Design Inspiration – Summer Table Settings

Summer welcomes endless opportunities to entertain family and friends–from a casual Sunday supper to an al fresco afternoon get-together. It's the perfect chance to get creative with your decor choices and impress your guests with your unique style. With the help of our Arlo table linen collection, we’ve curated some of our favorite summer color palettes and table decorations to help you embrace the beauty of the season and plan your next summer setting.

Start with the Foundation

When planning your tablescape and decor, start from the bottom up. Consider your tablecloths, placemats and plates the foundational elements of your tablescape that can set the tone for the rest of the elements. Begin by selecting table linens that fit with your desired mood and then bring in dishes, glassware, florals and serving pieces that build onto the look.

About the Arlo Collection

Our Arlo collection of table linens was designed with versatility in mind so they can be enjoyed everyday with family or impress your guests at a more formal dinner party. The finest easycare Italian fabric is finished with a bespoke embroidered edge in your choice of color, so you can mix and match your table cloths, napkins, table runners and placemats for a fully custom look!

Play with Pattern

While Arlo’s linens are minimal in design–a crisp white or ivory body with a simple colored hem–they set the stage for adding pattern and texture. Layering ornamental chargers, dishes with a patterned trim, and textured glassware are the perfect way to make a statement and take your summer table to the next level. For a whimsical theme, don’t be afraid to mix and match designs…think polka dots next to stripes! For a rustic and natural theme, consider using natural wood serving dishes and stoneware dishes with a slight texture.

Bring in Natural Elements

Beat the heat and bring the outdoors in by including flowers or greenery in your arrangements and place settings. Wow your guests with an added sensory experience by incorporating centerpieces that offer fresh scents such as eucalyptus, cedarwood, or freshly zested lemons.

Embrace Color

Focusing in on one or two colors can help you streamline your tabletop decor but don’t be afraid to go bold. A bright and cheery base color like lemon yellow classically embodies the cheerful spirit of summer.

Set a Elegant Scene

For an upscale spring celebration, such as Sunday brunch or ladies’ tea, never underestimate the powerful presence of smaller decor items. Let napkin rings, candelabras, and even flatware offer an extra chic touch. You can arrange flowers in delicate teapots, line the table runner with candles, and incorporate gold flatware and napkin rings for an elevated experience.

Home Treasures Table Linens

With a myriad of choices, we provide you the opportunity to create a tablescape that celebrates any occasion and impresses your guests. If you’re interested in updating your table linens, we invite you to explore our extensive collection of table cloths, table runners, napkins, and placemats. And don’t forget, if you want to design something of your own, we’d be happy to customize something just for you and your preferences!