For me, Easter is all about the gathering of family and friends, filling the house with oodles of flowers in light and bright hues and, of course, hoarding as much chocolate as you can humanly muster. We always have a big family gathering at some point over the Easter weekend, and one of the most fun parts for me is styling the table for the celebrations.
When it comes to styling an Easter table (or a table for any occasion) there are a few simple tricks I stick to in order to transform the most lacklustre of dining areas into a haven of stylish ideas.
First up, start with a focal point. I love using fresh flowers, but you could use anything from candles to smaller ornaments to strings of fairy lights. For a crisp Spring feel, stick to a single colour choice, but throw in an assortment of flower varieties to add interest.
Keep the central focal point low, so people can enjoy a conversation over the top of your display, rather than having to peek around a pile of impressive but ultimately annoying blooms.
Mix up your vase choices to add interest. Don’t just assume you need to show off your florals in a vase – experiment with different vessels, like a ceramic jug, or tea light holders, or even teapots. The more diversity in your display, the more relaxed and informal the feel.
Dress the table like you would dress yourself in the Spring – lighter tones, layering textures of cottons and linens. I love the way you can play up or play down interior style with The White Company table linens.
As you build your table display from the initial focal point, keep your theme running through by adding extra Spring touches. I often use simple hessian in place of napkin holders and tuck in a delicate seasonal bud to each napkin for a finishing touch.
Finally add a few Easter styling touches – this mirrored charger is perfect for displaying delicate pops of colour.
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