How To Create Timeless Easter Tablescapes

Saffron Marigold - Updated: February 23, 2021

Our sunny, block printed table linens are sure to help spring your Easter tablescapes into action. Celebrating Easter brunch (or Easter dinner) around a beautiful table makes the whole day more festive. In brilliant spring colors and inspired patterns, these Easter tablecloths will create some truly hopping Easter table setting ideas!  Our table linens prove that you don’t need an egg or bunny pattern to create the perfect Easter table. From Easter table decor to setting up an Easter centerpiece, we’ll guide you through everything you’ll need to create an Easter tablescape that speaks to you. 

What is a tablescape?

A tablescape is more than just setting the table with plates, cups, and cutlery. Instead, it’s a way of dressing your table from head to toe to create a visually appealing setting for dining.  

Start with an Easter tablecloth in spring colors

To set your Easter table–or to create any beautiful tablescape, for that matter–the first step begins with a table linen. Acting as a beautiful foundation, a tablecloth or table runner in Easter colors will set the scene for your tablescape. From floral table runners to white table linens and tablecloths for spring, Saffron Marigold offers plenty of Easter tablecloths that are just right for an Easter gathering. We hope you can use these to inspire your Easter tablescape ideas!

Easter tablescape idea: Pretty in Purple


With blue violets and crocuses cropping up at every turn, purple Easter decorations are a natural choice. Dusty lilac is an especially lovely purple tablecloth to use for an Easter brunch. This Victorian pattern is simply begging you to pull out your vintage china!

Easter tablescapes in white for a season of renewal


Stylish and refined, a white tablecloth is always an elegant, sophisticated choice for a classic Easter brunch. Ours has a gentle pattern that feels right at home in a spring table setting but is subtle enough to allow the rest of your Easter table decorations to shine. Bring in the vivid colors of spring through your Easter table decor and make it whimsical with a big bowl of jelly beans on the table. Be sure to remember that quintessential bunch of Easter lilies as the centerpiece.

A spring green Easter table setting with a boho twist


We wait all winter long for the first touches of green. For a spring celebration (such as an Easter brunch), ground your tablescape with a green tablecloth or green table runner. Our Memories of Shalimar print has touches of navy blue and shimmering gold accents, filling the table with an air of bohemianism. With that, why not twist tradition this year by dyeing your Easter eggs dark blue and treating them to exquisite patterns?

Classic blue and white for an elegant Easter


A classic blue and white tablecloth will carry you into a number of spring parties, from a Mother’s Day brunch to a spring luncheon all the way to Easter dinner. If you prefer, you can also try a blue and white table runner over a solid white tablecloth for formal dining, and let it run across a bare wooden table for a special breakfast. The possibilities are endless!

English Gardens ~ Table Runner English Gardens ~ Table Runner
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English Gardens ~ Napkins English Gardens ~ Napkins
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English Gardens ~ Tablecloth English Gardens ~ Tablecloth
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Sunny yellow Easter tablescapes


For a table that radiates with happiness, a yellow tablecloth is ulimate choice. Bursting with a sunny glow, this tablecloth (or its partner–a yellow table runner) sets the stage for the eggs benedict and mimosas you’ll enjoy at Easter brunch. Yellow is the basis for so many Easter table decorations, after all!

A crisp floral print for an Easter table


After the dreary grey winter landscape, the sight of spring’s first blooms are cause for a celebration of their own! If you delight in planting a garden and snipping your own flowers for added beauty in your home, then you’ll want to use a floral tablecloth for your Easter tablescape. It’s the natural choice!

4 ways to build your Easter tablescapes

Once you’ve narrowed down your table linens, you can really start to picture how you’ll want do dress the Easter brunch table. Maybe you’ll want the table linens to be the star of the show. Perhaps you’ll use them to create a cohesive theme for the celebration. From formal to casually refined, you’ll enjoy creating Easter tablescapes this year with Saffron Marigold linens adorning your table.

Decide on a theme for your Easter tablescapes

Maybe tulips speak to you, or perhaps you’re crazy about Easter eggs. From flowers to bunnies, choose a spring or Easter element to serve as your theme. Just think spring: light colors, floral motifs, and other details that evoke the changing season are a great place to start.

painted eggs with gold polka dogs for an Easter tablescape
Less Candles

Easter Egg Candles

Gilded polka dots deliver whimsy and charm to traditional Easter eggs–you might want to keep these candles unlit!

soapstone birds in blue and golden yellow to place on an Easter tablescape
Little Obsessed

Soapstone Birdies

Made from locally-mined soapstone, these little lovebirds were made from entirely by the hands of Kenyan artisans.

Create an Easter table centerpiece

No Easter tablescape is complete without a knockout centerpiece! A great centerpiece features layers of texture, materials, and height to provide a feast for the eyes. Use candlesticks, topiaries, garlands, greenery, and other embellishments from your chosen theme for a cohesive presentation. And don’t forget about the florals!

easter egg wreath with yellow, white, pale pink, and pale teal eggs from Lillian Vernon
Lillian Vernon

Easter Egg Wreath

A wreath isn’t just for hanging: set this one on the center of your table. Fill a vase with similar florals, or stand candlesticks in the center. Either way, this wreath will anchor your Easter centerpiece beautifully.

Creek Water Blooms

Wood Flower Centerpiece Arrangement

For a low Easter centerpiece, consider one filled with eco-friendly sola wood flowers, each one custom-ordered, handmade, and hand painted. 

Place settings for your Easter tablescapes

For your Easter brunch, set a proper table setting complete with china, silverware, glassware, and placemat for each guest. Now, this can be as casual or as sophisticated as you prefer. Whether or not you break out your fine china is up to you, but don’t forget to use cloth napkins–they elevate every meal!

fluted glass egg cup set  in pastel colors of green, blue, and pink for an Easter tablescape
World Market

Fluted Glass Egg Cups

Lovely, simple table decor that’s functional and pretty–sign us up. For Easter brunch, consider filling egg cups with a kiwi for a fun, unexpected–and healthy!–treat.

fair trade white and silver napkin ring from the little market
The Little Market

Woven Napkin Rings

Made in Rwanda by weavers who use locally sourced grasses, these rings will add a special touch to the table. They look especially gorgeous paired with Ivy Lace, Royal Mansour, or Victorian Trellis!

Add finishing touches to your Easter tablescape

Small touches like placecards, favors, a printed menu, or chair decorations will elevate the Easter brunch table setting and wow your guests.

a sugar egg with Peter Rabbit for an Easter tablescape
Williams-Sonoma

Panoramic Peter Rabbit

A darling Victorian tradition, panoramic sugar eggs are hard to find these days. We love this one that has none other than Peter Rabbit himself in the sugary garden!

Chocolate bunny place setters for Easter tablescapes, each are wearing a multi-colored bow tie
Li-Lac Chocolates

Chocolate Place Setter Bunny

If you’re a traditionalist, then you know that no Easter table setting is complete with a chocolate bunny! They are the quintessential Easter table toppers. These are handmade in Brooklyn and available in three delicious flavors.