Tablescape Inspiration For Your Next Dinner Party

Insta-worthy dinners.

With everyone in lockdown and in dire need of a creative outlet, we saw our Instagram feeds flooded with tablescape creations. 

Whether it was a morning coffee or dinner party (of maximum ten people), bloggers alike were getting serious about perfecting the aesthetic art of a photo-worthy table set-up. 

But with endless choices for crockery, glassware, candles and floral centrepieces, there’s a lot to think about when attempting your own set-up. 

So, to make things a little easier, we’ve collated some inspiration, as well as our top buys, for whatever your dinner party aesthetic may be.

Happy dining (and ‘gramming!)


dinner table

Perhaps the breakout aesthetic of 2020 has been the resurgence of colourful everything. For this style we recommend opting for a tablecloth in a neutral shade to highlight all the vibrant glassware and flowers.

hay vase
Hay Juice Vase, $380;
cire trudon candles
Cire Trudon Royale Taper Candle Clémentine, $49;


dinner party

Not only is this super on-trend but since vintage tableware is the best to mix and match, it’s also very affordable. Be on the lookout for a good thrift find from Etsy or shop these similar styles. 

maison balzac bowl
Maison Balzac Pomponette Bowl, $79;
Richard Ginori X Luke Edward Hall shell porcelain side plate, $68;


rustic dinner

The beauty of the rustic display is that there really aren’t any rules. The key to masterfully crafting the undone look (yes, we see the irony) is in the wooden accents and serving. Natural fabrics and dried flowers also go a long way.

in bed napkins
100% Linen Napkin Set of 4 in Stone, $40;
wooden board
Ecology Arcadian Round Wood & Rope Paddle Board, $26.95;


industrial table

For a spread that looks straight out of a Brooklyn wedding, keep it paired back and relatively monochromatic. Pieces in stone, metals and neutrals will set the right tone. 

ikea candle sticks
Ikea Fulltalig Candlesticks, $14.99;
Olio by Royal Doulton & Barber Osgerby Jug, $99.95


minimalist dinner

Minimal doesn’t have to mean sparse, or cold. With elements of pink and earthy tones, your minimalist table can be refined but also inviting.

west elm cutlery
West Elm Rose Gold Cutlery Set, $59;
robert gordon plate
Robert Gordon Plate, $29;


dinner table

To keep things modern, opt for fun, artistic elements. Printed plates and sculptural candles are a match made in heaven, and, with the right colour palette, still result in a chic, paired-back table.

round house plate
In The Roundhouse Allora Plate, $29;
The Nuptial Collective de Crécy Small Taper Candle, $110;

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