Unique Wedding Table Linen Ideas That Are Anything But Basic
From the flowers and candles to the cutlery, many details come into play when designing your reception tables. Providing the foundation to all of these details are the fabric elements that cover the table, also known as linens. While a table laid out in traditional white is a proven wedding mainstay, acting as a canvas on which to paint a lovely scene, it’s refreshing to behold a dining room bedecked in surprising textures, bold colors, and eye-catching patterns. Pairing luxurious velvet with frilly florals, diaphanous chiffon with wood, and garden inspired centerpieces with blossoming textiles – there are styling formulas that make these dynamic settings work so they have wow-factor, but still feel balanced and cohesive. Best described as artistic, inspirational, and one-of-kind, here a unique wedding table linen ideas that are anything but basic.
Take care of your something blue with a pretty paisley and floral table cloth. When used in formal dining decor, the blue-and-white combo evokes European charm and pairs beautifully with gardenesque arrangements, taper candles, and ivory dinnerware.
Create a dinner scene of romantic rhapsody by setting the table with sumptuous mauve velvet. For floral centerpieces, choose blooms and greenery with a variety of textures and a palette that contrasts with the grey-purple linens such as apricot, melon, and sage.
It’s no secret that we are of the mindset the more flowers, the better. This being said, styling a tablescape with bold floral pattern linens can be tricky. Avoid overwhelming the tabletop by incorporating graceful accents such as solid hued napkins and gilded candelabra centerpieces with colored taper candles, which work to ground the decor while creating a sense of cohesion.
Are you looking for ideas that put a modern twist on the traditional all white tablescape? Consider layering the tabletop with a variety of textures featuring a sparkling table cloth bedecked with grouped arrangements of crisp, clean Phalaenopsis orchids, hydrangeas, tulips, and roses.
Macrame is synonymous with boho style. While layers of fringe look great in the home and in the pages of fashion magazines, it doesn’t always translate well to weddings – overuse of any decorative motif can ruin special event design. We love how this setup puts a polished spin on the bohemian aesthetic by pairing a macrame runner with a pale blue tablecloth, vibrant floral centerpieces, and classic white taper candles.
When it comes to wedding design, nothing says glamour like glittering decor and sky-high centerpieces. Radiating opulent chic, this tablescape pairs a dazzling gold tablecloth with jaw-dropping centerpieces featuring pink and white roses, Phalaenopsis orchids, hydrangeas, and sprays of cherry blossom branches.
Are you scrolling Pinterest and Instagram for ways to soften a rustic barn-style venue space? Drape wooden farm tables with layers of chiffon – the airy light fabric creates an intimate atmosphere for guests to enjoy.
We typically think of lace as a fabric used in bridal fashion and accessories. But what about an allover lace tablecloth? Complement the fabric’s intricate details with simple, vintage inspired decor featuring natural white floral and greenery arrangements alongside brass and crystal accents.
Add dimension to a classic greenery and floral runner by incorporating gauze cheese cloth into the display. The naturally textured fabric underscores the richness of the leaves and blossoms to beautiful effect.
As you can see, these tabletops are dressed to impress. At the same time, these setups show how incorporating linens with unexpected textures, bright colors, and bold patterns works with any wedding vision from a posh, all white reception to a romantic garden soirée to a celebration shimmering in gold and velvet. We hope these ideas inspire you to look beyond white cotton fabrics and be creative with linens, designing a tablescape that your guests will be talking about for weeks to come.