A Sweet & Simple Farmhouse Tablescape

Set your table with a simple and casual modern farmhouse tablescape. It’s perfect for everyday or entertaining.

Here’s how.

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How to Create a Simple Farmhouse Tablescape

1. Mix patterns and texture

Start a classic farmhouse tablesetting with placemats and table runner.

Farmhouse stripes, florals, and checked fabrics look great in farmhouse style. Mix patterns and textures that are small, medium, and large.

Although not exactly the same as those pictured, these darling round placemats and this table runner are beautiful options.

close up picture of a gray striped place mat on a wooden table
Don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns when setting a casual farmhouse table.

I love the small checked chunky texture of the runner mixed with the cotton linen look of the placemat.

2. Add vessels of varying heights down the center of the table

4 placemats with gray stripes sitting on a wooden table with a gray checked runner down the center
Arrange a centerpiece by placing differing heights of vases and pitchers.

Using a bargain metal tobacco basket (here’s a whole set of wood tobacco baskets) as the main centerpiece, I set the other pitchers and vases along the runner.

Empty vases and pitchers scattered down the center of a gray checked table runner
Adding in a few pops of color adds life and interest to a neutral table setting.

For a relaxed farmhouse tablescape, don’t worry about being too “matchy matchy”. I threw in a mint vase and blue pitcher, and loved how it came together.

3. Layer the place settings

A table set with the living room in the background
Neutral woven chargers are the perfect backdrop for plates in a farmhouse table setting.

Round wicker chargers under the plates add interest & depth. If you’d like, a colorful mix of salad plates on top of the dinner plates would look nice, too.

a white cloth napkin in a square napkin holder sitting on top of a white plate with a wicker charger underneath

You can get really creative with napkin folding – like this or this – , but this time, I just put a white cloth napkin through a square marble napkin ring. (Another bargain I found after Christmas!)

4. Add pretty glasses with coasters

a clear glass with cut out feature set at the top of a table place setting with flowers nearby

These Fostoria glasses were my mom’s. I just love how they sparkle!

5. Pop in some color with flowers and greenery

flowers in vases scattered down the center of the table
Add seasonal flowers or faux greenery to finish off the farmhouse centerpiece.

I was thrilled to discover our happy little yellow daisies started blooming while we were gone. So, I went out to our little garden this morning and picked them and the white stock for the table.

Faux greenery (like the grass in the small pots) also is a nice alternative to fresh flowers.

And there you have it! A Sweet & Simple Farmhouse Tablescape…

a table set with yellow flowers on a metal tray and white dishes
This farmhouse table setting is perfect for everyday or entertaining.

Where to buy Farmhouse Table Decor Items:

Update: I’ve just added a list of really neat & inexpensive neutral farmhouse table items here in my Amazon shop list.

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  1. What a pretty table Rita! And, as a fellow Canadian I know the feeling of lusting over Amercian retailers we don’t have here! Trader Joe’s, World Market and Sur La Table just to name a few!! Sorry you lost the chance to pick up those treasures, but you did well scoring those pretty place mats and table runner 🙂

  2. Love the farmhouse table setting ideas Rita and those goblets are beautiful. Hate you missed that window you wanted but maybe the next one you find will be so much better.

  3. So pretty, Rita! I love all the elements, and the salt/pepper shaker on the little plate is charming and thoughtful! Great inspiration! (wish you had gotten that window, too!)

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