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20 Decorating Ideas for the Spring Table

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    Fresh Spring Table Settings

    The arrival of spring is a transitional time—the weather changes, the hours of daylight lengthen, and many celebrate the rebirth of the land. For some, it's also a deeply religious time with cheerful gatherings in the home.

    Embracing this change in the air, jump on the spring cleaning bandwagon, and refresh the decor in your home. Whether your family celebrates Easter, Passover, or nothing at all, take a look at some table settings that will inspire you to rethink how to decorate for springtime.

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    Light Some Lavender Candles

    To add some elegance to a spring table, pick up some taper candles. Match the candle to the main colors in the tablescape. This table setting features tones of turquoise blue and soft lavender. The long, elegant candles pick up the hues in the spring flowers and the refined cloth napkins.  

     

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    Craft Custom Spring Inspired Place Mats

    Spring table setting diy projects
    Lovely Indeed

    If you are going for a specific colorful accent for your table and generic placements are the wrong color, ill-sized, or do not come in the pattern you want, make your own. Consider making these on-trend tassel placemats for your springtime table. And, if you're stuck between one color or one pattern, there is no need to compromise if you do both. These easy-to-make placemats are reversible.

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    Use Woven Plate Chargers for a Farmhouse Look

    The warmth and coziness of farmhouse decor in your home does not have to stop at the dining table. Consider using natural wood-toned elements like woven chargers. Also, place striped or gingham tea towels between the main plate and the salad plate to complete the rustic look. 

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    Craft Fresh Floral Napkin Rings

    Springtime buds herald an end to dark winter days. A centerpiece of fresh flowers on your table cheerfully brightens the mood in your home. To give your table a stand-out element, make napkin rings with fresh flowers. Tie in small buds from your spring centerpiece on the napkin rings for a refreshing, complete look.

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    Add Daffodils and Dip Dyed Napkins

    If you have little time for redecorating, then a quick and easy solution is dressing up everyday dishes and silverware according to the season. This no-fuss spring tablescape came together in minutes with a change of napkins and the addition of daffodils. These do-it-yourself dip-dyed napkins are one way to go for a fraction of the cost, but you can also get them premade for a fraction of the effort.

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    Mix Blue White and Gold Together

    You may be baffled by royal or navy blue as spring colors, but this tablescape of blue, white, and lavender, bursting with flowers, screams spring. The blue and white toile pattern smartly pairs up with the colors and contours of the floral centerpiece. The accents of the gold flatware and gold-rimmed bowls give the table an ultra-luxe, well-thought-out feel.

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    Impress Guests With a Personalized Chocolate

    If you are entertaining guests for Easter, then your tablescape could do with a bunny or two. Think about using chocolate bunnies as your edible place cards. Unwrap a store-bought chocolate bunny, tie a ribbon around its neck, and customize each place setting for your guests.

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    Fold Napkins Into a Bunny

    People love to make dyed eggs for Easter. But, after the paint dries, that is usually where the love stops. For many people, those eggs sit in the fridge, neglected. This table decor idea breathes new life into those eggs and whimsically dresses them up to make bunnies for your Easter dinner table. Don't have dyed eggs? You can also use painted wooden eggs or plastic eggs filled with candy.

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    Keep a Spring Tablescape Simple With All White Dishes

    You can keep a spring table setting looking really clean and simple using an all-white palette and incorporating small elegant touches. Choose fresh-cut flowers in muted colors that do not overpower the color scheme. Line the table with a crisp white table runner and consider willow-woven charges to go along with your white plates.

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    Make a Simple Place Card Holder Using Spring Branches

    Whether you have a modern spring table setting or a spring look that is more farmhouse-inspired, this idea to tie a basic name tag label to a single spring branch is a stylish touch. Fresh-cut sprigs of flowers or greens tied together with a hand-stamped card welcome guests to their seats.

     

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    Embrace a Nostalgic Theme

    This look incorporates a sense of nostalgia with antique-looking printable art, old-fashioned soda bottles, and a towering vintage bunny. Instead of feeling outdated, this tablescape feels refreshing with fresh-cut blossoms and crisp white plates atop wood slices and woven chargers. The unique sweet treat resembling a bird's nest is a nice touch before the main course.

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    Craft a Bunny Out of a Cupcake

    This table setting offers many springtime nuances, but the major eye-catching element is the cupcake depicting a bunny jumping down the rabbit hole. Transform a cupcake into a bunny backside by adding a pink frosting tail and candy feet. Another great idea from this Easter table is using Easter greeting cards in lieu of place cards.

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    Add an Egg and Some Spring Greenery

    This spring table setting incorporates decorative wooden eggs and fresh boxwood stems from the garden. If you don't have any boxwood shrubs, any leafy green will do, whether fresh or artificial.

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    Give This DIY Floral Napkin Ring a Try

    Another take on a floral napkin ring, this napkin ring uses much larger blooms to create the ring. The big flowers stand out as a focal point. Using brightly colored plates, pick flowers that complement the dishes and add a whimsical feel to the table.

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    Use Lemons to Brighten Up the Table

    Perhaps nothing says "refreshing" more than lemons, which are perfect for this spring-inspired tablescape. To add a punch of color beyond the yellow fruits and verdant lemon leaves, fill glasses with pink lemonade to complete the look.

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    Gift Each Guest a Little Green Plant

    Use a small plant or mini potted bloom at each table setting instead of a place card. These pint-sized plants can double as gifts and are perfect for a small gathering or a springtime wedding. Deck out the rest of your table by bringing your garden inside. Adorn your table with the earliest bloomers: daffodils, crocuses, and tulips.

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    Incorporate Soft Grey Napkins with Crystal

    This spring table setting is soft and feminine with an unexpected pop of gray. The light gray napkins with a frayed edge are a sharp contrast to the severely cut crystal stemware. The vivid pink tulips evoke the springtime theme. A single pink tulip framed by a gray napkin harmoniously fits in with the tulip centerpiece.

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    Match Pastel Dishes to Patterned Napkins

    You can find inspiration for your table from something as simple as a patterned cloth napkin. If you have a set of colorful pastel napkins or see a collection that you like, use the colors in that pattern to dictate the color of the flowers in your centerpiece. Pull from the colors in the napkin to pick the accent-colored plates.

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    Purchase Themed Plates and Chargers

    Sometimes the easiest way to make your table setting fit an occasion is to buy themed dishes. These floral bunny plates nested in cabbage leaf plates pair as well on the table as they do in the garden. 

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    Get Inspired by Vintage Finds

    If you love vintage charm, you can gather inspiration from the dinnerware you find in an antique shop. This eclectic spring table was assembled with miscellaneous floral plates and a set of soft pink hobnob, Depression-era goblets.