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Five Stylish Ways To Decorate Your Dining Table This Easter

Beautiful Easter Table Setting. Image by New Africa via Shutterstock.

Get egg-spired with these gorgeous, quick, easy and stylish Easter tablescape ideas.

Apart from Christmas, for most Aussies, Easter is one of the second biggest celebrations that call the whole family (or group of friends) to join together for a gastronomic Easter lunch or dinner.

And, between the food prepping and ensuring that you’ve got chocolate Easter eggs sorted for every guest regardless if their vegan or gluten-free or they simply just love something Australian made and delightfully delicious; the one thing we usually forget is the decorating of the table – the most important thing to tick off your list this Easter 2021.

So, to help you leave the stress behind and create a memorable holiday, you’ll want to set the tone with an unforgettable Easter table setting, and luckily we’ve got five fabulous, easy and stylish ideas that look so good even the Easter bunny will want to hang around.

From centrepieces to chocolate goodies and everything in between, keep reading to discover and gain some inspiration on how to decorate and style your dining table this Easter 2021!

A Simple and Elegant Easter Tablescape

Blue & Gold Easter Dining Table. Image by Akasha via Shutterstock.

Blue & Gold Easter Dining Table. Image by Akasha via Shutterstock.

Everyone loves a little sparkle, and a touch of gold instantly lifts a table setting. It also helps those gold-wrapped chocolate Easter eggs do half the work for us.

Colour Palette: White + Pastel Pink or Blues + Gold.

Must Haves:

  • Soft and light crockery that can be layered and decorated.
  • Simple and sparse florals – think tulips as they look effortless and let the gold shine.
  • An edible table runner made of gold-wrapped chocolate Easter eggs – decorative and delicious.
  • Different sized porcelain bunnies for contrast.
  • Simple cutlery.
  • Plain linen napery.
  • Chocolate bunnies to scatter the table.

Our Picks:

Starting with crockery to build up the table, we love Adairs’ Fleur Harris Rabbit Easter collection that features a delicate Easter rabbit illustration. Matched with Koko Black’s gold-wrapped Medium 54% Dark Chocolate Egg and this adorable Porcelain Bunny’s from Morgan & Finch is a great way to start building up your neutral-toned Easter table. Finish by scattering these Hazelnut Praline Easter Rabbits on the table and by using a white-washed napery and table linen to tie it all in together.


An Enchanting and Charming Easter Tablescape

Easter Dining Table with Moss decorations. Image by Aleksandra Suzi via Shutterstock

Easter Dining Table with Moss decorations. Image by Aleksandra Suzi via Shutterstock

You can find moss bunnies everywhere, even Woolworths are selling them, so we might as well use them on our table this Easter. Not only are they cute (and affordable!), they add a whimsical and enchanting Alice in Wonderland feel to your table, making it the perfect focal point for your luncheon.

Colour Palette: White + Pink + Green + Gold

Must Haves:

  • Patterned crockery and napery.
  • Layered mixed textures: linens, wood, moss, cane, grasses.
  • Nouveau wine glasses and gold cutlery.
  • Mix of moss and porcelain bunnies.
  • Cane Easter baskets.

Our Picks:

Think of your Easter table spread like a bewitching garden in which your guests will travel through. Starting with the linen, look like a light pastel green for your base and then layer with this charming brick-coloured Baltimore Napery from Morgan & Finch. Next, to match your stylish wine glasses that are perfect year-round, it’s best to look to patterned crockery like this Etched Bunny Set by Morgan & Finch. Finish by placing a neutral-toned cane basket in the middle of the table and scattering a range of fuzzy green moss Easter bunnies along the centre part of the spread.


A Marvellous Metallic and New Age Easter Tablescape

Easter table setting with metallic eggs. Image by Svetlana Khutornaia via Shutterstock.

Easter table setting with metallic eggs. Image by Svetlana Khutornaia via Shutterstock.

Dying eggs can be a real fiddly job. Lucky for us most homeware stores have jumped on the metallic-egg-bandwagon and sell packets of dyed eggs in a whole range of colours. Grab some in textured blues and pinks, and cooler tones to really make them stand out.

