Easter decorating ideas: 13 pretty spring looks

These Easter decorating ideas, inspired by spring, will make your home look pretty – and they're easy to recreate

John Lewis easter decorating ideas
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If (like us) you love a bit of seasonally inspired Easter decorating ideas, you will not be letting the fact that we are amidst a pandemic stop you from getting your home looking cute. So we have rounded up some gorgeous looks that will give your home a lovely spring lift so you can still celebrate this rather different looking Easter in style!

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1. Create an Easter centrepiece inspired by spring

Easter decorating ideas for table settings with and Easter theme by dobbies

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If you're feeling creative and are looking to keep costs to a minimum when it comes to Easter decorating ideas, consider looking to nature for inspiration. 

With greenery picked up from the garden or (on the ground of) a nearby park, and supplemented with a few bits and bobs from the local florist (or supermarket), this spring-inspired centrepiece could be put together for a fraction of the price of buying something pre-made. Hung from the ceiling, it makes a striking focal point above a table decorated for dinner on Easter Sunday.

2. Or opt for more subtle Easter table decorating ideas

Easter inspired table decorating idea with pink toned crockery by john lewis & partners

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Alternatively, if you're looking for something a little more low-key, consider incorporating Easter-inspired shades into your table setting. We can't get enough of pastels, which are both reminiscent of spring and right on-trend.

3. Use fresh flowers (or plants) to decorate for Easter

Easter decorating ideas for a table setting by Anton Doll Holzmanufaktur

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If you're looking for an alternative to Easter eggs, consider giving the gift of fresh flowers – potted or otherwise – this Easter.

Dressed in a reusable fabric bag and tied together with ribbon, plants not only make perfect Easter decorating ideas and gorgeous gifts, but are often a much more sustainable alternative to plastic wrapped chocolate eggs, too.

4. Opt for pastel tones when decorating for Easter

Kitchen with Easter decorating ideas by dunelm

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Okay, so we've already mentioned pastels, but when it comes to decorating for Easter, it really doesn't get much better than these soft, muted shades. Teamed with tasselled bunting – an easy, temporary Easter decorating idea that we just can't get enough of – you've got everything you need for Easter.

5. Create Easter decorating ideas with things you already have

pale blue napkins used to make easter inspired place settings on yellow tablecloth by john lewis & partners

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Reimagining items you already own is one of the easiest ways to decorate for the changing seasons, and this year we've fallen in love with the idea of creating an adorable Easter decorating idea for a table setting made from an old napkin.

Simply tie your napkin – the more pastel toned the better – with a ribbon about one fifth of the way up and you've got yourself a pair of Easter-inspired rabbit ears. Easy (and cute).

6. Collect Spring time ceramics for display

Bowl full of ceramic Easter decorations by the contemporary home

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Perhaps a slightly more subtle approach to Easter decorating ideas, we love this way of displaying spring-inspired ceramics. Whether as the centrepiece of a table or coffee table, this is an easy way to hint at the new season without having to go all out. The beauty of ceramics? They can be used year after year – and year-round.

7. Use fairy lights to create an instant Easter decorating idea

Easter decorating idea: themed fairylights from lights 4 fun

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Another slightly more subtle approach to decorating for Easter is opting to switch up your lighting. Placing copper wired fairy lights inside a glass bell jar or Mason jar is a Pinterest-worthy trend that's effective in warming up a space; opt for Easter-inspired lighting and you've got yourself some subtly seasonal decoration. If you like this idea, you'll love the rest of our Mason jar DIY ideas.

Find these Easter Micro Battery Fairy Lights at Lights 4 Fun. Then, shop more of their tiny, twinkly fairy lights for the rest of the year.

8. Create a temporary Easter-themed feature wall

Easter decorating idea: a flower wall by talking tables

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If you're looking to create a feature wall that's even more temporary than a mural, consider making your own paper flower wall. Though we'll admit that making each flower from scratch may be a little time consuming for the average Joe, we know the crafters among us live for projects like this. Find more craft inspiration on our hub page.

For those of us who are slightly less creatively inclined, recreate the look using Decadent Decs Blush Flower Pom Poms from Talking Tables. 

9. Bake Easter-inspired goodies

Chocolate Easter baking with cute rabbit cut outs from john lewis and partners

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Another easy and inexpensive way to create Easter decorating ideas is by baking in the kitchen. Using cute cookie cutters makes it easier than ever to transform your bakes into something Easter-inspired.

Not a fan of cookies? There's always the classic cornflake cakes that seem to make a reappearance, adorned with chocolate eggs, annually. 

10. Have an Easter decorating ideas-packed breakfast

Easter inspired breakfast set up at country kitchen table by sarah watson designs

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Perfect for a laid back Easter breakfast, we love the country feel of this handmade pottery from Susie Watson Designs. Pastel shades and sweet motifs make it the perfect addition to the table in the spring, or all year around.

11. Make a pretty Easter wreath

Easter wreath step by step in How to make an Easter wreath feature

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We love this pretty Easter wreath. It's really easy to make and is perfect for adorning your front door or Easter dining table. And we think it's pretty enough to decorate your home year round, too. Follow our step by step guide to find out how to make an Easter wreath to create one for your home.

12. Create an Easter tree

John Lewis easter decorating ideas

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Because why should a tree be reserved only for Christmas? Sure maybe we don't need a full on spruce in our living rooms again, we are still finding pine needles from the last one, but a nice arrangement of twigs would do the trick.

Pop in the garden and cut some blossom or twigs with nice fresh buds and stick them in a nice spring jar. You could even decorate them with some cute felt egg decorations

13. Rely on food to be your Easter decorations

John Lewis easter decorating ideas

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Because when in doubt, let the food do the talking. Mini Eggs and hot cross buns displayed on adorable pastel crockery, what more do you need? John Lewis have some lovely spring pieces this year, including this Embossed Egg Plate and Embossed Side Plate.

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Emily first (temporarily) joined the Real Homes team while interning on her summer break from university. After graduating, she worked on several publications before joining Real Homes as Staff Writer full time in mid-2018. She loves a second-hand bargain and sourcing unique finds to make her rented flat reflect her personality.