10 incredible ways to decorate your dinner table for a party: Part 4
In the final post for our series on decorating tables, we’re looking at how simple, pared-back details can make the most stylish of table top statements. Take inspiration from the following 10 tablescapes for your next celebration.
Top photo by Pella Hedeby/Stil Inspiration. Photography by Sara Medina Lind.
1. Create a Nordic-themed tablescape by keeping things clean and simple. Sunday Suppers used white linens and minimalist ceramics combined with simple greens and white flowers in small bud vases on the table.
2. A simple jasmine garland adorns this classic table setting. Copper wire string lights, pale pink glassware and copper-toned cutlery introduces delicate colour and subtle sparkle.
3. Make your own statement table runner with a long roll of kraft paper. Use the eraser tip of pencil dipped in white paint to create a polka dot pattern. Cut an inverted ‘V’ at both ends for the finishing touch.
4. Take inspiration from this table setting for a Kinfolk dinner, featuring handmade and dyed grey linens and ceramics by Handmade Studio. Use a low-lying plywood tabletop and create seating on the ground with sheepskins. Trails of silver dollar eucalyptus add a touch of simple greenery.
5. Stylist Steve Cordony created a simple table top for Country Road with pared-back details. His tip for a beautiful and functional table setting? “Asymmetry can be more exciting that having everything in order. Placing items like flowers at the end of the table (as we have done above) or off-centre can add interest and excitement to the table and also avoids blocking the view of guests. As a general rule, centerpieces should be around 25-30cm high.”
6. A trailing vine centrepiece and gleaming gold-toned plates combine with a simple white linen tablecloth for a stylish setting.
7. Spray fallen branches with gold paint and hang them above your dinner table for a modern rustic look. In this table setting, Sunday Suppers kept the decoration simple and raw, with white cheesecloth and muslin napkins and “an abundance of white candles perched in copper caps.”
8. Take inspiration from florist Ariel Dearie and add trails of jasmine and other vines to “create a feeling of nature quietly creeping in”.
9. Dot a rustic timber table top with white pillar candles, plain white dinnerware, and trails of delicate greenery for a fresh but simple look.
10. Take inspiration from this simple table top for a 30th birthday by combining white pillar candles with potted cactus in grey stoneware, decorated with eucalyptus leaves and natural woven baskets. The timber chairs pulls the natural-outdoorsy theme together.
Tell us: which dinner table look is your favourite?
This is the fourth and final post in a four-part series on how to decorate your dinner table.
Part 1: 9 incredible ways to decorate your dinner table – how to use colour
Part 2: 7 incredible ways to decorate your dinner table – with plants and foliage
Part 3: 11 incredible ways to decorate your dinner table – with string globe lights.