A number of atmospheric elements should not be missing from the table styling. These include a tablecloth or placemats, napkins, candlesticks and a vase with flowers. Try dried flowers to brighten up your table. They often have a lot of colours and provide a cheerful touch.
A tip from us: buy a little more dried flowers so that you can use the small branches of the dried flowers. These branches in combination with a beautiful napkin will bring the real restaurant feeling into your home.
Let the Cuisine Colour the Theme.
For the special occasion setting, draw inspiration from the cuisine to identify the main elements, colour palette and accessories you will use to style your table.
Gold is obviously not to be missed. This colour can be well combined with a colour such as navy blue or a muted colour for the ultimate chic feeling.
Create a beautifully styled table settings using a combination of upscaled, recycled and natural materials. At Urban Nest sustainability and conscious living are our core values, we suggest opting for décor using fruits, herbs, cinnamon branches, (dried) flowers from your garden. Repurpose your glass pots and bottles to create vases or candle holders.
Choose natural sustainable fabrics like linen for your base tablecloth and upcycle old curtains and bedsheets for napkins. And don’t worry about the wrinkles in linen, it only makes it more authentic.
Mix and Match Ceramics.
Choose from natural handmade ceramics you already have in your possession. Mix and match your sets to create an eclectic setting. A large basic dining plate that can also double up as a base plate. Natural handmade ceramics last a lifetime so invest in them if you don’t already have.
Lighten it Up!
Use simple DIY tricks to transform basic white candles into beautiful showpieces to enhance the ambience. But remember not to overdo your lighting set up. Create a cosy environment with enough light to be able to see the food and your guests.
Play with Height.
A simple way to create an impressive table is to play with layers using pieces you already have. You could turn a bowl upside down and place a plate on top! Voila, it’s as simple as that!
Engage the Senses.
Dry fruit and flowers to make your own potpourri.
Think Outside the Box.
Find creative ways of assembling and repurposing your kitchen ware and even old clothes: plates on top of bowls, turn fruit bowls into candle holders, carafes into vases, storage jars into cutlery holders, denims into napkins!
Make It Personal.
Create an individual set up for your guests by customizing the napkin folding and cutlery position.
Put a Name on it.
Make your guests feel special by creating takeaway elements with their names handwritten on it: the menu or even place holders made of natural materials like stone, leaves and fruit.