For me, nothing says summer like inviting a steady stream of weekend visitors all season long. There’s something so beautiful about opening up my home to family members and friends. We catch up, share memories, dine, and relax together. The last thing you’ll want to do is turn away guests if you’re unprepared to host. Why not spend the weekend stocking up on these summer essentials? Your table will be ready to share a meal with your favorite people at a minute’s notice!
Choose your Palette
Honing in on one or two colors will be a big help when planning the rest of your table. For summer, why not choose a cool blue or aqua.
Or, for a more classic look, red is a perennial season stunner. For an outdoor fiesta, this lively red flatware from Anthropologie will impress your guests.
If you love the look of white china, you can still utilize these colors! Bring in your hues when buying linens, flowers, and centerpiece accessories.
While name cards may seem like stuffy trend from the past, they’re making a comeback. Go for gold with these glitzy options from Barney’s.
Forgo Fussy Tablescapes
Gone are the days where you showcase elaborate floral centerpieces. Why not opt for a simpler option? If you have the time, stop by your local florist or market and pick up a fresh variety. Go back to your palette. What colors are you highlighting? Choose one of the colors and purchase different varieties in that hue. You’ll have a cohesive theme by color that will be more simple to pull together. One of my favorite summer looks? Mismatched white florals. It’s clean and elegant look is perfect for hosting on warm summer evenings.’
Add Your Linens
Linens are key when creating a luxurious dining experience. For a traditional option, add an elegant touch to your table by choosing a soft linen with a beachy feel.
Vary your Height
Create a tablescape that combines taller and shorter pieces to complement the visual aesthetic. You can do this easily by choosing vases, candles, even serving pieces of different heights.
Why not start with these Five Mercury-Glass Candleholders? By playing with different heights, you’ll create a more unique table.
Find your best light
No summer table is complete without a wealth of candles. Whether you are inside or outside, candles provide the perfect glow to your table!