Having a friends and family get-together? Level up your table décor with a some succulent summer fruits. This summer it’s time to ditch the traditional place settings and centrepieces, and opt for a fresh take on summer décor by making use of the prettiest summer fruits you can find in fun and unique ways. Understated but stunning, practical, edible and healthy — this juicy new décor trend is everything your inner entertainer has dreamed of! Here are 4 creative ways to jazz up your summer lunch table using décor your guests can eat:

1. Individual place settings

summer fruit table decor

No time for a seating chart? Let everyone know where they’re sitting by creating edible place settings. Wrap individual fruits in brown paper tied with a piece of delicate string or ribbon, and write guests names on the paper. If you’re not in the mood for labelling a whole bunch of names you can simply scatter the wrapped fruits around the table for a rustic, organic feel.

2. Natural centrepieces

summer fruit table decor

For a striking centre piece, stack a combination of your favourite fruits in a large wooden or glass bowl and place in the middle of the table. This easy-to-create centre piece is the perfect way to achieve a natural but chic look on your summer lunch table without very much know-how or effort.

3. Add some ambience with candles

summer fruit table decor

For a fresh take on table décor, place a large candle in a glass vase and surround with a selection of various fruits to add a zesty ambience and the perfect pop of colour. Forget expensive floral centre pieces, this fruity take on table décor is sure to wow at a fraction of the cost.

4. Combine fruit with flowers for extra freshness

summer fruit table decor

If you’re set on including flowers in your table décor, pick your favourite summertime flowers and scatter them around the table along with pieces of multi-coloured fruit for that extra flair of freshness. This will give you even more colour on your table and the fruit contrasted with the flowers will offer a truly unique look and feel for your summer table.

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