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13 Pretty Summer Tablescape Ideas: How to Set a Lovely Table for the Warm Months

Summer is peeking around the corner. It’s time to think about summer entertaining. Do you love gathering friends around a pretty table? I have 13 pretty summer tablescape ideas to inspire you.

School will be out in a few weeks. Vacations, Vacation Bible School, summer jobs, and camp will be coming up. We should savor the joy of entertaining friends while the weather is warm and sunny.

One of the most fun parts of hosting a party is setting a pretty table. It’s the main decoration for any gathering. Your table may be the first thing guests see before they smell or taste the food.

There is no better time than a lovely summer day for entertaining friends with a beautiful tablescape. 

  • You have a variety of different colors to choose from. 
  • Fresh flowers are abundant and make it easy to create lovely floral arrangements. 
  • Warm weather makes it easy to dress comfortably and casually.
  • Everyone wants to be outside, hopefully in the shade.

If you are lucky enough to have a garden, it makes the perfect backdrop for a summer celebration.  Any outdoor space, such as a patio, porch or pool area, are great places to set up easy summer tablescapes. 

Outdoor entertaining, such as daytime brunches and luncheons, is a wonderful way to celebrate girlfriends. Summer dinner parties have a warm glow from candles and string lights.

The possibilities for the perfect summer tablescape are endless. You can choose a color palette that is soft and warm or bright and tropical. Summer party decorations can be as simple as pool floats, baby pools, tiki torches, or beach balls.

Use any or all of these ideas for your coming summer soirees. The ideas that I’ve chosen are not only fun and pretty, but they are also easily repeatable. 

Here are just some of the fun ideas for the perfect tablescape that you will find in this collection of summer tablescape ideas:

  • lovely place settings that include pretty napkins and napkin rings
  • colorful glassware and beautiful dishes
  • table settings that will delight your guests
  • stunning flower arrangements  
  • daytime and evening summer tablescapes 
  • both indoor and outdoor tablescape ideas (I love dining al fresco!)
  • lots of pop of color 
  • suggestions for great food

These are real summer tablescapes from real people (including a few of my own) who love to create beautiful tables for friends and family.

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How to Set a Pretty Table for Summer: 13 Summer Tablescape Ideas

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summer berry tablescape

Patriotic Berry Tablescape

This outdoor dining experience was designed by Kate of Domestikated Life. Don’t you love the combination of the blue plaid and berry-themed plates? How lovely to spend part of the day on the deck in this lovely setting enjoying fresh berries. What about the cute striped silverware?

summer tablescape in blue and white and pink flowers

Gorgeous Blue and White Summer Tablescape

The color scheme for this elegant summer tablescape is definitely blue and white. Aren’t those vases filled with pink (or is it blush and bashful?) and white flowers breathtaking? We would all wear our best summer sundresses to this special table hosted by Jennifer Maune.

summer tablescapes with pink peonies

White Dining Table Settings

With white as the predominant theme, fresh flowers provide the pop of color that gives a spark to this classic setting. One large flower centerpiece surrounded by small bud vases of pink and orange from Lory of Designthusiam stands as a contrast to the silver elements.

summer tablescapes with peonies

Pink Peony Garden Tablescape

Does anyone not love peonies? Their bright pink color and delicate blooms are perfect for a summer garden tablescape. The beautiful dishes and gold chargers provide a classic place setting from Courtney of Pizzazzerie.

summer tablescape in blue and white

Blue and White Tablescape for a Summer Dinner Party

I’m smitten with blue and white. I used several pieces of blue and white dishes, vases, and serving pieces paired with plaids and white hydrangeas for a lovely dinner party with friends.

summer tablescape with aqua plates

Anthropologie-Inspired Outdoor Dinner Party

We find inspiration in many places. Holly of Home with Holly shares how she and two blogger friends created this outdoor tablescape for a girlfriend get-together. What a fun way to set a table!

summer tablescape with green hydrangeas

Summer Garden Dinner Party

The pale green hydrangeas at the center of this summer garden tablescape are so unique. Maybe some of the prettiest ever. Samantha of Shining on Design paired them with a pink Gerber Daisy napkin ring.

summer tablescapes with lemons and daisies

Summer Tablescape with Lemons and Wild Daisies

Who doesn’t love daisies? Their delicate blooms combined with the lush palette of lemons evoke lazy summer days. Tall rustic vases add to the casual vibe. Lucy of Craftberry Bush knows how to set a special summer tablescape.

summer tablescape with lemons and yellow roses

French Country Table in Yellow and Blue

Pairing blue and yellow is a classic French design element. This summer tablescape is so simple and that’s one reason it works so well. A profusion of lemons and yellow roses pops against the blue patterned runner. Lory of To Have to Host pulled all the elements together with beautiful napkins.

summer tablescape in pink and white

Pretty Pink Outdoor Table

This outdoor summer brunch was inspired by bringing a few neighbors together after an early morning walk – before it gets too hot. Pink roses, blueberries, strawberries, and orange juice provide natural pops of color and a delicious light breakfast.

summer tablescape with beach balls and stripe plates

Fun Beach Ball Summer Tablescape

My friend Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate came up with the most fun summer tablescape using mini beach balls as a focal point. Aren’t those stripe plates and napkins darling? I can see this summer tablescape as perfect for a kids’ birthday party of swim party.

summer tablescape in red and white

Red Tablescape for Memorial Day

We normally think of red, white and blue for our patriotic holiday decor. Stephanie of The Diary of a Debutante decided to use a burst of red for this happy summer tablescape. I love her mix of plaid napkins, gingham plates, and a striped runner. Fresh hydrangeas and red carnations complete the table setting.

blue and white outdoor summer tablescape

Outdoor Tablescape in Blue

As the sun sets, blue and white elements provide a lovely setting for a summer tablescape. Lots of patterns from placemats, napkins, cache pots, glassware, and dishes, and the prettiest guest towel act as a backdrop for the greenery and white hydrangeas.

Did you find some new tablescape ideas for your upcoming summer entertaining? Inspired to try a new look or color scheme? I hope so.

Here is one of my old favorite summer tablescapes with a DIY project – How to Make Sea Glass for a Coastal Tablescape that you will enjoy.

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