Spring Tablescape Ideas & Wish List
February 16, 2021
I like to pretend that Valentine’s Day is the last winter holiday. Once we make it halfway through February, and I’m snacking on my Florida strawberries, my brain is fully in spring mode. So of course I’m starting to think of ideas for decorating my kitchen table this year. I hope you can find some inspiration in these spring tablescape ideas, and find a new addition to your own decor!
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Spring Tablescape Mood Board
I absolutely love spring. If winter is monochromatic, then spring captures the full array of colors, but softly. To capture that balance, lean toward a bright and light color palette. I went with a citrus-forward scheme, with inspiration from the early seasonal florals, fruits, and nature.
It evokes a feeling that is peaceful and calm, but still colorful. The soft and organic textures allow you to create a space that is relaxing enough for a casual breakfast or a cup of coffee, but also nice enough for a sit-down dinner or brunch. This style will work for Easter and other spring holidays, but it’s not focused on just one, so you can leave it set up for months.
When setting a table, the linens are where I always like to start. These establish the color palette, with large swaths of soft fabrics. I decided to stay away from full tablecloths, instead focusing on a combination of runners and placemats. This always feels a bit more casual to me, which is perfect for a home setting.
When it comes to combinations, choose one type of linen to be the focus with a fun print: the runner, placemats, or napkins. Then fill in around with the other pieces in solids or simple color blocking. Edge details and and woven textures add visual interest without distracting the eye.
The scale of serveware compared to place settings means that these pieces have the ability to be eye-catching and bold. Because of that, I decided to go with simple prints and textures. Use these larger items to do their jobs in holding food and beverages, but don’t forget about them.
There’s a balance of vintage and contemporary in these pieces, with decorative textures in the serving spoons and water hyacinth trays. This is countered by solid colors such as a classic casserole pan and a more modern ombre cream and sugar sets.
Get your kitchen and dining room ready for spring! This light and bright color scheme focuses on fruits, florals, and some cute accent pieces perfect for your seasonal tablescape.
Personal Place Settings
My favorite part of setting a table is building the depth of a single place setting. You can be really creative here, stacking dinner plates with salad plates and accenting with dip bowls. A trick I like to use when playing with prints is to separate patterned pieces by using a solid buffer in between.
Again we can focus on textures to add visual interest as well as shape. Mismatched vintage-style flatware is a fun way to bring in a classic feel without going over the top. The bird glasses add so much character, and can make you think of spring songbirds while sipping some wine.
Top everything off with the purely decorative additions to your table. These are important for the look, but they don’t tend to serve a utilitarian purpose. However, they allow you to really build the personality of your spring table. Mismatched bud vases add a vintage flair.
When it comes to centerpieces, spring really lends itself to seasonal florals. If you can find something fresh, that’s ideal for a special meal or occasion. However, for a longer-term setup, faux stems and sprays will do the trick. I love the idea of focusing on early blooms like dogwoods and daffodils.
How are you decorating your table for spring? Share your what is inspiring your decor for the upcoming season and your favorite pieces.
Spring Baking Wish List
Now that your table is all decorated, it’s time to start thinking about what to serve! You can brainstorm ideas with this spring baking wish list printable, available in the Resource Library.
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6 thoughts on “Spring Tablescape Ideas & Wish List”
These colors make me happy. As I am reading this, snow is falling. I can’t wait for spring to brighten things up.
Love your approach and all the mood / inspo items! We finally have sun today, so combined with this post, I’m looking even more forward to spring and warmer weather!
I am obsessed with table decor and have huge collection of random items I like to pull together for a unique tablescape. This spring I am looking forward to mixing my woven chargers with white plates, colourful pottery, bright napkins and vintage glassware. Just need to have the snow melt!
Thanks for sharing your wishlist for spring 🙂
I love this – in particular I really like the citrus theme and vibe. I’m not huge on spring flowers so a lot of spring decor isn’t really my style. But I can definitely get behind some grapefruits, lemons, and oranges!
This is so pretty, Kait! I love the moodboard and all of the photo inspiration you included. Tablescapse are such a fun way to make mealtimes a special experience. 🙂