Easter table decoration ideas using gentle tones

Spring is such a lovely time of year to entertain

As the days get lighter and brighter, we've been inspired to create a table setting that will turn heads.

These herb-printed egg's make pretty seasonal place markers for the table. Simply position herb leaves, such as parsley, dill or mint, on the surface of a white egg, then wrap tightly in muslin and secure with string. Next, soak the eggs in vegetable dye (we used red cabbage for the blue eggsand beet root for the pinky beige) until the desired colour is reached. To finish, tie with fine string threaded with a name tag.

Easter entertaining

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Pastel pink and pale duck egg blue provide the key colour accents for this delightful table setting, which remains uncluttered thanks to the discreet console table that offers a handy surface for extra drinks and dishes. Additional upholstered seating invites guests to settle in and make themselves at home before and after the meal.

Easter entertaining

(Image credit: Helen Cathcart)

The fresh, gentle tones of spring are beautifully translated to these matt glazed plates and delicate linens. Keep the look light with elegant wine glasses and hand-blown tumblers for a relaxed rather than a formal feel.

Easter entertaining

(Image credit: Helen Cathcart)

Pleasingly simple, but with wonderful impact, this floral centrepiece has been created using a deep, round serving bowl. Fill the vessel with flowers taken straight from their pots – we used white narcissi, but small tulips or a mix of spring blooms would have equal appeal. Disguise the soil with pale sphagnum moss (from florists), and your focal point is complete.

Easter entertaining

(Image credit: Helen Cathcart)

Photography/Helen Cathcart

Styling/Ali Brown