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 have the power to transform any table setting. We like to think of linens as the trendsetters of the table–they can set the tone for the entire design by establishing a mood that allows you to bring in dishes, glassware, florals, and serving pieces that build onto the look.
Coordinate with Color
For a cohesive look, choose florals, linens, and accent pieces that give a nod to the existing color story throughout your home. You can select table linens that coordinate with your upholstered chairs or wallpaper and curtains as a base. Never underestimate the power of a bold color accent. Embrace a colorful vase, decorative napkin rings, or incorporate mismatched dishes that can leave a lasting impression on your guests (in the best way possible)! Light and bright blues, purples, greens, and even pastels classically embody the cheerful spirit of spring.
Let nature be your inspiration by bringing outside in with flowers, greenery, and even branches in your arrangements and place settings. Dry woody branches or small leafy boughs in a central vase make perfect centerpieces when you need to build height, while multiple small round rose bouquets down the table runner create a sense of lushness while keeping sight lines open. For an added sensory experience, thrill your guests with the fresh fragrances of spring with sprigs of herbs gracefully tucked into folded napkins or fresh-cut gardenia blooms in teacups at each place setting.
Lean into Neutral Tones and Texture
For a boho chic or rustic outdoor table setting, choose accent elements in natural colors. Basketweave chargers, dough bowls for serving, and beeswax candle sticks will add to the natural vibe you're trying to emulate. Using natural-toned elements is also a great trick for creating greater contrast against one or two bold accent colors.
Set an Elegant Scene
For an upscale spring celebration, such as Sunday brunch or ladies’ tea, never underestimate the powerful presence of smaller decor items. Classic china teapots, unique napkin rings and sculptural centerpiece art are often perfect conversation starters. The addition of metallic elements is also a great way to contrast the natural elements of a tablescape and make the space feel refined. Adding some sparkle and shine with copper platters and matching flatware or mirror glass vases coupled with silver candelabras can make any tablescape feel special.
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 tablecloths, 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!