If you’re partial to a dreamy wedding table, you’re not alone. But think wedding table decorating ideas are only for brides and grooms preparing to walk down the aisle and say “I do”? Think again.
We’ve delved into the depths of Instagram to find you the dreamiest wedding tables featuring genius-decorating ideas that provide great styling ideas to steal for the home.
From placemats made from patterned tiles to using a simple sprig of foliage as a napkin ring, these clever ideas are the secret to your picture-perfect (and very Instagrammable) home.
1. Foliage napkin rings
If you’re already planning on decorating your table (or any tabletop or shelf, for that matter) with greenery, why not snap off some sprigs to wrap around your napkins or pop in little vases to keep the foliage flowing. Simple, cost-effective and seriously pretty.
2. Decorate with flower heads
Are you a fan of flowers, but not traditional flower arrangements? This elegant table setting has the answer — remove the flowers heads and scatter them throughout the table’s centre for a romantic and modern take on a floral display. Plus, your guests will be able to see one another across the table — bonus!
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3. Tile placemats
Lovers of prints and patterns, get ready to fall in love — and invest in a lot of tiles! This bohemian-meets-eclectic table setting is complete with placemats made from four mismatched printed tiles and we’re completely obsessed. These also look great on coffee tables in place of trays. Simply pile a few books and candle on top.
4. Creative cutlery
This subtle, yet effective decorating idea is for the minimalists who want a simple table setting with a stylish twist. Rather than the conventional cutlery line up, try placing and crossing the cutlery on top of one another. Our tip? Opt for gold or brass cutlery for best effect.
5. Bow napkins
This clever decorating hack — which you can create with your existing tableware items — is the secret to one very pretty place setting. If you’re a lover of bows, slide your napkin ring to the centre of napkin, fan out the ends of the fabric and place on top of the dinner plates.
6. Swap flowers for coconuts and coral
If flowers are too feminine or too fussy for you and your home style, this exquisite wedding table setting has proved that blooms aren’t a must by decorating the table with coconut and coral instead. Unexpected? Yes. Beautiful? Extremely. They’ll look equally as good dressing a table as they will as decor on table tops and shelves.
7. Add a sprig of foliage
For a decoration that costs next to nothing and takes less time to style than it would take to put on your wedding shoes, it sure has an effective and beautiful impact on a place setting. If you hadn’t already thought about adding a 10cm sprig of foliage to the top of your napkins, we suggest you do now.
8. Mismatched chairs
Matching dining chairs not your thing? Go mismatched around the table instead. Beg, borrow or steal the dining chairs of friends and family members across town, or raid your local vintage and antique stores to curate your unique collection.