Build a beautiful Easter tablescape with these expert-approved decorating ideas.
"Easter brunch is a fun and festive occasion, and while the typical bunny and egg themed decor is great, you can always up the level of sophistication by incorporating luxurious (and colorful!) fabrics into a decorative table. Manuel Canovas gave an edge to this traditional toile with a fabulous fuchsia/orange color combination."
"Add a dash of whimsy to the table with figural serving pieces and accessories. These silver-plated salt and pepper shakers were my grandmother's, but new styles can be just as chic."
"I would recommend using blossoms and branches from your own garden to create dimension and interest to the table. I love using different shades of greens and pinks for spring, while introducing fresh produce to add an unexpected element. Tying in colored linen napkins adds the finishing touch to a beautiful Easter table."
"Vases are not technically needed to dress the center of your table for an Easter brunch. Raid your kitchen cabinets for favorite pitchers, cake stands, bottles, creamers and fruit vessels to create a multi-leveled still-life display for your Easter table, whose whole is much greater than the simple sum of its parts. Although the shapes and scales might vary of the individual containers, if the vessels are in the same general color and material palette, they will work beautifully as a unified set."
"Easter coincides with the coming of Spring. Take advantage of nature's reemerging beauty by hosting your Easter feast outdoors in an intimate space. An outdoor backdrop frees you up to keep the tablescape fairly simple. Adding throw pillows and blankets makes the table feel cozy and comfortable."
"Instead of opting for the traditional Easter pinks and purples, I work with green to play off of the beginning of Spring. Accommodating my large family leaves little table room for any aesthetic additions like centerpiece items, so I try to pull in as much color as I can from the items that absolutely have to be there.
When working with your everyday white china, you can still have a completely over-the-top tablescape by using colorful essentials — flatware, napkin rings, crystalware, and table linens."
"To give guests that feeling of vibrancy and excitement that comes with springtime, I like to incorporate natural elements that provide subtle pops of color. These organic pieces can simultaneously work as placeholders, such as green apples with a top leaf inscripted with your guest's names in gold ink. When selecting these fresh elements, don't be afraid to play with height to add dimension and create an exciting tablescape. Different sizes allow your eye to travel and highlights the crisp, spring components."
"Gold accents bring a beautiful layer of richness and elevated living to an Easter brunch table setting. Gold doesn't need to be exclusive to the winter holidays – it is festive any time of the year."
"Bring beautiful spring scenery indoors with decorative birds’ nests. You can set them inside tea cups with tiny decorative eggs on top of the nests, this was really a hit at my last Easter gathering. Here you can get creative and mix and match or just stick to a color palette. Try mi and matching tea cups, creamer and sugar bowls and teapots instead of vases and display gorgeous spring floral arrangements to brighten up your table!"
"We love to mini Cadbury eggs (in all of their pastel shell glory, which perfectly match my table settings) poured into small, interesting bowls. For flowers, tulips are one of the easiest flowers to style and look beautiful with minimal need for arranging – three dozen all in the same shade of yellow or white, or in a range of ombre shades (think palest pink to deep pink) all gathered into a simple vase low enough to allow for table conversation and voila! Our favorite trick for keeping those tulips perfect and fresh? Drop a penny in the bottom of the vase for beautiful flowers for at least a week!"
"A brunch is a great opportunity to bring a modern, fresh look to your Easter table. Update your china and linens with something clean and contemporary. I’m loving the minimal ceramic serveware from Garde. Consider using a color palette of mostly white with pops of muted colors like teal, salmon, canary yellow or green, and incorporate a lot of modern floral arrangements."
"I have always adored setting an Easter table with cabbage-ware salad plates and serving dishes, mixed with solid white dinner plates and a burlap or natural linen tablecloth. It reflects the fresh, clean feeling of spring and lets the food be the real star."
"Crack open the desired number of eggs (each egg makes one candle) about a third of the way from the narrower end of the egg. Then, delicately wash out the yolk and egg white (or cook them!). Once dry, take the two-thirds of the remaining egg shell and place it into a simple white egg cup holder. Take one of the candle wicks, place a small amount of hot glue to the metal base of the wick and lower it down into the egg, keeping the wick centered and wrapped around a small skewer balanced on the top of the egg shell. Once secure, heat up the candle wax (available from most craft stores) and pour it into the egg and allow time to set. Unwind the wick from the skewer and your candle is ready to light."
“Easter is a time for color, celebration and a chance to refresh and welcome spring. I always incorporate organic elements and for Easter, that means wheat grass in trays with small quail eggs, colorful bunches of carrots and branches with blossoms.”