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5 Minute Summer Tablescape

Here’s a 5 Minute Summer Tablescape that is quick and easy idea for a last minute table setting.

Do you ever have spur of the moment company dropping by for dinner?

simple tablesetting with woven placemats, white plates and napkins and a pottery pitcher filled with faux tulips

That has happened to us before.

And as a home decor blogger, there’s that extra expectation that everything needs to look just so.

Well, friend, I’ve got you covered if you find yourself in a similar situation.

Here’s a quick and easy tablescape for summer that you can set up in just 5 minutes.

5 Minute Summer Tablescape

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simple tablesetting with woven placemats, white plates and napkins and a pottery pitcher filled with faux tulips

I started with simple placemats.

I’ve had these round hyacinth placemats for years and they still are my go to when creating an easy table setting.

simple tablesetting with woven placemats, white plates and napkins and a pottery pitcher filled with faux tulips

They are light colored and that woven texture is perfect for Summer styling!

Next I added some fun white plates with a beaded rim and some simple white cloth napkins.

simple tablesetting with woven placemats, white plates and napkins and a pottery pitcher filled with faux tulips

Next I added some affordable water goblets to the tablescape.

Now here’s a trick.

old crock filled with faux tulips used as a centerpiece for a table

The last thing I added was a simple centerpiece.

I found this vase while thrifting a few years ago and I use it quite often.

simple tablesetting with woven placemats, white plates and napkins and a pottery pitcher filled with faux tulips

You can find similar vases here and here.

I filled it with some faux soft touch tulips and called it done!

simple tablesetting with woven placemats, white plates and napkins and a pottery pitcher filled with faux tulips

Chairs: HomePop | Table: DIY – here’s something similar | Woven Blinds: Blinds.com
Dried Boxwood Wreath: Afloral | Wall Shelf: DIY – tutorial here

long view of an eat in kitchen with a simple place setting in front of a bay window

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More Easy Tablescape Tips and Tricks

  • Don’t set out silverware – Instead, set them next to the food you are serving. It keeps everything looking clean and simple on the table.
  • Serve the food buffet style – I learned this after marrying into a very large family. This allows your guests to pick and choose what they want on their plate instead of feeling obligated to take food when it’s passed around the table.
  • Add something simple to the plate – This is a great seasonal tip. For summer, a colorful dessert bowl would add a bit of fun.
  • Set up a beverage station – Again, allow your guests to get their own beverage by setting out a variety of options near the food and silverware.

I hope this helps you out if you find yourself in a pickle for a dinner with company.

If you have any suggestions that have worked for you in the past, then please share them in the comments below!

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