I am excited this year to be sharing our Easter table decoration with you! We were still living upstairs (due to the flood/remodel) last year during this time, so nothing was decorated. And honestly, it was quite depressing. Fast forward one year …. and what a difference!! I am feeling so blessed to actually have a dining room this year, that it was important that it looked special (well at least to me). And you know…..sometimes us mommas deserve to feel good about something too- ya know?? LOL!! My Easter Tablescape: Blue & Yellow.
If you’re joining in from 26 Gorgeous Easter Tablescapes To Try or 24 Adorable Easter Front Door Wreaths, welcome!! FIY – I picked a different color palette than the ones mentioned in the 26 tablescapes post…..just to give you another option to try. I hope it gives you a little inspiration, and puts a smile on your face.
MY EASTER TABLESCAPE: BLUE & YELLOW
COLOR PALETTE CHOICE:
- 1) So, what sparked the inspiration for my color palette this year? The yellow pitcher and plates with retro style flowers were definitely the first items that came to mind. They instantly fill the dining room with yellow sunshine on cloudy days (& we have had A TON of those here in Katy, TX)….and they make me happy!
- 2) And then I found the muted yellow striped placemats, and that adorable farmhouse truck with Easter eggs pillow…… & I knew it was enough to get me started. So what do you think of the pillow – isn’t it precious? I found all of these goodies at Home Goods (in case you’re interested).
- 3) Now, that I knew which color palette I was using…..I began rummaging thru my “goodies” at home to see what I could use to tie these colors together.
AND….what did I find? Well, I found the yellow wreath and robin egg’s blue table runner – bingo!! The yellow wreath screams “hello spring” right from 1st glance, and that quilted table runner brought in the vintage feel that I was going for. Yes, please – we have a winner!!
- 4) Plus….. I already had the geometric navy lampshades with white bases that really help the wreath “pop”off of the wall. With all of the lighter colors on the table decor, it was important to have the darker colors against the back wall for contrast.
***TIP*** The dark navy wall also adds a lot of depth to the room by giving the eye a large grounding space (resting place) with all of the different patterns and colors going on in the room. To see more of the lamp shades in my dining room click here for my Fall Home Tour 2018 (with orange accents), and here Christmas Dining Room (with red accents). Which one do you like more?
Here is what the dining room looks like from a distance (picture below) so you can see how the navy accent wall adds depth to the table decor and room. Plus, it really creates a big contrast against all of the white slipcovered dining chairs.
If you want to know more about the paint colors I used click My House Paint Colors. If you want to know where I got some of my items or want to try to get the same look as my summer dining room, click shop our home: dining room. Have a question about an item or can’t find something, shoot me a comment. I’d be happy to answer any questions.
ADDING THE ACCESSORIES:
Now that I can see my main decor elements: lamp shades, wreath, yellow pitcher/plates, and pillow…..I can now start accessorizing. Since I already had the 2 turquoise, spa-colored pillows (from my bedroom), I popped those in to my captain chairs. They also help ground the busyness of the decor.
QUESTION: Do you like the chairs at the table (picture below) or do you prefer them against the wall (picture above)?
I just have to say that I am LOVING that cute little farm truck with Easter eggs pillow!! Can you tell – LOL??!! It just adds a little whimsy to the dining room, and plays off of the floral pitcher and plates. Plus, its just fun!!
Now, let’s get to the tablescape accessories. Since I know my color palette and have my accent colors in place, I just have to pop in a couple of items to complete the look. Here is what it looks like from the top view.
The design is kept simple in order to swap out a couple of decorations with a couple of serving platters, when Easter dinner is served. This way I can enjoy the tablescape for the entire Easter and spring season, but use it functionally when Easter actually arrives.
Below is a picture from the side with the chairs turned out so you can see how all of the color accents work together. What draws YOUR eye first, then second, and so on?
My eye goes to the back wall first – right? Then my focus travels from the navy lampshades to the yellow wreath, up to the yellow pitcher, back to the blue throw pillows and yellow farmhouse pillow, AND then back to the yellow plates. Amazing how it all interacts with each other!
If you want to learn how to layer the table decor, piece by piece click Setting A Fall Table in 8 Easy Steps. Even though it for fall decor, the process will be the same. Let me know if you have any questions. 🙂
Since I am an “antique lover,” my mom gave me that sweet little vintage egg pedestal candy dish a long time ago. Most years I fill it with candy, but this year I decided to put dyed Easter eggs in it. Because she did those too (with my girls when they were little), it’s a perfect way to reminisce on both memories. One of those dyed blue Easter eggs still has a little “Disney princess” sticker still on it. Cry-cry, sniff-sniff!! It’s the little things …..
***TIP*** Use different shades of the same color to your tablescape or other vignettes, to add dimension. The different blue and green colors of the dyed eggs really pop off against the lighter blue table runner, and spa-colored napkins. Plus, they are in the same color depth as the blue on the plates…even though they are a different shade.
I found those vintage style blue glasses (plastic outdoor tea glasses) to compliment my smaller antique glasses, and to add a little blue to the top of the table setting. I think it’s one of my favorite additions to the entire tablescape. What do you think??
Here’s another view of the table setting from the back side. You can tell how the white bowls, plates, and cake stand (all with dots) carry on the theme of those vintage inspired tea glasses. The dots really frame the dishes and give the setting texture.
Front side…..the bunny dish we got from our “holiday” wedding shower – almost 17 years ago.
Love the style of the mirror? Click Distressed Hand Painted White Round Mirror -DIY. There’s a painting tutorial and tips to get this exact look!
Thanks for taking a little Easter Dining Room tour with me!! I hope you’re loving the blue and yellow as much as I do! Just remember to use things that you love, that are meaningful, that remind you of Jesus, and that make you smile.
Do you like the color combination and items I used? Do you have a favorite? Let me know!!
Have a Very Happy Easter!
Love & Easter Hugs – jael 🙂