10 Spring Tablescapes to Wow Your Guests
You'll be an early candidate for "Host of the Year" with a stunning, spring-inspired table design.
You don’t have to be Internet famous to set a Pinterest-worthy table for your next party. But you can steal a few tips from the pros with this bright inspiration, including how to DIY a table runner and use fresh fruit as decor.
Sunny Side Up
Daffodils are one of the first flowers to push their way through the ground in spring. So of course they belong on your table! Set bunches on a burlap table runner along with easy farmhouse accents like mason jars and pale blue plates. This would be so perfect for any of our spring farmers market recipes.
Cool as a cucumber…but cute as a kiwi! That’s what this layout feels like. Use a pastel gingham tablecloth as the base for natural woven chargers, fruit-inspired place settings and a bevy of beautiful blossoms (dotted with kiwis, of course). Finish your table with utensils in classic gold.
Pretty in Palms
This tropical table features one of spring’s hot trends: palm trees. In fact, the “table runner” itself is a long palm frond. Play up the chic vibe with simple black, white or pink plates and gold flatware (ahem, another tabletop trend!). Don’t forget the best part of the whole setup: adorable mini-pineapple centerpieces!
When life gives you lemons, use them to make this citrus-y (and seasonal) centerpiece. The trick is to layer your lemon slices in a larger vase, then place a smaller one inside to hold the water and fresh flowers.
(Have extra lemons on hand? Put them to work in a zesty lemon recipe.)
There’s something to be said for the matchy-matchy look. Tie together coordinated placemats and cloth napkins (in pretty floral prints, of course) with a bright blossom and greenery. Bonus points if your centerpieces have similar colors and flowers to create a cohesive spring table.
Robin’s Egg Blue
A combo of speckled robin’s eggs nestled in moss and pastel blue hues make up this dreamy tablescape. And underneath the natural greenery in the center isn’t a fancy table runner…it’s a couple curtain panels! Bring the look together with spring recipes from our special collection.
Pay homage to the rolling green hills of Ireland with this rustic tablescape. Pair wood chargers and candlesticks with all the beautiful greens you’d find in the countryside (think soft moss, clover, and wispy wildflowers). Cream napkins edged with lace add an extra touch of Irish charm.
Modern meets vintage in this setup. Pops of pink (in big blossoms, menu cards, and even pink lemonade) bring the perfect contrast to black and white linens. Other playful touches like gold silverware and a polka dot runner complete the look for this Mother’s Day brunch.
Psst…it’s never too soon to review our Mother’s Day Gift Guide.
Streets of Paris
The vintage glassware and elegant china on the table almost feel like a cafe in Paris. Play up the soft vibe with soft textures like lace and chiffon in shades of blush, cream, and baby blue, plus handwritten menus at each place setting.
Nothing feels more like spring than light linens. Incorporate this relaxed fabric in a table runner or napkins, and keep the color scheme neutral. For example, bring in one simple pattern and add contrast with dark greens bunched with muted blooms. (Before you start your centerpiece, check out these pro tips.)