Easter tablescaping ideas to wow your guests

Easter is undeniably adorable. We’re talking cute baby animals, spring floral arrangements and colourful painted eggs – the perfect backdrop for a holiday celebration.

Are you hosting this upcoming bank holiday weekend? Great news – we’re bringing you our favourite Easter tablescaping ideas to get your creativity going.

We know a good Easter table setup is not just about the chocolate eggs… Although, last year, I ate a whole Easter egg for breakfast like a child – no regrets. So this year, I am hosting an afternoon tea in an attempt to be more civilised. The menu, which will be homemade, includes: ‘flower’ vegetable focaccia, chocolate hot cross buns, carrot cake, and baby chick cookies. Mouth watering? Same here!

As I might have gone a bit overboard on the catering, now I need a suitable table arrangement to accompany my extravagant baking. Luckily for you – and for me – I’ve found some amazing Easter tablescaping ideas.

So, whether you are hosting an Easter brunch, a Sunday roast, or an afternoon tea like me, take a look at these pretty Easter decorations…

Easter tablescaping ideas with floral garlands, and neutral textiles and ceramics
Easter tablescaping ideas: Sophie Allport has a variety of hare ceramics and matching fabrics to add some animal motifs to the table. Napkins from £19, and ceramics from £10.


There is something about Easter that is so cute – between the bunnies and the baby chicks, it is simply charming! Mix the classic Easter colours with soft pinks, yellows, blues and greens, and combine natural textures to achieve that country-style look.

Use white or beige as your base colours and lean into earthy hues for layers. Then, why not add in some natural accents like wood or stone? To inject some vibrant shades back into the scheme, use floral arrangements or spring wreaths and use bright Easter-themed napkins or glassware.

Easter tablescaping ideas with white table cloth, tulips and minimalist place settings
Go for a subtle table setting with help from clean whites, such as these pure white linen napkins, from £60, The Fine Cotton Company.
Modern-rustic table setting with green glassware, textured place mats and fluted vases
Keep it simple with white tableware from ProCook and add in pops of green with flowers and coloured glassware.
Pastel place setting with sage green mat, fluted glassware and pink napkins
The pictured Tokyo white marble extending dining table by Furniture Choice is an elegant backdrop to any place setting, from £499.
Easter-themed white ceramics on wooden table
Adding in white table decorations like these eggs and rabbit figurines is a way to keep some of the traditional elements of Easter while maintaining a minimalist aesthetic – all from Layered Lounge.

Spring bloom

This Easter, you can go dramatic with some bold and beautiful colours. To not overwhelm your guests – or distract them from your delicious cooking – choose complementing colours in a similar tone to keep the palette consistent.

Or pick a few distinct hues and work the whole table around them. Remember the 60-20-10 rule in interior design? You can use it for table settings – pick one shade to be the main colour and then add in some accent hues to match.

Pastel Easter tablescaping ideas with bunny decor
Don’t forget about the little details like egg-shaped candles or cute bunny-shaped tableware, both from Lights 4 Fun.
Costal-themed Easter tablescaping ideas
If you want something different than the traditional Easter theme, then maybe reef bone china by Cream Cornwall could be a good option, from £24.
Blue, pink and purple decorating ideas on a festive table setting
Liven up the space with fun table cloths like this one from Tori Murphy’s collection with Joy of Print, from £32.

More Easter tablescaping ideas

Spring decorating ideas for Easter dining with floral bouquets
Add some cuteness and fun with the Easter decoration set, from 35, Dress for Dinner.
Outdoor entertaining with garlands, candles and decorations
If the weather is beautiful, why not try hosting outside? Go all-out with garlands, candles, and decorations from Lights 4 Fun, pastel-coloured table linens and Easter-themed dishware.

Easter place setting ideas

While the overall table has to look appealing, the place settings require just as much attention as the key details. Remember to look at the layers and make sure that everything flows – from the placemat and the tableware to the napkins.

If you don’t have Easter-themed napkins, just roll up a regular napkin into a long log and then use some twine to tie up the bottom third to create the head.  The rest of the napkin forms the ears – just play with it a bit to set them in place. To finish the look, add a chocolate egg in the centre.

Maximalist table decorating ideas with patterned ceramics and hard boiled eggs
Go maximalist with dark tones. Pair this dishware set and placemats by Pure Table Top in collaboration with The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, from £10, with joyful decorations.
Easter-themed napkin with hard boiled egg
Personalise your tablescape with help from hard boil egg place settings – napkins and placemats from Sophie Allport.
White, grey and yellow Easter tablescaping ideas with delicious cake and bunny decorations
Create a simple tablescape using whites and greys with vibrant pops of yellow. Cutlery set, from £60.40, Viners.
Pastel place setting with pink Easter crackers, quirky tableware and festive decorations
Crackers are not just for Christmas – these adorable pink bunny crackers, from John Lewis, are perfect for elevating your tablescape. Don’t forget the egg cups and Easter-inspired glassware.

The finishing touches

Easter decorations shouldn’t be just for the table. Spice up your dining room with everything from garlands to cake toppers. Use this opportunity to add in larger decorations that would be too distracting on the table.

Cake station for Easter entertaining
Excite your guests for the final course by placing out the desserts ahead of the main meal. Use cake stands, like this one from Garden Trading, to add height to the display and decorate with spring wreaths.
Pretty egg baskets for festive egg hunt
Of course, don’t forget about the egg hunt – you can find these pretty Easter egg baskets at John Lewis.

Shopping edit

Nail your cheerful tablescaping look with our roundup of pretty Easter decorations…

Easter tablescaping shopping edit with napkin rings, bunny decor and egg-shaped plates
1. Emma Bridgewater egg tins, from £13.95, Annabel James. 2. Paper egg, from £9.99, We Love Seasons. 3. Bunny-shaped Easter wreath, £18, John Lewis. 4. Woven bunny ear napkin rings, from £4, Dunelm. 5. Eggs on sticks, from £9, We Love Seasons. 6. Homestead Rabbit cake plate, from £25, Dunelm. 7. Easter embossed stoneware egg plate, from £6.50, John Lewis.

So, do you want some more spring table setting inspiration? Then check out these indoor and outdoor ideas

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