Here, we offer up a few simple ideas for wowing your guests with your tables for summer:
Use colourful table linens
Swap out your plain white tablecloth for something more vibrant and summery, like a brightly coloured cotton or linen fabric. You could also mix and match different patterns and textures for a more eclectic look.
Add fresh flowers or plants
Nothing says summer like a vase full of colourful blooms or a potted plant on the table. You can choose flowers that are native to your area or opt for something more tropical.
Display fruit in bowls or baskets
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy fresh, seasonal fruit, and displaying it on your table is a great way to add some natural beauty to your space. You can use a simple fruit bowl or get creative with baskets or trays.
Create a beachy vibe with seashells and sand
If you love the beach, bring some of that laid-back, coastal charm to your table by incorporating seashells and sand into your decor. You could fill small bowls with shells or create a centrepiece with a jar full of sand and a few carefully placed shells.
Use outdoor-inspired decor
Bring the great outdoors inside by using decor items that are inspired by nature. This could be as simple as using natural materials like wood or stone, or incorporating elements like pinecones or branches into your arrangements.
Find more table-decorating inspiration in the summer issue of STYLE, on sale now.