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Sea-Inspired: Must-Have Coastal Table Linens + Décor Ideas

Get ready to set sail on a coastal-inspired design voyage! Whether you’re throwing a beachside bash or simply want to infuse a touch of oceanic charm into your event, our treasure trove of design ideas — from must-have linen selections to captivating décor concepts — are guaranteed to make waves at your upcoming soirée.

Table Linens: The Foundation of Coastal Elegance

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No coastal-inspired celebration is complete without the perfect table linens to set the stage. Whether you’re hosting a laid-back beach gathering or an elegant seaside wedding our coastal-inspired table with linens are all about that classic seafaring style with a modern twist. Meet Davey Shoreline Sand and Davey Coastline Blue, which feature gorgeous neutral yellow and blue hued stripes that bring coastal charm without losing their elegance. Whether it’s a seaside wedding or a chill backyard summer dinner party, these linens are one of our top picks and will have your guests feeling like they’re dining on a fancy yacht in the French Riviera. Our Lennon Powdered Blue is also a favorite, with its adorable sea foam-colored scalloped print that screams cute and coastal vibes for any event by the water. For a more understated look, our Linea Sand linen overlay proves beachy can also be boujee, featuring neutral sandy stripes on a lightweight white fabric. Picture yourself with a cocktail in hand, enjoying the white and sandy tones that transport you straight to the shores of Nantucket.

Layering Textures: Embrace the Organic Feel

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To truly capture the essence of a beach or coastal-inspired event, it’s all about the textures. Layering together different textures creates a visually captivating and tactile experience that adds depth and dimension to your table. Add depth and dimension to your table by incorporating our textured Callie Cornflower Table Runners & Napkins, which feature a gauzey, crinkled feel that emulates the gentle waves of the ocean. To further amplify the boho beach vibe, our crocheted Bohemian Sand and White linens and runners effortlessly blend chic style with a laid-back appeal. Their intricate crochet patterns bring a touch of handcrafted charm to the table, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere that invites guests to relax and soak up the coastal vibes. Simple more your style? Our Riga Sand linen is perfect minimalist-chic choice for those seeking to infuse a relaxed and organic aesthetic to their event design.

The Finishing Touch: Statement Napkins

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Level up your tablescape with a statement napkin that adds that adds the perfect finishing touch to place settings. If you’re going for that classic New England-style vibe, set your table with our Seersucker Flax Napkin, which features a textured feel and ticking stripe pattern that adds a touch of visual interest and a laid-back look that aligns perfectly with a coastal-inspired design. Stuck on the stripes? Use our Dunes Striped Napkin which features cabana-style stripes in neutral, sandy hues. If timeless sophistication is what you’re aiming for, try our versatile classic Hemstitch Napkins (available in multiple color ways). With delicate embroidery and timeless appeal, this napkin is a perfect choice for all types of entertaining—from casual clambakes on the beach to more formal affairs. No matter which style you go for, these napkins will effortlessly elevate your settings, adding that final finishing touch.

Tabletop Rentals: Elevate the Experience

To take your coastal tablescape to new heights, don’t forget the power of tabletop rentals. Bespoke charger plates, fine china, and stylish glassware all work together to create a cohesive and impactful design. These rentals add an extra layer of elegance and sophistication to your table, turning a simple meal into a memorable dining experience. Imagine the sparkle of fine china reflecting the sunlight, the elegance of a beautiful charger plate or place mat framing each dish, and the stylish glassware catching the colors of the coast. These rentals bring a sense of refinement to your event, leaving your guests in awe and ensuring that every bite is enjoyed in style.

Say ‘Shell Yeah’ to Beachy Décor Elements

A plate with a blue coastal linen on top

When it comes to creating an oceanic-inspired tablescape that reflects your love for the coast, let’s dive into some creative ideas that won’t leave your tabletop feeling like an all-out nautical overload. If you’re working with a farm or rectangle table, consider opting for an eco-friendly table runner adorned with pieces of driftwood or sea glass (bonus points if you have a fun beachcombing adventure to find them yourself!). Another option is to incorporate beachgrass or coral as part of your centerpiece, adding a touch of natural beauty to the scene. For a personal and unique touch, why not paint your guests’ names on shells and use them as place cards? This not only serves as a practical way to guide your guests to their seats but also doubles as a memorable gift they can take home. And let’s not forget the creative potential of oyster or clamshells. Paint them in vibrant colors and repurpose them as individual salt and pepper dishes, adding a delightful coastal twist to your tabletop. If you’re ready to shake things up and move away from traditional floral arrangements, consider grouping lanterns or candles to create an ambient centerpiece that casts a warm and intimate glow, capturing the magic of a beachside sunset. With these beachy décor elements, you’ll strike the perfect balance between coastal charm and tasteful design, making your tablescape an instant conversation starter and a true reflection of your seaside inspiration.


May. 11, 2023

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