Decorating our homes with Easter decor ideas provides a moment to pause and reflect on the meaning of the holiday, as well as providing a wonderful opportunity to celebrate spring in our homes. It’s a great way to welcome guests with beautiful seasonal decor.
When it comes to Easter decorations, there’s no wrong approach. You can celebrate with flowers – think scented lamps, fresh flowers, vegan baked goods and prints. Or color. Bastille screams spring… though not loudly.
You can also try making some of the more decorative details, such as Easter wreaths, funky table settings, and displayed eggs – both the original version and the chocolate version. Elegant vintage style is at the top of the look. We’ve designed these Easter decorations using classic seasonal ‘ingredients’, including eggshells, along with dried and fresh flowers. None of them take long to make, but they will bring life back to your home.
Easter decorations – easy ideas to make at home
These simple yet stunning Easter decorations can be used all over your home – as Easter table decorations, party favors, fireplace mantels, and even doors.
“The beauty of these pieces is that they take humble materials, like chicken eggs and cut flowers from the garden, and turn them into gorgeous decorative pieces,” says creator and designer Sarah Bird. ‘They are things you can make on your own, or make with family and friends. And if you want, they will last much longer than the Easter weekend to give your home a cheerful look.’
1. Decorate Easter eggs for display
No Easter decorations would be complete without an egg display. If you have an idea of how to decorate Easter eggs but aren’t sure how to display them, this decorative dome is perfect.
This is one of those Easter craft ideas that looks good all year round. To prepare the eggs, cut tissue paper shapes from pre-printed tissue paper. Using decoupage glue, glue and paint under and over the fabric and then mount them onto the ceramic eggs. Leave them to one side to dry.
To arrange, line the base of the dome with moss, then place a pre-formed nest on top. Nestle eggs and some dried flowers into the nest and place the dome on top.
2. Create a centerpiece for your Easter table
Easter decorating should center around the lunch table. This simple and beautiful Easter table centerpiece is made of seasonal flowers and hollow-out egg shells arranged in a circular pattern. Use them as Easter brunch table decor, as a mantelpiece focal point, or even as a subtle gift idea.
3. Make an easy Easter basket
Easter basket ideas are great for celebrating Easter with kids – but they can be part of your Easter decor too.
Transform a simple basket with this elegant trick that combines preserved and dried flowers with a ribbon bow.
Tie a length of floral wire around the front edge of the Easter basket, then tie off the ends. Push the flowers under the wire to hide the stems.
Finish with a long ribbon tied under the flowers in a bow.
4. Make a wreath of eggs and feathers
Easter wreath ideas come in all shapes and styles, but this is a beautiful Easter decorating idea that you can make over the weekend. You’ll need a steady hand and even more nerve, but delicate, inflated eggs decorated with paint and beautiful feathers create a distinctive wall hanging.
We have a step-by-step to show you how to make an Easter wreath with flowers, too.
5. Tree twig arrangement
Making an indoor tree is very simple using branches from the garden mixed with pussy willow. Use a pretty jar like this one and place the oasis at the bottom to push the branches in, cover it with moss, and then hang the speckled eggs speckled with raffia or ribbon from them.
6. Design an Easter basket
The baskets are synonymous with Easter decor and make beautiful table decorations using different real eggs – white duck eggs, hen eggs, quail eggs and bluebell orangana eggs.
For a similar basket, Etsy has several antique baskets with handles. Add flower heads to the bowl for a nice touch.
7. Design a wardrobe with seasonal flowers and vintage finds
Make a focal piece of furniture the focal point of your Easter decorating. A white-painted antique cabinet base and a carved Tunisian shelf, set against beautiful French paneling – all from Cotswold antiques barn C’est Tout – make the perfect place to honor spring.
You can decorate the scene with a collection of old pots and vases filled with spring bulbs, cut tulips, narcissi and hyacinths.
8. Fodder for spring flowers
Easter decorations can also be taken outdoors. Going out on a bike ride in the countryside, with the fresh spring air flowing, is a real tonic for the soul.
Make the trip even sweeter by stopping in to purchase a bunch of heavenly scented narcissi. Their floral fragrance drifting on the breeze as they sway in your basket is guaranteed to put a spring in your step.
Use them alongside rose and tulip branches to add the finishing touches to a willow wreath.
