How To Decorate Your Dining Table For Special Events

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Many people fall into the trap of thinking that running the perfect dinner party is all about cooking fantastic food and nothing else. Whilst they are undoubtedly correct that this can make or break your event, there is range of other considerations that can make sure your party goes down in the annals of time. One of these is décor.

As anyone who has shopped with us before will be able to tell you, fashionable homewares are our middle name here at Haus of Hyde and as well as bringing your one of the most comprehensive selections available online, we have also made it our mission to provide you with all the tips and pointers you need to make sure your home is the envy of your friends and family.

So, without further ado, we bring you our guide to the best way to decorate your dining table for special events. It doesn’t matter if you are having a family birthday, a romantic evening with your significant other or a banquet for all of your closest friends and colleagues, these tips will complement you cooking and atmosphere beautiful to ensure your dinner party is simply perfect.


Table decorations with fruit

Things have come on somewhat since the traditional fruit bowl and these days, fresh fruit can be used with aplomb to create a contemporary and classy look for your dining room. Citrus fruits tend to work the best, when put into a clean and freshly polished glass vase. Whether you want to use the fruit that will be used for your dessert or simply use them as decoration, the choice is yours but this can really add character to your dinner party theme.


This tip may seem ridiculously obvious, but plants really deliver dependent on the amount of time and money you put into them. Haggle on price and place some dreary colourless plants on your dining table and people may well be talking about your dinner party for all the wrong reasons, but really go for it and they can yield some phenomenal results.

Table decorated with plants

Think about colours and get them delivered fresh on the day of your party for the best results and remember not to take up so much space that people are battling with your plants all night!


Candles are a recommendation that can have fantastic results but you really need to be a dab hand at getting your colours and themes spot on. If you are going for a regal and elegant theme for your dinner party, then perhaps a gold or silver candelabra centerpiece would be ideal?

designer dining & living ware

Alternatively, if you have opted for a modern feel for your soiree then you could visit your local homeware shop for something a little more contemporary. The great thing about candles is that you can match them with the rest of your décor rather cleverly and really express your inner artiste.

The Dining Table

Our fourth tip is one that often gets overlooked but if you really think about it, it’s astoundingly obvious! Think about your actual dining table as this is surely the epitome of the dinner party centrepiece and you can really wow your guests if you get this one right.

designer dining table

This may prove to be a costly move and not practical in a lot of situations, but if you really want to push the boat out why not make sure your dining table itself really suits the theme of your overall dinner party.

For instance, if you are having a rustic themed party, then a big bold wooden dining table would be perfect. You can highlight whatever table you have gone for with the appropriate chairs and position your lighting to make sure you are getting the most out of your theme. This is admittedly an extravagant suggestion but has the potential to ensure that your dinner party is never forgotten.

We have all sorts of other luxury living and dining homewares here at Haus of Hyde and these could help you to build out some of the ideas we have given you in this guide on how to decorate your dining table for special events. If you are trying to put together the dinner party of a lifetime which really oozes luxury and elegance, we urge you to take a good look around our selection.

We also have a superb range of luxury items for your bedroom, bathroom and even your contemporary office.

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