How to Set a Table for Spring

How to Set a Table for Spring

Spring has unofficially ‘sprung’ at my house. That means I styled my dining table with a simple, yet layered look for the new season.  Let me show you how to set a table for Spring, too.

The idea began with the cane chargers and green napkins that I received in a Spring decor box From Susie.  The vibrant green and natural element immediately reminded me of Spring. Then, I remembered that I had recently purchased some new topiary place cards from Hester and Cook. The colors were a perfect match… Within a few minutes, I was digging in my dish cabinet to see what would work for a Spring tablescape.

Layer your place settings

To begin styling a table, start with either a table runner, placemats or a table cloth.  I chose to use a blue striped paper runner from Hester and Cook in two lengths across the table. Next, I added these amazing wood framed cane chargers available  Then, a green napkin is layered between a simple, white dinner plate and a floral patterned salad plate from the Pioneer Woman line at Walmart. Lastly, a small decorative bread plate from Kirkland’s is placed on top with a topiary themed place card from Hester and Cook, as well.

The key to layering is…

  • Use a variety of textures and materials
  • Use a mix of patterned prints and solid color
  • Stick with a particular color combination


Candles + Flowers = Easy Centerpiece

Don’t overthink it… A simple centerpiece consists of a pair of candlesticks and a fresh or faux floral arrangement. You can either place the candlesticks down the middle or group them together in the center of the table.

For this Spring tablescape, I chose classic tulip stems in a white dipped vase. The dipped vase is from Magnolia and the tulips and candlesticks are From Susie.


Keep it Casual

I am not much of a rule follower.  However, I do like to know the basic table setting rules, so I don’t feel like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman during a formal dinner.  I just prefer to set a table that is reflective of the current season or holiday and is pleasing to the eye.

Therefore, it is important to do what works for you.  If you want to mix paper plates and ceramic dishes, go for it. If you want to place the table runner across the table rather than down the middle, do it.

Use natural materials, so that your table doesn’t feel too fussy or formal.  It should feel warm and inviting to family and friends.


Here’s how my Spring tablescape looks now!


How to Set a Table Diagram

If you are looking for a table setting diagram, this one from Real Simple is great.  It shows how to set a table three different ways including basic, casual and a formal setting.



table setting diagram
Pic credit is Real Simple



Pin this to your Spring tablescape inspiration board on Pinterest. If you don’t have one, follow mine, here. Thanks for stopping by the blog today to read How to Set a Table for Spring! 

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