Use Summer Tablecloths For Easy Summer Style

Saffron Marigold - Updated: July 12, 2020

From cookouts and clambakes to simple suppers made from farmer’s market finds, summer entertaining invites a relaxed atmosphere, and our handcrafted summer tablecloths make setting the table as easy and lovely as a summer breeze! We’re sharing our summer table linens today along with our 5 essential tips for creating the perfect summer table setting.

Red, white, and blue cupcakes are presented on one of our blue summer tablecloths

Light the tiki torches and grab the tropical tablecloths

For a summer party that bursts with summer sweetness, think tropical! Summer tablecloths in sunny shades create instant tropical table decor while a blue floral tablecloth brings a sense of blue Hawaii to life. Try any of these floral tablecloths or summer table runners for tropical-themed summer parties.

Cookouts, clambakes, and coastal summer tablecloths

Whether you live lakeside or just wish that you did, let your love of the water inspire beautiful coastal table decor. Top your table with a navy blue tablecloth or blue table runner. Add plenty of white accents and include touches of taupe or red accents for a classic coastal look.

A vintage summer table runner brings back memories

Our original designs carry an air of timeless vintage beauty, making them perfect summer tablecloths.  After all, summertime is filled with sweet nostalgia. Smooth a vintage table runner down the center of your table for a summer table setting that summons  warm sunshine, blue skies, and happy days.

Use a beach table runner for a relaxed look

From picnics and swimming to shell collecting and bonfires, the beach points the way to so many summer moments. Our summer table runners lend themselves perfectly to casual beach house style. Vanilla Glace nods to sugar-soft sand while Casablanca Blues captures the colors of the ocean. Waltz of the Vines, our yellow table runner, conjures images afternoons spend under a palm tree.

5 essential tips to creating a summer table setting

Gather tasty treats, a few friends, some cool drinks, and your favorite summer tablecloths to entertain in cool summer style. You might just love decorating for each season, or you might be hosting a small summer gathering. Either way, you’ll want to include a few simple summer table decorations. Here are a few easy ways to set a beautiful summer table.

A centerpiece of shells sits on summer tablecloths, like this navy blue tablecloth with navy blue cloth napkins.

Choose sturdy, colorful tableware to go with summer tablecloths

Bring your summer table outdoors, and remember to use dishes that won’t break or break the bank! Melamine options make a great choice for your summer tablescape. 

Summer tableware in fruit and floral patterns needs a summer tablecloth to amp up the tablescape!

Market Bamboo Dinner Plates

Choose from cheerful citrus, juicy peaches, or tropical fruit–they’re all right at home on a summer tablecloth!

Pottery Barn

12-Piece Cabana Melamine Dinnerware Set

These deep sea blues work well with all summer table settings from lunch on the deck to Fourth of July cookouts.

Flowers are the most summery centerpieces

A summer table setting wouldn’t be complete without flowers! A fresh bouquet has to be the easiest summer table decoration ever. Snip a few blooms from your own garden or try one of these forever-lasting bouquets.

The Bouqs Company

Wild About U

A rustic bouquet from a sustainable farm makes for a meaningful centerpiece. Bonus: you can replant it to enjoy long after the party’s over.


Geo Rattan Votive

There’s no such thing as too many candles! Group together these cane votives to cast a warm glow.

Select summer cloth napkins for cool style

Functional and beautiful, cotton dinner napkins are a smart, eco-friendly choice—and nothing says style better than a table set with cloth napkins.

Blue hawaiian flowers, like in our Midnight Lotus summer tablecloths, grace a cloth dinner napkin at an elegant table setting.
Saffron Marigold

Midnight Lotus Dinner Napkins

A floral pattern in cheery colors keeps these dinner napkins from feeling fussy, and the blue and white palette looks all at once classic, coastal, and tropical.

Orange summer cloth napkins lay upon beautiful orange summer tablecloths
Saffron Marigold

Indian Summer Orange Cloth Napkins

Our Indian Summer print captures the essence of longer days and summer sunsets. You’ll love using them in the summer and year-round!

Wrap your summer napkins in rings

Charming napkin rings add to your summer table decor and take the guesswork out of complicated napkin folding. It’s adding little touches like these that make your summer tablescapes all the more special.

Mystic Knotwork

Nautical Napkin Rings

This set of napkin rings goes perfectly with any nautical or coastal style table–they woven into true sailor’s knots!

Farmhouse Fresh Home

Beaded Wood Tassel Napkin Rings

Made from solid mango wood and featuring a fun threaded tassel, ELAB (natural, summery, and tropical)

Have a few sweet treats topping your summer table

Even if you’re serving giant slices of watermelon, you can also treat your guests to desserts that feature summer flavors. If you don’t want to turn the oven on to bake a cherry pie or peach cobbler, and if ice cream seems too messy, then order one of these delightful treats.

Sur La Table

Mini Assorted Tropical Cheesecakes

These tiny bites of deliciousness celebrate strawberries and kiwis—fruits fresh from the vine!

Caroline’s Cakes

7-Layer Coconut Cloud

Fresh coconut filling sandwiches between seven even layers of sponge cake sounds like a dream!

Are you dreaming of your ideal summer menu yet and dreaming of how you’ll set your summer table? It all starts with the right table linens!

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