5 Ways to Elevate Home Dining Experience
Updated: Jan 11
"Who said dining had to be boring!"
Congratulations on wanting to elevate the look and feel of your dining table decor! There are a few creative ideas you can implement instantly to elevate the look and feel of your dining table. Try adding some of these items such as colorful placemats, tablecloths, or even napkins to give the table a vibrant and luxurious look. Adding a few decorative items such as candles, sculptures, or vases can also help to make the table look more inviting. Finally, making sure the table is well-lit and clutter-free can also make a big difference in the overall aesthetic.
Here is some common things I have added to my table's decor to elevate the look and feel when dining at home.
My table decor was influenced by the overall classic elegant yet approachable feel of my home.
I recently completed several projects in this room to change the look and feel and you can view the other things in video linked below.
Listed below is 5 of my go to tips trick hints and ideas to accomplish a elevated dining experience.
Tip #1 - Slip Covers
One of the best ways to update the look of your chairs and add a touch of elegance is to use slipcovers. Here I am featuring slip covers I custom made for my dining set. I have found over the years slipcovers are a great way to give furniture a new look without having to purchase new pieces. They come in a variety of colors and styles when purchased, so you can choose the perfect one for your chairs. As an added bonus, slipcovers are easy to put on and take off, so you can easily switch up your look whenever you like and clean them easily!
Tip #2 - Add a Casual Elegance with plate chargers
Adding a gold beaded charger plate to your table setting can add a touch of elegance, richness and sophistication to your overall presentation on a dining table. They are also helpful being a protective barrier for spills and crumbs, making clean up easier. Additionally, the gold charger plate can be used to tie together other elements of your table decoration for a cohesive look.
Let's be realistic not everyone is going to use charger plates but if you want that elevated look and feel this is a great way to get it.
These chargers made of acrylic with gold beading surrounding them.
The bottom layer is a cream white wash charger plate made of wood giving it that casual feel.
Tip #3 - Gold Flatware
Adding gold flatware to a table setting can add that crowing touch of elegance and sophistication to your dining experience. It can also create an atmosphere of luxury and provide an eye-catching contrast to the other elements of your table decor making them stand out. Gold flatware can be used for both informal and formal occasions, and can be paired with a variety of different table linens and accessories to create a truly stunning table setting.
Feel free to use silver but my choice is gold. It adds a shine with richness that glows and gives a warm feel to your table. Gold is excellent contrast metal because of its color it pops against most surfaces.
Tip #4 - Add Simple bowl or cloche
Using a cloche on your dining table can be a great way to add a touch of elegance to your meal. It can help to keep food warm and create a more formal, stylish atmosphere. You can also decorate the cloche with ribbons, bows, or other decorative items to make your dining table even more special with a soft touch of fabric.
This is a complimentary way to introduce a after dining mint without your guest having to ask.
Tip #5 - Napkin Rings
Napkin rings can be used to elevate your table setting in man ways. You can choose napkin rings that have elegant beading or jewels, which will add a touch of sparkle and a hint of luxury to the table. Choosing napkin rings with an interesting shape, such as an oval or geometric pattern or made of wood and metal mix can elevate and add interest to your napkin. This will create a unique look and draw the eye to the table. Lastly, napkin rings that match the rest of your table setting, like silver or gold to tie everything together adding that touch of sparkle. With these simple additions, you can easily elevate your table setting with a napkin ring!
I hope you have enjoyed these tips on elevating your dining table experience and can implement some of the ideas for your next gathering. I invite you to subscribe to the blog so you don't miss another idea pin to keep you making all things beautiful in your space. You can also leave a comment below and let me know if you will or have used some of these elements in your home.
I have also added a bonus video below for your viewing to enjoy seeing all the elements put together and in usage below.