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…unless they’re live bunnies (I have had a few rabbits as pets in my lifetime) or edible Easter eggs (you can check out my jello version here). 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 an Easter tablescape (inspired by Spring).
Start With Some Inspiration
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When it comes right down to it, my table setting process is kind of a mini version of my room makeover process…if you’ve read any of my room re-do posts, you’ll see the steps are pretty similar…the first step 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 (my green thumb only seems to exist in the outdoors), 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!
Pull Out Colors From the Flowers For Your Linens
I happened to have these purple table cloths (and some napkins) left over from the Mardi Gras party I had last year so I was in luck!
If you don’t happen to have the color that you want, you can do what I do…buy wedding or catering linens from places like koyalwholesale.com*. 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.
Next, I found this faux-moss table runner at Pier 1 (no longer available), 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 these 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!
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 pretty well with the gray chargers.
These glass salad plates keep the neutral plate color…but the silver around the edge adds a little sparkle.
Use Napkin Rings To Add Pizzazz
I also found these Blue Hydrangea Napkin Rings*, and fell in love with them!
Fortunately, they have hints of purple, green and pink in them so they also went really well with my table setting…with all those colors in them, they go with a lot of table settings!
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…and they’re functional!
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 Final Table Setting
And there you have it…my spring inspired tablescape…that also works for Easter.
I love using flowers as the inspiration (even if they are fake)…and the salt and pepper shakers add a little bit of Easter decor to the table.
The purple and green are bright and colorful and remind me of spring. The white and silver help to tone it down a little.
The table is very easy to put together…there aren’t a lot of fussy details.
But it still looks beautiful! Hopefully, this gives you some inspiration to create your own spring-inspired Easter tablescape!
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This post was originally published on March 16, 2016 but was updated with new content on October 7, 2021.