It all started with a can of spray paint. Yep, that is where my planning started for this simple Boho table setting.
I found the “silver lilac” spray paint on a clearance table and loved the color. So I had to buy it. (You know how that is – you find something at a crazy good price that you just can’t pass up. Exactly!)
I didn’t have a plan for it, I wasn’t looking for something that color. It was such an unusual color, that it spoke to me.
In my cart it went. Lol!
If you aren’t aware – I LOVE tablecloths! Love, love, love them!! I snatch up used white tablecloths from thrift and antique stores all the time. They might have a tiny stain, but they are SO cheap, it doesn’t bother me. I can usually get the stain out or find a way to hide it.
Which brings me to how this lilac and white boho tablescape came together.
I had a second-hand white tablecloth with a few small stains that wouldn’t come out. I wasn’t about to toss it – it was a great size for my table.
The solution = to dye it. But in this case: to tie-dye it.
The dye would hide the stains, and no one would know they were there. A great way to upcycle a used white tablecloth!
I decided to tie-dye the tablecloth (and some white napkins I had) as closely as I could to the “silver lilac” spray paint. (The link to the diy post is at the bottom.)
Now I had a plan. Yay!
Creating a Simple Boho Table Setting
When creating a Boho table setting, start with an appropriately styled tablecloth. In this case, I used my DIY tie-dyed lilac and white one.
Next add your centerpiece. Something that speaks to nature and being organic.
For the centerpiece of this boho tablescape, I made these easy diy metal cookie sheet flowers. They were SO simple and fun to make, and cost practically nothing! Serious – nothing! A total win-win!!
The metal flowers speak to nature, along with their organic shape. Perfect for a boho table setting.
I added white candles to the middle of the metal cookie sheet flowers to add a little ambiance and bring attention to the flowers themselves. Note: since the flowers are foil, they will protect the tablecloth from dripping wax.
Arranging the Place Settings for a Boho Tablescape
I decided to stack a dinner and a bread plate and put the tie-dyed napkin in between them. I laid the napkins out so the lilac edges would be visible and really pop against the white plates. Plus, you can still see the tie-dye effect on them!
The napkins really compliment the tablecloth’s tie-dye design.
To continue with the nature-inspired elements of the boho theme, I placed two different flower sprigs on the bread plate. One had tiny lilac-colored flowers and the other a small stock of little white flowers. They totally worked with the colors on the table.
To complete the boho-themed table setting, I added mason jars as water glasses, along with the utensils.
The final addition to my lilac Boho table setting was a minimal flower arrangement in a small mason jar. I wanted the diy metal foil flowers to be the center of attention, not a flower arrangement. Plus, I really loved the understated and natural look of the flowers.
I hope this table inspires you to create your own Boho themed tablescape.
*Check out the DIY projects for this lilac and white boho table setting: