How are you styling your tables?

Styling tables is an easy way to add color, texture, and personality to a room.  Since we’ve gotten many requests to show you how to style a dining table after we recently launched our coffee table styling post, we’ve now moved to the dining room.  What we like about this space is that you can dress it up or down depending on the color scheme in your household.

However, the way you style a dining table will depend largely on the lighting in the room.  Typically, lighting is the focal point in the dining room space, the other elements are a nod to the fixed elements trim work, built-ins, wall color, furniture, décor, and artwork, etc. that are in a dining room.

1.) Keep it simple. Never underestimate the power of a runner and a vase with floral stems.

Here we used a runner with some navy in it and these green vases with floral stems. In the space, we used a green vase because it complemented the artwork and the décor in the room.  During this installation, we created a storyline out of different shades of green throughout the home.

Styling your Tables in White Dining Room

Staged property in Indianapolis. Built by Josh Loewen and Photography by The Addison Group.


  1. runner:
  2. vase:
  3. stems:


2) A tall vase with fresh flowers

In our design projects, we love using live stems and fresh flowers.  The light fixture and artwork were statement pieces and the table and chairs complemented them.  So, we didn’t need a statement piece on the table.  Sometimes less is more!  The homeowner had a beautiful clear vase to which she added her favorite lilies.

Styling your wooden dining tables

Property located in Zionsville & Photography by The Home Aesthetic.

Clear vase:

Fresh flowers: we love finding flowers or stems from Trader Joes.  If you know, you know!

3) Interest centerpieces

For this Modern Farmhouse property, we used a wooden centerpiece with a glass top and added texture with decorative balls. Undeniably, it brings all elements together tobacco baskets, centerpieces, and artwork.

Also, in other installs, we have used vases of various heights on a table-one with stems, one with moss, and left one of them empty.

Styling your Tables with a Farmhouse Style

Property located in Midtown of Indianapolis. Photography by The Home Aesthetic & Built by Josh Loewen.

Hurricane vase:

Decorative balls:

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Hopefully, this gave you some inspiration for your dining room!  However, if you’re looking for more tips on decorating your space, follow us and let us know what you’d like to see next. Also, if you need help styling or designing your space, contact us!