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Pretty Spring Tabletops

8 cheerful ideas for setting a fresh spring table

Written by Julianne Hilmes

After a long winter, use nature's bounty to liven up your tabletop and usher in the spring season with style.


Photo: Adam Albright

Spring blooms are one of the first signs of the season's arrival. A vase filled with hardy daffodils, or a stem placed atop place settings, is a simple way to signal spring on your table. 


Photo: Nancy Nolan

Yellow and purple set a festive scheme on this springy tabletop. A floral salad plate nods to the blooms emerging outside as well as the cut flowers on the table. 


Photo: Matthew Mead

On this colorful table, abundant spring asparagus is cleverly put to use as place card holders. Simple white plates and napkins are crisp and fresh atop a turquoise tablecloth.


Photo: Blaine Moats

Festive on their own, green grass, tulips, ranunculas, rainbow carrots, and died eggs combine for a perfectly lively Easter centerpiece that showcases spring's bounty.


Photo: Jay Wilde

Magnetic butterflies—attached to plates and vases alike—add a bit of whimsy to this pretty-in-pink table. Blue plates keep the sweet scheme from overhwleming.


Photo: Peter Krumhardt

Purple chargers echo the hue of the fresh-cut blooms on this breakfast table. Green and yellow napkins add a dose of spring color; petite bird nest decorations complete the look.


Photo: Peter Krumhardt

It doesn't take much to turn a simple place setting into one that wows. To spiff up your everyday tabletop, add a playful napkin, like this pink one with a trellis pattern, and some garden fresh blooms. 


Photo: Nancy Nolan

Verdant green evokes the promise of regrowth in spring and is equally appealing on a tabletop. A textural table runner and charger paired with the marbled bowl creates interest.