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Inspiration & Tips/Inspiration/Garden party inspiration – An elegant summer table setting
Discover our garden party inspiration - an elegant table setting in the garden with soft textiles, neutral table linens, hanging and portable lights.

Garden party inspiration – An elegant summer table setting

Discover our garden party inspiration and set the table for an elegant outdoor party this summer! Decorate with everything from porcelain inspired by natures colour pallet, delicate flowers and portable lighting. Create a summer table setting to remember…
Friday 1st July 2022
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1. GARDEN PARTY INSPIRATION – A NEUTRAL BASE FOR YOUR SUMMER TABLE SETTING

The perfect garden party table setting starts with a good base. Decorate with a neutral tablecloth in light tones that allows both porcelain and decorative details to really stand out. Add beautiful flowers for a more personal feeling. For this garden party inspiration, we have chosen green tones in combination with a beige base, a dream combination and the perfect complement to the nature in your garden.

Discover our garden party inspiration and set the table with a natural linen tablecloth with porcelain from Mateus and PotteryJo in nature inspired colours.

Create a beautiful summer table setting in the garden with a natural linen tablecloth from Scandi Living as a base, what details will you choose to accompany it?

Discover our garden party inspiration with a white linen tablecloth from Scandi Living, seen here hanging in a tree in the garden.
$105.50$132

2. TABLEWARE IN NATURE'S COLOUR PALLET

Enhance your summer feelings further by setting the table with rich natural colours for the summer party! Here we were inspired by the green Daria plates from PotteryJo and have combined them with the Oyster plates from Mateus. The curved, wavy shapes with the deep green are stylish contrast to say the least. We then added glasses, jugs, vases and other details in green tones for some tone-on-tone garden party inspiration.

Discover our garden party inspiration - here you see the green side plate Daria from PotteryJo with the Oyster plate from Mateus.
$30
Discover our garden party inspiration - here we have choose to match a dark green plate from PotteryJo with a beige coloured plate from Mateus for a nature inspired combination.

Match the Dots green plate from PotteryJo together with the beige Oyster from Mateus to create a stylish contrast to your summer table setting in the garden.

Discover our garden party inspiration - we have combined different shades of green and beige for a nature inspired table setting.
PotteryJo
Daria small plate Ø18 cm 2-pack, Moss
$30
Spiegelau
LifeStyle red wine glass 4-pack, 63 cl
$57
Iittala
Kartio tumbler 21 cl 2-pack, moss green
$20
Orrefors
Nobel jug, green
$236
Mateus
Oyster plate 28 cm, sand
$34
Himla
Sunshine napkin 4-pack, Sage
$45

3. WELCOME YOUR GUESTS WITH TEXTILES AROUND THE TABLE

Create a warm and cosy summer table setting for your inspiring garden party by decorating with throws, pillows and even a rug. Hang a blanket over the back of the chair or place a pile of them in a basket close by so your guests can to warm up during the later hours after the sun's rays have set. It creates an inviting feeling and makes your guests feel cared for.

Discover our garden party inspiration - we have hung the Hannelin throw from Himla in green over the back of a chair to allow your guests to stay warm in the cooler hours.
$148
Discover our garden party inspiration - here you see cosy throws from Himla and Klippan Yllefabrik in green tones.

Have a pile of throws close at hand so that your guests can wrap themselves in a soft blanket in the later hours of the day.

Discover our garden party inspiration - no garden party is complete without soft textiles to keep your guests warm here you see someone wrapped in the Hampus wool throw from Klippan Yllefabrik.
$99.50
Discover our garden party inspiration - a plastic rug is a durable outside addition for your garden party to make your guests feel at home.
$188.90$210

4. ADD ATMOSPHERE WITH COSY OUTDOOR LIGHTING

Light up the evenings at the summer party with string lights or portable lighting, our number one garden party inspiration-tip. Portable lamps are perfect for the set table and are also a practical detail for inside the home with its wireless function that makes it possible to move it wherever you need it - an interior detail you cannot do without this summer!

Read more: Cordless table lamps for all of life’s adventures

Discover our garden party inspiration - the Stelton Pier lamp in black metal is the ideal portable table lamp for the garden.
$174
Discover our garden party inspiration - string lights are a playful and cosy element for your outdoor dining experience.

Hang a string of lights over the table, a cosy decorating detail that you can switch on when darkness falls.

5. DECORATE THE SUMMER TABLE WITH BEAUTIFUL WILDFLOWERS

Pick some beautiful wildflowers this summer to use as an elegant table decoration for your summer garden party. The delicate blooms add to the atmosphere and match perfectly together with the green porcelain from PotteryJo and Kartio drinking glasses in green from Iittala. We picked cow parsley and lilacs but pick whatever is in season and find inspiration from nature for your garden party.

Discover our garden party inspiration and pick some flowers from the hedgerow or forests near you and bring nature to your table.
$37
Discover our garden party inspiration and bring nature to your table setting by collecting wildflowers. Here you see the Hammershoi vase with cow parsley and lilac.

Bring nature to your summer table setting with green and beige tones and beautiful flowers in the Hammershøi vase.

6. PRACTICAL BASKETS FOR SNACK AND DRINKS

Stylish and practical storage like these baskets are the perfect summer garden party inspiration. Store your drinks in a larger basket and keep them cool with crushed ice. Or why not choose to present a smaller basket with delicious crusty bread that is easy to pass around the table between your guests.

Discover our garden party inspiration and fill a bucket with crushed ice to cool your drinks for your guests. Here you see the practical Dacarr basket from Muubs.
$130
Discover our garden party inspiration - practical baskets for bread for your garden party.

Fill a basket with bread for your summer garden party. This breadbasket from Dixie is both stylish and practical.

7. PLACE CARDS AND FLOWERS FOR PERSONAL TOUCH

Last but not least, find some garden party inspiration in these handmade personal place cards made from card and rustic string. Tie them around the wine glass for that little personal touch to the summer table setting. Add a beautiful flower on each plate in a knotted napkin. It is the little extra touches on your set table that really show your guests how much you care.

Tip: Feel free to write a personal message or a fun challenge on the back of each place card as a fun and unique detail.

$57

Tip: put a beautiful flower in the napkin on each plate on the table. It is a lovely personal detail for the summer table setting.

Photography: Angeliqa Daldorph Styling: Sara Zetterström

Linnéa Axelson
Writer

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