4 Modern Ways to Dress your Table in Spring’s Prettiest Trends



I’m loving the spring fashion trends the Mom Edit ladies are posting about and wanted in on the fun – why not translate some of those to your table since we’re coming up on the spring party parade? I took four of the prettiest trends – watercolor florals, sunny yellow (big in home decor this season and a nice antidote to gray March skies), white-on-white and rose quartz – and created modern spring table looks perfect for Easter, Mother’s Day, baby showers, bridal showers, brunches and whatever else is on your social calendar.

In the shot above, I gathered up some vintage milk bottles, a french striped linen table runner (on sale!), farm stand flowers and whatever bright yellow pops I could find – in this case, petite cafe au lait bowls (similar, I die and a fuzzy duckling from the toy box (i.e. living room floor) that makes the cutest place card holder – for a modern European-flavored country look.

I can’t wait to show you the rest of the spring table setting ideas, especially since some major holidays are coming up in the next few weeks!


Trend 1: Watercolor Floral

tablecloth: Butterfly Field Tablecloth, Anthropologie – The contrast of bright floral splashes against a stormy gray backdrop is the perfect metaphor for spring, kinda.

runner: faux moss table runner – LOVE the cool texture of the “moss”, so whimsical and versatile. An Easter table would look so sweet with kid-collected nature like robin’s eggshells and pretty pebbles. It’s perfect for virtually any spring party or kids’ birthday party theme – trendy woodland animals, fairies, dinosaurs, sports, see – endless! Like astroturf only way classier.

napkins: pink washed linen napkins – I love how each one’s a slightly different shade of pink – it looks eclectic and collected, not matchy-matchy.

placemat: Chilewich Dahlia floral round placemat – Supercool silicone placemats in a bunch of metallic colors – I like brass with this combo.


Trend 2: Hello, Yellow

tablecloth: French linen striped tablecloth – Classic and cool enough to use in every season. The runner has been on our dining table this week and it’s amazing how a simple little thing makes the whole room look put together and special, even though all surrounding areas are riding the hot mess express.

runner: Chalkboard table runner, Anthropologie – So fun for kids and adults alike to doodle on while hanging out around the table talking, which can be the best part of family get togethers. Unless you don’t like your family.

napkins: Buffalo plaid yellow napkins – I like the idea of French country meets American country – the key to mixing prints is to keep them the same scale, so bold striped tablecloth = oversized plaid napkins, thinner stripes like this = gingham.

placemat: doodle white placemats – Think I finally found a way to stop the whining while I’m getting dinner ready – these coloring placemats with washable markers plus a handful of cheerios should buy me enough time to throw something together from the narrowing list of preschooler-approved foods.


Trend 3: White Out

tablecloth: washed linen white tablecloth – Soft like your favorite oversized buttondown, and gets better with every wash. Plus, bleachable.

runner: ksny Larabee Dot Runner – The tone-on-tone ivory polkadots add interest to the monochromatic theme – if you’re going for the white-on-white look, texture and pattern are key to keep it interesting.

napkins: thick white embroidered dinner napkins – Love that you can choose from a ton of designs, fonts and colors to personalize these napkins – fun fact: this is a font created from Cezanne’s handwriting (white embroidery would have been truer to the theme but didn’t translate on-screen!)

placemat: blanc beaded placemat – Like an outfit-making statement accessory, these amazing placemats tie the whole look together.


Trend 4: Rose´All Day

tablecloth: denim table topper – I like a dark shade like denim or cobalt to keep the delicate rose quartz color from being too saccharine.  I haven’t seen this kind of “table topper” before, I like that it’s so clean & streamlined and looks so modern, plus your legs won’t get tangled in it. (It’s just the dark blue part, not the white tablecloth underneath.)

runner: gold imprint table runner – Easy cleanup and doesn’t add to the monster laundry pile lurking upstairs? Sign me up! Metallic gold abstract graphic over a pale background goes smashingly with the warm pink napkins.

napkins: well-wrinkled linen napkin – We don’t do fussy around here – I don’t iron clothes so I’m sure as hell not ironing napkins. These are the perfect broken-in texture and get softer with use. Gorgeous blush color is bringing pretty back.

placemat: natural straw square placemats – Great texture and modern shape makes these chunky placemats cool, and they’re versatile enough to go with your existing table linens – they’d fit in with any of the other looks here.

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