10 Non-Cliche Easter Decorating Ideas That’ll Carry You Through Spring
Time to get cracking.
Published Mar 6, 2019 7:00 AM
There’s so much more to Easter decorating ideas than dip-dyed eggs, pastel-colored baskets, and bunny-shaped mementos. While we aren’t asking you to give up your favorite sweet treats this year—after all, Peeps and jelly beans are a rite of passage for spring—we firmly believe in treating your home to the grown-up Easter celebration it deserves.
This season, we’re giving our favorite festive and fun-filled decorating staples an elevated twist, all while embracing the things that inspire us the most come spring: fresh florals, rich hits of orange, and whimsical centerpieces. Whether you’re hosting this year’s egg hunt or are throwing yourself a solo brunch, the 10 Easter decorating ideas ahead promise that this year’s soiree (or brunch!) will be your best spring fete yet. There’s plenty to feel hoppy—err happy—about here.
Moody Scandinavian Tablescape
Before we jump into peaches and pinks, we want to set the record straight: You don’t have to commit your home to the rainbow come Easter. In fact, a restricted palette can be just as thrilling as one clad with bold hues. Consider this minimalist Scandinavian scene exhibit A. Black-and-white eggs might seem like a snoozy choice, but when they’re swathed in a variety of patterns (stripes, grids, teardrops), they’ll make for an eye-catching addition to your dinner table. Complete the mood with a wispy branch and egg-inspired ornaments.
Ombre Egg Wreath
We love a door that isn’t afraid to make a statement, and this perfectly pink ombre display certainly doesn’t disappoint. In the spirit of avoiding a mess (and repurposing your holiday), Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built opted for papier-mache eggs wrapped in strips of painted crepe paper over the real deal. This is one “welcome home” decoration you can enjoy well into May.
Floating Floral Centerpiece
Need to toss together an Easter brunch in five minutes flat? Look no further than this floating floral arrangement by A Beautiful Mess—a stunning centerpiece that can be easily achieved on the fly. All you need are fresh flowers (they opted for garden roses, ranunculus, and Gerber daisies), a shallow bowl or terrarium, and a small sheet of bubble wrap to pull off this buoyant focal point.
We get it: It’s tempting to go overboard with tinsel and bunny rabbits on Easter day. But if there was ever a reason to exercise restraint at the table, it’s this airy display from Paper & Stitch. Note the custom drink markers used for the champagne glasses, the dyed linen napkins, the mini bouquets, and the pink satin ribbons tied to the serving utensils. The magic? It’s all in the details.
For the nontraditional Easter decorator at heart, these faceted egg place cardholders by Sugar and Cloth are the ultimate way to introduce a pop of color to the room without overwhelming fellow grown-up guests. Sculpted from colored clay, the cardholders can be molded to be as egg-like as you wish, depending on whether you want to keep them in use all year long.
Pressed Flower Frame
It’s safe to say that pressing and framing flowers is one of our spring pastimes. Lucky for us, the calming seasonal craft lends itself to Easter decorating ideas as well. While the flowers will need a week to dry out after you’ve pressed them, the wait is decidedly worth it. Once you’ve fully captured your blooms, you can hang them on the wall in a forever spot or leave them in a standing frame on whatever table you please.
Breezy Blue Table Setting
A color we can’t wait to embrace more of this Easter? Turquoise. Set a table that is worthy of the tropics by honing in on a rich range of blues and violets, like this colorful table setting by Sugar and Charm. A casual display of speckled and metallic eggs add a sense of fullness and texture to the table.
Test Tube Vases
When Justina Blakeney wants to display her botanicals in a new light, she thinks out of the box. Who knew a test tube could double as an eye-catching home for frilly florals? Blakeney’s unexpected vessel of choice is a great way to showcase more modest flowers and branches that might not otherwise get their fair share of the spotlight.
Faux Ombre Floral Centerpiece
For an Easter memory that lasts, well, a lifetime, swap out fresh blooms for faux florals. After a quick stop at Michaels, Erica Domesek of PS I Made This crafted this eternal ombre centerpiece. Her hot tip for pulling off a similar look? Stick to one type of flower (she went with tulip) in an array of soft tones. Bonus: It only took her five minutes to create.
Floral Balloon Arch
It wouldn’t be a party without balloons, right? Even if you aren’t hosting an Easter brunch this year, you’ll want this minimalist DIY balloon arch for yourself. The addition of wispy flowers doesn’t just set a springtime mood, but it also helps to disguise the empty holes in the netting between balloons. Get the full Domino-approved how-to here.