Dining table styling ideas are an important aspect of creating a memorable and stylish event. The dinner table is truly the star of the holiday season, and it’s easy to see why. With its central location in the home, it’s a focal point for guests and a gathering place for family and friends. The holiday season is a perfect time to put your creativity to the test and style your dinner table in a way that is both festive and functional.
One great way to transform your dinner table is to experiment with different textures. Adding some interest to your table with soft velvet runners, linen napkins, and a metallic tablecloth can create a warm and inviting ambiance. You can also add some greenery to the table to create a natural and vibrant feel. Fresh flowers, garlands, and green foliage can bring a touch of nature to the table, and succulents, herbs, and other potted plants can also be incorporated for a unique and eye-catching look.
Another way to transform your dinner table is to play with color. Don’t be afraid to incorporate bold and vibrant colors into your table setting, as this can create a fun and energetic atmosphere. You can also choose to stick with a neutral color scheme, such as white or cream, for a more sophisticated and timeless look.
Read on to find some great examples from our team.
Dining Table Styling Ideas 1. The Wishbone Chair
OK, this doesn’t strictly class as ‘tableware’ but we know better than anyone how it feels to be sat on the “spare chair” at Christmas. This could take the form of various sitting apparatus: the swivel chair from Mum’s office, the old bar stool from the garage (there’s no way I’m reaching the gravy from all the way up here!) or some other improvised sitting stations that will leave you holding your lower back through New Year’s Eve and beyond.
Now at Wicked, of course we celebrate practicality and function, but the holiday season is an excuse for us to flex our creative muscles and get stylish. Our pick is the The Wishbone Chair. Also referred to as the 'Y' chair due to its Y-shaped back, the Wishbone can be used as a dining or occasional chair, making it perfect for the holiday season.
Look for a Wishbone chair which is high quality and remains true to the original design.
Beyond its graceful, shapely form, its best attribute is most certainly flexibility. Designers and home decorators alike have used the Wishbone Chair everywhere from preppy dining rooms to bohemian bedrooms and the balance of glam features and organic elements makes a room feel fresh and vibrant. Furthermore, the beautiful woven-paper seat isn't hard and cold like some chairs – perfect for the wiser persons at the party.
We recommend: CH24 Wishbone Chair in Black Oak & Natural Paper Cord by Hans J. Wegner
Dining Table Styling Ideas 2. Large Otto Plate Black – Crafted by Frama
Handmade dinnerware is sure to make any meal that bit more special, and what could be better than eating off these beautiful Scandinavian ceramic plates. Not only are they gorgeous, this stonewear is refuted for its high strength and durability and makes for a sophisticated addition to any kitchen & dining room. The distinctive lip of the Otto series is an enduring and rustic design but combined with a stackable function and subtle glaze, it also celebrates a meeting between luxe and play in the most perfect way.Shop Here
Dining Table Styling Ideas 3. Smoke Red Wine Glass - Broste Copenhagen
Whatever holiday tipple, these classy glasses are a great dining table styling idea. The Smoke red wine glass by Broste Copenhagen is a modern take on the classic wine glass, and each glass is mouth blown with a smoke coloured base – it’s all in the details! Since the glasses are mouth-blown, the intensity of the colour will vary slightly from glass to glass, creating a unique finish every time. We know a little bit about one-of-a-kind here at Wicked – all of our tables of 1/1 – and these glasses are the perfect way to add a unique touch to your dining experience.
Dining Table Styling Ideas 4. Silver Candle holder – Crafted by Skultuna
Create an elegant setting with the Nattlight candleholder in silver from Skultuna. The Nattlight was designed by Richard Hutten, one of Holland’s most known designers. The candleholder is made of silver-plated brass with a clean, timeless design that is perfect for both festive occasions and every day. The candleholder is available in different sizes and works well displayed by itself or in a cluster. We recommend choosing silver for its versatility, so that these can be used to dress the table for any occasion throughout the new year.Shop Here
Dining Table Styling Ideas 5. Napkins with a fascinating ombre effect
The design on these napkins features an intriguing ombre effect. The fascinating patterns are more intense along one edge of the napkin and become progressively lighter as they disappear across the other side. Their generous size also means that they can roll up inside a napkin ring without looking thin. The natural style of this table linen will elevate your dining aesthetic by introducing characterful patterns and textures into the space.
Moulded into curving, organic shapes, this set of napkin rings help you set your table with the attractive lines found in nature, introducing more warmth into your space without offsetting the feel of luxury. Each set features four individually shaped rings of solid brass and presents a napkin casually, yet gracefully – now, we’re getting stylish.Shop Here
Dining Table Styling Ideas 7. Lind dna - Table Set Curve
The leather used by LindDNA comes from leather offcuts from the production of bags, shoes and other wears. Cut small and then re-bonded with natural rubber, leather is an environmentally friendly and resource-saving alternative to conventional leather. Thanks to its 20% rubber content, the recycled LindDNA leather is particularly robust, water- and dirt-repellent and so easy to clean. At Wicked we think it’s important to make some environmentally conscious decisions over the holiday period, what with all that wrapping paper and what-not, so we recommend keeping an eye out for sustainable accessories. Sustainable can be choosing an item to last you a lifetime or something that has been made from recycled or reclaimed material.
We have chosen this table set in Nupo Anthracite as it matches perfect with the the colour of our oak tables.
We’re in love with this dining table styling idea; matte gold-plated flatware from Canvas Home. This 20-piece cutlery set draws inspiration from the minimal and clean aesthetic of 20th century Scandinavian flatware. OK, you got us – this is a Scandinavian inspired post! With sophistication and glamour, the copper metallic finish is perfect for elevating the Scandinavian aesthetic by adding a touch of luxe. Perfect for the holiday season!