Spring is a wonderful time of the year. After a long, cold winter cooped up in the house, we all get the chance to breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the rebirth of nature. What better time to change our home’s décor to reflect the lighter feel of the season. The tablescape options for spring entertaining are endless. Follow these basic principals to create an impressive tablescape for your next get-together.
The colors of spring all fall within the pastel family. This is a reflection of what is happening in nature. Keep this in mind when planning your tablescape. If pastels are not really reflective of your personal style, choose one specific pastel, rather than a grouping of several light colors. By choosing a mixture of light greens or blues, rather than a more traditional lilac and pink palette, you can maintain your personal style, while still reflecting the season.
A great way to add color and dimension to your tablescape is by adding glass or crystal containers full of colored water. Choose containers of varying heights which could be vases, glasses, candleholders: anything that can hold water. Fill the containers with varied amounts of water dyed to the shades you have chosen for your tablescape, then add a floating candle. These containers can be grouped together for a lovely centerpiece, which will glimmer in the spring sunshine, or you can place them around individually to fill in gaps on your table.
Because spring is a season of new growth, be sure to add elements of this new growth to your tablescape. Fresh flowers are always a great addition and can be placed in the containers of colored water as well. If you would rather not spend the money for cut flowers, add a potted flower, or even just clip some greenery from your own yard. Anything that shows spring growth will work, even something as simple as a few branches from a shrub or tree. Just make sure your natural components still reflect your color choices.