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.
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 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.
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