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Fresh Spring Tabletops

Entertain in style with inspiration from these bright tables

Written by Tara Larson
  • As we say so long to snow and hello to spring flowers and fun gatherings with friends and family, find inspiration for your table to match the bright and blooming outdoors. 

    Using touches of yellow and gold, different shades of blues, and bursts of fresh blooms, this table is ready for a spring gathering. 

  • Choose a few colors as your scheme to keep things simple yet exciting, like purple, green, and blue shades as shown in this room. Also, adding fun toppings like these miniature faux nests would be a perfect look for an Easter brunch.

  • Display bright fruits and pastries as centerpieces as an alternative to flowers.

  • A mix of patterns comes into play on this table, set with porcelain dinnerware and cloth napkins. Pops of colors come through the lime green taffeta cloth topped with an embroidered blue-and-white botanical textile.

  • To jazz up a glass of water, limeade, lemonade—or even a cocktail—try packing your ice. Use strawberries, mint, and cucumbers, as in this example, or get creative with your own twist.

  • To incororate greenery in a tabletop, consider using faux succulent napkin rings. 

  • Liven up the party with hot-pink and shimmery gold accents—something unexpected for a tasteful spring luncheon.

  • Dress up desserts or drinks with edible flowers and greens. Store them in the refrigerator and use within one or two days of purchase. Be sure to remove any damaged petals before serving. 

  • Why limit the party to your indoor dining room? If weather permits, set up a table outside; just be sure to have a back-up plan in case Mother Nature changes her mind last minute. 

  • To add a special touch to each place setting, place a menu into a folded napkin. For recipe inspiration, peruse Tradtional Home's food and entertaining tab. For this specific menu, click here.

  • Offset busy plate patterns with solid linens for a streamlined look. Use fresh flowers for a traditional yet sophisticated centerpiece. 

  • Create a unique, yet synchronized table with different shades and patterns of the same color, like purple.

  • Strike a visual balance using a mixture of simple white table settings and multicolor floral centerpieces.