Spring is officially in the air! Bring the warmth back into your home with some fresh and inspiring table setting ideas. Our expert decorator created this light and whimsical spring tablescape by juxtaposing natural and fresh elements with touches of rustic decor, and we’re letting you in on all her secrets! This spring table design is perfect for Easter brunch, family celebrations, or just a simple refresh to your dining table! Consider these tips when planning your spring tablescape.
Start with the Table
Before shopping for materials for your table design, first consider the size, shape and color of the table. For our design, we used our round, Granby reclaimed barnwood dining table in a darker shade of Provincial Stain paired with our Akron barnwood dining chairs. So right off the bat, we wanted to go light with our table design elements to create a pretty and fresh juxtaposition.
Choose a Color Palette
Next, pick the color palette for your design. There are lots of choices for spring tables, whether you go for blush pinks or pale yellows, or bold oranges. Although pastels are the typical go-to color palette, we chose to center our design around fresh, green garden hues. We also planned to incorporate some rustic farmhouse elements into the design with warm wood and tan tones, as well as gray fabrics and light plates to bring everything together.
Build the Centerpiece
Every table design needs a focal point. In our design, the centerpiece is definitely the star of the show. We wanted something that was significant in size without overwhelming the table, and the dough bowl we used ended up being perfect.
For this design, Eucalyptus was the base and then we layered in some soft Lambs Ear as well as some other natural looking stems. By layering in several different kinds of greens to create a cascading effect, it made the arrangement feel more natural and casual and not quite as contrived as a more formal bouquet.
We brought dark woven rattan balls to nestle among the greens, almost like a birds nest, which highlighted the color of the table and gave depth and contrast to the muted green tones of the foliage. The gray and jute tassel beads added a touch of whimsy and also incorporated the gray color of the candle as well as the napkins, table runner, and galvanized chargers.
Place settings should connect with the tones of the centerpiece, but they are also an opportunity to bring in complementary colors and textures to the design. To tie the natural and rustic element of the centerpiece with the outskirts of the table we used rattan placemats. The round shape paired perfectly with the shape of the table.
On top of the placements we used galvanized chargers and pretty white plates with a hobnail trim to elevate the tablescape with a feeling of casual elegance.
Finally, the table runner and napkins top it all off with a fabric element to soften and bring the whole look together. The fun polka dot trim on the napkins speaks sweetly to the polka dot trim on the plates. The wooden napkin rings were a fun thrift store find that added to the overall farmhouse in the country/ early spring garden vibe.
Add the Final Touches
Add in final touches to complete the tablescape, like candles or other lighting for ambiance. We paired a gray candle in a hurricane glass cylinder to create a soft light, which paired well with our chosen glass tumblers.