Simple Summer Table Setting Ideas 6 Ways

Yay, summertime is here and I’m so excited. I love outdoor entertaining and creating fun tables. To celebrate the start of summer, I put together a few simple summer table setting ideas for you. Each one unique and festive for any summer occasion. For more table scape ideas you can visit this post How To Design A Beautiful And Easy Summer TablescapeFun Memorial Day & Summer Table IdeasSummer Outdoor Table Scape Idea






Celebrate America with this classic look. For some warmth, I started with a jute placemat, I love adding burlap to patriotic colored tables. I made the chargers and they are super easy. You can learn about how to make them in this post  How To Create an Easy And Festive Fourth Of July Tablescape . Mix and match red, white and blue patterns to create some whimsey. Layer patterns and textures for a unique and festive table. I also made the napkin rings with stars from a local craft store and pipe cleaners. 










This seaside table idea is my. most favorite. I love creating a table with shells and all things summer. I started with a jute placemat and then placed a large palm leaf to hang off the edge. Next, a placed a burlap charger to act as the sand and added a smaller palm leaf the other direction. I used a clear glass plate so you can see the palm underneath but plastic would work as well. Then I used a strip “nautical” look napkin and a jute napkin ring on top. To finish it all off, I glued a large seashell to a wooden skewer and tucked it down in.








Summer Solstice



I love the effortless simplicity of this look. I started with a braided jute placemat and added a galvanized metal charger. Galvanized metal is perfect for summer tables and entertaining. A delicate and airy napkin wrapped with 2 napkin rings layered is the perfect touch. the jute and greenery look so good together when paired with metal.






Lemon Love



Nothing says summer more than lemons. I love the fresh zest they add to a table especially when paired with black. I started with a scalloped jute placemat and topped it with a check charger plate to add that fun pattern and pop of black. then I added the dinner plate and topped with a simple napkin and fun lemon napkin ring.







Boho Chic




For this pretty place setting I started with a black jute placemat I found at Hobby Lobby, then I layered a burlap charger on top.  Next I brought in some pattern by adding these fun checkered napkins. The boho style napkin rings are also finds from Hobby Lobby. I dded in a sprig of maidenhair fern for color to finish off the whole look.






Garden Vibes



The final place setting is perfect for an outdoor garden party. Start with a burlap ruffled placemat and layer on a galvanized metal charger. Add y our dinner plate then layer on the fun stuff. I placed a mini cutting board on top to ground the napkin. You could also add charcuterie appetizers on the board and then place the napkin to the side. I took a delicate neutral napkin and used a cute watering can napkin ring found at Hobby Lobby. Then just simply tucked in a pretty flower for color and that little touch of nature.






Which one is your favorite? For completing the table you can take items from the place settings and incorporate them into the centerpiece and vibe of the entire table. I can’t wait to entertain this summer and create a fun table for family and firends. I think it makes your guests feel even more special when you design a pretty table. Have fun with it and enjoy the process too.

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Happy Entertaining





simple summer table setting ideas

June 3, 2021


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