05/09/2013 03:36 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Mother's Day Ideas: Nate Berkus Teaches Us How To Set The Perfect Table For Mom (PHOTOS)

Nate Berkus' recent Elle Decor.com feature on how to set the perfect table inspires a great Mother's Day idea. Skip the overpriced restaurants and just be the hostess with the mostest this Sunday with a stunning table.

Berkus goes through everything from picking the right linens (contrast is good) to creating the best centerpiece (make sure it's not too tall). But his most important advice? There's no need to make things complicated -- just use what you have and don't try to make everything so uniform. "Let go of the worry of everything matching and embrace the idea of everything coordinating," Berkus said.

Head over to Elle Decor for the full scoop, and scroll down to see fantastic tablescapes for some inspiration.

1. Mother's Day Outdoor Table Setting
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Photo by Bright Bold & Beautiful

2. Mother's Day Garden Tablescape
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Photo by Dot Girl Blog

3. Mother's Day Table Decor
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Photo by Stranded In Cleveland

4. Mother's Day Tea
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Photo by Camille Styles/HGTV

5. Butterfly Mother's Day Luncheon
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Photo by Pizzazzerie

6. Natural Elements Tablescape
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Photo by 33 Shades Of Green

7. Perfect Table Runner
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Photo by Gwen Moss

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