Summer Table Décor to Dine Outside All Season Long

Just as the flavors we crave change with the weather, our mood shifts, and our aesthetic impulses align with what’s happening in the natural world outside our homes. With the solstice upon us, we suddenly feel compelled to open up our windows, ushering in the sound of crickets and birds with the languid summertime breeze. Time slows down, we embrace the simpler life and turn the longer days into joyful nights making memories with loved ones around a table of food. With that in mind, we curated a list of summer table décor to make ordinary outdoor gatherings feel like celebrations.

From platters to flatware, vases, candles, and even firepits, we’ve got you covered with the best summer table décor to create a setting that enhances intimacy at every outdoor gathering. If you’re in need of inspiration, check out the stunning table Athena created for Zimmermann on the shores of Amagansett last year and this shell-laded table moment in her backyard. We’re positively swooning. But the best part is how simple it is to recreate at home. Just let Mother Nature be your guide. Use clippings and natural objects like stones or shells, whatever is around you, to reflect the seasons on your table.