Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a Happy Easter! I know I am exhausted after this Easter weekend. We were extremely busy with family events and I feel like I can finally catch my breath. This year, I hosted my family Easter lunch at my house for the first time, so my family could check out our new house. All the preparation that goes into getting your house ready for company is no joke! I think I was literally running around like a crazy person all last week. But I am so picky about how my house looks when people come over… I think I drive Brandon crazy…lol One of the main things I made a point to do was to update my dining room table for spring. And since I didn’t have a lot of time, here’s a few quick tips for How to Refresh Your Dining Room Tablescape.
Some people like table cloths, and they do look nice. But I wanted to keep it a bit simpler, so I added this really bright and festive table runner my mom gave me. I love the bright colors, and they are perfect for a fresh new look that will tie in with the plates.I also like that it’s almost made of a straw-like material, which is perfect for spring and summer.
2. Plates & Glassware
Plates really set the stage for the look of the table. I always look for plates that are really unique and different, that also add a pop of color. Anthropologie is one of my favorite places to buy plates because they always have really unique designs that you just can’t find anywhere else. I found these melamine plates from Anthro and I fell in love with them! I love the bright colors and abstract floral design. I knew these would be perfect for spring and summer for the dining room table, and we could also use these for eating on the patio, without worrying about breaking them.
To tie in the napkins, I mixed in my wine glasses that have a gold accent on them, and they really glam up the look, which y’all know I love. I like that it gives it a more fancy look, without being too overpowering and still keeps the bright colored plates the focal point. I also mixed in my vintage glass set that is perfect for filling the space on the table, and tying in the color from the plates. I added some of my printed ceramic bowls to give it a bit more interest and to fill in spaces that felt too empty.
Finding the right napkins to complement the look of the plates is important. I love these gold and white ones I found at Anthropologie around the holidays. You may like to use napkin rings and that would look great too, but I didn’t have any that really matched this look well. Napkins either go on the left or in the center of the plate. So to make sure my plates stand out, I decided to keep it to the left.
I have a long rectangular table, so I have a lot of space to fill in around the middle. I added a large, hot pink bowl in the center with some oversized fruit to give it a really bright and fresh look. With the table being so long, it needed something with height to balance out the bowl of fruit in the center, so I framed it with my turquoise vintage Imperial Glass vases that I bought at the longest yard sale a few years ago. These are one of my favorite vintage finds, and I love using them on my table. They are so pretty and airy looking. I talk more about these vases and how to use vintage in your everyday decor in this post.
The finishing touch whenever I’m having guests is always fresh flowers. It just brightens up the entire space, and makes everything feel really fresh and light. I like to mix in different kinds of flowers that are bright colored and will tie in with the colors of the room.The key for a nice flower arrangement is to find blooms of different sizes, with a good balance of large blooms and small blooms. Plus, it’s always important to have a bit of greenery in the mix. Publix is one of my favorite places to buy fresh flowers, they always have a beautiful selection and the prices are pretty decent, too. Fresh flowers are always a nice touch to any dining room tablescape. So, there you have it. It doesn’t take a lot of work to dress up your dining room table for a fresh new look. So, there’s my tips for How to Refresh Your Dining Room Tablescape. What are your tips for updating your dining room table?