Bring some life to your Easter table this year with a bold and beautiful purple and green table setting inspired by the freshness of spring. Whether you’re throwing a large gathering or just having family over for brunch, this colorful palette is sure to leave a lasting impression.
It’s hard to believe that it’s March already and spring is almost here! Which also means Easter is just around the corner.
And it really hit home while I was out on the weekend and all of the stores had their Easter displays out.
So I started thinking that it’s about time to start planning my Easter table.
I have to admit that I don’t really do a lot of Easter decorations like bunnies and eggs.
But I do love creating spring-inspired table settings that work quite well for Easter.
A lot of people ask me how I come up with table settings that look different every year, so I thought I would do a post on my process.
And of course show what my table looks like this year!
Keep reading to find out how to create a purple and green Easter tablescape.
1 | Start with some inspiration
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The first step to creating a beautiful tablescape is always to start with some inspiration. Find something you love that you want to use as your starting point.
Since I like to do spring table settings, I usually start with some kind of floral inspiration.
I cannot keep indoor plants alive to save my life, so I often go with fake flowers or plants. I figure blooming faux flowers look better than dead real ones.
And faux plants have come a long way in recent years. They look a lot better than they used to!
But if you have an indoor green thumb, potted spring bulbs would also be a great place to start.
My inspiration this year was this pot of faux flowers that I found for under $10 at HomeGoods.
I seem to have a lot of purple flowers in my garden this time of year so I am drawn to that color combination.
And the driftwood gray container is an easy color to work with in a table setting.
2 | Pick your tablecloth
Then choose one (or two) of the colors from your inspiration to use for your tablecloth.
I happened to have these purple table cloths (and some napkins) left over from the Mardi Gras party I had last year so I decided to go with that.
If you don’t happen to have the color that you want and don’t want to spend a lot of money, you can do what I do. Buy wedding or catering linens. (You can find some purple ones here.*)
They come in all different colors, in all different shapes and sizes, are usually easy to wash, and are really inexpensive.
Of course, they aren’t going to be really high-quality linens, but by the time you get the rest of your table set up, no one will notice.
3 | Create layers
Next, I found this faux-moss table runner*, which I put down over the table cloth.
It goes perfectly with my floral centerpiece.
And the moss-like texture definitely adds to the spring-like feeling!
To bring in the gray color from the container, I decided to use some gray chargers under the plates.
They’re an interesting shape and the gray goes with a lot of different colors.
And since I already owned them, they didn’t cost me anything extra!
4 | Add Some White And Some Shine
Since there is lots of color in the tablecloth and the runner, I decided to keep the plates fairly neutral.
They’re white with silver stripes around the edges.
The white helps to lighten up the table, and the silver blends in with the gray chargers.
Some glass salad plates keep the neutral plate color.
But the silver around the edge adds a little sparkle.
5 | Use napkin rings to add pizzazz
To add some color to the plate, I used purple napkins and some floral napkin rings. (They are no longer available, but these ones* are similar).
They help to tie the place setting in with the tablecloth.
And the flowers continue my spring-inspired theme.
6 | Add Accessories
Now we’re ready for the table accessories.
Purple glasses are a fun addition to the table.
Of course, you need silverware as well.
This is actually a stainless steel set, although it looks like silver.
I did break down and get one bunny accessory.
These bunny and carrot salt and pepper shakers add a little bit of Easter decor without going over the top.
You can usually find inexpensive salt and pepper shakers like this at TJ Maxx*.
Mercury glass candle holders add a vintage look that compliments the driftwood container.
Clear acrylic crystals add a little sparkle to the rest of the table.
The finished purple and green Easter table setting
And there you have it.
My spring-inspired purple and green Easter table decor.
I love using flowers as the inspiration (even if they are fake).
And the bunny salt and pepper shakers add a little bit of traditional Easter decor to the table.
The colors are bright and cheerful and remind me of spring.
While the white and silver help to tone it down a little.
Since there aren’t a lot of fussy details, this table is very easy to put together
But it still looks beautiful!
Hopefully, this gives you some inspiration to create your own spring-inspired Easter tablescape.
Other Easter table decorations you might like
- Green and pink Easter tablescape
- Flowers and butterflies Easter table setting
- Pink and gold Easter tablescape
- Black and white Easter table setting
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This post was originally published on March 16, 2016 but was updated with new content on February 12, 2024.