With Easter just around the corner we have some ideas for decorating your table to complement the day.
Be yourself – When planning your Easter festivities, remember to put a little bit of you in to every element of the decor. So when putting together the table setting, think about what textures, styles, and elements work for you and your family.
Don’t forget the linens – Table linens are important to a properly dressed table setting. You can stick to a neutral palette or go for something a bit more vibrant or patterned, this is an area where you personality can really shine through.
Always iron your linens – Even the napkins. This small step is often overlooked but is essential to create a crisp and finished looking table. You don’t necessarily need napkin rings – instead simply place the napkin under the serving plate.
Use the good china – We all have great dishes that we stash away for “special occasions.” Pull out your fancy cutlery, dishes and glass ware. By using the “good china,” you will already amp up the table dress and make your guests feel special. “Good china” doesn’t have to mean expensive china — it’s about creating a cohesive look.
Be crafty and not afraid to do it yourself – When dressing a table or having a dinner party, it is important to let guests know where you would like them to sit. What’s great about this is that you can strategically place your guests to ensure a solid flow of conversation or avoid any conflict about someone wanting to sit in another place. It will be up to them to negotiate a trade.
You can create cute, easy, and cheap place cards. It can be as simple as folding card stock in half and writing someone’s name on it, or why not script someone’s name on a hard-boiled egg, for a look that shouts Easter, but in a classic way.
Always have fresh flowers – Never underestimate the power of fresh flowers. Fresh flowers add a burst of colour and really say spring! Forget vases; find other interesting ways of displaying your flowers, why not try kilner jars of white washed jugs?
Know how to set a proper table – Think about the formality of your Easter meal and ensure you know how to set the table accordingly. If you aren’t sure, do a little research and make your Easter extra special.