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20 Dining Room Table Decor Ideas

November 20, 2020

Serve up serious style with our tips and tricks on how to decorate your dining room table.

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Photo: Ashley Gilbreath. From: Ashley Gilbreath.

Speak to Your Surroundings

Fresh-cut florals and foraged foliage from your own backyard are a failproof way to bring beauty to your dining room table. Interior designer Ashley Gilbreath creates a lush centerpiece in this traditional dining room using glossy leaves and fragrant ivory blooms snipped from the southern magnolia tree on the property. She arranges the branches and blooms in a shimmery mercury glass vase and allows the leaves to overflow in an organic, unfussy fashion that contrasts against the otherwise tailored-and-tidy dining room design.

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Photo: D2 Interieurs, Jane Beiles. From: D2 Interieurs.

Create Cohesion

Take notes from the designers at D2 Interieurs and use a pair of glossy ceramic vessels to bring interest and height to the center of your contemporary dining table. The glazed set pictured above pulls tones from the pink grasscloth wall covering and the inky-teal tones woven throughout the oversized abstract painting to the tabletop. This approach pulls the design together and creates an intentional, effortless look.

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Photo: Breeze Giannasio. From: Breeze Giannasio.

Find Your Finish

Interior designer Breeze Giannasio uses glamorous gilt accents to warm up the smoky walls, gray-washed wood table and royal blue dining chairs in this contemporary dining room. A golden, geometric cage chandelier is suspended above the streamlined table where three gold-foiled decorative bowls extend across a striped linen runner. The metallic minimalist bowls coordinate with the fixture overhead as well as the framed artwork displayed on the wall behind the table. Use the finish of your wall frames, hardware or light fixtures in your dining room to inspire a similar, pared-down centerpiece at home.

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Photo: Spacecrafting. From: Bria Hammel Interiors.

Power in Numbers

Create a cozy and casual table design with a collection of simple accessories. Bria Hammel uses a circular rattan serving tray to corral two glossy-white ceramic vessels at the center of this cottage dining table. She brings height and color to the centerpiece with an arrangement of pink posies. A denim-blue tea towel drapes across the serving tray; stacked blue-and-white plates are on hand for the next meal.

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