April 08, 2021
As spring gets underway and lockdown restrictions ease, outdoor socialising is having a resurgence – and people’s tables have never looked better.
Tablescaping 101: Styling Tips For Your Springtime Get Together
After months cooped up indoors, people are going all out with their table settings for small social gatherings. But if you haven’t got a creative bone in your body, or you’re struggling for inspiration, where do you even start?
Laying a table is pretty simple business – pop some plates, knives and forks down and you’re good to go – but “tablescaping”, as it’s being dubbed, involves a bit more thought. 
How easy is it to do? We asked a homeware expert to walk us through the basics. Use these tips for your outside table in spring, as well as indoors come May 17. 1. Pick a colour scheme and stick to itIt might be tempting to fill your table with every colour under the sun, but Bernard Yu, co-founder of premium homeware outlet Peyton & Tyler, urges people to focus on a few carefully chosen colours instead. 
It might be worth choosing two primary colours, for example. “Make sure the colours you choose pair well with each other,” Yu tells HuffPost UK. You can find plenty of colour scheme inspiration here. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Nikki (@anothermonochromehome)If you have no idea what shades to go for, think about the time of year. In spring, embrace colours that are suggestive of the season: pastels shades of pink, yellow, green and light blue.
For summer, you might try brighter and bolder patterns, as well as tropical prints. For autumn, reds and burnt oranges. And for your Christmas get together, it might be red and gold, or blue and silver. “If you really want to make a statement, daring combinations can work,” adds Yu.  View this post on InstagramA post shared by Maison Margaux (@maisonmargauxltd) View this post on InstagramA post shared by Summerill & Bishop (@summerillandbishop)2. Decide what you’re going to put on your tableThere’s so much you could add: a table cloth, crockery, cutlery, glasses, and then any complementary décor – we’re talking flowers, candlesticks, etc.
“Consider the material of your table,” says Yu. “Is it something you would like to showcase, for example a rustic wood or smooth marble?” If so, don’t worry about the tablecloth – you might want to opt for a runner instead – and let the natural beauty of your table shine through. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Luise + Emily | IA Home Stager (@greendoorhomestaging)But if the material of your table isn’t a part of your overall vision – or it’s a little lacklustre – consider a table cover. There are plenty of vibrant, bright options out there – from soft linen tablecloths that’ll look gorgeous with pastel shades, to more exotic prints that go nicely with simple crockery. View this post on InstagramA post shared by bertrando di renzo (@les_ottomans)Don’t go overboard and clutter your table, though. “You don’t need a hundred pieces, just a handful of beautiful ones,” says Yu.
“Invest in plates – and bowls, depending on the food you’re serving – which complement the colour of your table or table cover.” View this post on InstagramA post shared by ᴇ ᴠ ᴀ ‘s s ᴀ ɴ ᴅ | Eva Llamas (@evas.sand)For example, heavily patterned table covers are complemented by white and neutral plates, whilst black plates pair well with rustic woods. Colourful plates and bowls, like the ones below, pair nicely with a light linen table cloth. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Summerill & Bishop (@summerillandbishop)3. Think about textureThroughout the tablescaping process, keep in mind texture, says Yu – “Think about the textures you’re choosing, whether they match your colours and how the table as a whole will come together.”
Woven place mats or table cloths will bring a natural feel to your table, while frayed edged linen cloths are more homely and comforting. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Simply Beautiful Events Decor (@simplybeautifuldecor)Slate and wooden serving boards are a go-to for those who enjoy putting on a spread – and a great way to add texture.
One textural, decorative element that can bring a springtime table to life is a picnic basket. “Positioned in the centre of your table, either filled with delicious treats or pretty flowers, this’ll set your table setting apart,” Yu adds. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Westfield Coomera (@westfieldcoomera)4. Pay attention to your finishing touchesThis is the fun part – small, thoughtful finishing touches will make your table display stand out. Flowers (dried or fresh) or bunched foliage are a good choice, but you might also want to craft handmade name cards if you’re having a few people over. View this post on InstagramA post shared by House Doctor ApS (@housedoctorcom)Candlesticks in colourful glass, neutral ceramic or terrazzo holders are particularly popular at the moment – creating a warming, intimate ambience, while placemats allow you to add another creative element to your table (whilst also protecting it).
