Summer just seems to be the perfect time to entertain. The flowers are in bloom, maybe your kitchen garden is overflowing, and you can send the kids out into the backyard to play. Whenever we’re entertaining, we like to add a little flourish to the table to make guests feel extra special. Even if you’re having a casual meal, a little forethought a few days in advance is all you need. Here are some of our favorite summer place setting ideas that feel bright, festive, and simple enough to pull together on busy days.

We brought together apricot and robin's egg blue for a light and happy color palette that beautifully complements colorful summer cooking.

Simple, Pastel Palette

We brought together apricot and robin’s egg blue for a light and happy color palette that beautifully complements colorful summer cooking.

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We love a stripe, but our favorite part of this table runner is the fact that it's made from Sunbrella fabric, so it's hardwearing, fade resistant, and can stand up to serious spills. Not let's get cooking!

Surefire Stripes

We love a stripe, but our favorite part of this table runner is the fact that it’s made from Sunbrella fabric, so it’s hardwearing, fade resistant, and can stand up to serious spills. Now let’s get cooking!

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We love this color palette for warm weather. Bunny Williams' Melange dinnerware looks perfect with out citrus placemats.

Shades of Summer

We love this color palette for warm weather. Bunny Williams’ Melange dinnerware looks perfect with our citrus placemats.

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 When you're serving a colorful salad or colorful veggies, we think it's only appropriate to have colorful linens on your table. We're loving these leafy, palm prints paired with hot pink flowers!

Leafy Greens

When you’re serving a colorful salad or veggies, we think it’s only appropriate to have colorful linens on your table. We’re loving these leafy, fern prints paired with hot pink flowers!

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Bright coral linens are the perfect complement to Bunny Williams' Melange Dinner plate. We used white ranunculus which pop against the rich table runner.

Coral Color Love

Bright coral linens are the perfect complement to Bunny Williams’ Melange dinner and salad plates. We used white ranunculus which pop against the rich table runner.

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When you want to mix lots of patterns together, keep it all in one color family. Here, we chose navy blue dinnerware, patterned placemats, and a solid blue napkin. Perfection!

All Blue Everything

When you want to mix lots of patterns together, keep it all in one color family. Here, we chose navy blue dinnerware, patterned placemats, and a solid blue napkin. Perfection!

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We like to think of navy blue as a neutral since it pairs so beautifully with so many colors, like citron table linens. This pretty color palette create a stunning table, appropriate for Spring and summer entertaining.

Navy is Neutral

We like to think of navy blue as a neutral since it pairs so beautifully with so many colors, like citron table linens. This pretty color palette creates a stunning table, appropriate for spring and summer entertaining.

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Sprigs of green flowers are fun to place at each plate for a burst of color and to echo the centerpiece of your table.

Spring Green Sprigs

Sprigs of green flowers are fun to place at each plate for a burst of color and to echo the centerpiece of your table.

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We made our summer table runners out of Sunbrella fabric so they'll stand up to spills, sunshine, and any other summer shenanigans you have in store.

Hardwearing Runner

We made our summer table runners out of Sunbrella fabric so they’ll stand up to spills, sunshine, and any other summer shenanigans you have in store.

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Is there anything more appropriate for summer than a vibrant lemon pattern? These fun placemats work beautifully outdoors or in, since they're wipeable!

Citrus for Summer

Is there anything more appropriate for summer than a vibrant lemon pattern? These fun placemats work beautifully outdoors or in since they’re wipeable!

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Bunny Williams' Watercolor Iris melamine dinnerware collection is a classic navy and white -- perfect for entertaining outdoors with big hydrangea blooms and rattan charger.

Classic Blue & White

Bunny Williams’ Watercolor Iris melamine dinnerware collection is a classic navy and white — perfect for entertaining outdoors with big hydrangea blooms and rattan chargers.

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We used our chinoiserie placemats with a solid white linen table runner and neutral table linens. The best part about these placemats? They're wipeable! No spot treating or ironing for you, my dears!

Chinoiserie Chic

We used our chinoiserie placemats with a solid white linen table runner and neutral table linens. The best part about these placemats? They’re wipeable! No spot treating or ironing for you after the tables are cleared.

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Citron green table linens from Bunny Williams' tabletop line are the perfect backdrop for tortoise shell flatware and glasses. Add a few ferns down the center of the table for more color.

Citron Selections

Citron green table linens from Bunny Williams’ tabletop line are the perfect backdrop for tortoise shell flatware and glasses. Add a few ferns down the center of the table for more color.

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Easy way to bring bold impact to your table? A patterned tablecloth! Our Perdido tablecloth works perfectly with Bunny Williams' Campbell House dinnerware and woven chargers.

Throw on Some Pattern

What’s an easy way to bring bold impact to your table? A patterned tablecloth! Our Perdido tablecloth works perfectly with white and blue dinnerware and woven chargers.

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Bold prints are everywhere in fashion and home decor, so consider using them in your table setting too. We used our fern table linens to create a fun, tropical look.

Bring Bold Pattern

Bold prints are everywhere in fashion and home decor, so consider using them in your table setting too. We used our fern table linens to create a fun, tropical look.

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Consider doing everything in the same color. We chose coral with a solid coral table runner, table linens in a geometric pattern, and even copper flatware which coordinate perfectly.

All Over Color

Consider doing everything in the same color. We chose coral with a solid coral table runner, table linens in a geometric pattern, and even copper flatware which coordinate perfectly.

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Find more place setting ideas and entertaining inspiration, or browse our Entertaining Pinterest boards.

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