Embrace springtime celebrations by injecting some pretty pastels and egg-cellent styling ideas into your home
From freshly-cut daffodils to crafting hand-painted eggs with the kids, Easter is the perfect time to ring in the new season and make the first Bank Holiday of the year a special time to spend with family.
Inspired by the blooming outdoors, Easter centres around pastel colours and this is a great place to start your scheme. Introduce powder pink, soft lilac, mint green and pops of yellow for a cheerful spring palette, whether that’s on your table top for Easter Sunday or vases of fresh flowers dotted around the house. There’s no need to splash out on fancy crockery for the occasion—simply dress your day-to-day tableware with pastel-coloured napkins, or tie ribbon around your glassware for an Easter-inspired update. Place-settings will make the meal feel like a special occasion and give you the chance to get creative with nametags; try adorning each tag with a sprig of rosemary or why not write each name on a mouth-blown eggshell? Giving the eggs a colourful wash using watered-down paint will add another pop of colour to your table top.
To extend the celebration around the house, hang colourful bunting along the bannisters or an Easter wreath on your front door to welcome guests. Simple foliage and polystyrene painted eggs can be fixed to a pre-made wreath using twine and a hot glue gun, or invest in a shop-bought alternative.
Spring garden painted egg decorations, £4.50 each; resin egg decorations, £6 each; pastel tin bunny ornaments, £6 each; green taper candle, £4 for four; ceramic egg cup with ears, £5.25; wool mix sitting duck decorations, £7.50 each, all Gisela Graham