Coastal Tablescape

Hostess blogger, Jill DiGioia shares a blue and white coastal tablescape with a shell centerpiece.

Setting the Summer Vibe with a Blue and White Coastal Tablescape

The perfect way to kick off the summer season is by decorating your home and I like to start with setting the table. This theme not only brings a fresh, airy vibe to your space but also gives you a feeling of beachside living. Here’s how you can set a blue and white coastal tablescape!

Blue and white table runner for a coastal tablescape.

To set the foundation for my coastal tablescape, I started with the cutest blue and white striped table runner. The linen material is not only durable but also adds a classic touch setting the perfect tone for the rest of the decor.

Scallop Shell used to hold flowers for a coastal tablescape.

I added a large scallop shell pot as a centerpiece. This versatile piece has been a staple in my decor arsenal. It has served as an ice bucket, a champagne chiller, a snack holder for parties, and now, my favorite use yet – a vase for fresh flowers. Filled with blue and white hydrangeas, the shell becomes a stunning focal point, really bringing in the coastal aesthetic!

pedestal tea light holder

No tablescape is complete without some candlelight! I chose these pedestal tea light holders that perfectly match the coastal vibe. The soft glow from the tea lights adds a warm, inviting ambiance to the table. I also scattered a few smaller blue and white candles across the table to enhance the seaside feel.

gold shell napkin holders

To add just a touch of beach vibes without overdoing it, I used these gold shell napkin ring holders. I actually have a bracelet that looks very similar so I just had to get them and will be using all summer long!

Wicker Placemats for a coastal tablescape.

Wicker always reminds me of summer, so adding these woven placemats was a no-brainer! They bring texture and a natural element to the tablescape, giving coastal and summer vibes. The color of wicker complements the blue and white theme so well too.



To add a pop of color, I chose these light blue napkins that contrast perfectly with the white plates. I have these cloth napkins in 5 different colors! Great quality and they really help bring the whole table together!


For a classic, simple look I used my favorite white plates. These beauties are not only sturdy but also provide a clean canvas for the rest of the decor. We bought this whole set 4 years ago and they are still like new!

Brushed Gold Flatware

We love using this Brushed Gold Flatware! For years I would only bring them out for special occasions, now every day is a day to celebrate, so you will find them on most of my tablescapes! And I just love how the gold compliments the coastal vibe.

Muse Coupe Glass perfect for entertaining

No tablescape is complete without beautiful glassware. This time, I opted for coupe glasses, perfect for the brunch I planned with friends. These versatile glasses can be used for martinis, mimosas, mixed drinks, and champagne. I especially love using silicone molds to create fun ice cubes for these glasses, adding an extra touch of creativity to our drinks.

Florida Blogger shares a blue and white Coastal Tablescape

To complete the coastal tablescape, I added a few smaller vases with the extra hydrangeas around the table. This not only spread the beautiful flowers throughout the space but also tied in the main floral arrangement. I also scattered a few smaller blue and white candles across the table to add to the seaside feel.

I hope this inspires you to create your own coastal tablescape! These are all versatile items that I already own and love using. The best part is that once you have them, you can mix and match for different themes!

Watch my video setting this table and follow along for more over on my instagram @jilldigioia 🙂

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Hostess blogger shares a blue and white coastal tablescape with a shell centerpiece.
Hostess blogger shares a blue and white coastal tablescape with a shell centerpiece.