Do you love to entertain? Do dinner parties get you excited? Then you're in the right place!
If you're like me, part of the enjoyment of hosting guests is getting to decorate for the occasion. I love creating a beautiful tablescape to make friends and family feel special. I usually design the theme around a season or holiday to compliment the calendar.
With spring in full fledge, I thought I would share tips and ideas for a spring-themed table setting!
Steps to Designing a Spring Tablescape
Inspiration: Decide on what type of atmosphere you want to create. Is it a more formal event or more laid-back? Do you want to use cloth napkins or decorative paper napkins? Does it call for your China set or will your everyday dishes work? Wine glasses or Mason jars? What colors would you like to incorporate? You can always look to magazines or Pinterest if you're feeling stuck.
Once you've decided the feel you're going for, you're ready to gather your supplies and get started!
The Base: Start with a clean table. Try to look at it with fresh eyes! Use a runner as an anchor for the rest of the pieces and to add interest. Maybe you want to layer your runner with a neutral fabric like burlap on the bottom and a patterned runner on top. Or perhaps you'd like to use butcher paper and decorate it. Maybe you'd rather use a tablecloth. Try different looks to see what you like best!
Table Setting: To add depth and interest to your table setting, I recommend starting with a charger. Next layer your dinner plate. If you're using napkins as part of your decor, you can place it on the dinner plate or on top of the salad plate, depending on your preference. Or you may choose to lay it beside the place setting with the flatware on top.
I love to start with a neutral dinner plate and add color with the napkins or salad plate. Here are some examples of spring table settings I've done in the past that show this.