There’s something so magical in the way the monsoon greets you - cool breeze gently brushing your skin, the rustling and swaying of leaves, sweet scent of petrichor emanating from the earth, and the feeling of refreshment lingering in the air, long after the rains have bid us goodbye. Even the grey skies come with a silver lining, and leave us swimming in a sea of sweet nostalgia. The season of showers calls for celebrations with loved ones; and celebrations call for settings that sweep your guests off their feet.
When it comes to impressive settings, the table sits at the centre of it all. If you are wondering how to decorate a table; here are some of the classic dining table decor ideas to bring obvious charm to your celebrations:
Top 7 Dining Table Decorations For Home
Go White, All The Way:
Nothing defines elegance better than white. If your occasion demands a sense of sobriety, then all-white is your best bet. Start with a plain white tablecloth or one with minimal patterns studded across; pair it with off white table mats. You can even experiment with light-colored table runners as well. Choose white ceramic cutlery (Plates & Carafes). Use a glass vase as a centrepiece blooming with white chrysanthemums or dahlias. This one will make for the ideal formal dinner setting.
Let Candles Steal The Spotlight:
When it comes to lighting, there’s plenty out there to choose from. But, nothing can quite create a subtly warm ambience like candles do. If your celebration is to begin at twilight, then candles placed at the centre of the table will serve as the perfect guides. Think of long candles standing tall, placed securely in their holders. Your dimly lit table will bring the much-needed warmth on a pleasantly cool monsoon evening.
Take The Rustic Road:
When it’s a family gathering, rustic goes a long way! If your table is coated in a brilliant wooden texture, you can skip the tablecloth for this one. Use linen napkins and table mats to keep the food from spilling. Serve food on light-colored plates to make them look all the more inviting. Place glass jars on the table to hold beverages. You can find comfort in the warmth of candles here as well. Create combinations of silverware, glasses, and ceramic serveware, but make sure that each piece complements the other.
Bring Nature To The Table:
Monsoon is when nature blooms in all its glory. Make the little gems of nature a part of your celebration, and cheerful times will follow. Fill glass jars with low flowers so that people can see each other across the table. Fruit bowls are an absolute must. Another important element that best represents the gorgeous greens are succulents. Give them their well-deserved spot on your table and revel in the instant refreshment that they bring.
Make Room For Royalty:
Dark blue, black & golden - the colors that best represent royalty! Set your table decor using tablecloths, table mats, napkins - all in these royal colors. The dark-colored tablecloth and mats will allow the silverware or brassware to shine brighter. Place red roses at the centre of the table in brass vases. Make sure your drinkware and serveware follow the same theme. A dimly lit ambience gives the ideal vintage look to your setting; floating candles in glass bowls will help you achieve just that.
If your guests are passionate about art and appreciate creativity, this one is your go-to theme. Indulge in abstract art to curate a contemporary setting. Table sculptures can make for the ideal centrepieces with this theme. Surround it with serveware and dinnerware that feature a unique form; polished with colors that have a mind of their own. Instead of placing the table runner along the length of the table, place it along its width.
Party With A Pop Of Color:
If you are looking forward to a fun monsoon brunch with your friends, this theme is the one you must turn to! This is where you can let your imagination run wild and free. Take inspiration from the rainbows that adorn grey skies; paint your table colorful with dinnerware, serveware and table linen. Make sure that the contrasts don’t overpower the theme. If each element on the table works in tandem with the other, your ideas will impress. Fill bowls and vases with colorful candies and all kinds of flowers put together in a bunch. For a final touch, dabble into a little sparkle.
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