We love Easter, a long weekend away from work, filled with fun. For us it's also the perfect excuse to set abeautiful table, gather the family, cook, eat and just enjoy being together. But if being the hostthis weekend fills you with dread,we're here to help. A tablescape should be a joy to create and not a stress, and it shouldn't take you too long either.. So here are our top tips for giving your Easter table that "straight out of a magazine" look.
Nothing says special occasion more than a lovely tablecloth & napkins. Personally we love a linen, for it's modern yet relaxed look. Stylists also love use linen because it has texture and depth. But the most important benefit has to be that it actually looks better when it hasn't been ironed! So adorn your table with your favourite tablecloth and mix and match you napkins for a less formal look. Featured products: warm white linen tablecloth, napkins and bud vases.
Create a wow factor with a magnificent centre piece. Clearly we would remove this oversized version when eating but as guests walk in the room it really is an amazing site. Don't over complicate it, limit your stems to 2 or 3 types and decorate with some lovely Easter eggs. Like us, you could use faux flowers for a lasting effect, adorned with decorative eggs or you could replace with fresh stems and chocolate egg treats for the kids!Featured Products: Faux Gysophilia and Pussy Willow, decorative plastic eggs.
Nothing screams Easter more than spring blooms. Scatter smaller vases along your table filled with a few fresh stems to add layers and focal points for each place setting. Daffodils will add colour, Gypsophilia is dainty and oh so pretty, both cheap yet effective. We've used a mix of our lovely ceramic bud vases to add colour and texture ( a professional stylists favourite combo) but you can easily replace these with small glass jars instead. It's all about adding layers to the look!
You can't beat a few quirky Easter decorations, well worth the investment, you can bring them out year after year and they will symbolise memories your kids will cherish for years to come. Our simple rabbit figures add a bit of fun for all the family but without too much fuss.
Finally, bring out your favourite tableware and pile high. Layer your plates and bowls to add height to your display, even if you remove them when guests sit down. If you are serving a starter, mix and match the top plates or bowls for a less contrived look. If not then don't be afraid to fill your bowls with treats or adorn your plates with stylish napkins (see our bunny ears video for styling ideas! Click here)
Our tableware ranges are perfectly designed to take you from everyday dining to special entertaining, so theres no need for a formal and informal set! But if you have still got a special set lurking somewhere in a cupboard then get it out and use it!
Wishing all of you a lovely break and a very happy Easter,
Lou & Suzy x