As summer begins, so does the wonderful weather, beach days, and outdoor dinner parties. When planning a summer event, it’s easy to fall back onto basic clichés (hello picnic table and paper plates). It only takes a few elegant yet simple touches such as bold color or texture to elevate any outdoor tablescape. It’s never too late to grab inspiration for an upcoming summer event; so make sure you check out a few of B Floral's unique tips and designs!
1. Metallics & Mirrors
Metallics are a top design trend for the summer season. Choose a metallic, whether it be silver, gold or rose gold, and tie it throughout the table. From tablecloths to silverware, multiple elements can encompass the metallic theme. When it comes to florals, darker shades of summer classics such as pinks and reds provide a sleek contrast to bright silvers or golds. While designing arrangements, experiment with mirrored vases to create a modern ambiance within an outdoor setting.
2. Statement Table Runner
A grand focal piece will leave a long lasting impression on guests. Take advantage of summer florals and create a table runner full of greenery and blooms such as peonies and roses. Don’t forget to allow your table runner to spill over both sides, creating a grand, cascading effect.
3. Monochromatic Chic
When it comes to outdoor gatherings, sometimes simple is better. Decorate your table with monochromatic floral arrangements in rich hues of reds or yellows to accentuate your tablescape without taking away from the natural setting. Just because your color scheme is uniform doesn’t mean that all of the flowers have to be identical. Summer varieties such as peonies and calla lilies are perfect options to compliment a white or cream vase.
4. Floral Décor
Add small, unique touches that will personalize each table setting. Small blooms or sprigs such as muscari can be placed onto guests’ plates to bring a natural element to your table settings. Fresh florals can also be incorporated into something as simple as a place card holder. Guests can take home this small vase as a gift at the end of the party.
Day or night, an outdoor event is a perfect opportunity to get together with family and friends. Break out the wine and be sure to style your tablescape with the season’s top design trends!