Now that we are near the beginning of spring, my mind is drifting toward warmer weather, blooming trees, spring flowers, and delicious food that will be coming to the farmers market. I am planning to have my immediate family over for a delicious Easter brunch and part of the fun for me is creating Easter table decorations.
Here’s how I set my table for Easter this year. Thanks to Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate, for inviting me to participate in the Easter table hop. Below are plenty of Easter tablescape ideas.
Table Linens – the foundation of every table setting
The tablecloth I used for my spring table is a grey polka dot cloth I got a few years ago from Bed Bath & Beyond. I like polka dots for Easter because it feels cheerful. The polka dots are so slight that you can use a solid tablecloth and get almost the same look.
You can find a similar polka dot tablecloth from ETSY seller Cozylinen.
I almost always use white cloth napkins because you can bleach them so easily if they get food on them, which is what they are meant for after all. I like to use linen because it is supposed to look soft and not ironed. Did I mention that I hate to iron!
Instead of using traditional napkin rings I rolled them up and wrapped them around wooden eggs to make them look like bunnies. I love the pale color palette this creates, but if you are looking for a more kid-friendly vibe you could use colorful Easter eggs. You can see the DIY tutorial for these Easter wood eggs here.
- Linens napkins from Lillicity on ETSY
- Linen napkins on Target – Note that the edges are unfinished and they do shed fringe each time you wash them.
Dishes for a Beautiful Easter Tablescape
I was lucky enough to inherit my mom’s wedding china. I’m not a collector of dishes and I like very simple patterns. Her wedding china, I’m happy to say is very simple and classic. Her plates have a grey border and a silver edge. They can be used for almost any occasion because they are so simple. I borrowed chargers from my sister and IKEA light pink octagon plates.
- IKEA pink Octagon salad plates
- Grey dinner plates from Target
- Bed Bath and Beyond white charger plates from Elle Decor
Simple Easter Table Centerpieces
You don’t have to have ONE centerpiece. You can put multiple things in the center of the table if that’s what looks good to you. The center of your table is the place to add some height. My one rule is that the centerpiece can’t be so large that it makes it hard to see the person across the table from you.
I always like to have something living as part of the centerpiece but it doesn’t have to be traditional floral arrangements, you can use other creative ideas. I didn’t have flowers but I had some bushes outside that had small blooms on them. I had some pussy willow stems that I got at Trader Joe’s and thought that would be the perfect way to add some height.
The vases are from Magnolia Market, but you could use any glass vase to get a similar look. I also wanted to add some bunnies to the dining table. I put them on top of a cake stand to give them a little height. I borrowed the bunnies from my mom but I’ve linked a few similar ones below.
Adding Other Touches of Easter
To complement my beautiful table I wanted to add a few touches of Easter to the dining room. I decided to decorate the hutch I recently painted which you can read about here. I added some books with spring colors, some eggs, a few more bunnies, some candles, and marbles.
simple easter table setting
If you are taking a more minimalist approach to your Easter table, I’d love to see some of your photos.
In the meantime, check out these other Easter tables from around the web for inspiration, How to make an Easy Easter Centerpiece, Blue and Yellow Easter Table, and how to style a table kids will love.
Before you go, if you have a teen in your life, here’s an Easter basket fit for teenage boys line mine.