Set an All-Natural Spring Table for Your Outdoor Party

Let a mix of live greens, organic texture and botanical shapes add springtime flair to your alfresco soiree.

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Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Setting the Table for Spring

Hosting a warm-weather gathering? Use a theme that feels natural — nature! Delicate botanicals, fresh greenery and organic materials are a perfect fit for the new season.

Fresh Focal Point

If you're going to set your spring gathering outside, then be sure to orient the furniture around a focal point. This will offer guests a common point of reference to help provoke conversation. Here, the setup for six is oriented near the swimming pool and the lush, green grass of the backyard.

Soft Backdrop

A mix of light gray and white sets the perfect backdrop for a springtime table setting made up of vibrant garden tones.

Botanical Shapes

Add seasonal touches to your tabletop with botanically-shaped elements. The floral shape of the plate adds an unexpected pop of spring in a sculptural manner.

Eucalyptus Sprigs

Bring garden texture and scent to the table with layers of eucalyptus. Once the party is over, the same sprigs can last in a vase for a week. Just be sure to cut the ends at a slight angle, and add fresh water every other day.

Potted Centerpieces

Buck the trend of fresh-cut floral this spring, and instead set a centerpiece that can be used long after the party ends. Here, a trio of potted lavender adds a seasonal scent to the table. With the right amount of water, these cuties can last through spring and into the summer.

Mixing Textures

When setting a table for spring, pay as much attention to texture as you do color and shape. For the perfect mix of coarse and smooth textures, a white linen runner is added with a nubby seagrass charger and smooth bamboo flatware.

Tone-on-Tone Hues

Keep your color scheme consistent by layering a variety of accessories. Here, the celery-green accents of the flower-shaped plates are repeated in the lattice pattern seen in the linen napkins.

Tinted Glassware

Paying extra attention to your glassware is a beautiful way to carry your spring color scheme throughout your table. Instead of clear glasses, mix tinted glass in the same tones as your overall palette.

Stackable Seating

When space is at a premium, it's important to choose seating that's practical and easily stored away. Here, stackable plastic chairs are used since they're lightweight, easy to clean and can be stacked and stored in a closet in the off season.

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