Laying The Outdoor Table | Master Outdoor Tablescapes With Morris & Co.

It All Starts With The Right Base

A tablecloth is the platform from which your tablescape will shine. As well as being a great opportunity to introduce some pattern and style, tablecloths are also important for introducing a lovely rustic, tactile feel.

Our Fruit Stripe fabric, made to withstand all the British summer can throw at it, is a great tablecloth choice. A sumptuous stripe, the indigo fruit and leaf pattern harks back to the first wallpaper designs ever made by William Morris in 1864.

We bet you’ve got a thing for pattern, just like everyone here at Morris & Co. So, you’re probably also thinking – why make do with just one tablecloth pattern? We couldn’t agree more. Our Strawberry Thief runner adds that extra depth down the middle of your table, drawing the eye along your beautiful tablescape. Whilst our Willow Boughs tablecloth creates botanical wonder.


Flower Power

Nothing says natural like freshly cut flowers. A bouquet here and there makes a world of difference, as does a carefully laid sprig or two. Local cut flowers from your garden (don’t tell the gardener of your home!), combined with natural foliage, helps to introduce a charming rustic theme. Local, in-season vegetation also helps to make your table in harmony with the seasons, wherever you are.

We find using terracotta pots planted with fragrant herbs really does the trick. The earthy tones of terracotta combine with the seasonal scents of basil and oregano, to whet the appetite of every diner!

Cushioned Comfort

Comfort. It has to be your top priority. But, as this is the UK, so will weather-proofing all soft furnishings… Fortunately, our Indoor-Outdoor Performance fabric collection offers water-and-microbial resistance as standard, as well as appearing in all your favourite Morris & Co. patterns.

Embrace the outdoors in comfort and peace of mind.


It’s those little details that bring a winning tablescape together. Details that you can touch, feel and enjoy. Like beautifully crafted napkins, made from our Ruskin Linen or Oak fabric. Washable at low temperatures and a great way to add a dose of colour or pattern, reusable fabric napkins can be your tablescape hero.

Let There Be Light(ing)

When your lunch party turns into an evening soiree, be prepared with a rechargeable lamp solution at the ready. The main draw? Choose moveable lighting for a literal moveable feast.

Our collaboration with lighting heroes, Pooky, offers favourite William Morris designs on classically shaped shades. Numerous styles combine with our stunning heritage patterns – take your pick!

Be Prepared For A ‘BRITISH’ Summertime…

The British summertime essential: the umbrella. We’re crossing our fingers (and toes) that you won’t be in need, but just in case, discover our selection of heritage-style umbrellas made with Royal Warrant-holder, Fulton.


Make sure to show us your finished tablescape masterpiece for the chance to feature on our grid. @wmorrisandco

posted on 07 Sep 2023 in Interiors

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