The dining room, much like the kitchen, is the heart of the home. It’s where you dig into scrumptious meals and enjoy quality conversation with your family and friends, so it’s only natural that you’d want a clutter-free, stylish space. However, you’re not done the moment you finish moving and arranging all your furniture – no room is complete until it’s been decorated!
Yes, you might have hung paintings on your walls or put up a lovely mirror, but have you thought about what could live on your tables and shelves in between dinners and drinks? Whether your dining room needs a complete makeover or just a few statement pieces to take it to new heights, your options are vast and varied.
Colourful tableware, elegant centrepieces, a fresh new coat of paint – feel free to take some inspiration from our table arrangement ideas so you, too, can transform your space! Scroll on to see some of the most daring, beautiful, and utterly delightful dining room table décor ideas we have found.
Pair form and function together
The best décor is both pretty and functional, so look for ways to incorporate both into your environment. Display your most unique vase alongside a tasty snack bowl. Combine a lush, live plant with a charcuterie board or tiered tray.
When you put together florals and delicious, counter-friendly refreshments, your dining room can feel even cosier and more inviting – just remember to replace the snacks on your snack tray!
Freshen up with flowers
A vase of fresh blooms is the perfect finishing touch to any well-decorated room – not to mention that they also make beautiful centrepieces. Sure, it can be a little frustrating to cycle through new colours and themes on a weekly basis, or slightly less often if the flowers you chose are more long-lasting. But the tradeoff is worth it when the result is a fresh, modern centrepiece that looks and smells amazing!
Your dining table can easily turn sophisticated from a previously cheery, vibrant atmosphere with a simple change of flowers. This option is great for those who like to switch things up and give their home a new look!
Choose an appetizing home fragrance
From fresh produce to wafting cooking smells, mealtime spaces are already dense with a range of aromas. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still fill your dining room with a yummy scent! Herbaceous, citrus-based home fragrances work to balance out stronger cooking aromas while also helping to disguise them. Place them on a small tray with a bit of greenery to create a sleek, put-together look!
Candles are especially popular for their stunning ability to create an intimate mood ideal for entertaining. Beeswax candles are a good choice due to their air-purifying properties and light honey scent that don’t compete with your food.
Shop our series of Botanica Fragrance candles and reed diffusers for fruity, woody smells that will most definitely draw guests to the dining table!
Add some statement-making fruit
It’s never a bad thing to serve beautiful fruit in a beautiful bowl. Fresh fruit is incredibly attractive, so why not take advantage of newly-purchased produce and display them as a centrepiece? Depending on what you choose, they can add a pop of colour and personality to an otherwise minimalist, toned-down room.
Don’t be afraid to play with textures! Especially when paired with a high contrast marble bowl, rattan basket or clay serving tray, your fresh produce can really stand out and make your space feel more dynamic.
Shop Simply Hamper’s bountiful fruit baskets, filled to the brim with healthy goodness.
Exhibit your best reads
If you do a lot of reading at your dining room table – or even if you don’t – keeping a couple of your favourite books nearby may be beneficial. Opt for a small stack of your go-to reads, or have a couple of coffee table books on hand and next to your centrepiece!
You can stack them up, position them under your plant decor, or even wrap those books up in cloth covers so they can be used as placemats for plates and bowls. No matter your decision, they will instantly be a natural conversation starter in your household!
By: Coralina Liew
Written: 30 Mar 2021