5 Stylish Summer Place Settings (and They're All Under $60)

Presentation is key when it comes to hosting. Wow guests this season by putting together the most beautiful place settings—all while staying on a budget. Not sure where to get started? Below, we've rounded up five place settings and how to get the look.

Braided jute charger with a tropical print plate and gold flatware. photo

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Tropical Meets Tassels

If you're all about neutral color palettes, then this is the perfect summer place setting for you—and it adds plenty of fun elements to your tablescape (hello, jute charger and tassel napkins). We especially love this tropical melamine plate from Terrain that can be brought outside without having to worry about chips and cracks. The gold flatware collection from World Market ties the whole look together (plus, would look great in a holiday tablescape).

Price Per Place Setting: $56–$59

$6; Charger (target.com)

$12; Plate (shopterrain.com)

$13; Bowl (crateandbarrel.com)

$20 (usually $32) Set of 4; Napkin (westelm.com)

$20; Flatware (worldmarket.com)

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White sunflower-style charger with a tribal print napkin and matte black silverware. photo

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What's more classic than white and black? Take the iconic color combo up a notch by adding this colorful side plate that adds pretty sunset hues to your tablescape. Add in the sunflower-shaped charger from Pier 1 to give your place setting a slightly rustic feel. Together, they create a cohesive look that's perfect for summer—and great for those that want to introduce a touch of color to your place setting.

Price Per Place Setting: $32–$42

$5; Charger (pier1.com)

$6; Dinner Plate (target.com)

$10; Side Plate (anthropologie.com)

$24 Set of 4; Napkin (worldmarket.com)

$5–$15; Flatware (bedbathandbeyond.com)

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Place setting with blue dinner plate, lemon dessert plate, and blush pink napkin. photo

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Lovely Lemons

Adorned with a cute lemon print, this dessert plate takes the cake. And when paired with a light blue glazed dinner plate and blush napkin, you've got a soft and stylish summer place setting guests will envy. You also can't forget the black placemat, a CB2 exclusive; this metal placemat deserves a spot on your table year-round!

Price Per Place Setting: $48

$12; Placemat (cb2.com)

$40, Set of 4; Dinner Plate (westelm.com)

$14; Dessert Plate (bloomingdales.com)

$10 Set of 6; Napkin (worldmarket.com)

$10; Flatware (target.com)

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Golden yellow dinner plate sits on a colorful tassel placemat. photo

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A Splash of Color

If an at-home fiesta is in your future then this placemat is a must. While this placemat stands out on its own, the place setting is taken to the next level when paired with coordinating colors (we suggest turquoise). To create this summer place setting we used a patterned bowl, a solid yellow plate, turquoise napkins to match the placemat, and classic stainless steel flatware.

Price Per Place Setting:$43

$40, Set of 4; Placemat (potterybarn.com)

$10; Dinner Plate (hm.com)

$32, Set of 4; Bowl (potterybarn.com)

$5; Napkin (pier1.com)

$10; Flatware (target.com)

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Leaf placemat with a white dinner plate, yellow appetizer plate, and patterned napkin. photo

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Turn Over a New Leaf

Take your love for greenery to a new level when you incorporate this monstera leaf placemat into your summer tablescape. Lightweight and unique, this paper placemat pairs well with a variety of color combinations. We chose a neutral white dinner plate which allows the bright yellow appetizer plate to stand out. Paired with a striped cloth napkin and turquoise flatware, this unique blend of colors is practically screaming summer fun.

Price Per Place Setting: $22–$31

$36 Set of 12; Placemat (shopterrain.com)

$3; Dinner Plate (target.com)

$6 (usually $13); Appetizer Plate (macys.com)

$8 (usually $16) Set of 4; Napkin (worldmarket.com)

$30 16-piece Set; Flatware (target.com)

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