Oh, and don’t forget your napkins.  View this post on InstagramA post shared by ✨Unique Homeware and Gifts✨ (@presenthouseco)5. Reach new heightsDon’t be afraid to think beyond the table, too. While vases of flowers, tall candles and towering glasses all help to add height, hanging fairy lights or foliage above your table can help to draw the eye upwards too, says Yu, ensuring your tablescaping doesn’t fall well and truly flat. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Leanne Lim-Walker (@leannelimwalkerhome)Related...9 Of The Biggest Home Trends For 2021, According To Design Experts7 Ideas For Upcycling Furniture To Use In Your Garden11 Brilliant Ways To Jazz Up Your Outdoor Space For AprilRevealed: The 5 Gardening Trends You'll Really Dig In 2021
Related Stories
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
Brody Jenner, Kaitlynn Carter open up about working together after split | Page Six Celebrity News
May 07, 2021
SoF-7BataFw
Jessica Simpson divides fans with no-makeup Instagram photo | Page Six Celebrity News
May 07, 2021
HwqgnxhJejM
TikTok user who matched with Matthew Perry on Raya at age 19 speaks out | Page Six Celebrity News
May 06, 2021
8hEPvd2mCJ4
Ashe Gets Personal in Debut Album 'Ashlyn,' Featuring Collab With Finneas
May 10, 2021
JddMS_MG6O4
ViacomCBS Stock Falls Despite Q1 Earnings and Paramount Plus Streaming Growth
May 06, 2021
YMV6KD0sfHg
Michael B. Jordan on 'Without Remorse,' Remembering Chadwick Boseman and Directing 'Creed 3'
May 04, 2021
61RCk4tRQto
Ellen DeGeneres Will End Talk Show After 19 Seasons | Daily Pop | E! News
May 12, 2021
fl8PaCxyL-M
Porsha Engagement, Leo Unrecognizable? & Seth Talks Tom - "Nightly Pop" 05/11/21 | E! News
May 11, 2021
36i6CHqVzC0
Stripper Love, Who Crossed the Line? & Prostitute Problems - "Nightly Pop" 05/11/21 | E! News
May 11, 2021
jrUTOEEOM60
‘Dracula’s Castle’ Offers Tourists Covid Shots | TMZ TV
May 12, 2021
0x-SWFsRJwU
NJ Gov. Phil Murphy Says Vaccine Shot and Free Beer Program's Working | TMZ
May 11, 2021
CKH38Y7USsg
Kylie & Travis' Triple Date with Biebers, Kendall & Devin | TMZ TV
May 11, 2021
4sPkwvKFcHQ
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
19
Nov
ASIAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group H
Sydney FC - Shanghai SIPG
17
Nov
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE A: Group Stage
Spain - Germany
14
Nov
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE A: Group Stage
Germany - Ukraine
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester City - Liverpool
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Aston Villa
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Valencia - Real Madrid
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Verona
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
West Bromwich Albion - Tottenham Hotspur
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Bologna - Napoli
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Genoa - Roma
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Atalanta - Inter Milan
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Lazio - Juventus
08
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen - Borussia Monchengladbach
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leicester City - Wolves
08
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Wolfsburg - Hoffenheim
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Valladolid - Athletic Bilbao
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Levante - Alaves
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Sociedad - Granada CF
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Torino - Crotone
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Getafe - Villarreal
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund - Bayern Munich
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Everton - Manchester United
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - Sheffield United
07
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Cadiz
07
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Barcelona - Real Betis
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Augsburg - Hertha Berlin
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Stuttgart - Eintracht Frankfurt
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
RB Leipzig - SC Freiburg
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Rotherham - Preston NE
07
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Parma - Fiorentina
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Watford - Coventry
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Norwich City - Swansea City
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Blackburn - QPR
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Derby County - Barnsley
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Huddersfield - Luton
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Nottingham Forest - Wycombe Wanderers
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
West Ham United - Fulham
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Sheffield Wednesday - Millwall
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Brentford - Middlesbrough
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Birmingham - Bournemouth
07
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Sevilla - Osasuna
07
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Benevento - Spezia
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Crystal Palace - Leeds
04
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group G
Ferencvaros - Juventus
04
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group G
Barcelona - Dynamo K.
03
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group A
Salzburg - Bayern Munich
03
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group D
Atalanta - Liverpool
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
zWJ3MxW_HWA L1eLanNeZKg i1XRgbyUtOo -g9Qziqbif8 0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.