As the focal point of family meals and dinner parties, dining room tables are perhaps one of the hardest working pieces of furniture in the house. But when the placemats and napkins are cleared, what can you do to show your tabletop some love? Read on for our decorating tips and affordable centerpiece ideas.
Reasons to Decorate Your Dining Room Table
When it comes to decorating your dining room table, an interior designer may pose the question, “Why not?” Your table is the focal point of your dining room and an ideal surface space to experiment with décor. Plus a thoughtful layout of décor will prevent your table from becoming a landing zone for mail, keys, and other items best kept in the entryway.
Affordable Dining Table Décor Ideas
As minimalism continues to trend in home décor, it’s best to remember that sweet and simple is often best, and the same goes for your tabletop. Look for everyday decorating ideas that are budget friendly and easy to style from season to season.
Dining Table Décor Trends
As with all home furnishings, dining table décor ebbs and flows with existing interior design trends.
When in doubt, think about your table as an extension of your dining area – chairs, area rug, pendant light, and all. Decorating it is by no means mandatory, but it does send a message to guests that you care about your home – all spaces large and small.
For more ways to update your dining room this year, check out our 2020 Dining Room Trends & Ideas article.