While it is no doubt an integral piece of interior furniture, the dining table is often overlooked in terms of its stylistic capabilities. When it's not being used for dining, the humble dining table offers a huge expanse of empty space just crying out for some decor love and styling attention. We have an easy how-to guide to ensure that you take your dining tables usage way beyond meal times and have it styled to perfection as a focal feature point in your home.
PLANTS, FLOWERS OR FRUIT
These are all very natural and colourful ways to inject some life and love into your dining room and make quite the statement whilst doing so. The beauty of styling your dining table top with these items is that you can constantly rotate them out - the fruit or florals available to use at any given time will change seasonally, perfect for reflecting the beautiful tones and vibes of the outside world on your very own tabletop. Plants, of course, are so huge in interiors currently and using them to style up your dining table is a fabulous idea! Think lush and vibrant with your plant's colouring and oversized is generally better, but always consider the scale of your table! Also when choosing a pot always go for contrast, such as a concrete pot on a wooden table. When selecting florals for your table, look outside, forage from whats around you, you don’t always need to visit a florist (although sometimes there is nothing better!). Fake florals are also an option if high maintenance plants and flowers aren't on your to-do list, the fake flower
has come such a long way and can be the perfect solution for those with enough on their plates already!
VESSELS OF EVERY KIND
Vessels, whether it be ceramic, metal
, glass, resin or wood are just perfect for grouping together in the centre of a dining table. A trio of beautiful artisan ceramic vessels in different shapes and sizes is a simple yet highly effective way of styling your tabletop! Glass or resin vases can also look beautiful in a grouping, the key is to always arrange in odd numbers to make these groups more aesthetically appealing to the eye. You can always take things up a notch and pop some added greenery into your vases for bonus styling cred. When grouping, always use a variety of different heights and shapes but try to keep the material of the vessels the same to ensure a cohesive collected look.
Sometimes it's not about what's on top of the table in terms of styling potential but what's above it and feature pendant lighting
is a perfect way to use your dining table to create a beautiful style statement in your dining space. There is such a strong trend for incredible feature lighting in interiors currently so why not make the most of it and choose a gorgeous pendant light to sit over your dining table. Some key points when selecting a pendant for over your dining table are to remember to work with the shape and scale of your table and keep your pendant cohesive with your existing interior aesthetic. This is a fabulous and oh so practical way to add some extra oomph to your dining table and dining room. For more on selecting the perfect pendant light for above your dining table, read up on our how-to guide
If you have a heavily used dining table and don’t want to be constantly clearing decor bits and pieces off it then creating a dining vignette could be the perfect idea for you. To do this place your essentials such as salt, pepper and napkins into a cute vignette in the centre of your table
, even layer them on a marble or wood board and then add in one or two personal touches, such as some textural coasters or placemats or even a smaller bud vase with a beautiful bloom or two. Not only will this save you time every day by having the things you need already on the table, but if you put considered thought into your everyday items and choose beautifully, then they will create an exquisite feature display for your dining top as well!