10 Charming Table Settings for Your Next Party!

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10 charming table setting ideas to inspire your next dinner party or event. Table sets are one of my favorite things about entertaining, but I know they can be a hassle.

I always tell people that setting the table doesn’t have to be extravagant… simple votives, a few flowers, and one personalized detail are all you need. You can mix and match vintage glasses and even silverware.

Add personal touches by printing out photos as place cards or use unique napkin rings like the leather ones below.

The possibilities are endless, whether you are setting your table for Christmas or Thanksgiving this fall.

A handwritten or printed menu is a nice touch, too, and doesn’t take much time. I bet you can create a very charming setting using the items in your home and flowers from your garden!

How to Set A Table

Knowing how to set the table is crucial for creating a beautiful table setting. Read our complete guide for everything you need to know to set the table.

1. Modern and Simple Table Setting

Simple black and white table setting
Homey Oh My

This is a beautiful table setting with modern touches and muted colors. Here are Amy’s 5 tips for creating this table setting.

2. Blue and White Italian

White hydrangeas and classic blue and white plates with woven chargers on a table runner.
The Diary of A Debutante

Beautiful florals, classic blue and white dishes mixed with a natural weave charger. The hydrangeas in the middle are the perfect centerpiece and are easy to arrange too.

Check out Stephanie’s tips and buying guide for this setting.

3. Soft Blush Pink Monochromatic

Pink and white table runner setting with pink plates and gold flatware
100 Layer Cake

Another idea for setting the table at home is making it monochromatic. Choose one color and use that color throughout the entire setting.

From plates to napkins, flowers to vases and flatware. All one color!

4. Modern and Warm Yellow

Yellow, white and gold table setting with white plates and gold flatware in a  dining room table
100 Layer Cake

If you’re looking for a cozy setting, use this for inspiration. This one is full of warmth, with classic white dishes and taper candles.

5. Romantic and Moody

Moody Black table setting with pink plates and flowers in dining table.

If you have a darker table at home, play into it with a moody table setting. This one used cream, muted yellow, and black. See more of this beautiful setting here.

6. White and Copper

White and copper table setting. White plates and copper flatware in a dining table.
MSL Photo By Jonny Valiant

A simple all-white and copper setting. You don’t need much to recreate this look. If you have white dishes and copper flatware, use this as inspiration for your next dinner party.

7. Ruffled Simplicity

Table setting with riffled white plates, silver flatware, simple pink flower and one apple in a dining table.
Elizabeth Messina

The ruffled plates add a touch of elegance, and the flowers are simple like they’re picked right out of the garden. Fresh fruit and antique glasses add more sweetness to this table setting.

Quick Tip – If you need vintage, antique-looking glasses, check your local Goodwill. We find them there for $1 almost every time!

8. Outdoor Tropical

Tropical table setting with giant palm leaves, white plate and woven charger in a dining table.
Sugar and Charm

If you’re hosting a summer party or a tropical party, use palm leaves and bamboo to set the table. Tropical flowers down the center are just the right touch. See more of this kick-off to the summer party here!

9. Romantic and Marble

Marble plates with pink flowers and gold and pink flatware with wine glass and pink flowers on a great dining table.

Marble plates give a table-setting texture, and they’re unique. This setting is not only romantic but also modern, with modern textures and flatware. It would be perfect for a very special celebration.

10. Rustic Holiday

Green and white holiday dining table setting with rustic wood table.

For all of the holiday parties, use a classic gold, white and green setting.

Table Setting Shopping Guide

Here are a few of our favorite items for setting a beautiful table setting.

Marble Plates

Year and Day Pink Everyday Dinnerware

Gold and White Modern Flatware – It also comes in pink and blue!

Brushed Gold Flatware

Copper Flatware Set

Brushed Black Flatware

Oversized Linen Napkins

10 thoughts on “10 Charming Table Settings for Your Next Party!”

  1. I adore these! I’m entertaining today but there will only be 3 of us and I feel like it’s over-kill to do something so beautiful for so few, especially because the people I’m hosting for don’t have table scapes in their culture… I’m still bookmarking this post though! 🙂 xoxo

  2. Cool inspiration pictures!

    I love parties, but I like even more prepared the tables and all the details. My next event is on Christmas and I am already taking ideas for table decoration.

    Last year I designed a very nice menu with flowers, this year maybe I use one of your pictures for inspiration.

    Thank you !!!



  3. Hi! This is sort of a random question but I was checking out your Mother’s Day tea party post that you linked to above and I love the teacups that you used. Where are they from?


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