Elegant Easter Decorations & Flowers

Add a delightful twist to your Easter decor with these edgy and whimsical floral creations.

This Easter bring the outside in with abundant and playful decorations that celebrate the arrival of spring. When decorating with flowers, think simple—a vase brimming with tulips in a single color—or go all out with an explosion of seasonal flowers such as poppies, garden roses, or the watercolor shades of bearded iris.

Looking for inspiration? Read on for tips from the pros for your own spring floral designs.

Inventive Easter Decorations:

  • Think beyond pots and vases—arrange flowers in vintage chocolate tins, watering cans, heirloom bowls & candy dishes, vintage tea pots, Easter baskets or even empty eggshells. Mingle them with festive Ghirardelli Easter Impressions chocolates to showcase whimsical Easter icons.
  • Create a simple arrangement with a single type of flower and arrange premium chocolate eggs around it.
  • Go for the whimsical and unexpected—secure chocolate Easter eggs or Ghirardelli Chocolate Easter Impressions on the tips of sturdy wire and place in an arrangement to arc and hover over the flowers.

Floral Designs for the Easter Table:

  • Look for tulips in unusual colors, or for the more exotic varieties such as apricot or parrot tulips.
  • Any bulb flowers can be grouped in small pots and last long past the holiday—after enjoying them this season, plant the bulbs outside for blooms year after year.
  • Romantic peonies are showstoppers and come in a range of colors from the palest pink to deep purple.
  • The sweet innocence of daisies is a welcome sight in spring.
  • Yellow billy balls and fuchsia bachelor buttons are cheerful and offer a pop of bright color.
  • For a truly unusual look, choose flowers in unexpected chocolate-y, inky colors: bearded iris and hellebore in black varieties, deep brown chocolate cosmos, or tea roses in shades of mocha, caramel, and khaki.

Create Playful Innocence

Carly Blair, Creative Director at Margot Blair Floral Design in Austin, Texas, is known for her edgy and romantic designs and finds inspiration in the whimsical and iconic varieties that speak of Easter. "There's a certain playful innocence to the flowers available during this time of year that really lend themselves well to the Easter theme. From orange eremerus that looks like carrots, to actual bunny tail grass, the timing is pretty serendipitous."

At Portland, Oregon's Alder & Co., designer Hilary Horvath works with a simpler aesthetic, but is no less in love with spring. She adores blooming hyacinth and narcissus bulbs potted in simple pastel cups, and encourages home designers to make an effort to seek them out, "Spring bulb flowers are often grown in greenhouses and are available before they start growing in the garden, so they are a good tiding of spring to come."

Add Pops of Color

Blair notes that whatever variety you choose, "There's a very dainty, feminine quality to spring." Don't be afraid to play this up "with soft, muted pastels, and then add that signature pop of the unexpected with perhaps some brighter shades of corals or oranges."