After posting last week about ways to accessorize your dining table, I thought it would be fun to show some different ways I accessorized our dining room table using only items we already had on hand at home.
I shopped our house pulling out items from other rooms, used some everyday objects from the kitchen, and cut some greenery out of our own yard. Using the ideas I shared in last week’s blog post as inspiration, I came up with 5 different arrangements of accessories on our dining table.
My first quest was to find an odd number of accessories and group them together on the table.
Using hydrangeas from our yard, I filled one of the wooden boxes I kept from my sister’s wedding to create a different look.
Up next, I took the vintage soda crate from our coffee table and filled it with jars & eating utensils, coffee mugs, a dish towel and a pitcher holding lavender from our yard. I love that almost everything for this look came out of our kitchen.
Last, I grabbed a wooden tray from another room and stuck an Ikea faux plant on it along with some items I snagged from the kitchen including silverware, apples, a salt and pepper shaker, and a dish towel.
While I think table runners are a great way to add pattern and texture to a dining table, I mostly use them because I think our oak dining table is hideous and I want to hide as much of it as possible without laying down a table cloth. It was a free table from a friend and I plan to someday refinish or paint it. If I had a pretty table that I liked, I’d have no problem putting accessories right on the table and forgoing the runners.
In case you are interested, the black buffalo check runner is from Maria Claire Interiors on Etsy and I made the burlap runner using fabric from Joann’s.
If you are looking for accessories for your dining table, I highly recommend you shop around your house and try out some different arrangements before buying anything new. I think you’ll be surprised at what you can come up with!
Which look do you like best?