From blooming azaleas to pastel color palettes, spring is synonymous with growth and rebirth. We can’t help but celebrate the aesthetics of the season with crisp linens, scalloped plates, and floral centerpieces that instantly brighten our kitchens and dining rooms. As we welcome the warm weather, we’re embracing all things spring at our Charleston furniture stores. Here are some of our favorite ideas to add cheer to any table.
Create a Garden Party Centerpiece
Elaborate or simple, your spring centerpiece sets the tone for the rest of your table. Create a garden party in your dining room by filling a set of glass or white vases, like our Imperial White Vase Set with the flowers of spring. Roses, ranunculus, tulips, marigolds, daffodils, and peonies will make your tablescape feel fresh and romantic.
Another way to make a stylish statement is by filling a hurricane vase with lemons. On their own, the lemons are plenty to decorate your table, but you can also add vases of daffodils and yellow tulips to compliment them.
Add Flair with Vintage Plates
Depending on what your theme for the table is, you can use neutral plates or colorful ones. A decorative white plate, like Berry & Thread’s Set of 4 Dinner Plates goes a long way with many tablescapes, but spring is also an ideal time to pull out vintage mismatched floral china if you want the more-is-more feel.
You could even stick to a color palette by using our blue Country Estate Set of 4 Side/Cocktail Plates along with bluebells, blueberries, etc. This set of blue china also looks incredible with the lemon hurricane lamp idea as the colors are complementary. Experiment with mixing and matching plates and remember that there’s no right answer. Table setting is an art, not a science.
Decorate with Fanciful Florals
Florals for spring are nothing new, but that’s precisely why we love them so much at this time of year. They bring us and our guests endless amounts of joy. Besides using flower bouquets as a centerpiece, there are small ways of integrating them into your table setting.
For example, consider adding a wreath of flowers beneath each plate. Resembling a bird’s nest for your plate, the wreath will serve as a charger that can stay throughout the meal. You could also place a sprig of wildflowers on top of each napkin to create a whimsical place setting.
Add Crisp Table Linens
As we transition into summer, keep your table light and airy and let your tableware stand out. A white or natural linen tablecloth serves as a clean slate for your table setting so you can dress it up however you choose. Or, if you want your wooden or glass table to show, create an organic feel with rustic placemats like our Straw Loop Set of 4 Placemats. When it comes to napkins, get creative with how you fold them. Your guests will be amazed to find that their napkin is in the shape of a rose!
Or, if you want your wooden or glass table to show, create an organic feel with rustic placemats like our Straw Loop Set of 4 Placemats. When it comes to napkins, get creative with how you fold them. Your guests will be amazed to find that their napkin is in the shape of a rose!
Set Purposeful Place Cards
Stylish finishing touches, like custom name cards, will create a sweet keepsake for your guests. For a spring table, you can write guests’ names on seed packets that they can take with them. Every time they see their blooming pot of flowers, they’ll remember your gorgeous gathering.
Home Decor & Furniture Charleston SC
Need a little help planning your spring tables? Stop by one of our Charleston furniture stores and we’ll show you our collections of linens, plates, vases, and everything else you need to create a swoon-worthy table. You can shop some of our inventory online, like the items below, but we have a lot more in-store, so come by and see us!