Before we know it Easter will be upon us. Spring is one of my favourite time’s of the year. The clocks go forward, the lighter nights finally happen, new life in the garden appears with blossom trees, magnolia and flowers in abundance. Our house is always full of seasonal blooms, daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and peonies.
I love decorating the house for special occasions whether it be for someones birthday, Christmas or Halloween Easter is no exception. Each year I always go and buy some new Easter decor so I can decorate the dining room and table ready for Easter Day. My step daughter and husband find this most amusing. Personally I blame my mother, who without fail each year would decorate the house for us. As a child I loved coming downstairs in the morning to see if the Easter bunny had been and how pretty everything looked. Little pastel coloured Easter chicks and bunnies decorating our kitchen. I always wanted to replicate this for my step daughter and now for my little boy.
Each year I create a Spring tablescape and add my purchases whether it be eggs, bunnies or Easter chicks. This year I’ve purchased some large green bunnies for the front step of the house, they will look lovely nestled by the bay trees.
To add to the outside decor I will be making a wreath this year. I love our Georgian front door and always have a nice wreath at Christmas, it’s turned into a bit of a thing each year. But wreaths are not just for Christmas! A wreath decoration is the perfect way to add a spot of spring styling to your home either as a table decoration or on the door to greet your visitors.
I’m planning on making my own door wreath this year instead of my bought one so I’ll write an article about it so you can see how it turns out!
There are so many ways to decorate and achieve a chic and easy tablescape without spending a fortune. A good place to look online for inspiration is Pinterest, I also follow lots of people on instagram such as @rufflesanddecor @the_seasoned_home @tablescapes_ @mrsalice
I only wish I had a bigger dining table and more time to decorate!
Below are a few pictures of table settings and Easter tree’s that are easy to replicate. A great place to look for DIY Easter decorations is Hobby Craft, supermarkets, The Range, John Lewis & Partners, TK Maxx and Not On The High Street.
Simple touches as a large vase of seasonal flowers or eggs as a centerpiece look really effective. Tulips are the perfect springtime flower for an Easter centerpiece. They’re simple, pretty, and on-theme, especially when surrounded by colorful chocolate eggs and pastel decor.
By using different coloured plates this can look really pretty at a table. Try with similar colours to the flowers you choose so they coordinate. Ribbons are a cheap way to add colour. A white tulip and coordinating ribbon are all you need for a spring looking napkin ring. I like to buy green or yellow gingham ribbon at this time of year to decorate with.
Not all eggs belong in a basket! Create your own decorative Easter egg tree. These egg trees started as a traditional outdoor decoration in Germany and Scandinavia. Bring the tradition inside by decorating a small faux tree or collection of branches with flowers, cut paper shapes, and papier-mâché eggs. Decorated Easter trees are a colorful and festive way to welcome the spring season.
An easy way to spruce up your Spring Easter table is to buy a colourful tablecloth. If you have small children and they need entertaining, how about tablecloths that you can colour in? Or even better perhaps ones you can wipe clean such as the spotty tablecloth below in the shopping guide. Listed below are just some of the Easter goodies I have found online perfect for your table.
Happy Easter decorating! x
EASTER SHOPPING GUIDE