This week I teamed up with a bunch of wonderful bloggers to do a #springhomerefresh ! We all were on a mission to update our homes in whichever way we wanted to celebrate the spring season! Today we are sharing all of our decor with you so make sure you check out all of the blog posts which I have linked at the bottom of this blog post. :)
Everyone knows that I love to set tables for any special occasion and sometimes not for any occasion at all! So for my #springhomerefresh I am going to show you my 5 simples steps for the best spring-inspired dinner table.
1. White Table Cloth
The best way to impress your guests is to lay a simple white table cloth on your dining table. Your guests will be in instant awe over your ability to entertain, seriously, who doesn't like eating off a fresh, clean surface?
2. White Dishes
I am big on chinaware, I own a couple of sets myself... but I always make sure the middle of my plates are white. Food is always best on a white surface because it lets all the colours pop. For my spring table I went for the simple and relaxed feel by using my everyday white dishes.
Anyone can set a table, but how boring is it if all you see are just a plate and some flatware. I want to see the soup bowl or salad plate you are going to start with - in this case I mixed it up for a fun, casual dinner and serving soup in my Royal Doulton 1815 mugs. Then add your appetizer plate and dinner plate underneath. Show off those dishes! Don't forget to add water and wine glasses, you don't want your guest to have a dry mouth from all the talking over how good your cooking is. ;)
4. Colour Scheme
So yes I do like to use a lot of white as a base but of course you need to add some colour. White creates a perfect backdrop for some great colour. Just create a colour scheme and stick with it! I decided to use blue because I was inspired by these beautiful hydrangeas that I picked up from my local flower shop and they complimented the accent colour on my mugs and blue glasses just right.
Lets be real here, everyone needs a napkin while you're eating... we are all guilty of missing our mouth now and then and what is worse then not having a napkin to clean up with. So always make sure you have a napkin for each plate setting. It is just another element of layering.
Also, using cloth napkins will impress your guests even more. I have a book with all different types of ways to fold napkins... be creative! Work with how much space you have and find out what looks best. :) This will be what sets your table apart from the rest.
And there you have it! 5 simple steps to creating the perfect table for this spring. All you need is the right colour scheme and some layering and you can have a your own beautiful table to host your friends and family for the first spring dinner of the season!
Now go check out what all the other bloggers have been doing to refresh their home for spring...
Click on the links below this image! (The names are ordered in the same way as the pictures, left to right by each row)
Kellie: Gratefully Vintage Jamie: My Ideal Mess Wendy: Life on the Shady Grove
Dara: Hood Creek Log Cabin Jess: Honey n' Hydrangea Sarah: She Holds Dearly
Brittany: Indigo & Honey Heather: One Horse Lane Layla: My Sunset Avenue
Kirsten: Bright Yellow Door Rachel: Beautiful Treasures Blog Kendra: Kendra Bester Design
Keila: Home and Hydrangeas Hannah: The White & Wood Blog Beth: 1111 Light Lane