There is just something about mastering the art of setting a beautiful table that screams "look at me, I'm officially an adult." These summer table setting ideas, compiled by Porch.com, are anything but stuffy, and they are super easy to pull off as you prepare for your end-of-season bash. Whether your style is more boho-glam or tropical beach, there is an idea here to meet your theme. Go wild with whimsical details like adding Instagram place cards or playful pineapples to plates, so that people know exactly where to sit. Or, pile your table with fresh florals. No matter what you choose, creating an Instagram-worthy spread either indoors or out is the perfect way to make this final summer party the best one yet.
By: Mady Dahlstrom, Senior Editor for Porch.com
Hosting a summer shindig at your place this year? From backyard barbecues and picnics to dinners on the deck, make sure your next party is the best one yet with these stylish table settings. Perfect for the lazy party girl or novice DIY-er, these summer party table settings are easy to copy!
Take a look at these seven summer soiree tablescapes rounded up by Porch.com that you can recreate at home.
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Rich blue hues and vintage touches combine in this boho-glam table setting. Layer hand-dyed indigo napkins, metallic gold painted rocks, vintage plates, and jewel-toned antique glasses to create this magical tablescape.
2. Tropical Palms and Peach
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This tropical tablescape can be put together with just a few simple items. Skip the flowers and start with an easy leaf table runner, then add white plates, silverware, chargers, peach dinnerware, and napkins. Top off the table with a decorative leaf on each plate, and your summer tablescape is complete!
3. Copper and Matte
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This bold, copper and matte table is bursting with earthy details. Covered in cacti and succulents, this tablescape is perfect for your next outdoor dinner party.
4. Pop of Pineapple
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Instead of eating the fruit on the table, turn it into decor. This bright tablescape focuses on a black and white color palette, with colorful blooms and mini pineapples paired with monogrammed napkins for the place cards.
5. Fresh Florals
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Make bunches of floral bouquets the star of your table by adding floating flowers to each setting. Fresh flowers paired with rustic-style ceramics on top of a white table creates a cheerful table setting that’s easy to make.
6. Travel Theme
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For those of you who love to travel or are planning a farewell party for a friend, have fun with your summer table setting by creating these Instagram place cards.
7. Soft and Simple
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A simple touch can go a long way when decorating a table. If you love a more natural look, try dressing the place settings with a single sprig on top of a neutral-toned napkin, gently draped over the edge of the table.
Top Image Credit: Andrea Posadas via Emily Henderson