Summer Tablescape Ideas

Summer and outdoor entertaining go hand and hand, don’t you think? The sounds of crickets and the warm breezes set a wonderful mood!

Our family enjoys lazy evenings on the porch, after a family meal outdoors. Weekends are filled with friends and family, hanging out and having fun. Part of all of the fun, is setting an inviting summer table. It is a perfect way to set the mood and celebrate this time of year. It also makes a simple family meal feel extra special and helps to spark some fun conversations with our kids.

Summer Tablescape Ideas perfect for entertaining by Uncommon Designs.

Whether it is a theme, occasion, or just simply beautiful, we are going to share some summer tablescape ideas for  inspiration and tips for you to set a summer table for entertaining! And it really is not as hard as you may think, you can even shop your house to create some fun themed ideas for the summer.

How to create a beach tablescape even if you are far away from the sand! via

What says summer more than the beach and a coastal theme? This Summer Beach Tablescape is created using natural elements and a pop of color. Try mixing burlap, seashells, and wood elements to create this soothing look. The pop of turquoise in the Wooden Candlesticks, brings in an element of the ocean, right to your table.

bandana placesetting

Red,white, and blue….summer classics! Whether it is Memorial Day or Fourth of July, these classic colors are a summer icon. Inexpensive bandanas in red and blue invite your guests in, and instantly add a laid back, casual feel to your table. This Summer Bandana Tablescape can go with anything from hamburgers to steak. Add a few pops of red flowers, and the table is complete.

Make an Easy and Elegant Floral Centerpiece out of Wine Bottles! Perfect for weddings, bridal showers, and parties! #WeddingCenterpiece #OutdoorEntertaining

Sometimes, setting a summer table is all about simplicity. This outdoor picnic table is the perfect setting for a Wine Bottle Centerpiece. Mix shapes, heights, even colors to add interest. Place seasonal flowers { even from the grocery store } in each and on a rustic burlap runner. A perfect evening with friends under the stars.

Use fresh flowers from your garden to create a simple porch summer table!

Flowers…they scream summer, right? Small clippings from your garden can make the perfect table decor. This gorgeous Summer Table Setting incorporates elements from the garden, including little galvanized pails at each place setting. A perfect way to have a family dinner on the porch.

Setting a Summer Table can feel a bit overwhelming but relax…cause isn’t that what summer is about? Just use what inspires you to think about summer….flowers, colors, textures, and memories!


Looking for a few summer recipes for the meal? We have some delish ones. Like these…

The best grilled corn recipe ever! #grillingrecipes #corn #grilled

Perfect for summer meals, this Grilled Corn Recipe is sure to be a hit and take the heat of the cooktop outside!

honey barbecue chicken sandwiches

Don’t want to spend the summer  cooking all day? Yep, me neither! This recipe for Honey Barbecue Chicken is cooked in the good ole slow cooker!

Peach Cobbler Uncommon 2012

Want a dessert that your family and friends will request over and over? This simple recipe for Peach Cobbler is a family favorite in our home! Yummo!

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Welcome to Uncommon Designs. I am Bonnie Mauney and the co-author here at Uncommon Designs. My love for creating crafts, home decor, seasonal decor, and sewing has led me to my desire to share that with you here at our blog. I am happy to have you stop by our little slice of the blog world and join us in Creating A Beautiful Life!

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