Today, we’re sharing our spring bunny tablecape which was inspired by the sweet little marsh bunnies that live on our property. And also, by how easily you can create a simple Easter tablescape using pieces you already own in a fresh way without a lot of fuss.
The number one question I get about seasonal tablescapes, most often, is how to make them feel festive and livable all at the same time.
You know what I mean, right?
To leave the dishes out or put them away…that is the question.
I know so many people that leave their seasonal dishes out on the breakfast or dining room table because it’s such an easy way make the space feel festive during the holidays.
On the other hand, I know people that would much rather leave out a seasonal centerpiece than to have to deal with the hassle of putting away the “special dishes” every time they sit down to eat.
Which camp are you in?
I honestly don’t think there is a right or wrong answer. I think it’s more about doing what best fits your needs for this specific season of your life.
Without a doubt, the spring season always seems to be a busy season due to Easter and Passover, spring break, school activities, the fair, garden parties, planting sessions, spring cleaning, home goal projects, seasonal maintenance and general decluttering.
There is a lot to do!
Not only that, after a long winter people are just ready to get outside and feel the sunshine on their faces. We totally get it, we feel the same way.
And when our calendars start piling up with activities, it’s really easy to let things like seasonal decorating slide OR to get so overwhelmed by thinking we have to decorate the entire house, we just decide not to do anything at all.
But you guys, seasonal decorating doesn’t have to be all or nothing. There are ways to make your spaces feel festive and functional at the same time, especially when it comes to spring tablescapes.
Here are a few things to consider…
Choose a seasonal color palette– We’re using white, green and brown this year, so you’ll see those colors represented throughout the house. They’re an easy complement to all the layers of grays, creams and wood tones we use year-round.
Shop your house for the basics first– Before going out to buy something new shop your house for basics like dinner plates, chargers, glasses, silverware and even napkins. Once you have a solid base then purchase seasonal items.
We found these brown and white salad plates on sale at Hobby Lobby and immediately fell in love. Pairing salad plates with neutral dinner plates is an easy to way decorate for the holidays without taking up extra space in your dish pantry and cabinets or breaking your budget.
Pick centerpiece containers you can reuse throughout the year– We created this centerpiece using a basket we already had on hand. It adds texture to the table and could just as easily be holding vegetables in the summer or pumpkins in the fall. We also created a spring inspired centerpiece for the dining room using a simple box .
Add greenery to your tablescape with flowers, plants, branches or clippings from your yard– Unfortunately, we suffer heavily from seasonal allergies so using real flowers inside an be tough this time of year. That said, the greenery from plants (even faux plants) can really help to bring life to your spaces and spring tablescapes.
We used this mix of faux cabbages and boxwoods then added clippings from our Bridal Bush for an easy pop of color.
Choose spring décor wisely– Finally, and this is probably the hardest one on the list, choose your spring décor wisely. If you’ve been to a big box store lately, you know how easy it is to get wrapped up in “all things spring.”
We’ve seen so many pretty pastel plates, napkins, glasses, eggs, bunnies, wreaths and centerpieces this year.
The thing is, if you don’t have a place to store those decorations or if you’re trying to use your budget wisely resist the urge to bring home those items that are trendy or that you don’t truly love.
In the end, you’ll be much happier without the extra seasonal clutter because it will you more time to gather around a spring tablescape and celebrate with the people you adore most!
What colors are you guys decorating with this year?
Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.