Spring is here!
And instantly, my head started spinning. Truthfully I can’t stick to one look, so we’ll start with this first one and go from there! How does that sound? Last year’s look was so bubbly (raise your hands if you loveddd the bunnies!), but this year I wanted something different. I created an easy, modern tablescape. Elegantly simple and still festive. Of course, not too simple, because no one likes anything that’s boring. Especially after a dreary and cold winter. No, no, that’s not how we roll, obvi. If you’re looking to create a modern, spring-y and stylish table, I’ve shared a few tips to help you out! But, I’ll tell ya, anything you do is probably awesome already! Feel free to take and leave what you want and ALWAYS follow your heart when decorating. 🙂
Ok, here goes!
Pick a color scheme and see it thru.
This year’s color selection revolved around blues, purples and bits of gold. The intention was to create a sense of spring while maintaining a sleeker look. Rather than going for colors I normally use, I balanced the warmth of some of my existing items with cooler tones found in the books and some of my china pieces. Bring out the old stuff, girls! It’s ALWAYS a good idea!
Incorporate various textures.
Textures can add tons of appeal to your tablescape, no matter how busy or simple it is. Textures come in handy, in that they will keep your eyes flowing from one item to the next. My macrame runner really brings that concept full circle, but as you can see, there are other items which add to the complementation. As much as a monochromatic scheme is modern, it can make for a cold and boring look at times. Don’t be afraid to mix it all in , and see where it goes. It isn’t salt, and you can always remove if need be ;). Which, I do on the daily, so don’t even sweat it!
Add a touch of gold:
A touch of gold goes a long way, it seems to be a common denominator in modern homes, have you noticed? Perhaps swap out your everyday silverware, line your dinner plates with some stylish gold chargers. Or you can #diy it, like I did with these gold candle holders. You can find that uber easy tutorial here.
Keep to simple styling.
Less is more they say, certainly a simpler look is favored when trying to achieve a modern vignette. The modern genre of design gravitates towards minimalism from what I perceive. Once you think your table is good and ready, take one more look and ask yourself “is it too much?’. If the answer is yes, then play around with your accessories and decide what can stay and what’s a ‘must go’.
Add some natural elements.
Like my LARGE BROWN EGGS! Straight from the farm, boys and girls, you certainly don’t need an affiliate link for those, LOL! But, honestly adding natural elements add to that modern affect we all love. A cement vase, a few wooden candlesticks and even petals are small additives that bring attention to detail, and certainly your guests will enjoy. It’s the little things! Don’t forget, silly ;)!
I knowww what you’re thinking. and yes, it goes against everything you (and me) believe in, but trust me on this one, girlfriend. Smaller and simpler arrangements allow you to spread the color scheme without breaking the bank! (You already know, momma needs to save for the next spring tablescape!!) For this look, I used two bunches of hydrangeas and a pink (purple, maybe?!) bunch from Trader Joes. I used my stemless wine cups as vases. Which gave me pops of color throughout, allowed room for eye contact across the table, and was still so purdy!
No, everything doesn’t have to match.
I’m not a big fan of the match-y, match-y look, but worrying less about it will actually work in your favor for this particular look. My advice, forgetadaboutit! (I know you like that).
Hope these tips help! Were I to say say this is the only table of the season, I’d be lying right thru my teeth, because let’s face it; the bunnies aren’t even out you and you KNOW I love me some bunnies.
Happy Spring, my sweet peeps!
Thanks for stopping by!
xo, K 🙂
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