Lately I’ve been putting more effort into making our home a prettier place to live. One thing I try and do is keep the dining room table covered and decorated on a daily basis. This can be tricky when you’re a busy mom, but I’ve learned how to bring out the beauty in everyday things to create tasteful and easy ways to accessorize table decor.
Everyday Table Decor Staples
Keeping our kitchen table covered is a must for me. Our table has permanent tempra paint stains on it from years of kids’ crafts. I routinely swap out a variety of table cloths, but for this simple table decor I’m using a plain white linen one. The other linens I have on the table right now (pictured below) are a cut of grey fabric that I made into a runner and a quilted table topper that I was given by my mother-in-law.
Simple centerpiece using live succulents or fresh-snipped leaves
The best way to dress up your dining room table is with an eye-catching centerpiece made with fresh greenery. Live plants offer an especially crisp, eye-catching pop of color. These darling succulents come in dainty little pots, ready to arrange on your table, windowsill, or anywhere! The succulents and pots are available in a wide variety of colors and shapes. And they’re so easy to care for! If eucalyptus, magnolia, or pine trees grow in your area you can snip off a few leaves and twigs to arrange along the center of the table. Be sure and add some height to the arrangement with big pillar candles like these Glitter Snow Real-Flame Effect Pillar Candles. Another idea I love is to place an arrangement of flowers and plants on a cake stand. Don’t these centerpieces look beautiful?
Layers, layers, layers!
They key to creating eye-catching table decor is to give it some layers. If you can, mix up the patterns, fabrics, and elements such as glass, paper, florals, metals, etc. The candles from my centerpiece are from the Hearth and Hand collection at Target. The sugared birch scent they give off makes me feel totally at peace. Their sweet fragrance fills the dining area with a cozy, clean aroma. I highly recommend these over the Amazon alternative.
Dressing up the dining table can give your home a warm, inviting feel.
Even though we have small children, we still try and keep the house decorated. Accessories can be found almost anywhere. I found some adorable distressed wood serving trays at Home Depot that could double as a centerpiece. It’s nothing fancy, but these subtle decorations make the home look ready for welcoming company.
Find pretty table decor on a budget
You can make your own table cloth and runners if you prefer to go the DIY route. Making your own runner gives you the option of using any color you choose, and it can be cheaper than a store-bought runner. Or check Etsy.com for trendy handmade items. And don’t forget to keep an eye on thrift stores and consignment shops for unique, vintage finds at low prices!
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