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Easter decorations and table settings
Easter decorations and table settings

Celebrate Easter with eggstra-special home decorations and table settings, says Gabrielle Fagan.

Easter is a great excuse to feather your nest with themed decorations, handmade or bought, and all those personal touches will make family gatherings even more special.

“It’s one of the most family-friendly holidays, so make the most of it by planning ahead,” says Clare Harris, managing director of Talking Tables, who specialise in party decorations.

PASTEL SHADES (from picture above): Bucket, set of four, £9.99; cutlery set (16 pieces), £29.99; Chicken salt and pepper pots, £8.99; set of two clear glass votive, £4.99; check cotton tablecloth, £49.99; glass cake stand, £29.99; yellow and white blossom tree, £19.99; rose paper napkins, £2.99; rose ice cream bowls, £2.99; cotton bunting, £12.99; bird house tea light lanterns, £5.99 each, from The Contemporary Home

“Swot up on Scandinavian and Russian customs, such as decorating hard-boiled eggs, which make a lovely centrepiece displayed on cake stands or in glass bowls.”

In Sweden, she says, vases are filled with twigs of willow or birch and hung with feathers and other small decorations.

“Enhance the fresh, spring-like feel by arranging colourful daffodils and tulips in jam jars,” Harris adds.

“Pastel shades aren’t the only traditional choice for Easter, but they’re very on-trend for this season, so look out for paper napkins and tablecloths in sorbet colours.”

Don your Easter bonnet and go hunting for bunnies, chicks and pretty details to decorate your home.

CHICK CHIC

Celebrate in rustic rural style with decor that features happy hens and eggs.

PRETTY AS A PICTURE

Pastel colours and delicate decorations will all contribute to a magical setting.

BUNNIES GALORE

Why should chickens rule the roost? Let bunnies romp as part of the holiday decor.

FAMILY FUN

Keep the clan busy and entertained with Easter treats.