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How to Set an On-Trend Easter Table

March 29, 2018
How to Set an On-Trend Easter Table

Follow this autumn’s trends for a grown-up Easter table setting – no chicks or bunnies in sight…

Good news: if your table setting isn’t perfect this Easter then you’re bang-on trend.

“This season’s table dressings are about relaxed styling, says founder and editor of Emily Osmond.

Textures and tones

“Forget about perfection and instead opt for texture and warm tones such as terracotta, soft grey-greens and neutrals.” Interior Stylist Heather Rivendell of Her Creative suggests “contrasting these earthy tones against lighter whites and soft pastels for a beautiful, up-to-the-minute look."

How to do it

“A terracotta tablecloth looks great with contrasting grey napkins,” says Osmond. “Earthy timbers and ceramic focal pieces are a must,” adds Rivendell.


This season, linen and cotton are your go-to fabrics for the dining table. “Linen is elegant and timeless, and a great fit for Easter,” says Osmond. “Both fabrics feel lovely to use, and come in a variety of textures that complement any tableware,” says Rivendell.

How to do it

“Go for an unpressed linen tablecloth to add to the organic feel of the table,” says Rivendell. “To pare linens back choose just one feature colour on the table – I like soft blue, pink or green for Easter.”



“Ceramic is a must this season,” says Rivendell. “Hand-finished ceramic plates and timber servingware give an organic and handcrafted feel to the table. Either dress the whole table with it, or use it as a highlight with share plates. Team them with white textured tablesets or with soft neutral colours and tones.”

How to do it

“Definitely use more than one colour here; you can combine anywhere up to three across the table.”

Glassware and cutlery

“Simple clean line glassware and cutlery will keep the focus on your highlight pieces and not add clutter your table,” says Rivendell.

How to do it

“Rose gold cutlery gives a beautiful autumnal look, especially on linen tablecloths,” says Osmond.



“My favourite trend at the moment is natural greenery,” says Rivendell.

How to do it

“Lay small branches along the centre of the table that your share plates can nestle amongst.” Osmond says: “Green foliage in handcrafted jugs contrast beautifully with the warm tones of the table setting. Set up a few small arrangements rather than a single large one so guests can still talk to each other across the table.”


A sense of occasion

“A great way to make the table look more special for an Easter lunch is to layer items,” advises Osmond.

How to do it

“Use a timber board with two or three plates or bowls stacked on top of each other, finished with a napkin on top. This setup is something you wouldn’t do for a normal meal, so it adds a real sense of occasion.” To go the extra mile, consider a specific nod to Easter.

“Gold-wrapped chocolate eggs loosely scattered down the centre of the table will work well with the colours and tones of the table.”

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