HOW TO STYLE A DINING TABLE

TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO STYLE A DINING TABLE BLACK GOLD

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Who else enjoys hosting a dinner party? Though it involves a ton of work and effort, I love it! If you put hard work into making your house look beautiful, there’s nothing better than your friends and family coming over for some good food and to see the home you have created.

The dining table is a great way to socialise whilst showcasing your styling skills and personality. Whether your focus on seasonal centrepieces or quirky ceramic serve ware, you’ll want to be remembered for putting on an epic dinner party.

 

TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO STYLE A DINING TABLE BLACK GOLD

TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO STYLE A DINING TABLE BLACK GOLD

 

Black and Gold are two colours that feature heavily around my home, though you may have already guessed that from my blogs name! 🙂 The colour combo has long been a classic within interior design for years. But if Black and Gold only comes out in your home for Christmas, think again!

Wayfair recently challenged me to style a dramatic black and gold table setting with a difference. Think muted tones, matt finishes, bold patterns and greenery. My mission was to style these gorgeous Seltmann Weiden plates and Viners cutlery set (which was kindly gifted to me by Wayfair) and incorporate them into my own home.

I am really pleased with how it came together but I realised there were many elements I had to get right along the way, including how to blend the scheme with the rooms décor. You can see how I transformed my dining room here. So to help you lovely lot out, I have listed my top tips for styling a dining table below…

 

TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO STYLE A DINING TABLE BLACK GOLD

 

TOP TIPS FOR STYLING A DINING TABLE

Keep the colour palette simple: Go for no more than 2-4 colours when styling a dining table. If you do opt for more, just ensure that they are different hues in the same colour palette

Don’t block out your guests: If your centrepiece is going to stay on the table at all times, make sure it’s not above face level when people are sitting at the table, otherwise it will obstruct their view and hinder conversation.

Add finishing touches: Plants, greenery, candles and beautiful serve ware – these elements can really pull a scheme together

Consider scale: A big table needs a big item on it, and the same rule applies for small. It sounds obvious, but large tables with lots of mini décor items on them can look really odd

Show restraint: Go for something grand, but avoid lots of knick knacks placed down the centre of the table. These scenarios are better placed for special occasions. You don’t want such a chaotic visual story on top of your table every day.

 

 

TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO STYLE A DINING TABLE BLACK GOLD

TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO STYLE A DINING TABLE BLACK GOLD

TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO STYLE A DINING TABLE BLACK GOLD

 

This post was sponsored by Wayfair but as always, all opinions are my own. I only work with brands and products that I love and think you’ll love to! A x

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16 Comments

  1. August 29, 2017 / 9:22 am

    lovely post, and beautiful photography as always!

    • Annie
      August 29, 2017 / 10:56 am

      Thanks Vicki 🙂 that’s lovely of you to say! I hope the tips prove helpful xx

  2. August 29, 2017 / 9:26 am

    Gorgeous tablescape! Well done Xx

    • Annie
      August 29, 2017 / 10:57 am

      Thank you Pia 🙂 I definitely had fun styling this table set up and didn’t want to pack it all away! xx

  3. August 29, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    Gorgeous table setting Annie, and loved your top table tips for getting the mood just right for guests! It’s really easy to get carried away with the pretty but you have shown with pretty glassware and cutlery they can be the star attraction! X

    • Annie
      August 30, 2017 / 9:28 am

      You are so right Jade. I think we can all risk getting carried away with accessorising and dressing a table. Yet, something so simple and dramatic can create the wow factor xx

    • Annie
      August 30, 2017 / 9:25 am

      Thank you so much Lotte! xx

  4. September 1, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    WOW Annie, you’ve created a showstopping table setting! So so gorgeous!

    • Annie
      September 3, 2017 / 8:57 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂 I really did enjoy putting this together xx

  5. September 3, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    Fabulous styling and the photos are gorgeous! I really need to up my entertaining game. I only have 6 non-matching plates and half of them are chipped #bloggersin

    • Annie
      September 5, 2017 / 3:27 pm

      Thanks Juan! So nice of you to say 🙂 we all need to up your entertaining game as we come into the party season! Mix and match plates can look really good though! You’ll have to let me know how you get on 🙂

  6. September 3, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    Such a lovely photography. And that table setting looks gorgeous!

    • Annie
      September 5, 2017 / 3:28 pm

      Thanks Anne-Marie! I feel like I need to set it up all over again and enjoy its prettiness 🙂 x

  7. September 6, 2017 / 11:05 pm

    Gorgeous styling! I am a little bit in love with your large vase. Where is it from? Love your tips.

    • Annie
      September 7, 2017 / 9:47 am

      Thank you for your lovely comment Mel! 🙂 The vase is from TKmaxx/HomeSense but I know that IKEA do a really similar one as well!

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