Longer days and warmer weather set the stage for any spring gathering whether it’s inviting friends over for a casual brunch or going all out with a formal dinner party decorated in a soft pastel palette. From fresh flowers to found objects, there are many easy DIY projects you can take inspiration from to decorate your seasonal get together! Here are five fabulous springtime suggestions to get you started from home interiors expert Mandy Soames.
Dress up your place settings with a few fresh flowers. The bright flowers of spring can enliven your table and double up as a seasonal centerpiece at the same time. Keep it simple by using kilner jars to hold just a few stems each, creating the perfect addition to your spring table. Lilacs, peonies, water lilies and viburnum make for a sweet and stunning display.
It’s All in the Detail
It can be fun to think outside the box when coming up with new ideas to impress your guests around the dinner table and one way to achieve this is with the smaller details. Try experimenting with herbs adding a sprig of lavender or rosemary to each individual napkin or using them as a non-traditional centrepiece. This will also bring a light scent to the room and will stand out over cut flowers.
Bright Young Things
There are several ways you can add colour to your table for spring. We are all very used to seeing the ubiquitous spring pastels in flower arrangements, chocolate boxes and ribbons, so why not add a modern edge to these shades? Pastels, creams and white bring the softness that is associated with spring but you can always be bolder and reflect the popping daffodils with brighter yellows, pinks and vibrant greens.
Your friends or family are going to notice your centerpiece so make it interesting! Picking up striking ceramics in your spring colour scheme draws attention to your homeware and can be coordinated with whatever floral arrangement you choose to go with. To fit the seasonal theme why not fill these with chocolate eggs to keep the kids happy!
Spring and softness go hand in hand so it is important to bring some gentle texture to your table, avoid dark slate or angled wood and instead opt for the rounder softer touch. To do this try using place mats or cloth napkins, round wicker place mats and burlap napkins can add a whimsical feel to the table.
Whether it’s a celebration with friends or a baby or bridal shower, spring parties are the perfect time to focus on beautiful table centrepieces and decorations. Winter has left us and blossoms are blooming – why not reflect that in your tablescape?
About Mandy Soames
Mandy Soames has spent her working life in the property business, what she doesn’t know about property isn’t worth knowing. Spending nearly ten years at Cavendish & Gloucester and two years at Shanly Homes as Sales Director she is now settling into her new role as Sales & Marketing Director at Antler Homes.