Nature has always been a source of inspiration for artists, architects, and designers. In the last few years, many people have adopted some of nature’s most beautiful creations into their homes. Here are some dining table setups that will give you more ideas on how you can incorporate natural elements at your own dinner parties or family gatherings.
A Bowl of Flowers
It may seem like a no-brainer but there is something so simple yet elegant about fresh flowers on a table. There’s nothing better than arranging them in an old bowl or vase that looks as if it was found from grandma’s garden shed. You can also mix different colors and textures to create an unusual display that will look great not only at home but also at a wedding or garden party.
A Short Vintage Table
A short vintage table makes a perfect setting for small dinner parties. If you have a large living area and want to create more intimacy, go with an unexpected color combination such as maroon paired with green or dark blue with pink. You can also mix different kinds of chairs so there is no need to worry about finding your dream dining set. Old leather chairs with linen tablecloths look great in any setting.
Natural Wood Dining Table
Wood is always a popular choice when it comes to decorating the dining area since it can be easily combined with other furniture pieces and fabrics. If you want to play with contrasts, go for different kinds of wood. For example, if your dining table is made of oak or another dark wood, use chairs that are made of recycled plastic. This will give your dinner party a hip yet rustic feel.
Elegant White Dining Table
A crisp white background always looks great with details in gold, silver or bronze. If you want to go for a glamourous feel, have an under-lit table so your guests can see the details on their plates and glasses while they enjoy delicious treats. A little trick when arranging flowers is to put them in small vases that are painted black (or any color that complements your decor). This way, they will stand out and add a touch of drama to the table.
Nature Inspired Miniature Tables
If you want to create a relaxed atmosphere at home, try setting up miniature tables in different corners so everyone can sit where they want and enjoy snacks or dinner with their favorite people. You can place a mini living room set on one table and the coffee table from another part of the house at a slightly higher level. Try also adding some plants, whether it is a fake one or the real ones. Since you will be placing it in multiple places, you might want to go with lavender as it is known to repel bugs, and that way you can have multiple points around your house as a defense from bugs.
Cozy Breakfast Nook
A little breakfast nook that’s designed to be part of your dining area is a great way to make you feel more relaxed when having a morning meal. You can even place your favorite books on the shelves and create a unique display.
A Beachy Dining Table
There is something about sand, the sea, and palm trees that make us happy. This is why it couldn’t be easier to decorate your dinner table with seashells, driftwood pieces, or starfish. You can also use a sand-colored tablecloth and decorate the centerpiece with live grasses or small tropical plants.
Spooky Halloween Dining Table
You don’t have to wait for a special occasion to set up a spooky dining area. If you want to give your guests a good scare, try using a large black tablecloth and decorate it with cobwebs, spiders, and some fake pumpkin lights. Your table will be the center of attention on Halloween night.
A Vintage-Inspired Dining Table
If you’re a true vintage lover, you can’t go wrong with a dining table in this style. Vintage stuff is known to hold its value or sometimes be valued way more than it looks for the history behind it. Mix and match different chairs and give the table marble or even a pink top to make it stand out. You will also want to use plates, glasses, and cutlery with floral patterns for an authentic vintage look.
A Future-Inspired Table
Do you love sci-fi shows and movies? There is no better way to show your fandom than by decorating your dining area with elements inspired by alien invasions. Try using black and silver-grey. That will make it look like a stylish space lounge where you can enjoy time with friends or dinner parties.
A Classic Industrial Table
Add an industrial edge to your home with a metal table. It makes for the perfect addition to the dining area. Sure, it might not be as comfy as a wooden one. But that’s what makes it such an interesting piece of furniture. You can also choose different chairs and maybe even use black leather for some pieces to create a look that is both stylish and functional.
Dining table setups can be a lot of fun to design. They don’t have to cost you thousands in furniture. However, they do require some creativity and imagination that we think is worth the effort. Whether it’s for hosting dinner parties or just having breakfast with your family every morning, there are many ways to make this space feel like home without compromising on style and comfort. We hope these 10 dining room ideas inspire you as much as they inspired us. Which one will you try first?