If you’d like to make your Sunday Easter brunch special or just want to add flair to your next dinner party, here are five table setting essentials every stylish host should have
Sunday brunch is always an Easter highlight (maybe even more so than the chocolate!), and with the long weekend landing well into the Autumn chill this year there’s even more reason to settle inside for a long, leisurely feast with family and friends.
Setting the scene for the perfect Easter brunch starts with setting the table – less formal than a dinner but more elevated than your usual weekend breakfast, it’s the perfect occasion to invest in elegant, understated tableware that you’ll want to keep using well after the last mimosa has been cleared.
Together with Farmers, we’ve picked some key pieces that will not only stop the show this Easter, but will also bring a touch of style to the table year-round.
1. Stylish tray
A good tray is one of those underrated essentials that comes in handy time and time again. It’s perfect for pulling together a centrepiece and displaying decorative items without adding clutter to your setting. Try mixing and matching different candles, plants (here we’ve used a no-maintenance faux number), and other objects of interest to suit your mood or occasion.
2. Faux flowers
When you’ve got a thousand other things on your plate (including choosing the plates) do you really want to be making a last-minute dash down to the florist before company arrives? Faux foliage is everywhere right now and with good reason – it’s an easy way for busy people to bring life to a table setting and will last and last well beyond brunch.
3. Linen-look napkins
Reusable, wash-and-go napkins are not only less wasteful than paper, but they also instantly elevate a standard brunch into something a bit more special. Play around with tones to suit your occasion or existing decor, and experiment with different presentations like tying, folding and scrunching. A contrasting tablecloth will complete the look and protect your dining table from any accidental coffee spills.
4. Gold cutlery
Your classic silver cutlery will always have its place, but why not try pulling something a little different out of the drawer? This warm gold is not only perfect for autumn but can be used to add an elegant pop of colour to the table at any time of the year.
5. The perfectly imperfect plate set
Unless you’re planning some sort of avant-garde serving situation, plates are pretty essential to a good brunch! While a matching set is always in style, our more casual and varied approach to eating these days means there’s plenty of room to play around with an eclectic mix of colours, patterns and styles. Get creative!