Warning: these four swanky Spring place settings may outshine your entree!
Put your parkas away—Spring is here! Buds, blooms, and bright, sunny days—the undeniable signs of the new season—beckon us to throw open the windows and begin dining al fresco. Here, we have compiled our favorite Spring dinner table ideas to help you elevate your entertaining game and enchant your guests. Think: unconventional color palettes, eye-catching place settings, and swoon-worthy centerpieces.
To add zest to your tabletop, forgo flowers in favor of a citrus centerpiece. Sumatra oranges, clementines, and cantaloupe melons look elegant bunched together atop a striped linen tablecloth, lending color and texture aplenty to your table.
Carry that texture to your place setting with these zesty, woven fringe placemats and coordinating coasters. Topped with simple, striped plates (cut citrus, anyone?), colorful cutlery, and everyday glassware, the overall effect is fruity and fresh.
Nothing signals the start of Spring quite like the cheery, yellow face of a daffodil. So why not set a table inspired by the bountiful blooms?
For a classic, upbeat base, lay a pastel-colored tablecloth in an unexpected pattern—we love pink marbled linen. Next, enliven your table with these yellow, reversible patent placemats (you can choose sunny yellow or crisp white). Simple, pastel plates and clear glassware echo the modern feel of placemats while adding a refreshing contrast.
Tie your setting together with matching marbled napkins cinched with our beaded, floral napkin rings. With a color scheme this brilliant, your guests won’t miss a centerpiece, though we will never say no to a vase of floppy daffodils.
The only challenge now? Making sure your menu is just as avant-garde!
Maximalism not your thing? Forgo flowery linens and indulge in stripes instead.
Begin with a graphic tablecloth (we used purple and white stripes to add interest). Next, add these striped lacquer placemats and coordinating coasters. Their curvilinear form adds unexpected interest to the table.
Simple, striped plates and napkins complete the geometric layers. Finish off your place setting with tortoiseshell cutlery and colored glassware for chic visual interest.
In lieu of a large flower arrangement, scatter bud vases down the table with blooms in coordinating hues. Top it all off with a platter of palette-cleansing citrus.
For a decadent dinner with friends, save the drama for the table.
Create a bold scene with a festive, floral tablecloth and take your color cues from it. Next, set out these patent reversible placemats in punchy shades of pink and fuchsia. For a generous portion of visual interest, opt for black plates, cutlery, and napkins tied together with pink ombre napkin rings. For extra feminine flair, consider these floral napkin rings instead.
Bunches of loose blooms and bowls of peppy pink candy make for an easy finish. Typically reserved for autumnal tables, groupings of red flowers look right in this springy tablescape and lend a lovely contrast to the pink-hued place settings.