Inside: Need a casual, understated table for Easter or other spring meal that brings springtime freshness into the kitchen? Use these simple tips to create your own lovely tablescape inspired by the garden! ➡
A guaranteed way to make the whole kitchen feel fresh for spring?
Brighten the breakfast nook with an easy garden tablescape that brings the outside in!
A garden table theme makes the kitchen come alive, just like the fresh sprouts popping up from their winter nap outside this time of year.
And it only takes a few simple and fun nods to the garden to bring the signs of spring and its glorious beauty and blooms inside.
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How to style a spring garden tablescape.
I set this table for a casual Easter dinner, but it would be pretty from early spring all the way through Easter Sunday. The dining table does have the obligatory bunnies, but it’s not overly cutesy. Or Easter-y.
Let’s break down the easy ways I put this tablescape together:
Choose a color palette.
For this table setting, I chose muted purples, soft greens, and creams. When I decorated for spring in the kitchen and family room, I only used soft neutral colors that would play nicely with the regular color scheme. So this spring decor for the table blends in perfectly.
Whatever colors you choose for your garden table, it should include green!
Garden theme tablescape centerpiece ideas.
For this rustic garden spring centerpiece, I pulled out these items from around the house:
- Table runner
- Aged garden pots
- Charcuterie board
- Green moss
- Faux spring flowers
- Bunny figurines
- Easter eggs
1. As a starting point, I laid a nubby neutral table runner from Hobby Lobby across the center of the table.
2. On top, I placed a large charcuterie board with an aged wood finish in the middle of the table.
3. Next, I started the focal point of the table by creating this simple centerpiece of garden pots:
I grouped four faux aged garden pots in varying sizes on top of the cutting board.
In the two larger pots, I stuffed the bottom with paper, and then placed this green preserved moss on top.
4. And on the moss sit my mother-in-law’s sweet vintage little bunnies – they decorated my husband’s home for Easter when he was growing up.
5. Purple and white flowers fill the two smaller pots.
6. I brought in a little more purple with these cute decoupaged flower pots made with a pretty napkin and Mod Podge. This craft was so simple. And I love how they almost look handpainted! (Make sure to check out that post if you haven’t.)
A pretty purple egg in each brought more Easter and more color to the centerpiece.
Spring garden themed table settings.
I placed inexpensive 14″ grapevine wreaths as a plate charger under the place settings. They almost look like nests and I love the texture they give the table.
I topped the wreaths with white plates and then soft moss green napkins from World Market. This pretty color is so neutral and versatile, that I also used them in this casual fall tablescape.
And keeping with the garden spring theme, instead of traditional place cards I made these vintage French transfer flower pots. On one side I used a rabbit image:
And on the other, a French postcard transfer. It’s hard to believe they started out as brand new plain terra cotta pots!
I popped a plant into the clay pots with more moss and a “garden marker” name card made with cardstock, a printer, and a wood skewer. They not only add to the tablescape theme but can double as a gift.
You can find step-by-step instructions to make your own inexpensive garden pots in the post “How to Create Vintage Spring Flower Pots with Transfers“.
Other garden item ideas for a spring garden tablescape.
Your imagination is the limit with the fun touches for this theme! To get the creative juices flowing, try adding any of these to the centerpiece:
- Bouquet of fresh flowers
- Seed packets
- Garden gloves
- Garden tool caddy
- Watering can
- DIY Cabbage vase (see the easy steps)
For a more elegant garden theme tablescape in my dining room, see the post, “Elegant English Garden Easter Tablescape“.
When to set a spring garden theme table.
This Easter garden inspired table decor could be used for any spring gathering by just switching out the rabbits for some greenery or more spring florals. Keep in mind some of these events as the perfect time for this easy and casual table theme:
- Mother’s Day
- Baby or bridal shower
- Spring garden party
- Spring book club
- Ladies luncheon
Spring is in the air and hopefully, the warm weather is here to stay. I hope this post has planted a seed for you to set a fun garden table!🌼
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