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Blue and White Coastal Table Setting (Inspired by Summer)

With the beautiful weather we’re having, I thought it was time for a summer inspired tablescape.  So, I put together a blue and white coastal table setting to welcome the season!  Whether you live on the coast or just love coastal style, I hope I inspire you with my beachy decor…

Blue and White Coastal Table Setting:

How to decorate a coastal table setting

In my opinion, blue and white are perfect colors to use with beach themed table decor…

Blue and White Table Setting

Shades of blue remind us of a pool, the ocean and the vibrant summer sky.  Whites can represent slipcovered furniture in a beach house, white curtains flapping in the breeze, a white hydrangea bush on a path to the beach…

Ever since I decorated the kitchen for Mother’s Day, I have been wanting more blue and white in my kitchen.

white kitchen with blue and white table setting

So, I’ve been buying blue and white table decorations whenever I can.

Summer Table - Blue Table Settings

After all, blue and white does feel summery and gives that coastal inspired feel!

Coastal Inspired

Recently, I was fortunate to win a $100 gift card to TJMaxx/Homegoods.  So I purchased these blue and white Ralph Lauren place mats…among other things!

Blue and White Place Setting

Yes, I have been quite lucky with giveaways lately!  Recently, I’ve won a few!  With all this luck, maybe I should play the lottery!

Summer Table

Then I could buy more blue and white…lots of it….

White Kitchen decorated with blue and white for summer

Until recently, I hadn’t been buying too many things – since we splurged on our kitchen remodel last year.  My husband is still recovering from that…financially and mentally…lol.

Coastal Inspired Table

Besides the place mats, I already owned the other beachy table decor.  For instance, the starfish add some coastal touches and work perfectly with the blue and white table decorations.

To keep my table looking casual and coastal, I used textured napkin rings with plain white napkins.

Summer Table Setting Ideas

One of these days, I will get around to buying a new table and chairs.  Although, these work for now.  Don’t even get me started on the counter stools though.  Yes, I am still shopping for those!  *Update – I finally purchased new counter stools… and they actually coordinate well with the coastal vibe in my kitchen.

Blue and White Place Setting

Neutrals and Textures for a Coastal Look:

Rattan chargers are another great accessory for a coastal table… 

Kitchen Views and Summer Decorating Ideas

They help balance out the color and add warmth and interest to the table.


Decorating for Summer

Blue and White Coastal Decor Around the Kitchen:

Coastal Decor and a Summer Kitchen Tour

On the middle of my island, I gathered a little more blue and white together on this navy blue tray from Homegoods.  With a few shells and faux flowers, I was able to carry the beach themed table decor around the room.  This simple vignette could also work as a coastal centerpiece.

White Kitchen with Blue and White Accents for Summer

I hope you enjoyed my blue and white coastal table setting!

Expect to see more blue and white decor in my kitchen from now on.  Tomorrow, stop by to see how I updated this coastal inspired table setting for the 4th of July!  After all, that holiday is practically around the corner!  **Update – If you’d like to read that post, visit  – Patriotic Table Setting.

* If you liked this table setting, check out my most recent coastal table setting ideas!

*For your convenience, I have provided sources below.  Please note that this post contains some affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking my links.

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21 Comments

  1. Shelley, I am all shades of green with envy…I knew those placemats were RL as soon as I spotted them. The rattan chargers are perfect with them. Just stunning and lucky you on the win! Mimi xxx

  2. Shelley, congrats on your winning streak. I love all things blue and white, can never seem to get enough of its classic beauty. Love your table setting, as well as your kitchen! Happy Wednesday! Pam @ Everyday Living

  3. Shelley… your tablesetting is stunning. I am now going to go out and hit every Homegoods in Mass. to find those placemats. Love the shells and starfish. Enjoy your week.

  4. Love the blue and white that always fees like Summer to me! I know its summer here whenI break out my chinoiserie outdoor plates form The Enchanted Home, mixed with candles and round woven chargers.. I love your starfish details! xo K

  5. This is such a pretty, summer-y table setting!! I love the details with the shells and starfish! Hope you are having a great week! xoxo

  6. Love those placemats! They really set the scene for your lovely summer tablescape. Your beautiful kitchen remodel is the perfect backdrop to dine by…fantastic!

  7. Your table is perfectly summery! Those placemats are gorgeous and work perfectly with your dishes. I giggled a little about knowing that you have to let your husband recover. Isn't that the truth? We learn these things with time. I hope you'll join us for TOHOT today. πŸ™‚

  8. Love your tablescape. So inviting. Visiting today from Thoughts of Home. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  9. What a wonderful table for summer. I love the touches of blue. Thank you for so faithfully joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You are a treasured blogging friend.

  10. Hi Shelley, Your table setting is beautiful – I especially liked the placemats and the rattan chargers! Your kitchen is wonderful! Blessings, Janet

  11. Shelley,Love the simplistic styling with cool hues of blue and white, dear one!Those rattan chargers are amazing for an added layer of texture!Lovely Summer inspired tablescape!Fondly,Pat

  12. I love your kitchen. Looks great. I understand and feel your pain getting over it. It does take something out of you. It's been a year since we finished ours so I relate.How lucky you have been. I like the placemats you bought and your tablescape. I am a great fan of blue and white.

    1. Yes, I love fresh flowers too! They can really make a table…Thanks for stopping by to comment!

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