I love a well styled table! Whether it’s for a wedding, corporate event, or a casual dinner party with friends, when people gather, they tend to gather around a table of one sort or another.
Styling tables isn’t always as easy as it seems. We save pictures from social media and begin our attempt at replicating something similar. We try, we fiddle around and then we sometimes just give up, feeling quite frustrated that we can’t get that Pinterest worthy image of our well design tables.
But wait…don’t give up just yet, I have 4 really simple tips that will make styling your table a breeze.
- There Is No Such Thing As Perfection
I think this should be a rule for every aspect in our life, however, it is important to know that there is never a ‘perfect’ way to design your table. The more you look for perfection, the further away you get from a table styling masterpiece. Rather, let your imagination flow.
Choose a colour and/or theme is a great place to start as it allows you to structure your table around an idea, but once you know what that is, let your creativity lead the way. When choosing colours it is recommended to choose 3 colours – 2 dominant and one neutral – unless the theme is colourful.
2. Use Textures
Textures, even the word is exciting. When one thinks of textures, think of things that you touch – feathers, beads, fabrics, lace. Are they hard, soft, cold or warm? Adding texture doesn’t have to be expensive either. Look around your home, at the beach, gardens and see what elements you have, you would be surprised at how many items you have that will add great texture to your table.
A few items you may have lying around your home that will add great texture:
- Different sized candles.
- Candle Holders – Glass; Cement; Ceramic
- Greenery & Foliage.
- Flowers – use wild flowers.
- Textured tablecloths, or tablecloths with different patterns.
- Beads, sequins or buttons.
- Wood – branches, driftwood.
- Fairy lights.
3. Look High and Low
If you’re thinking everything should be one level, or one height, stop.
Look high and low, think of items that are closer to the table and then ones that stand tall. Do not block your guests view from each other. Floral arrangements do not need to be on one level, don’t be afraid to add different levels around them or to change it up completely and add different heights of flower arrangements. Have floral arrangements hanging from the ceiling or instead of a runner, use flowers and greenery, let your imagination flow, once you get started you won’t be able to stop!
4. The More Natural The Better
There is a place for everything when you are styling a table – faux plant or flowers do work well, but my personal opinion is that the more natural the better.
We are surrounded by natural foliage, flowers, wood, use it. It has a natural drape, it is fresh and lush, has so much texture and depth.
Keeping it natural will create a spectacular setting to your table.
When things are matched and equal on all levels, it leaves the table feeling a little boring and flat. Don’t be afraid to push out of your comfort zone, after all, if you don’t like it, you can just remove it.
Create your style, your vision, your way.
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