How to Set a Cheerful Summer Table

How to set a cheerful summer table

This article is in partnership with Walmart.

SSummer has officially arrived and with it new decorating opportunities and the resumption of outdoor gatherings. Even after all the time we’ve spent here in 2020, our backyard is still our favorite destination!

Making our backyard feel like a safe haven in recent years has become more important than ever to our well-being.

How to set a cheerful summer table

I try to keep the summer experiences and decorating very affordable and simple, but still fun and memorable. Last week I had so much fun creating a cheery outdoor space for our family with table decorations I found at Walmart Home! I love them so much. The family and the cutlery :). It’s so easy to shop for seasonal and daily items at Walmart online, some of our items were shipped right to our door and a few more were picked up in store.

How to set a cheerful summer table

Whether we’re just hanging out for our morning coffee or enjoying an evening meal with our family around the table, we want our backyard to feel like a special place where memories are created from morning till night!

All faces lit up (including the puppies!) When they saw the table all decorated with lovely blue dishes, citrus napkins, darling striped mugs, a checkered tablecloth and summer checkered bowls gingham. These adorable items remind me of simpler times, making experiences special and memorable.

How to set a cheerful summer table

It’s great when the decorative items in our house have more than one purpose. We used the floral lids provided on the checkered serving bowls for a creative accent on the table. I think they’re so cute on this bold blue and white checkered tablecloth! We will be using the aqua dinnerware set inside and out – in addition to the beautiful color, this is a ceramic set of nice weight, size and shape. I love the rims around the plates, perfect for pasta and any other meal.

How to set a cheerful summer table

The undertones of blue are so fresh mixed with a lovely lemon yellow, don’t you think?

We had lemons to make lemonade the next day, but they looked so pretty on the table for an added organic element and a pop of contrasting color.

Use what you have, make lemonade with your centerpiece. Or make your lemons a centerpiece. 🙂

How to set a cheerful summer table

To recreate this look or your own summery vibe, below are some sources to mix and match!

How to set a cheerful summer table

Scroll down and click on the thumbnails below for source details

How to set a cheerful summer table


Sources: Glass Pitcher // Mint Green Cake Stand with Lid // Pioneer Woman Ceramic Floral Tile Lid Bowl Set // Aqua Dinnerware Set // Lemon Cloth Napkins // Navy Buffalo Plaid Tablecloth // Set of stainless steel cutlery (several color options) // Outdoor String Lights // White Striped Tumbler Glasses


It was pretty easy to shop by mixing and matching my favorites with so many adorable and affordable choices available through Walmart.

For our summer decorating style or our outdoor evenings, I often start with a cool color palette that puts us in a good mood, and then put together a carefree mix of patterns to keep the atmosphere relaxed and light.

Fun, happy and carefree, this is how summer should be, if you ask me!

Tomorrow on the blog I’ll be sharing our simple iced coffee recipe, we enjoyed it on the deck! It’s so delicious!

Have a good summer folks!

How to set a cheerful summer table
How to set a cheerful summer table
How to set a cheerful summer table
How to set a cheerful summer table
How to set a cheerful summer table
How to set a cheerful summer table


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