Summer brings hot sunny days spent out at the pool or by the ocean and warm nights perfect for entertaining. So this summer bring those rich blues, bright oranges, and natural warm wood tones to your dining table. Whether your dining indoors or outdoors you can create a beautiful, fun, and inviting table with just a few key pieces.
For this table setting I chose rich blue and white salad plates, reminiscent of Spanish tiles, set atop deep orange dinner plates. This blue and orange combination creates a Mediterranean feel, which brings all the sounds and life of summer to the dining table. I then chose to accent the plates with a black plastic charger plates and simple white woven round placemats. Each table setting is accompanied by blue tie dyed cloth napkins and modern square wooden napkin holders.
The entire table is accented by a seagrass woven table runner for a relaxed summer vibe and wood serving dishes. One black chunky candle holder anchors the centerpiece while complimenting the table settings. The look was then completed with a few special decor accessories I had laying around and green plant life to bring the outdoors inside.
This table setting can very easily be repeated outdoors by using melamine plates and serving dishes. There are so many great ones on the market today. I will have everything linked below. Unfortunately, the dishes I have used are no longer available to purchase but I have found other ones which are quite comparable. So check out all my shopping suggestions down below.
Often times I get asked or told that it is too expensive or time consuming to purchase so many separate pieces for one table setting. But, I find that investing in quality versatile pieces, such as classic white dishes and serving dishes allows for more options. Check out Inspire to Gathers other post on Basic White Dishes to see the many uses for a classic set of white plates. A couple of options for this blue, white, and orange table setting are using the orange dinner plates for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and general fall entertaining. Or, simply replacing the orange plates with white ones and adding red napkins easily transforms this general summer table setting into the perfect 4th of July get together.
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