Nautical Table Decor
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There is more to coastal decor and nautical table decor than just seashells! When designing a coastal themed table for summer entertaining, it’s all about crisp colors, stripes, and an anchor thrown in here and there. It’s easy to put together a nautical inspired table. Take a look at some of these easy ideas for inspiration!
Stripes & Candles
My absolute favorite coastal table setting has candles and bright, white rope. This table setting was easily put together by gathering the following items:
- plain glass jars
- unscented tea lights
- shells (if you don’t have any you’ve collected, you can pick up a bag here)
- white dishes
- clear glasses
- white roping
Blue layered on white
A casual table setting that emphasizes coastal decor is easy as well. This table is made of white wicker, but you can get the same effect by using a white table cloth underneath the placemats. What you’ll need:
- Blue & white striped placemats
- White dishes
- Clear glasses
- Matching blue napkins
- Nautical seashore decor
Making white the star of this coastal table setting
You can take the decor down a notch by focusing on white with only a splash of blue. Here’s what you’ll need:
Layered napkins in blue
Have you ever thought of using coordinating napkins as part of your table setting? There aren’t any steadfast rules you need to follow! Take a look at the place setting below. We used white dishes and two different colored napkins to bring out the coastal vibe. Try gathering these items to imitate this look:
Blue Plates & Jute Napkins
How about we abandon ship with the white plates for just a minute and try a blue plate? How much fun is this place setting? Combining a blue plate and a jute napkin? What you’ll need:
Get a little crafty and nautical table decor can be taken to the next level!
Grommet Napkins – just like sailboats!
I saw these simple napkins with grommets like you see on sailboat sails and I fell in love. I can’t find them any longer, but it’s SO simple to make your own with the grommet kit below. Paired with the candle and the simple white roping it soon became another favorite. Here’s all you’ll need to set this table:
- Striped napkins
- Grommet Kit
- Red sea stars
- Anchor charms
- White rope
Red, White, & Blue Nautical Place Setting
It’s not just blue and white that should take center stage with nautical decor. Bring the red in for a pop of color! Here’s what you need to get the same look:
Simple white coastal with a pop of color
Gather together your natural colored dishes with a coordinating napkin. Simply wrap them up together and add a few sea stars. You’ve got a coastal table!
Anchors are a big deal with coastal table settings. You can use this one as a take home gift as well if you were to write the name of each guest. Gather the following to create a table setting just like it!
A feminine approach to nautical
Raffia is a great material to use for a napkin ring, and in this instance it give the blue striped napkin feminine appeal. Just a few simple steps to put this together. Here’s what you’ll need:
Whatever kind of summer entertaining you’re planning (and I do hope you are), it’s easy to get bring nautical table decor to your table!
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