Modern living has come with its challenges and triumphs, but we predict that the sounds of Easter 2021 will be the same as ever. The high-pitched shrill of eager children scouring the house and yard, developing their investigative skills to uncover the one thing we collectively praise—chocolate.
But decadence isn’t just reserved for the young! From the food to the decor, create an Easter table setting so the joy can be shared all weekend long.
We’ve asked Nadia Harrison from @_thechroniclesofnadia_ for her styling expertise so that you can design a festive tablescape in your home.
START FROM THE CENTRE
Beginning any project can be tricky. To make it simple, Nadia suggests starting your Easter table setting at the centre.
“I always try and get the centrepiece on the table and then slowly work around the centrepiece with everything else [that] we’re going to have on the table.”
LAYER WITH TEXTURES AND TREATS
When it comes to centrepiece decor, remodelling old items is a creative and budget-friendly idea. Take a look through some materials that have been collecting dust in storage, and see if they could be useful.
Nadia saw the potential in some unused travertine tiles. She smashed them and repurposed the broken pieces for the centrepiece.
“I have just stacked it on top of each other to be able to create that layer on the table when I’m adding pieces to it.”
It creates an elegant Easter centrepiece to then decorate with baked goods and chocolate.
MARK OUT YOUR PLACES
Use your favourite placemats to mark where your guests will be eating. Think of them as mini rugs for your table setting. They are styling pieces that reflect an article of your personality while creating shapes and adding dimension.
Not only that, Nadia advises that placemats are a launchpad to place your Easter decor around.
“Pop the placemats around the table. And then we can work from there and add extra bits and pieces in.”
Put your cutlery down on each placemat, and see how your vision is coming together!
GET CREATIVE WITH FLOWER VASES
You don’t need to fork out exorbitant amounts of money for flower vases. Save it for the chocolate.
Nadia has a great approach when it comes to creating them for your Easter table setting. It’s affordable, uncomplicated, and fun enough that your kids will probably want to help you with it too.
All you need is PVC pipes and clay.
“I cut it [PVC pipes] to different lengths, and then I covered it with clay and let it dry.”
Once dry, you could paint them a colour to suit your Easter table colour scheme.
TAKE A STEP BACK
Indulge in a moment of rest. Step back from your table setting and take stock of how it’s looking. Make any changes to the placement or style of your Easter decor that you see fit.
If you feel happy with your creation so far, you may continue!
A touch of glassware to your Easter table setting brings elegance and sophistication.
Nadia likes sourcing hers from second-hand stores, as it’s easier to find ornate, unique pieces at a great price.
It’s time to add the food to your Easter table setting. Cakes, hot cross buns, croissants, or some boiled eggs with soldiers!
Whether you make them yourself or support your local bakery, Easter beckons the consumption of indulgent food.
Backsplashes can reflect the time of the build. And if that time was in the last century, it may look a bit drab. A tile suggestion is the timeless subway pattern. It’s versatile and neutral, making it attractive to most people. Choose a colour that works with your interior scheme.
As some parts of the world still require people to stay indoors, Easter 2021 is an excellent opportunity to transform the home into a festive wonderland.
Taking the time to adorn your table with Easter decor can revitalise the ambience, setting the tone for a fun and jovial holiday period.
Start thinking about what kind of style you would like to exude on your Easter table setting. Modern? Vintage? Monochrome? Pastel? Whatever you decide on, always make sure to have fun with it.
In the lead up to Easter, take a peek in some second-hand stores for knick-knacks and decor you could add into the table setting. Alternatively, you could make your own pieces! Nadia found her Easter decor items either from op-shops or made them herself.
And, of course, Easter is never complete without a selection of delicious treats to indulge in over the long weekend.
From all of us at ABI Interiors, we wish you a safe and wonderful Easter 2021.