Spring Design Inspiration – New Looks for Your Dining Table

It’s officially Spring!  Sadly, it’s a dark and gloomy day here in Michigan and not very Spring-like. And when gloomy days hit there’s no better…

It’s officially Spring!  Sadly, it’s a dark and gloomy day here in Michigan and not very Spring-like. And when gloomy days hit there’s no better time to change up some home decor to lift your spirits.  Or is that just me?  I am always so much more inspired to get off the couch and DO something when the sun is shining.  So today, I’m pretending that it is a beautiful, warm sunny spring day and I’m going to play around with different spring dining table looks.

Monochromatic Look

What do you think of using ALL white?  Can I just say how much LOVE this simple, white linen table runner?  I even love that it’s slightly wrinkled.  I also love this overall monochromatic look.  It just looks so fresh.  Just what Spring is all about.

Did you happen to notice these sweet, hobnail salt & pepper shakers??  They are not vintage, but still stinkin’ cute!  Anyone else a big hobnail fan?? 

I also want to point out that you can use what you already have (and love) even while giving your table a spring refresh.  Who doesn’t love ironstone??  Doesn’t this pitcher make a perfectly simple spring centerpiece?

I didn’t really use it in an “expected” way either.  I like how it looks with the flowers on the plate.  If you know me, you know I like to layer.

Think Outside the Box

Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box while decorating your table for spring.  What about using a quilt on your table?  

I’m not sure if this is a baby blanket, a lap quilt, or what??  Whatever it is, it’s vintage and I like the colors.

I also love how it looks with this vintage, yellow tool caddy.  

If this look doesn’t scream “Spring”, I don’t know what does

Have you ever thought about using a throw as a tablecloth?  Well, that’s exactly what I used here.  What about a random piece of fabric?

Another idea that you may not have thought about using as part of your spring table decor is something like this galvanized farm bin.  Using these topiaries with it really adds some height.  I threw the wood beads in there for just a little added texture.

Centerpiece Ideas

Did you happen to notice the large basket and runner in the background of that last look?  Yeah, I did, too, and decided they might look pretty awesome as a spring table centerpiece.  At the shop, I always have people asking me, “Is this a table runner or a floor runner?”  My reply is always, “What do you want it to be?”  This is a “floor runner” but isn’t it super cute as a table runner?  Go ahead and use whatever as whatever.  Like I always tell you, there are no decorating police.  No one is going to care if you use something labeled as a rug as a table covering.

Using an oversized basket on your table for a centerpiece is a great way to add some texture to your look.  Texture and layering folks!  Two things to always keep in mind while decorating anything. 

 I’m loving these colors together, too.  Much different look than our all-white table decor.  I wrapped the stems in a coordinating striped napkin just for a little added color.  Napkins aren’t just for wiping your face.  Maybe I’ll do a blog about different ways to use napkins??

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