3 Ideas For Dressing Up Your Kitchen Table This Easter
Easter is all about getting together with family, sharing a large meal and indulging in more than your fair share of chocolate. It’s about also welcoming in the springtime, celebrating the new flowers and natural abundance by sprucing up your home. We at Woodcraft think that it’s a great time of year to reconsider some old décor and have fun with decorating, which is why we’ve put together a short list of Easter decorations that are sure to give your family and guests something to chirp about.
Of course, any good table setting wouldn’t be complete without a spectacular table. Nothing says warmth and conviviality quite like a solid wood table, lovingly crafted from Canadian wood and finished with the stain of your choice. As opposed to those tables you find at big box stores, our tables will last you a lifetime, allowing you to decorate and redecorate them year after year. And of course, the solid wood furniture from Woodcraft doesn’t just stop at tables – to really add charm and sophistication to your dining room, check out our sideboards, buffet hutches and chairs. But enough about the tables themselves – let’s look at how to dress them this Easter!
A traditional Easter palette of colours has to include a few pastels. An eggshell blue vase with a light pink rose would look striking against a backdrop of driftwood or white stain on maple wood. Look for pastel yellow place mats and couple them with personalized, pastel purple name cards for a fresh pop of colour that your guests will love. You don’t have to go too overboard with the pastels – lest your table start looking like an episode of Miami Vice – but a few carefully chosen pastel elements will really help evoke the Easter holiday.
As mentioned, Easter is also a celebration of spring, and in order to drive that point home, consider dressing your table with an array of freshly picked flowers. If you can get your hands on some, trilliums would look fantastic laid out on a dark stained reclaimed wood kitchen table – that mix of natural and industrial is very dramatic. If you don’t have access to a garden, head down to your local florist and have them make you up an arrangement; just make sure to make it clear that you’re looking for a spring theme.
A Nest Of Eggs
Branches are a very popular centrepiece these days, and a great twist on that trend, especially for Easter, is to make them into a nest for painted eggs. You can either get these branches at your florist, or just go foraging in the front yard for good-looking branches, making sure to get a good variety of lengths and shapes, which will add depth and contrast to the setting. Of course, natural wood looks good against natural wood (who would’ve thought!) so this will go great with any of our solid wood dining tables. If you want to order a table now for the Easter holiday, get in touch with us about our floor models, or come down and visit one of our showrooms.
Easter should be about two feasts – one for the stomach and one for the eyes. Let us know what kind of table décor you like to use on your Woodcraft solid wood table – we love to hear all the ways our customers enjoy their furniture. And if you don’t have a Woodcraft table yet, get in touch with us about fixing that!