With wedding planning well and truly under way, I’ve been thinking a lot about place settings and tablescapes. Whatever the occasion, choosing the right table linen, cutlery and serveware can really make an impact. Just pick a theme and roll with it!

Glitz & glam


Metallics, particularly warm copper and gold tones, instantly elevate a table and add a touch of elegance. Shimmering cutlery and elaborate candelabras are perfect for creating a celebratory atmosphere. And, don’t forget the champagne flutes or vintage coupes to toast the occasion.

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LuxDeco | BIBA | Jonathan AdlerWedgwood Vera Wang | Sweetpea & Willow

Rustic & refined


Picture a Tuscan vineyard or a chateau in Provence, this look is about embracing natural elements and all things green. Think forest, mint and sage hues paired with wooden pieces and textured glass. This look will transport you to the olive groves of the Med in no time.

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Emma Bridgewater | Creative Tops | John Lewis | Soho Home | twentytwentyone

Bold & blue


For the something borrowed, something blue…or just for those who love the hue. Coloured glass and inky, indigo table linen are particularly effective for creating a dramatic display.

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Portmeirion | Sweetpea & Willow | Kartio | Habitat | Heal’s

So, whether you’re planning a show-stopping table display for a wedding or birthday, or just want to update your dinnerware, the options are endless. For an important event, go for accessories that are sure to make a statement and fit into your theme. For more everyday essentials, pick items that add a special touch to your table but that you won’t tire of.

Top photo credit: Homeyohmy