Guest Edit from @where_lou_lives. Five Ways to Set your Table.

This week we have one our wonderful brand reps Louise to gives us some tips on how to set our dining tables to achieve some of her iconic looks. For more gorgeous home inspo check her out on instagram @where_lou_lives

Your dining table is the focal point of your dining space. Whether it is a table for two or a large family table, you can style your dining table with a centrepiece that will compliment your decor and make a statement. You may choose a centrepiece which stays in place all year round or you may wish to regularly change your centrepiece depending on how the table will be used or to reflect the changing seasons.  

Fresh Flowers
A vase of fresh flowers is a classic dining table centrepiece. Fresh flowers add colour and texture to your room as well as a beautiful fresh scent. Choose seasonal blooms to change up the style and keep your centrepiece looking current as the seasons change.
 
Dried Flowers
There has been a recent increase in demand for dried flowers and this trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon. It is easy to see why dried flowers are so popular as they can last for years with proper care and they are just gorgeous. Keep it simple by choosing to display a vase of dried bunny tails for example, or go for a bouquet with a variety of dried stems for a more colourful look. 
 
Plants
There are so many benefits to having plants around your home. Not only do they look beautiful and compliment every decor style, but they are known to benefit your mental well-being. This makes them an easy choice for a dining table centrepiece. Choose one statement plant for the middle of your table or why not create a table runner with a multitude of plants displayed up the centre. Whichever option you choose, it’s guaranteed to look fabulous. 
 
Candles
Candles are another classic centrepiece choice. They are a beautiful way of creating ambience in your dining space and the soft light they give off ensures your space feels welcoming and inviting for your guests. Choose tea-lights for as subtle take on this centrepiece idea or go for a statement candlestick arrangement. Either way, your guests will love it. 
 
Functional 
Let’s not forget that as well as looking good, your dining table needs to be functional. You can get the best of both worlds by creating a centrepiece that not only looks great but that serves a purpose. Your centrepiece could be created using items that you and your guests are likely to need whilst you use the dining table. This may be a statement serving tray, a water (or wine!) carafe or a salt and pepper set worthy of being on display. 
 

 

Whether you stick with one centrepiece all year round or change things up regularly, choose something that reflects your style. However you choose to style your dining table, the most important thing is that it works for you and your home. 

Louise - @where_lou_lives .