Tips for decorating your dining table

Chris Naylor

  • Sunday 22, September 2019 06:12 AM
The dining area is a focal point for family and friends to come together and enjoy each other's company over a delicious meal. As one of the key design elements of the home, it is important to create an ambience which carries warmth and hospitality throughout the interiors.
Just like any room in the home, accessories are a crucial addition to the final look of the dining table and can often dictate the overall aesthetic, providing those much needed "finishing touches" that beautifully tie a room together. With an abundance of options to choose from, it is all about taking the time to mix and match, finding the perfect combination to showcase the room with your own personal flair.

The failsafe centrepiece for any dining table is always flowers. Floral arrangements are one of the best (and easiest) ways to add a little brightness to the surroundings. Luckily, with the array of different vases and accessories available at aura, taking the time to arrange a bouquet needn’t be an overwhelming task.

For a contemporary and modern twist, impress with beautiful white orchids, light pink peonies and Italian Ruscus foliage, encased in a glamorous gold and glass vase which will create a striking accent against the natural beauty of the blooms. For depth, try placing three vases of different heights along the length of the table with gold accented candle holders and lavish glass or pastel dining ware to complete the look.

For a playful alternative, try gorgeous tropical blossoms, such as yellow ginger with pink hibiscus and ivy placed in a variety of contrasting coloured glass vases ranging in size. Sticking to two or three prominent colours, match the theme with similar coloured dining ware to wrap the whole look together.

If you’re a lover of metallics, why not mix and match golds, silvers, and bronze for a bold aesthetic. Choose geometrically designed vases in gold and match with vintage silver cutlery and metallic rimmed plates for a stunning showcase on the table.