Spring table setting ideas for indoor and outdoor dining

Spring table setting ideas are in the air. Floaty gingham table cloths, organic charger plates, vibrant crockery, fluted glasses and rustic wooden boards – with the weather finally looking up, are you ready to host dinner parties at home for friends and family?

Whether you’re entertaining indoors or dining al fresco this spring, you’ll need spring table setting ideas. Don’t fret: I’ve got you covered. To help you set the right atmosphere in your kitchen-diner or garden, I’ve rounded up the very latest table setting ideas and Easter inspo.

If you’re a lover of colour, I’ve got great news – bright hues are a go-to this balmy season. For example, think lush shades of aqua blue and sage green, zesty orange, pared-back mustard yellow and pastel pink.

Statement crockery sets are a must-have, together with pretty glasses and sleek cutlery, all placed on natural textures. For instance, linen tablecloths or jute charger plates – perfect to wow your guests and take your dining setup to the next level.

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Want to see what’s trending? Let’s take a look…

Indoor entertaining

Round place mats made from jute, rattan or wicker are a popular choice this spring season. Pair yours with simple, white dining sets and bamboo cutlery for a modern-rustic look. Or mix and match colourful plates and bowls to brighten up your scheme.

Fluted and embellished glassware will complement your set-up perfectly. And as a finishing touch, pop a couple of tealight candles in natural textured holders and bring a touch of the outdoors in through seasonal flowers in trendy, colourful vases. However, be aware that every nosy neighbour will want an invite to your meals.

For a cohesive scheme, keep the same natural texture for your place mats, serving trays, napkin rings and candle holders. Open weave seagrass tealight holder, £3.50, from Sass & Belle.
For a country-style table setting, choose the Ruffle gingham linen tablecloth in Dusty Pink, from £189; Scalloped handwoven abaca placemat, £22; Natural basket weave plates, from £19; White classic gingham linen napkin in Dusty Pink, from £16; Swirl handwoven napkin ring, £6; Natural wood cutlery, £20; Sophia table lamp tealight holder, £30; Set of 4 rippled tumblers, £39, and Silver Ivory salt and Rosewood pepper mill set, £289, all from Rebecca Udall.
Achieve a glamorous look with polished brass cutlery, pastel crockery, smoked vases and the Tokyo white marble table, £499.99, Furniture & Choice.

More spring table setting ideas

Go for a sunny theme this spring with vibrant yellow crockery, striped table linens and bamboo cutlery. Spotted the nice lemon napkin rings? These are the perfect finishing touch. For example, try the KDLoves X Xavier Britain ‘The Kelling Collection’ china tableware shown here in Smoke and Yolk, from £25 for a side plate.
Create a dreamy scheme with pastel gradient plates and bowls, smoked glasses and pared-back linens. For instance, the Denby collections pictured here include the Natural Canvas, from £8; Azure Haze, from £14; Denby Colours wine glasses, £36, and Large tumblers, £30.
spring table setting ideas
Love the Mediterranean look? Then why not recreate it just in time for spring get-togethers with Habitat‘s Art glass set of 4 tumblers, £20; Evora 4 piece stoneware side plates in blue, £20; Evora stoneware serving bowl in blue, £22; and Mediterranean woven bread basket, £12. Your guests will certainly be impressed.
spring table setting
More into neutrals? Then, choose a simple colour palette with shades of ivory, taupe and muted grey for your tablecloth and napkins, clear and timeless glassware, classic brass candlesticks, and siver cutlery such as ZWILLING‘s Senses 68 piece dinner cutlery set, £399. Importantly, add a fresh touch to your tablescape with evergreen eucalyptus.

Easter-themed spring table setting ideas

If you’re hosting a family gathering this Easter, get inspired by these ideas to create a stand-out tablescape. Firstly, ensure you’ve got a spacious dining table with enough seating. Benches and banquettes are great for adding those extra spots for unexpected guests.

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Secondly, moving onto the tablescape, refresh your scheme with house plants in pretty pots and colourful bouquets, and add dimension through candlesticks in a mix of heights. Or go all-out with table linen with seasonal motifs such as playful rabbits, dainty flowers and delicate butterflies.

spring table setting ideas
Say goodbye to simple name cards and hello to creative solutions such as this Easter bunny design with the guest name written on an egg, wrapped in Sophie Allport‘s Boxing Hares napkins set of 4, £17.50. To complete the scheme, go for a placemat with the same pattern, such as the Hares fabric placemat, £9.
spring table setting inspo
Wren Kitchens has revealed the most on-trend tablescape for this spring season – and that is glam and grown up. If this fits your style perfectly, then get the look with gold cutlery, fluted centrepieces and modern crockery sets.
spring table setting ideas
Choose fabrics and crockery with printed botanical motifs and fauna elements to embrace the classic Easter look and elevate the design with statement glassware like the Amelia set of 4 wine glasses, £22, Next.
spring table setting inspo
You don’t have to go all out to achieve a stylish scheme this Easter – keep it simple with subtle nods to the holiday though decorative eggs and bunnies, and neutral table linen such as Piglet In Bed‘s white linen tablecloth, £89, and linen napkins in Oatmeal, white, and navy, from £9 each.

Dining al fresco

Get your garden ready for enjoying meals outdoors with a trendy dining set and spice up your tablescape with country-inspired or Mediterranean-themed crockery sets, oversized boards and platters perfect for sharing made from natural materials like acacia wood or veiny stone, and nibble bowls in vibrant shades.

The #Cottagecore trend is still not going anywhere – achieve a modern-rustic scheme with Birdie Fortescue‘s Cabbage bowl, £18; Minaret glass side plate, £17.50; Canework placemat, £25; Bouquet de Fleurs tablecloth, from £185, and Pencil cut tumblers, from £15.
Mustard yellow is one of the hottest shades at the moment – go all out for your outdoor table setting for a sun-baked look. Set of 4 mixed colour small bowls, £40; 70s ceramics set of 4 spoons, £33; Mustard yellow Sakura cherry blossom dinner plate, £17; Mustard cotton napkin, £8; Set of 4 stripe napkins, £45; Glass and brass star lantern, £45; Recycled glass yellow vase, £60 and Green twist water glass, £15, all from Rockett St George.

More great ideas for dining al fresco

Teleport to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea with fresh fish dishes and zesty salads and complete your spring table setting with the Artisan street oil and vinegars, £19.99, and Piceno set of 4 wine glasses, £12.99, from Dobbies.
Got friends coming over this weekend for a fiery barbecue and some icy drinks? Anticipation of a great time is the best feeling, but preparation is key, so ensure you’ve got your table setting ready with large wooden boards, bowls and serving platters from John Lewis.
Lastly, why not entertain at home like a pro with statement ceramic dishes such as STAUB‘s Cocottes, from £19.95 for a Mini ceramic 10cm round cocotte?

In short, if you’re excited about dining al fresco this spring, it’s time to roll up those sleeves and get creative. Above all, be sure to enjoy yourself and the beautiful weather that’s just around the corner.

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