Bring on the heat with these scapes!
Edit: I originally published this post sometime in May, but because of this month’s tablescaping contest I decided to repost it again. I’ve also added a few of my more recent favorites, so I hope you all get inspired by these scapes and join the competition!
Now that the weather is finally getting warmer I for one am gearing up for my summer plans, which basically means I’m heading to the beach! And I. Seriously. Can’t. Wait. After months of being cooped up inside I’m so excited to hit the shore for some surf, sand, sun, and a whole lot of fun! Are you making any beach plans for this summer as well?
This warm weather is also perfect for beach-inspired looks to take my tablescapes to the next level. I may not be headed off to a fancy tropical vacay (more like a quick weekend getaway with how busy I am), but I’m still so inspired by summery, nautical colors and prints! See my top picks below, create your very own destination-worthy tablescape, and tell me what you think!
An oyster party
I love this dreamy oyster-inspired tablescape! Soft blues and whites make the perfect color palette for a beachy scape, and the gold touches from the flatware create a warm and cozy atmosphere for your look. Plus, the runner-slash-centerpiece is so easy to recreate (and it gives you a great excuse to gorge on oysters beforehand)!
A subtle approach
I’m loving the subtle maritime theme going on in this tablescape. Mixing different wooden finishes, like the driftwood and the rustic logs, make for one very interesting setting!
Wine and dine
Is there a more romantic combination than the beach, some wine, and a gorgeous sunset? I don’t think so! If you’re uncomfortable about bringing glassware to the beach, then try these stainless steel wine tumblers for no-fuss drinking! I have about four of these because they keep my drinks super cool, which is more than I can say for glassware on a hot summer’s day.
Go nuts for coconuts
Even if you’re not hosting a party at the beach, bring the beach to your gathering with gorgeous raffia placemats! Make sure to include other beachy details like halved coconuts and larger shells to really tie the look together.
Keep it casual
How pretty is this beach-themed tablescape with the starfishes and blue mason jars? I especially love all the candles around the table—I have fond memories of dining by the beach bathed in candlelight (so maybe I’m a little biased here) but candles and beaches go so well together, don’t you think?
A nautical mile
There’s more to the beach than seashells and driftwood! Set yourself apart with a wonderful nautical scape like this beauty. I love the bold colors (I think this would be perfect for a 4th of July scape as well) and just how many details there are on the table. Stripes and netting? Yes please!
Paint the town blue (and orange)
This colorful look is sure to make your gathering the talk of the town! Two contrasting colors, like orange and turquoise, create such a fun and tropical vibe. Just make sure to stick to beach-appropriate colors like bold neons and the like. Add fun details such as shells and beachy glassware to add interesting focal points around your table and to tie the entire look together.
Did you know that I have a Pinterest board dedicated to tablescapes? Check it out and make sure to follow Scaping By on Pinterest right here.