Tip 1: Theme and Colours
Choose a theme for your table to create a coherent atmosphere.The theme will depend on the kind the occasion. A Christmas table will typically be filled with warm red and green colours. If you want to create a lighter table for a brunch or easter festivities you could go for a softer colour palette with pastels and whites. Try to find small decoration pieces to add to your table within this theme.
Tip 2: Table Linens
A nice cotton or linen tablecloth will automatically give your table a welcoming atmosphere. It will be the canvas for everything that is added later on in the process, so choose it wisely. A light or neutral one will allow for a great number of options later on, but a busier printed alternative will immediately give your table a unique vibe.
Tip 3: Candlelight
Nothing can ruin a cosy dinner like harsh lightning. Turn off or dim the main lights in your dining room, turn on your decorative lamps and add a lot of candles to your table. Either use several long candles in a tall candle holder or use tea lights. They are such a vital component of a cosy table, bringing everyone into a festive atmosphere.
Tip 4: Flowers
My decoration of choice is usually flowers. They add colour, a nice smell and vibrancy to a table. Always go for flowers that are in season to create the right atmosphere. A large bouquet can often disrupt your guests’ view at the table, therefore aim to go for multiple small vases with just a few flowers in each of them. Another way to display flowers is by using the dried kind and laying them out all over your table.