4 Everyday Tablescape Ideas

Everyday Tablescape Ideas

If one thing has changed since last year, it’s how much I cook dinner and how much I use my dining table. Even if it is just for my family (we tend to have family dinners at least once a week with my parents and my sister plus her little fam and it’s the best). I will tell you, I am growing to love cooking (turns out I just needed a bigger kitchen?) but I might love setting the table even more. I love having a dining room.

I just feel like setting a proper table makes the meal feel so much more special (even if the meal is just burgers, an easy sheet pan dinner, or (gasp) takeout)!. I have accumulated a lot of great basics that I love mixing and matching. I have found that the recipe for setting a great table is kind of similar to an outfit. Neutral basics (lots of white and rattan) intermingled with more colorful pieces to make a statement! Today I’m going to share some of my tablescape essentials, and then a few ideas for setting up an everyday table; perfect for easy meals with friends and family.

These are more casual everyday table setting ideas. You could make them more fancy with a formal setting, place cards, floral arrangements or a table centerpiece… but these are for a no-fuss dinner. For something more fancy and polished, check out my lemon tablescape or what we did for Valentine’s Day!

PS – Remember this tropical tablescape from 2016? We’ve come a long way from coffee table dinner parties, ha ha.

4 Everyday Tablescape Ideas

But first: a few of my favorite things. My tablescape essentials. Again, think neutrals with pops of brights. Everything I have mixes well together which results in endless options.

Everyday bright & bold tablescape ideas

Everyday bright & bold tablescape

This was a fun one to pull together. The foundation is actually a butterfly tablecloth I scored from Amazon. (I really love this and it can also be really hard to find XXL sized tablecloths that are reasonably priced!)

I layered my La Double J place mats, La Double J china, Amazon flatware, Neon Lace Company embroidered napkins, these chain link napkin rings, + chartreuse goblets. Those fun candles were leftover from my Valentine’s Day tablescape.

pink + lemon everyday tablescape

pink + lemon everyday tablescape

This tablecloth came from Bloomingdale’s; absolutely love it. I really like that it is sheer in places, so the wood of my table shows. Then I layered on my rattan chargers with the Juliska dinner plates. Followed by these fun marbled napkins (from Valentine’s Day) and the lemon napkin ring. I used the Amazon flatware yet again and my chartreuse twist glasses from Houses & Parties.

Everyday rustic tablescape ideas

Everyday rustic tablescape

This was another easy one. A simple tablecloth, the rattan chargers and white dinner plates, white napkins, and also to add a little fun, my malachite flatware.

green tablescape

Everyday green tablescape

I love this tablecloth so much. It is definitely my favorite of all. It came from Schumacher’s collab with Matouk. I paired it with my malachite china (it’s vintage Dior, an etsy find!), the Amazon flatware, simple white napkins (I was lazy and did not iron them here), and the rattan napkin rings.

tablescape ideas


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  1. Uh obsessed with that YUM napkin! How cute is that?? I’m loving all your dinner party behind the scenes content you’ve been sharing. Think I need to up my game!

    xo Jessica
    an indigo day

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  2. m:

    Love a creative scape! Setting the table is the only thing I like about hosting Thanksgiving. I start planning, prepping, polishing and ironing up to a month beforehand. I have most of the food catered just so I can concentrate on the fun part. My angel husband does all of the dishes afterwards.

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    • I love that!!!!! I hope to host Thanksgiving sometime soon, know I would be the exact same. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Mar:

    I love this so much! Thanks for sharing. Would you be willing to show how you store all your tablescape items? That’s one area where I am struggling and would love to see how you organize and store everything!

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    • Honestly it is a big mess! They’re all stashed in different cabinets, etc. I need to spend some time organizing.

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  4. Cy:

    These are fun Grace, but when do we get a house tour? I think we have all been very patient!

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  5. Lynn:

    Beautiful table settings . My home has always been important to me and Iโ€™ve collected wonderful antique China and glassware over years too . I used to use it all the time and now living by myself suddenly, I donโ€™t set a table the sane way . I should just do it for myself I know . It makes it so much nicer . Thanks for sharing yours . So lovely .

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    • I think you should absolutely do it for yourself!!!

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    • m:

      You should absolutely set a nice table for yourself from time to time. When I got married 20 years ago, I registered for 12 of everything thinking I would be hosting big fancy dinners. Fast forward and I rarely host more than a handful of people at a time and usually it’s just my husband and I. I’ve started collecting 2 piece settings of other china patterns just for us and will definitely pour myself a glass of wine in my best crystal on occasion. You don’t need a big party to use and enjoy.

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  6. Annette:

    Your everyday dishes make me happy just looking at them, and your colorful glassware is beautiful. I used to work at a tabletop store and love pretty place settings.

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  7. Annette:

    @dotandarmy has fun grey chambray napkins embroidered with the word eat on them. Several years ago I asked her to make me pink and green summery gingham check napkins that said eat or yum on them. So fun.

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