Summer is the best time for entertaining, because the decor options are endless, and dining al fresco is often an option! Here, we’re sharing some beautiful ideas and inspiration for your next warm-weather gathering.


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We love the wild, lush feel to this table setting, which is overflowing with succulents and other seasonal flowers. The coordinating color scheme throughout brings a bunch of disparate decor ideas together to make a really cohesive setting.


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This minimalist setting is perfect for those not wanting to create an elaborate tablescape, but instead just hoping to put together a simple, pretty setting to host their guests. Tall blooms are front and center, with a coordinating patterned table cloth and complimentary napkins and dinnerware.


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This is another somewhat minimalist table, but the rustic burlap tablecloth provides a really neutral background for a vibrantly colorful tabletop display. The summer flowers are star of the show here, with dinnerware that has coordinating colors to match.

If you’re really looking to go all out with your table setting, this one could be for you. The oversized flowers and elaborate place settings with distinctive chargers and dinnerware in varying shades of blue makes for a really stunning picture, full of intrigue and texture.


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For those that reside sea-side (or wish they did!), this nautical themed setting is perfect. While somewhat basic, it has a distinctive look and feel. Many of the accents are deliberately beachy, and the color scheme suggests you might have just come off a day at the ocean.

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This bohemian setting is loads of fun, and definitely unique. The mixture of colors and textures, and the display of mismatched dinnerware, glassware, and accents really gives it a playful vibe. The overflowing flowers make it feel lush and just a touch untamed.


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While this isn’t a traditional table setting, we implore you to consider this absolutely darling dessert bar. Perfect for any occasion with it’s customizable bunting flags and simple vases of in-season blooms, it’s beautiful, classy and timeless, and we’re so in love.

What’s your favorite way to dress up a summer table?