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Setting A Stylish Table For Mother’s Day (In 6 Easy Steps)

Are you ready to celebrate Mom this Sunday? One way to really show her some love – and enjoy quality time together – is a tasty meal and a gorgeous table setting to match. So I’m sharing a simple and stylish table that I created with my Mom in mind, and the 6 easy tips to help you recreate the look.

It doesn’t take fancy dinnerware or lots of fuss to make a memorable (and heartfelt) Mother’s Day table. With just a few stylish pieces from Anthropologie, I created a table setting fit for a mom, grandma, aunt, sister, or any mother figure in your life. And no matter how you’ll be spending Mother’s Day this year, these are also tips that you can use for any occasion. So keep scrolling to see them all – and shop the products you need to pull it off.



Still in need of a gift? Be sure to check out 18 Mothers Day Gifts She’s Going To Really Love (For Under $15, $25 & $50)

STEP 1: Color Palette

While I prefer a minimal palette of mostly neutral tones, for Mother’s Day it makes sense to cater to your guest of honor – and opt for mom’s preferred shades. Thus, I went with a palette of pale peach, creamy whites, and soft sage green that feel totally natural (and my mom, Connie, really loves).

STEP 2: Dinnerware 

While opting for a matching dinnerware set is certainly a fine option, I like to mix up my plates and bowls for a more unique table setting with a lived-in feel. Pair a dinner plate with a bowl or salad plate in a complementary shade (I went with white and beige) or use two highly contrasting colors to really make your table pop.

STEP 3: Glassware

Varying the height and materials of your drinking glasses will add further visual interest (and a variation in size) to your table setting. I went for a pale peach wine glass and a shorter ceramic water glass that complement each other while also making the table more dynamic.

STEP 4: Napkins

A little bit of pattern can definitely go a long way. And the best way to introduce a pattern (without feeling overwhelming) is through napkins. I choose a pretty plaid in the same peach tone, but any floral print, geometric or abstract will add that touch of interest to your table setting.

STEP 5: Candles

My foolproof way to set the mood? Add an array of candles to your table. Whether you opt for tapers or pillars, candles create instant ambiance and make any meal a little more special. They’re also a pretty (and practical) way to add height, or a bit more color, as I did with these geometric candlesticks.

STEP 6: Greenery

And no table setting is complete without a bit of greenery. But you don’t need fancy florals to bring your table together. Instead of a centerpiece or expensive arrangement, I simply went outside, clipped a few eucalyptus branches, and added a simple sprig to every plate.