5 tablescaping ideas for spring entertaining

Are you hosting friends and family this Easter? We’ve gathered plenty of tablescaping ideas to inspire you. Think pretty florals, dreamy pastels, and an all-together wholesome atmosphere.

Personally, I love using a party as an excuse to decorate my home, and entertaining over the Easter bank holiday is no exception. Here are five ideas you can play with for your ultimate spring table set-up…

Minimalist tablescape with white crockery and stem vases
Clea dinner plates, £50 for four, Cox & Cox.

1. Floral centrepieces

Look up! A big trend at the moment is having floral centrepieces float above the dining table. By hanging decorations on the ceiling, you can cocoon your guests in a beautiful fresh feeling. while still allowing the conversation to flow.

Spring tablescapes with lots of flowers above the table, a green gingham tablecloth and pastel colours
Chilford solid wood dining table, £1,450 for a large, and Bathford trough, £48, Garden Trading.

2. Picnic chic

Gingham has become a timeless pattern. However, it works especially well around springtime. Often associated with vintage picnic blankets, why not recreate the look indoors by choosing textiles and crockery adorned with this playful print? Complete the scheme with intricate flower garlands – perfect for uplifting your tablescape while also adding a romantic touch.

Colourful table place setting with bunny egg napkin
Gingham Easter paper napkins shaped like a bunny, £4.75, Talking Tables.
minimal table scape with gingham napkins and large floral centrepiece.
Spring floral foliage garland, £19.99, Ginger Ray.

3. Floral crockery

In the style of Miranda Priestly: “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” But there is simply nothing that can beat florals when creating fun and fresh tablescapes – they bring a dose of brightness to any set-up. Opt for crisp white dinnerware embellished with oversized botanical motifs to make a statement and wow your guests.

Floral placesetting with colourful glassware and ornate plates.
17 Stories Annahy 16-piece cutlery set, £15.99 for a four-person service, Wayfair.

4. Stand-out decorations

Adding one daring decoration to your tablescape can elevate the entire scheme. For example, you can place slim branches, along with cotton stems in a textured vase, and hang paper egg decorations to add a fun twist to your Easter dining set-up.

Spring tablescapes with large vase with sticks and paper eggs
Easter tablescape on a Newton table, £2,099, Oak Furnitureland.

5. Nature-inspired tablescaping ideas

A simple, green tablescape is synonymous with the feeling of spring. Sage green is an on-trend way of bringing a light airiness to the dining table. You can either go all out with green tablecloths and matching napkins, or include pops of this soft colour through the crockery or glassware.

Spring tablescapes with green gingham tablecloth with bobble plates and simple glassware
Living Bobble collection, from £14, Pure Table Top.
White tablescape with snowdrop napkins and minimal floral arrangement
The Snowdrop and Hellebore collections include napkins, £22 for a pair; table runners, £36, and tablecloths, £84, Avalon Home.
Indicate green plates with green stripped tablecloth
Striped tablecloth, from £189, Rebecca Udall.

Need more inspiration for spring? Check out our top floral bedding ideas for 2024

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