4 JUN - 2022
These tablescaping trends prove that we can all style dreamy tablescapes. You’ll suddenly feel like throwing a dinner party.
The term "tablescaping" refers to the Instagram trend of styling a table in a way that's both visually beautiful and functional. These lovely tablescapes, ranging from formal wedding receptions to rustic garden parties, are sure to get you in the mood for entertaining.
Begin By Laying a Foundation
Starting with tablecloths is like painting on a blank canvas. The colour of the tablecloth determines the mood and atmosphere of the dining room. So I always reach for some classic white linen, a light gingham print, or anything in oatmeal from the linen cupboard. This starts our foundation with something soft and classic we build for here.
The next step is to decide on your napkins and plates. However, either one must be the setting's defining feature, so pick accordingly.
Pick a Colour Scheme
When stepping into the world of tablescaping, you should choose your colour palette before you do anything else. This will help with your table planning and will help you bring your chosen theme (if you have one) to life.
Allow your creativity and sense of style to go wild if you don't have a theme in mind, but keep the number of colours used to a minimum. As a rule of thumb, I would recommend focusing on two main colours.
Trending Colour combos
Pink + Dusty Purple
Blue + Beige/Yellow
Terracotta + Sage Green
Emerald Green + blush pink
For next-level colour perfecting, check out coolors.io or paletton.com. These tools will help you get exactly what you’re after.
Develop a Persona
In 2022, we’ve let go of the beautiful china table settings and embraced a more naturalistic approach to entertaining. Another consistent trend we are seeing is the art of colour blocking and colour-popping on the table. Using mismatched plates and utensils, for example, may add interest to your tablescape. Try not to go out of your way to purchase a new set of dishes to create your vision. Instead, try borrowing from a friend or being more clever with napkins and cutlery to nail your brief
Not Garden to Plate but Garden to Table
This is a freaking nifty trend that many stylists are taking to incredible levels. When I gave this a go myself, I found it easy and effective. My mum didn't understand the direction until she saw the photos, where she said, "Oh! That's not at all what I was imagining. " Bring food to the table for styling, and it adds a dash of colour and warmth to your feast. I like to use a sprig of grapes, papaya chopped in half, lemons, and watermelon.
The Star is The Centrepiece
Create an eye-catching centrepiece using flowers or herbs. Use the flowers and greenery in your yard or chat with your local florist about what they'd think would be perfect.
Adequate floral arrangements are when they are made with simplicity. This means not overloading the senses with mass varieties. But rather than picking just 3 flower types + two foliages and pair them in your vase with different heights, be sure to not take the table over too much. Good combos, 2 x asparagus fern stems, 1 x bunch of paperwhites, and 3 x snapdragons placed in intriguing directions. My biggest tip would be focusing on texture and ensuring each stem has its own flare.
To create something you're proud of, don't overthink it. Stripping it right back with a few structural steps can give a very elevated look.