Pastel hues, vibrant greenery and cute-as-a-button egg motifs – yes, Easter is just around the corner and the abundance of brunch, dinner and afternoon tea occasions the holiday entails present the perfect opportunity for homemakers and DIY aficionados to get crafty with decor. Not only does a jaw-dropping tablescape or pretty mantelpiece vignette make for a #InstaWorthy ‘gram, they also do much to make the whole occasion feel like more of an event. But just how does one go about creating a fabulous centerpiece? Scroll on for a selection of expert-approved decor examples that set the tone with effortless ease and panache.
Something Egg-stra Special
Sure, it may be a little on the nose, but eggs are integral to the Easter festivities.
For an elevated take on egg decor, how about using them as adorable tiny vases? Simply use a serrated knife to cut or crack the top of the egg. Empty and clean out the egg yolk and white, and fill the bottom half of the shell with water. Furnish the prepared egg shell with a cluster of pretty blooms and display in vintage egg cups or cartons to complete the look.
Add a touch of color to an all-white backdrop with an ombre egg centerpiece. The gradation of color immediately draws the eye and makes for an interesting focal point. This is far more sophisticated than your typical cartoon-faced eggs that’s for sure!
If you don’t want to bother with all that egg preparation, you can always opt to create something with foil-wrapped chocolate eggs. These mini Easter egg ‘trees’ manage to be both minimalist and cute at the same time. Chocolate eggs are also a great option to use as a festive centerpiece filler, working double duty as dessert too!
Synonymous with Easter is the advent of spring, making farmhouse-chic a natural aesthetic to take inspiration from.
A simple way to achieve that rustic look is to incorporate woodland themed decor pieces into your tablescape or vignette. Don’t bother with adding a table cloth, rusticity is all about going back to basics.
On the other hand, if you’re feeling particularly ambitious, go big with oversized cherry blossoms, topiary bunnies and a fantastical moss and twig centerpiece. Short of having your event outside in the wilderness, this is the next best thing to make your guests feel at one with nature.
A Riot of Color
A guaranteed way to set a fun and festive ambiance is to inject a riot of color into your decor display.
Now traditionally at this time of year, it’s all about the pastels. Start with a pretty sky blue base and layer brighter shades on top to create depth. Play with height to add more dimension and interest to the overall look.
If pastels aren’t your thing, consider vibrant brights instead of reverting back to your typical monochrome. Most people tend to shy away from bold colors for fear of accidentally creating a clashing mess, but bright hues are easier to work with than you think. Just make sure to choose only one or two complementary shades (such as orange and fuchsia), and balance with neutral accents.