9. Arrange flowers according to heights and depressions
For a rustic look to your Easter decor, turn to loose flower arrangements. For an array of flowers, pick flowers and foliage such as daffodil stems, grass and ferns and place them in vases and pots of different shapes and sizes. Place them along the table. Then cut the flowers and foliage at different heights to fit the vase.
There are no rules, but balance the width and height and step back from time to time to make sure the heights are different.
10. Create a quirky floral display
Create a unique botanical display by filling vintage finds with spring bulbs and cut flowers. Choose a collection of wares with carved shapes and antique ivory, such as antique French confit pots, Dartmouth urn-shaped vases, weathered watering cans, and even antique enamel strainers to add whimsy.
Keep your eyes open at flea markets and car boot sales for items that can be repurposed.
11. Give the gift of a gardener
Easter decor ideas can be gifts too. If you have green-fingered friends, for an individual touch, place seedlings in pots on each plate for guests to take home and plant. You can make seed pots like these out of newspaper, using a paper pot available from The Nether Wallop Trading Company.
Simply fill the pot with compost that is not too wet and place the seedlings in – sweet peas, nasturtiums, strawberries, fava beans or snap peas all work well. You can then wrap with string and add a sticker if you wish.
12. Bring Easter to your mantel
Create an Easter decor display by pinning bunting, hanging wreaths, and styling shelves with spring lights and vintage treasures.
We love the simple asymmetry of this spring wreath, and it’s super easy to make. Get a double-ring wreath frame and pack it tightly with sphagnum moss. Secure in place with floral wire.
Cut the flower branches, arrange them off-center, and tuck them into the moss to secure them. Decorate with a ribbon made from old scrap fabric and a handwritten calligraphy card, like this Easter sign from Edie Rose Ashley.
13. Design the serving space
Serving areas, such as a cart or side table, look great with natural materials inside or out. Place a stroller near an open door, for example.
“Casual is the essence of outdoor dining these days, so keep things simple with large plates, sharing plates and low serving bowls so people can help themselves easily,” says Chrissy Rucker, founder of The White Company.
“Think of interesting ways to decorate the space too – if you’re outside, hang a string of paper lanterns or swaths of bunting to define the serving space.”
Our outdoor dining ideas will help you set the scene.
14. Combine foliage with homemade wreaths
Easter decorations can be enhanced with leaves and flowers from the garden. Here, swathes of greenery paired with attractive illustrations of old-fashioned eggs are a charming seasonal variation.
15. Ancient love discoveries
This all-over bird design – Cole & Son Hummingbirds – makes a beautiful backdrop for spring days.
If you don’t want to decorate all the walls, simply use them on an accent wall to define the space, such as the wall of a fireplace mantel, or perhaps in an alcove or recess.
Place matching antique vases, found by florist Willow Crossley at flea markets, with stunning Fritillaria persica.
16. Fill the vases with eggs
Easter decorations can find a place in the living room as well. Large glass vases filled with hand-painted eggs wrapped in string are a simple and effective way to add a seasonal touch. You can also use the chocolate set, of course.
17. Hang beautifully painted paintings
Another Easter decor idea that can boost interest in your room year-round – hanging paintings in pretty pastel colors is an easy option. Plates decorated with gold leaf eggs are part of the elegant display of china and are a subtle way to evoke the theme.
18. Spell it
A welcoming wreath and decorative bunnies add a fun touch to Easter visitors. Buy a ready-made set, or create your own.
19. Make generous use of spring foliage
A large space like this entryway is no place to be listless. It paid off here with the Easter decorations – both in the size of the foliage wreath and the spread of pots and lamps on the table.
Symmetry – in flower arrangement and lighting – keeps things sophisticated.
20. Introducing pastels
Make the most of your tea meal by serving delicious friends and a beautifully decorated Easter cake, displayed to best effect on a ceramic stand for everyone to admire.
How to make Easter special at home?
“My advice is to think about how you will decorate for Christmas or other holidays, and add an Easter touch,” says costume designer Sara Bird.
“An Easter wreath, Easter tree, themed table settings, and Easter flower arrangements will bring the season to life throughout your home.”
Don’t forget Easter recipes to add a special touch to your seasonal entertaining. Creating a menu using fresh produce and presenting it in a simple yet elegant way at the table is sure to bring happiness to family and friends.