Fresh, with flowers, with a lot of color and a thousand details of those so popular that they receive hundreds of likes on Instagram. With these ideas, your table will be the most complimented.
1. PLAY WITH CROCKERY
Looking to surprise your guests? Get inspired by this idea: each diner has different dishes. The result is harmonic because they have been chosen in coordinated colors. The fuchsia path (from Habitat) that runs through the table gives vitality and reinforces this carefree character.
2. A VERY COOL CENTER
Two jugs and glass are enough to create an original and fresh floral composition to dress the table.
3. DOUBLE TABLECLOTH
Overlapping two tablecloths is a practical and decorative resource to dress the table to the floor. Here, two floral designs have been combined, in tune with the pottery, creating a very spring like set.
4. IN WHITE, PINK, AND SILVER
It is a winning combination to dress up the table this spring. The white crockery is a classic that never goes out of style. The silver details give elegance and a vintage touch, and the pale pink of the glasses and the flowers are the delicate and feminine notes.
5. THE SEA, ON THE TABLE
Fun sackcloth and linen applications in the shape of a fish on the tablecloth, striped cushions inspired by the sea, a wooden garland that runs around the entire table… And everything, in the colors of the beach: blue, sand and white.
6. COLORED GLASSES
They are more fashionable than ever! They will give a fun and informal touch to your table. With reliefs like these, they are decorative on their own.
7. DRAGONFLIES, TO FLY
Do you want to surprise your friends with an original and spring-like staging? Get inspired by this idea: trace the drawing of the dragonfly on white felt and cut it out. Make a hole, thread the string through it, and tie it around the napkin. Ready!
8. MARINE INSPIRATION
Freshness and more freshness. And it is that combining white and blue on the table transmits summer. A starfish as decoration and fish-shaped wooden tableware and tray complete this beach look.
9. DIY NAPKIN RING
A raffia ribbon, a clip, and a conch-shaped paper decoration. And now you have a personalized and unique napkin holder to dress the table in your summer meals.
10. DRESS WITH TABLE RUNNERS
Who says that the table should be dressed with a tablecloth? If you are looking for an informal look, go for table runners. Here, in addition, three different designs have been combined.
11. A DIY MENU
Even if it’s an informal meal with friends, why not write down the menu? Here, it is of double use: menu and envelope for cutlery.
12. MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
This original handmade proposal to dress the chair is as easy as successful. The bottles have been lined with decorated paper and completed with bluebells, which reinforce their fresh and country character.
13. THE CHICEST FIELD
Gold, wood, glass, leaves, and colorful floral compositions dress this table with personality.
14. WHITE ON WHITE
This table is as fresh as it is elegant. To highlight the pottery on the tablecloth, all in white, a fiber underplate has been chosen that also provides a natural touch.
If meals and celebrations with friends, have flourished in your social schedule with spring, get ready because sooner or later, you will have to host. What if one week at Juan’s house, what if we improvised a picnic the other week and when you least expect it… at yours. Yes, yes, in YOURS. If receiving at home gives you a bit of vertigo, don’t worry. We’ll give you a hand so that the staging is as refreshingly spring-like as the food is tasty and light. And to succeed!
15- THE SECRET OF SUCCESS: MISE EN PLACE + STAGING
First of all, memorize the maxim: “food enters through the eyes.” The shapes, colors, textures, and presentation of food on the plate can awaken our most greedy appetite… or, on the contrary, send it to waste.
But beware, not only the mise en place is essential to make our mouths water, but also the staging. The pottery in which it is presented, the tablecloth with which the table has been dressed, the centerpiece, or the personalized detail with which the chair has been decorated. Yes, the success of a meal is shared by the skill of the cook and the care with which the table has been dressed. It doesn’t matter whether it’s an informal meal, a party, a romantic meal with your partner, or a picnic with friends. Details count. And a lot.
16- DRESS THE TABLE: TABLECLOTH VS. ROADS
Or why not, both. And they do not have to be exclusive. Whichever option you choose, keep in mind that, in general, a table will always look more dressed or formal with a tablecloth, especially if it reaches the floor. While if you opt for some paths, you will give a more casual look.
The option of combining paths and tablecloths is very fashionable and, in addition, it is convenient since it protects the tablecloth from possible stains. It is worth evaluating it, especially if the table linen is delicate. You can opt for a white or raw base and add color and freshness with the table runners (water green, fuchsia, mustard…). Remember, there is life beyond blue to refresh the table!
Trivets are another handy accessory. Although there are many materials (even crochet!), if you opt for those made of fibers, you will give the table a fresh and natural note.
17- TABLEWARE: PLAY, COMBINE AND SURPRISE
It is not a matter of changing what you have to change. If it suits you, go ahead! But if the idea of retiring has been around for a long time, take advantage of the occasion and premiere it in style. You can buy it in single pieces –very useful if you want to combine several designs– or bet on the basic versions of 18 services. If you are not going to use salad bowls or tureens or trays that you do not know what they are for, it is the best option.
Made of earthenware, stoneware, porcelain, glass… Whatever material you choose, one piece of advice: make it dishwasher safe. You will appreciate it.
18- MIXED COLORS
Matte and two-tone designs are in fashion, and the same goes for pastel colors and dusty ones. They have the advantage of being fresh, elegant, and easy to combine. For example, a fuchsia table runner will bring out aqua green or pale pink tableware colors.
19- GLASSWARE, WITH OR WITHOUT COLOR?
A few years ago, this doubt would have been unthinkable: the glassware was either made of glass and transparent or not glassware. The colors for the little ones and the plastic camping cups. But now the color is trending. And not only in glasses but also in glasses. The only “but” is that the color stains the content, and drinking wine with a smurf blue color is not to everyone’s taste… Keep that in mind.
If you don’t desire to risk it, you can always reserve the color for the glasses. They will give a casual touch without “breaking” with the label. Another option is to bet on glassware decorated with borders or drawings (stripes, dots, spirals…), very fashionable, which does not usually “stain” the entire glass.
20- CENTERPIECES: FLOWERS GALORE!
If spring is the season for flowers, invite them to the table! In addition to decorating by themselves, they will give joy, energy, and freshness. If you leave them during the meal, choose slightly odorous varieties. This way, you avoid that their aromas cloud the flavor of the food.
And it is better to make a composition of several low-rise mini bouquets in the center of the table or accompany the guests instead of a large bouquet. Can you imagine having to dodge it every time you want to talk to the person in front of you?
21- THE SMALL DETAILS THAT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
You already have everything (or almost) ready. But if you’re going for Honors as a host, you can’t forget about the little details.
A napkin holder made for the occasion, an ornament with each guest’s name hanging on the chair, the menu of the day… It is not essential to complicate life. It is enough to have a little imagination, a lot of desire, and a waste of enthusiasm.
And if your imagination fails you, you can always get good ideas from our complete gallery. Get inspired, copy them, adapt them, tweak them and, above all, enjoy the preparations.