Oftentimes a center table is used in the entryway of a home as a warm welcome. It’s generally styled with a beautiful flower arrangement and a few gorgeous decorative accessories, but it can also very well stand on its own; it just depends upon the overall desired aesthetic of the interior. It’s an opportunity to make a design statement that wows, or perhaps the opposite, by creating a setting that’s calm and soothing. Given that a center table is commonly the first thing seen when walking into a home, it’s important for it to be a moment you can’t get enough of.
First thing’s first — you have to find a center table that you truly can’t live without. It’s the focal point of the room, and therefore it should be a design that sets up and supports the overall theme and design of your home. Because center tables typically come at a standard table height (roughly 30″ in height), you can sometimes get away with buying a breakfast table or such that’s not technically a “center table.”
When it comes to setting it up, flowers are always a good idea. An elegant flower arrangement will soften up your tablescape, while also providing height. An arrangement of glass hurricanes at different heights is another route that will fill the table space nicely. Other decorative accessories such as books or small sculptures should also be considered when designing your center table.
Here, we’ve has rounded up a few furniture, lighting, and decorative accessories to help you achieve the ideal center table look.
The perfect chandelier to hang above a center table, the Fontaine Vertical Chandelier by AERIN for Circa Lighting is a multi-tiered fixture that will add height to a space.
Sometimes a dining table can work as a center table. The Clementina Round Dining Table in clove by Selamat Designs at One Kings Lane is the perfect example.
Available in three sizes, the Cheval Hurricane Set by Restoration Hardware will add height to your table scene, while also setting off a beautiful ambiance.
Placed in glass hurricanes, these large sized pillar candles by Diptyque will not only set the mood, but will also perfume your home.
Sometimes it’s the smaller things that matter. This small pressed bowl designed by Caleb Siemon at Barneys New York is the perfect little object to place over a book or tray.
You can never go wrong by incorporating a tray into a decorative moment. This nickel tray by Williams Sonoma Home offers a clean look all while providing the opportunity to layer.
Perfect for spring, this flower arrangement by L’Olivier Floral Atelier (available online for purchase) will soften up your tablescape and, yes, add height.
Featuring a creamy toned shagreen finish, this decorative box by Williams Sonoma Home will add another layer and interest to your table setting.
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Post time: May-21-2019