bright floral centerpiece with colored eggs, candles or gold elements for extra chic. A decorative nest woven from branches with colorful eggs in the center of the table on a beautiful light tablecloth with or without a pattern will look really impressive and appropriate to the occasion. Do not forget about Easter holiday symbols like figurines of pets, decorative painted eggs on stands, or cute silhouettes of rabbits for cutlery or glasses.
Outstanding Easter tablescape ideas – Unity with nature
Wooden figures, wicker, clay pots with plants or just glass vases in a rattan stand will make the festive table setting incredibly cozy and inviting and this is exactly what you need for a family holiday. A linen tablecloth and napkins in natural shades will look organic – choose light gray, sand, cream, light brown shades. Green and brown shades work beautifully together when you want to create a Nature themed Easter table decor. Natural colors can be accented with gold, pastel shades are also an option.
Harmonious color combinations
This method of festive table decorating is probably the optimal choice when it is necessary to please the tastes of all family members. You just need to gently and very carefully use different colors and shades. The fact is that excessive use of, for example, cool tones like blue-green, or dark purple can reduce appetite, and an abundance of orange, scarlet and bright yellow can look a bit aggressive. If you are not sure how to combine the shades for your Easter table setting, looking at a color wheel is a good idea. You can look at analogous, complementary or triadic color schemes and choose a theme as per the textile and decorations that you already have.
Outstanding Easter tablescape ideas – pay attention to details!
If you look carefully at the photos of these outstanding Easter tablescape ideas, you shall notice that the overall impression is based not only on the choice of style and colors, but on the choice of accessories and details. Place cards, napkin decoration, napkin holders, eggcups, flowers, centerpiece compositions – all of these have their role and importance for the final result.
Easter textile – tablecloth, table runners, placemats and napkins
The tablecloth is the background of your Easter table decor. It can either set the tone of the decoration or act as a background of the selected colors. It is best if you choose light-colored tablecloths made from natural materials, with a clear weave of threads -cotton, linen, possibly jacquard. Easter is not the time for deep and dark tones like navy blue or dark green. It is better to cover the festive table with a white, cream, light green, pink, soft yellow or lilac or lavender tablecloth. You can choose either a solid color tablecloth or one with a pattern – polka tots, floral patterns, stripes, etc.
The general rule of thumb is that if you selected a tablecloth with a pattern, the table runner should be in one color. Napkins can be made from the same fabric as the tablecloth or the runner. In some cases you can choose fabric in contrasting color, depending on the overall concept for the table decor. For example, white linen napkins with a spring themed print combined with a green tablecloth are ideal for decorating the Easter table. You can also choose one of the colors you like and use only its shades, but a harmonious combination of different colors with skillful design is also welcome.
How to decorate your Easter table if you want more fun? Use colored dishes, a tablecloth and napkins, and in the center of the table, place a large glass vase in which to put quail eggs wrapped in colored foil. You can even use chocolate eggs for the kid’s table.
The color and pattern of the tableware can be chosen based on how you see the overall impression. If you selected contrasting color combinations, you can place white dishes and vice versa – complement plain delicate textiles with interesting plates, bowls and dishes.
Floral centerpieces for the festive Easter table
Fresh flowers are an obligatory element of the Easter table decor. They symbolize the freshness of spring and the brightness of the holiday. When there is a choice of fresh flowers, decorating the table becomes an especially enjoyable experience. Color the eggs ahead of time to match your favorite flowers.
It is good if the flowers are not too fragrant otherwise their scent will overwhelm the flavor of the dishes. You can find many inspiring examples of centerpiece compositions for the Easter holiday, combining the flowers with other symbols of the holiday.
You can use any type of glass or ceramic vases, transparent containers, wooden crates, baskets, tiered stands, jugs, flowerpots, etc. Mini bouquets in eggshell vases are the perfect decor for a small table. In this way the flowers will become a light and unobtrusive decoration that does not take up much space, but neatly complements the special Easter atmosphere.
Easter eggs compositions for the festive table
Easter eggs are ideal for making spectacular table centerpieces. There are many ways to decorate with your festive Easter table with eggs. You can arrange them in beautiful dishes, baskets or transparent containers. Another option is to arrange them in a large nest or in small nests from willow branches. Combine the colored eggs with flowers. This option is perfect for an Easter holiday table.
The option is a little more complicated for those who paint eggs in a minimalist style – one or two colors. Pick up a tablecloth, napkins, candles, and cutlery in the same colors used to paint eggs. The best options are red and orange, with a touch of green.
Chicks, hens and bunnies figurines
Figurines of chickens, hens and bunnies help create a festive atmosphere at the table. You can find such figurines in almost any store. They can be made out of wood, porcelain, straw, so you can match them with the general decor idea. Fans of DIY projects can simply cut out paper silhouettes of bunnies or chickens and put them on plates, for example. Another idea is to use chocolate bunnies as an element of the festive Easter table decoration. Kids will be more than happy!
Candles on the Easter table
Candles and candlesticks will become a wonderful decor for the Easter table, while you can melt wax in a shell, insert a wick and create themed candlesticks with your own hands.
Enjoy the gallery and these outstanding Easter tablescape ideas below!