One of my dear readers asked me to give her tips and spring decorating ideas that would not be all pastels. Some pastels are fine, but not all so sugary sweet. I have to admit that if you use pastels in small portions they won’t make you nauseous. In fact, some of the best fashion and design industries’ pros mastered the pastels trend to make sure that it is no longer just for bridal showers or girls’ bedrooms. I admire their ability to place a perfect blush color sofa within a rather brutalists’ environment or a whimsical light blue chandelier in a formal dining room. But I will cover the pastel trend in my upcoming posts. Today let’s talk about spring decorating ideas for a table setting.
Here are some tips for making pastels look quite grown up. In this post, I will show you examples of mixing dark or neutral colors with fresh and festive pastels. I focussed on a more casual table setting. After all, most of us have a simplified lifestyle, especially in spring and summer. If you use stoneware, nice napkins and placemats you can skip tablecloth.
Depending on your decorating style, you can be more modern or traditional in your approach.
- Add a burlap ribbon for a more rustic look.
- Limit the number of folds and accents for a minimalistic look.
- Place fun cups for a quirky statement.
- Get colorful silverware for originality.
- Use all white flowers with colorful plates.
Let’s talk about components for your spring tablescape.
Spring Decorating Ideas for Dishes and Linens
You don’t have to choose everything pink and rosy to proclaim that spring is finally here! Mixing colors and adding some simple details will always make your holiday table look unique.
Dark or Neutral Dinnerware + Pastel Linens Mood Board
For a rustic or casual look, I like to use linen napkins with stoneware dishes without a tablecloth. I arrange the napkins so that they are long instead of folding. Add a burlap ribbon and place it under the dinnerware to complete the table setting. If you noticed the ribbon above has a pink edge which picks from the napkin.
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Pastel Dinnerware + Dark or Neutral Linens Mood Board
Many people prefer light color for dishes and dinnerware. If pastels are not something you like, consider mid-tones, such as light gray, purple or blue. For a more classic look use neutral or gray color for linens or tablecloth.
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Gray, Black, White, and Rose Table Setting Mood Board
If you love black, white and gray playing with rose or blush napkins can be fun. Place white flowers in glass containers for a lighter look. Add splashes of color with paper bunnies as a hostess gift, and you are all set.
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If you love gray, black and white add rose color to a mix to welcome spring.
Spring Decorating Ideas for Flowers, Wall Decor, and Desert
Once your linens, dinnerware, and glasses are set, bring in some the flowers. If your linens are bright, go for more greenery and pale or white flowers. If your linens are dark or neutral, go for brighter colors. I like to use clear glass vases or simple containers.I arrange flowers making sure that they aren’t too tall so that my guests can see each other across the table.
I always like to have a little something for the wall. Here is a simple idea.
You don’t have to spend all day baking a complex cake. Your guests will be happy with a simple cake that is handmade and decorated with your special touch.
Hostess Gifts for Easter or Spring Holidays
Doesn’t it feel nice to receive a gift from a hostess? If you have no time for this, I’ve got you covered. Below are some adorable hostess gifts I have for you. We partnered up with Kamimodel who make these beautiful hostess gifts. You can use it as a fun project to do with your kids and grandkids or just do it yourself and fill the bunnies with delicious chocolates.
Easter Bunny Rabbit – Favor boxes is a papercraft kit that makes four rabbit boxes.
Colors of Rabbit are Apricot, White, Gray and Coffee Brown.
These are printable PDF files.
You can print from your home printer and make yourself.
– Assembling parts file (front cover and 8 pages)
– Instruction file (1 page)
Document size is A4 and US Letter Size 8.5×11″.
Outside of Rabbit box: 6.5″ high x 3.15″) deep.
If Easter Bunnies is not within your theme you can share a recipe for one of the delicious dishes. This time we partnered up with Allison Kizer Designs who creates these beautiful hostess gifts. It is printable for a 4×6 recipe card that you can also use for your own recipe card file!
A PDF file formatted to print on either A4 size or 8.5 x 11-inch letter size paper with 3 cards per sheet. Just print on cardstock and then trim to size using the printed guidelines.
I can’t wait to see your spring tablescapes! Share the joy of the holidays with your family and friends and post some pictures here below. I can hardly wait to see them!
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