The 2018 Easter holidays are just around the corner, so we thought we’d share a few of our favourite table setting ideas for this festive family occasion to get you inspired in the lead-up to the year’s first well-deserved break. Here goes!
Go for gold!
The metallic trend is still around, but it has switched over from rose gold (which was everywhere in 2017) to the more traditional hue of classic yellow gold. Pair golden cutlery with deep shades like ochre, plum and aubergine for a dramatic contrast, or keep things fresh with pastels and fresh shades of beige if you want to create an airier atmosphere.
Make it monochrome
Never underestimate the impact of white of white. Run with the Easter egg theme – fill bowls with white chocolate eggs and layer your table with white table cloths and runners that alternate between floaty and course textures for a bit of visual interest. Then pile a whole lot of white flowers in clear glass or white ceramic containers, light a few candles and you’re ready to.
Embrace the kindergarten madness
If you have young kids around the house, you might as well embrace the chaos and take advantage of the opportunity to keep them constructively occupied over the holidays. Dips eggs, paint placemats, decorate cupcakes – go bonkers! Allow them to be as creative with the colour scheme as they wish. Sure, it might look a little chaotic once it’s all assembled, but Easter is a family holiday after all, and there are very few things as endearing as the spontaneity of childhood art.
Get festive with feathers
Easter has a few obvious themes – bunnies, chickens, blossoms, etc. If you want to embrace these traditional symbols without being too cliché, a nice idea is to use feathers as a decorative leitmotiv. Go wholly sustainable by gathering fallen bird feathers from your garden for a few weeks or ask your local pet store to keep the ones from their bird cages. To remove dirt and grit from the feathers, swish them gently through a mild soap solution. Use a blow dryer on its lowest setting to dry them completely or allow them to air dry. Alternatively, you could simply buy some from your resident craft store. Use the feathers as decorations on napkins, string it into a garland to decorate your wall, or make a centre piece by tying it in bunches and displaying it in a vase.
These are just a few of the fun ways in which you can update the look and feel of your 2018 Easter table settings. Keep your eye on the blog in coming weeks and months as we share more of our favourite decorative looks throughout the year.