As the warmer weather rolls in, so do countless reasons to celebrate. Summer means barbecues, outdoor movies, pool parties, and hours spent lounging with friends and family. It’s a time when those special year-round celebrations—like weddings and baby showers—can finally transition to beautiful outdoor spaces.
If you’re playing party host this summer, consider sprucing up your outdoor space (starting with the tables!) We’ve rounded up our favorite tablescapes—ones that are perfect for any type of summer occasion. Keep scrolling to see more!
We don’t see this trend going anywhere soon. Whether it’s eucalyptus, olive branches, or sweet little succulents, greenery remains an incredibly popular décor trend. We love how Jenni with I Spy DIY added some pale pink to the mix with spray-painted terra cotta pots and pretty glassware.
There’s nothing like walking into a vibrant space—especially after a long, gray winter. You can create a lively party atmosphere by incorporating bright florals into your tablescape (like this display featured on Sugar and Cloth!) If you ask us: the brighter, the better!
Photographer: Jared Smith Photography
White and Minimalist
Sometimes less is more. And that’s certainly the case for this tablescape. Light, airy, and strikingly beautiful, this single-stem look couldn’t be more simple to pull off. We just love how the green pops so elegantly in this tablescape featured on Once Wed.
Photography: Sally Pinera
Bright with a side of glam! This floral centerpiece has party written all over it. Sugar and Cloth created this fabulous pineapple vase, and we’re in awe. Complement the tropical vibe of the pineapple with florals that fit your color palette, and you’ll have a stunning party focal point.
Photographer: Mary Costa Photography
Mixed Jewel Tones
Ideal for sundown, a mixed palette of jewel tones can make any midsummer outdoor space sparkle. From emerald and sapphire to turquoise and pink, we’re blown away by this tablescape featured on 100 Layer Cake.
Photographer: Scott Clark Photo