How to Design Your Tablescape for Summer

Spring sunshine creates the perfect weather for alfresco lunches, dinners and picnics. It's easy to create a table setting to make the most of dinner parties at home or in the garden. Tables can be brought to life with colourful dishes, unique glassware, and floral-inspired centrepieces. No matter what your Spring plans are, designing the perfect tablescape is a great way to add a warm and whimsical feel to home. Here are some ways you can spice up your Spring parties with tablescaping. 

Pick a Theme and Colour Scheme
When designing your ideal tablescape, it is important to first pick a theme that inspires you. Your choice of theme can come from seasonal foliage, a whimsical colour scheme, or even colourful glassware. No matter where you find inspiration for your table setting, the possibilities are endless.

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Create the Perfect Centrepiece
The perfect centrepiece can further inspire the design for the rest of your tablescape. When selecting or creating a centrepiece, it is important to make a selection that echoes the theme of your tablescape. While centrepieces are traditionally floral bouquets, adding candles and layering table linens is also a great way to add colour to your table this spring. The variety of colours in centrepieces will create dimension and add warmth to your table. 

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Tableware and Glassware
In addition to adding colour to your table setting with an inspiring centrepiece, you can also add personality with tableware and glassware. Switching up your usual tableware with fun and textured pieces adds a sense of occasion. You can also use your usual plates as a base and add personality with coloured accents. The same can be said for glassware; unique glassware can make your design more welcoming and also tie in beautifully with minimal tableware. 

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Bring Nature Indoors
Looking to nature is a great way to make your guests feel welcomed at your spring supper. There are endless ways to add nature to your tablescape. Using foliage in your centrepieces can enhance the earthy feel of your tablescape while dotting the centre of your table with floral arrangements of varying heights can add dimension to your setting. Summer is the perfect season to enhance your tablescape with natural decor. 
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While sticking to a theme creates cohesion at your dining table, don’t forget to have fun when designing your tablescape. Bring the summer sunshine to your table by mixing and matching colours. Patterns can also look incredibly striking and add energy to your table. No matter how you choose to set your table this season, make your tablescape yours with an array of shades that bring you joy and make your guests feel at home. 

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1. A Swedish term which means "to add decorative details to your home".
2. Pronounced in English as At Pinta.