6 Mother’s Day Table-Setting Ideas That Give Breakfast in Bed a Run for Its Money
From a flower-free centerpiece to rustic brights.
Updated May 3, 2023 11:06 AM
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Breakfast in bed is a classic Mother’s Day gift. Why not take it up a notch it this year? Instead of carrying a precariously balanced tray of scrambled eggs to her room for a solo Sunday morning, invite your mom to a beautiful table where you can celebrate over a long meal together. Read on for six Mother’s Day table-setting ideas that we promise are worth leaving the cozy warmth of a fluffy duvet.
Pump Up Your Palette
Opting for two-tone enamel plates and color-blocked wineglasses in lieu of standard white turns even standard breakfast fare into an Insta-worthy Mother’s Day setup.
Let Your Centerpiece Do the Talking
Decorate your table with something unexpected and you won’t even need candles or flowers. This long powder-coated standing bowl is perfect for holding, say, a grocery store’s worth of citrus. If you’re dead set on candlelight, though, this frog bowl has room for your favorite tapers and a few sprigs of greenery.
Make It Monochrome
The secret to an exciting monochrome tablescape is a handful of textural elements. Sculptural white bud vases overflowing with baby’s breath and silvery hem-stitched napkins add instant glamour.
Reinvent Grocery Store Flowers
Instead of sending Mom a bouquet this year, incorporate the florals into a special centerpiece. Line the table with mix-and-match bud vases (or regular glasses if you’re working with what you have) and display one or two standout blooms in each.
Mix and Match
Maybe you don’t have a cohesive dinnerware set. Don’t worry: Mismatched plates paired with a linen tablecloth make for an effortlessly cool look. We’re loving this stoneware design alongside a more classic motif with a twist.
If you have a backyard or balcony, take Mother’s Day brunch outdoors and outfit the table with an abundance of wildflowers. Colorful glassware and splashy ceramic bowls elevate the more rustic decorations and make it a day to remember.