While all the tips below are based off a combination of 2019 trends and timeless “rules” for Easter decorating, perhaps the most impactful comes from Kirstin Paul – one of our on-site interior designers and contributor to this article. When arranging your Easter tablescape, it can be easy to focus on the visuals – but Kirstin suggests that aromatic decor is just as powerful. In her own words: "My favorite Easter decorating trend/tip is completely infused with aroma and made to elevate your senses! I love an herbaceous Easter table setting; table with various vases and jars of fresh dill, basil, chives, or rosemary. Not only do they provide amazing aroma and elevate a seasonal meal, they provide a great natural backdrop for the trendy pastel colors and naturally-dyed eggs. The combination creates a table setting fit for the season." Whew! If that doesn’t whet your Easter-decorating appetite, we don’t know what will!
And now, the full list of everything you need to know about the holiday’s design trends for a, ahem, chicer Easter.
#1 All-Natural, All-Organic
When prepping your home for Easter, it can be easy to focus on the tried-and-true (think soft pastels, fresh florals and colorful eggs – all of which put the “pretty” into the holiday’s decor). Along with the fun aesthetics, though, this Easter (and spring ’19 in general) will be all about reflecting the feelings of refreshment and renewal that come with the season. One of the hottest trends for the year ahead, furniture – like dining tables, coffee tables and case goods – in earthy, toned-down neutrals deliver a fresh organic feel, and provide the perfect canvas for “pops” of pastel decor. Swapping out artificial colors and textures for distressed, unrefined surfaces offers effortlessly chic style – without losing the organic, renewing feel that makes this time of year so special.
"My favorite Easter decorating trend/tip is completely infused with aroma + made to elevate your senses! I love an herbaceous Easter table setting; table with various vases + jars of fresh dill, basil, chives, or rosemary. Not only do they provide amazing aroma + elevate a seasonal meal, they provide a great natural backdrop for the trendy pastel colors + naturally-dyed eggs. The combination creates a table setting fit for the season."
Kirstin Paul, Interior Designer + Visual Communications Manager
#4 Get Fresh
Nothing says Easter decor – and the rejuvenating, renewing feelings that come with the season – like a vase of fresh flowers; place together two vases, each of the same design and color but different heights, on a rustic coffee or end table for a chic take on a classic staple.
“I love a buffet-style set-up with various platters for guests to customize their meal, away from the main dining space. Lots of greenery + light/bright linens with pops of color.”
Leslie Frausto, Interior Designer
#7 Bedroom Buoyancy
#8 Egg-cellent Seating!
“Egg-shaped” furniture and decor with oval silhouettes, incorporated with spontaneity through your home and backyard, make for delightful Easter surprises both kids and adults are sure to love.
#9 Backyard Bliss
You can’t talk about Easter decor without talking about outdoor spaces; full of fresh foliage, sweet florals and the radiant sunshine, a clear spring day in the backyard is as “Easter” as it gets. Play up the warm energy of nature by arranging cozy seating and dining arrangements al fresco, and, again, have fun with egg silhouettes! (Egg-shaped chairs in particular are a hot trend – and make for winning Easter decor.)
#10 Refresh, Renew, Repeat
When all is said and done, Easter is the perfect time for fresh beginnings, and for fresh beginnings, the perfect place to start is home. Easter decor should bring to you a sense of calm and renewal, so the colors and style choices best for your Easter decor will depend on the ones with which you associate these feelings the most!