What could be better than a blue and yellow tablescape for Spring?
So bright and cheery!
I absolutely love the combination of blue and yellow.
Which (I’m sure) is why years ago, I bought the tablecloth I used for this table setting.
It makes me happy.
Does a blue and yellow tablescape make you feel the same way, or are you partial to a different color combination?
There was something about this tablecloth that made me want to mix it up with other patterns.
To add to the table setting in a way that would enhance the tablecloth’s design and complement it at the same time.
I didn’t want to use only solid colors on the table. I wanted more visual interest.
So I decided to mix patterns within the place settings.
And you know what?
I think it works and turned out great!
How to Set a Blue & Yellow Tablescape for Spring Using Different Patterns
Step 1: Select a patterned tablecloth for your Spring tablescape
The key to this tablescape is picking a tablecloth with a pattern and colors that you love.
And preferably has colors that match your dishes or other table decor items.
I selected a blue and yellow print tablecloth for my Spring table setting.
It’s one that my husband and I picked up in France years ago.
I love how it has everything. It has a geometric pattern, flowers, and lemons.
All integrated into one design!
And it works!!
Step 2: Create your place setting using a mixture of patterns
The second step to creating your mixed pattern Spring tablescape is to create your place settings.
This is where you will be introducing additional patterns to your table decor.
I started with a small yellow checkered placemat that I upcycled from an old corkboard placemat.
Can you see how the yellow checks pick up on the light yellow in the tablecloth?
Also, notice that I used a small print, not a large checkered print.
Do you know why?
Because we don’t want to use a large pattern that will then conflict and fight with the large print of the tablecloth.
It’s one of the rules when mixing patterns in decor: being mindful of the size and scale of the prints you use together.
To learn more about mixing patterns in a tablescape, check out my post.
From there I added the dinner plate and then layered the salad plate.
These are my everyday plates that we got when we were married.
You can see that I love yellow and blue.
Don’t they look amazing with the tablecloth!!
The darker yellow and dark blue edge really tie into the tablecloth’s colors.
On top of the salad plate, I added another small dish. This one has a blue and white pattern that would compliment the colors in my tablecloth.
Then I added yellow drinking glasses that I recently found at an estate sale. I couldn’t believe my luck!
The blue and white pattern of the top plate mixes well with the placemat and the tablecloth, as it is considered a medium scale print.
It’s not the same size as the print on the placemat or the same size pattern of the tablecloth.
The next step to creating your mixed pattern place setting is to add your silverware.
I chose to use my gold silverware because it worked so well with the yellow that was already in the place setting.
And finally, I added a blue and white printed napkin that was secured with a dark blue printed napkin ring.
The napkin is a different print than the top plate, but it works because the blues in it are the same blue tones in the plate and in the tablecloth.
The same is true with the napkin ring. The dark blue matches the dark blue lines in the tablecloth and the yellows in the napkin ring are the same yellows in the tablecloth, placemat, and plates.
Did you count how many different patterns I used in this place setting?
Yep, five to be exact.
Step 3: Add your centerpiece
The last step in creating your blue and yellow, mixed pattern, tablescape is to add the centerpiece.
Since we have so many patterns and colors going on in this table setting, I chose to keep it simple with the centerpiece.
But I didn’t keep the centerpiece small, lol!
I used the four blue vases I own and filled them with yellow flowers and greenery.
Note: I find that oftentimes flowers can be the most expensive cost for a tablescape. So, in this case, my local grocery store has discounted flowers that I used for my centerpiece.
Gotta love a bargain!
I just took the two flower bunches and divided them among four vases.
Then into the middle of the table they went.
And they looked GREAT there!
However, there is NO WAY we could see each other across those flowers.
So, when it comes time to sit down, I can move the vases to the ends of the table.
That way the flowers can still be enjoyed, and we can easily see and talk with each other.
Hey, did you notice that I also tied the table decor into my sideboard in the background?
I carried the blue and yellow theme there too.
I had considered using them on the tablescape, but it was too overwhelming, and they looked better on the sideboard.
Will you be creating a blue and yellow tablescape for Spring?
Or will you be mixing up a different color combination?
No matter which colors you put together, enjoy mixing patterns on your next tablescape!
Check out the easy DIY project used to decorate this tablescape:
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