Japandi, cottagecore, and escapism have shaped interior trends this year, but now they’re coming for your dinner party – and Instagram couldn’t be happier.
After a brief hiatus, we’re dusting down our cocktail makers and curating party playlists, but perhaps the most important element of a dinner party is the tablescape.
However, your search for fashionable dining room ideas can end right here – because the experts at Allens (opens in new tab) have listed the table trends that are set to be the talking point of your dinner party. The playlist, however, is still down to you.
The most popular table settings on Instagram
1. Colorful Murano glass
Our favorite type of trend are those that look good but also make life feel 10X more fun – and colorful glass does exactly that. It’s no surprise; therefore, that bright and bold glasses are taking over our Instagram feeds, one grid at a time.
Until we can toast in a Murano bar, we’re happy to settle for the next best thing and bring these rainbow jewels into our interiors scheme.
For a more seasonal theme, choose orange glassware for a Halloween themed tablescape.
2. Contrasting plate stacking
Maximalists, this one is for you. The art of plate stacking has elevated the most regent of table settings for decades, but this enduring aesthetic has never looked quite so contemporary.
Choosing conflicting colors, patterns, and shapes will make your table feel instantly more eclectic but nonetheless timeless. We need no more convincing to embrace this contrasting craze.
This is a trend that needs no introduction. With its rustic-chic allure and nostalgic aesthetic, the countrified craze has taken social media by storm over recent seasons, but it’s your tables time to embrace its ever-increasing power.
The trendiest cottagecore inspired table setting ideas involve gingham printed textiles and wildflowers to bring the outside into your tablescape.
4. Sicilian lemons & fruits
You may have spent the summer lusting over fruit-filled tables via Instagram, but this sunny trend isn’t setting now that autumn has fallen.
From luscious lemons to palatable oranges and strawberries, the future is in the fruit. For large and small dining room ideas, choose Sicilian lemon-hued crockery, napkins, and tablecloths to remind yourself of trips to faraway shores – and set table trends in the process.
While a monochromatic tablescape never fell out of fashion, these block colors have just had a revival thanks to Japandi – the craze inspired by Japanese rituals and a zen lifestyle. Heavy ceramic dishes and bowls are central to a Japandi setup, while bright patterns should be avoided. So, if you’re going for the Japandi look, you may need to drop the lemon-painted plates.
Whichever interior design trend you do decide to follow, however, you can guarantee your tablescape will look just as stylish as the rest of your scheme. We’ll raise a glass to that.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA.
Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.
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