I don’t know about you, but I love to decorate my home throughout the seasons and Spring is one of my favourites.
I’ve put together FIVE TOP TIPS TO DECORATE A SPRING TABLE
- ADD A TOUCH OF GREEN
Fresh bulbs and greenery added to a kitchen table immediately gives a Springtime feel. I love the colour of Hyacinths and their gorgeous smell wafts throughout our kitchen. As daffodils begin to poke their heads out, that hit of yellow is a joy to see and a few stems in different shaped vases are simple but gorgeous. As Springtime rears its head some of the wintry seed-heads naturally die away in hedgerows, but these can be saved and foraged! When fully dried out, they can be hung upside down and when the light comes through the window, the shadows caught from them are absolutely beautiful. Alternatively, they can be used down the centre of the table, with those hyacinths and daffs to maximise on texture.
2. BRING PLAY TO THE TABLE
Spring is all about new life, buds growing, wild garlic, snowdrops, crocuses and fresh playful colour. I LOVE adding dried flowers to pretty much everything! But a few simple dried straw flowers tied to napkins with raffia, combined with silver napkin rings brings the colourful and playful to the scene. I designed my Cluckington Palace Spring Eggs for this very reason. Yes you can hang them, yes you can swing them from branches (!) but I actually liked the thought of them being used as place settings attached to napkins. Playful, fun and a sustainable ‘heirloom’ alternative to chocolate eggs.
3. VINTAGE IS BEST
I’m a sucker for a strong countryside print – usually something with a floral theme and I’m often seen in charity shops in the bargain fabric corner. I love a bargain, but I also find that some of the best printed fabrics are often vintage. Adding a strong springtime fabric with a vintage piece of lace is so very pretty. Plus, we’ve all had enough of fast fashion. If I like the fabric, even if it’s clothing I’m always tempted to use pieces for a table setting but the rest for other makes like bunting, or a a cardigan for little Ted (!)
4. CANDLELIGHT & CROCKERY
I think we tend to think of candlelight as something to don the winter table rather than spring. But I’m a huge fan of candles, tealights and low level lighting. Any chance to light candles and I’m there! Plus candles aren’t just white – I’ve found some amazing colourful candles which add a pop of colour. Add the candles to some bright heavily patterned crockery ( Tivoli are a great example).
5. FORAGED FINDS
Ok, bear with me. I’m a right old forager. daily dog walks see me rummaging around in the hedgerow for seed-heads, grasses and there’s usually always a feather. I love feathers. I love birds. But wowzers when you find a bunch of feathers, they really ground you back to simplicity. I’m always reminded of how beautiful feathers are and I LOVE adding feathers to my Spring table. I tend to bunch them together and tie them with ribbon or raffia. More recently my chickens have left me a few feathers and they are particularly beautiful.
SO….my spring table is full of:
Fresh blooms, a range of low level candles, vintage fabrics and lace. Combined with seed heads, feathers, dried flowers and bright crockery. If you’re looking to add some Spring treats to your table then you can find some of my decorative homewares here