How to Decorate Round Tables

Written by bridget gannon smith
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Round tables are very stylish standing on their own but adding different types of accessories can make them appear even more elegant. Dressing a round table can be fun, especially since there are so many options to compliment the shape and finish of the table. Depending on the size, placement, and purpose, you have many options to choose from to keep your round table looking it's best.The key is to measure your table and define it's purpose and add a touch of your own personal style.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

Things you need

  • Candles
  • Table sized Lamp
  • Curved wedge /oval Shaped Placemats
  • Table runner
  • Decorative large round bowl
  • Tall Vase
  • Oblong or round tablecloth
  • Doily
  • Oval or round shaped picture frames

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    Add placemats to a round the table if you are using the table to dine on.This is popular for kitchen tables and depending on the style of the placemat, you can place them on formal round dining room tables as well.Check the size of the table to see how many placemats it can hold.You can add oblong or curved shaped placemats to accommodate your guests. If the diameter of the table is around 62" or more your table you can fit 4-6 decorative placemats comfortably around the table.

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    Dressing an entrance round table can add a touch of dramatic elegance to your home. Place a vase filled with tall fresh flowers in the centre of an entrance table. For added elegance you can or to protect wood, you can add a lace doily or a small table runner. Surround the table with a few treasured collectibles or 2-3 small framed family photos. Your picture frames should be small and round or oval shaped.

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    Choose round edged or oval shaped picture frames to place on smaller round tables.Small side round tables require minimal decoration. A bedside end table or a living room side table can accommodate a table sized lamp, a candle, and a small framed picture. Remember that less is more when decorating a small round table either in a bedroom or sitting area.

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    Use a large round tablecloth to dress a large round dining room table. See resource link for a quick guide to measurements for a table cloth. The shape of a round table is so inviting as it allows for ease in passing food and placement of your guests to see one another and socialise comfortably.For a centrepiece you can add a decorative round bowl filled with floating candles or a tall pedestal candle.Pay attention to the shape of your candles. When decorating, you want to use dishes, bowls, and candles with a rounded edge to keep in with the style of the round table itself.

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