01 Mar Spring Tablescape Inspiration to Brighten Up Your Home
I’m extra excited to share this spring tablescape because it features our everyday place settings! I put together a lovely little brunch table with a lilac, navy and pink color palette based off our plates. There are so many occasions to look forward to in the coming months, so I hope this inspires your Easter luncheon, Mother’s Day brunch or whatever else you’re celebrating this spring. Here are my best DIY tips to recreate this look in your home.
*All the shoppable items are linked throughout and at the very bottom of this post!*
Add Accent Plates
I’m a big fan of Kate Spade plates because the patterns are so whimsical and fun. We eat off these lilac and navy ones every single day. Beautiful dishes, in my opinion, don’t need to be saved for special occasions. I would rather get joy out of using them all the time than keep them hidden away in a cabinet. If they get old and wear out or chip, then I’ll replace them knowing that I enjoyed them to the fullest extent.
Accent plates like these are wonderful because one easy swap can make the biggest difference. I layered them on top off our basic white dinner plates. If you’re new around here, I keep most of my tables on the simpler side because I’m just starting to build out my collection of dinnerware. The storage space is also very limited in our NYC apartment.
Choose Colorful Water Glasses
Infuse personality into your spring tablescape with colored glassware. We use the blue beaded highballs as our everyday water glasses. I got these a few years back from Bed, Bath & Beyond, and I’ve found some extremely similar ones at Pottery Barn.
Accessories pull it all together. The marble wine bottle cooler was a registry gift that we absolutely love! It’s perfect for a bottle of champagne or white wine. The cooler along with the votive candles makes the table look so much more chic.
You can also use the food you’re serving as “decor.” Bowls of fruit, nuts or grazing boards add another interesting element to your tablescape.
Buy Fresh Flowers
Pretty flowers show you went the extra mile to welcome your guests. They don’t need to be expensive — I put together this centerpiece with a few bunches from the local grocery store. Some of the NYC bodegas get the most gorgeous flowers because we’re so close to the New York Flower Market wholesale stores that import blooms from all over the world. Here I used pink carnations, baby’s breath, a few shades of lisianthus and some greenery. I know carnations can get a bad rap for being “cheap” flowers, but I think they can be really beautiful and add a lot of texture.
The lucky part about entertaining in a small apartment (and hence the small table) is that I don’t need many flowers to fill up the center of the table and get a lush look. Even if you have a larger table and need two or three of these arrangements to make an impact, you won’t break the bank.
Will you be setting a spring tablescape this year? Let me know in the comments!