Easter marks a wonderful time of the year where we can enjoy an extra-long weekend with friends and family, soaking up the sun, enjoying a chocolate Easter bunny (or 10), and eating way too many Easter eggs.
A meal is usually on the agenda, whether it’s a lunch on Good Friday or a lazy brunch on Easter Sunday. And what’s a celebration without some festive decorations?
Here we share some elegant Easter decorating ideas to make your holiday meal extra special.
Choose a Color Palette
Stick to a color palette rather than an Easter theme when setting the table. Decorations in tonal variations of pink combined with metallic accents creates a pretty and vibrant table scape to welcome in the spring months.
You can’t go wrong with fresh flowers. Easter daisies are the most appropriate but if you can’t get your hands on any, hydrangeas, flannel flowers or paper daisies are also perfect. Put them in your favorite vase and they’ll add some much needed life to your dinning room or living room area.
Use Special Pieces
Bring out whatever it is you usually don’t have. Like if you’re a non-tablecloth kind of house, bring out a linen one. Swap glassware for crystal or use vintage egg cups. Using special pieces will make the occasion more memorable!
Make a Table Centerpiece
Use the natural beauty of hand blown dyed eggs as a centerpiece. Hand in hand with fresh flowers and fruit tree branches, a special table can be easily generated with a DIY Easter egg tree. And there you have it: an Easter table centerpiece worth raving about.
Decorate the Windows
Easter is the perfect time for banners and other garlands that can fill the usually empty ceiling to window space effectively. Decorating your windows means that as the natural light fills the room, your decorations will shrine right as well.
Group Items Together
If you don’t have many Easter decorations as such, instead of buying a bunch of stuff you’ll use once, use what you have creatively. A considered grouping or beautifully styled vignette goes a long way and keeps everything organized.
Use Mood Lighting
Candles, tea lights, lanterns, and fairy lights will instantly up the ambience and create a magical setting. Out of all the Easter decorating ideas on this list, this one will give your home and space a nice spring glow.
If the weather permits, soak up the spring sun and enjoy the outdoors. The best thing about dining outdoors is that you can keep decorations to a minimum and let the natural beauty around you do all the work. A nice tablecloth and some fresh flowers is all you need.
This article originally appeared on our sister site, Woman’s World.