8 Summer Table Decorating Tips

Choose a summer-themed theme or color scheme. Choose bright hues like turquoise, yellow, and coral or a beach-themed motif with seashells and sand.

Choose a color scheme

Choose cotton or linen table linens for breathability. These materials add summery charm and coolness. Choose tablecloths, napkins, and placemats with bright designs or solid colors to match your theme.

Lightweight Fabrics

Colored fresh flowers as a centerpiece or spread petals throughout the table. Add seashells, driftwood, or small potted plants for a summertime feel.

Natural Components

Make a summer centerpiece. Use bright fruit bowls, beach-themed decorations, or candles of various heights and shapes. Keep it attractive and proportional to your table.

Centerpieces for Fun

Mixing and matching tableware creates a relaxed, eclectic vibe. Mix patterns, textures, and colors for visual appeal. Pair colorful plates with matching glassware and flatware.

Mix and Match Tableware

Daytime events should use natural light, but evening ones should use gentle, inviting lighting. Create a pleasant, intimate ambiance with string lights, lanterns, or candles.


Serve flavored water, iced tea, or a summer cocktail at a drink station. Add some holiday cheer with pitchers, glass dispensers, or mason jars with colored straws. This looks good and keeps guests cool.

Cool Drink Station

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