Colour Palette: White + Pink + Blue + Gold + Speckled or Marble patterns

Must Haves:

  • Bare table (marble or dark wood work best).
  • Simple beveled crockery.
  • Metallic and sleek cutlery.
  • Variety of matte and glossy eggs, varying in size.
  • Full flowers in ombre shades.

Our Picks:

To achieve a metallic and new age feel to your Easter table spread, it’s best to start off with a bare table. Next, to add some depth and to help ensure your metallic embellishments truly shine, place a simple marbled platter like this Large Marbled Tray by Home Republic centre-stage. Great for layering, you’ll then want to build up the colours and textures around this space. Pick between gold and silver or your own colour palette of choice. We’d recommend either this Gold Metallic Standing Bunny or Silver Metallic Washed Sitting Rabbit by Morgan & Finch. Finish by scattering a few metallic-printed Easter eggs around the table and a few of these hanging take-home carrot decorations.


A Bright Autumn-Inspired Easter Tablescape

Orange easter table setting. Image by Pixel-Shot via Shutterstock.

Orange easter table setting. Image by Pixel-Shot via Shutterstock.

Easter is the one time of the year when it’s acceptable to splash orange on everything. The carrot colour palette adds a burst of happiness, fun and life to any tablescape. It’s the perfect setting for those who have little Easter egg hunter’s at their table.

Colour Palette: Orange + Green + White + Neutrals

Must Haves:

  • Bright linen or gingham tablecloth.
  • White crockery.
  • Orange and green hessian chair bows.
  • Twine wrapped carrot decorations.
  • Artificial grass, matts or table runners.
  • A mix of porcelain or plush bunnies.
  • Lindt chocolate carrot sticks.
  • Easter baskets.

Our Picks:

If you’re wanting your Easter table spread to shine, then orange should be your go-to colour this year. Start with a gingham-print tablecloth to add some contrast and then begin your journey of layering. Ensuring that your tablewares are both high and low, this will ensure that your pops of colour won’t be as striking on the eye. This Morgan & Finch Two Tier Rabbit Cake Stand and Round Egg Plate is a perfect place to start. Using plain white crockery, adorn each guests plate with this fluffy Woollen Chick Egg Basket that you can fill up with goodies like these delicious Carrot Cake Bites by Koko Black and this fun paint DIY Ceramic Bunny Coin Bank.


A Traditional and Stylish Easter Egg Tablescape

Neutral Egg Table Decoration for Easter. Image by Fortyforks via Shutterstock.

Neutral Egg Table Decoration for Easter. Image by Fortyforks via Shutterstock.

We sometimes forget that some of the best decorations for Easter live in our fridge. Eggs and their shells can be turned into the perfect centrepieces, place cards and ornaments.

Colour Palette: Ivory + Green + Neutrals

Must Haves:

  • The patience to carefully crack and clean out the eggs.
  • Sturdy, thin, simple florals and stems.
  • Twine, thin twigs and vines to create nests.
  • Small patterned chicken feathers.
  • Egg cartons, wicker or wire baskets as centrepiece staples.

Our Picks:

Creating a burrow-like Easter table spread is especially easy when you’ve got the right tools. Steering clear of bring and obtrusive colour schemes, you’ll want to start off with something warm yet equally textually fuzzy like this Mummy and Baby Bunny statue as your centre-piece that can sit within a Native Foilage Wreath which is also a great family-friendly do-it-yourself project too. Then, to ensure that there is some height contrast, this Morgan & Finch Rabbit Holding Floral Dish is great for adding in your Easter eggs like these delectable Koko Black Hot Cross Bites. To finish off with a farm-like feel, decorate your Easter table with cartons of Koko Black’s Dozen Praline Eggs.


Looking for more inspiration for your Easter 2021 celebrations? Try our pick of the very best wine and chocolate pairings for the long weekend. Or, if you’re hosting yourself, you can’t go wrong with our Easter Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake Recipe and Australia’s home-delivered Easter-inspired DIY cocktail kit. Looking for tips beyond Easter? Here’s 7 ways to update your dining room today.

Feature image: Photographed by New Africa. Image via Shutterstock.
This article was first published by Hunter and Bligh on April 9 2017. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on March 22 2021.
Editor’s Note: our writers and contributors have independently selected and curated this article and all opinions are their own. This article does contain affiliate links which allow us to make revenue off some purchases made by our readers.
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