As I search for tablescape inspiration, I often turn to the past! Of course, I would have to say the ’80s were my favorite (I’m a sucker for pink!), but I know you may have another time in mind that you’d like to recreate for the table at your next event. That’s why I’ve broken down looks from all the major decades‚ the ’20s, ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. See which style you like the most, and follow my guide to get the look!
The ’20s were all about glitz and glamour, so you’ll want to use a shiny table linen to match. Pair a gold sequin table cloth with light pink accessories for the right amount of contrast.
Table Cloth: Stone Shantung
Table Overlay: Gold Corsica Sequin
Napkin: Stone Shantung
Photo by Robin Carlson
To get a ’50s-inspired look for your event, you’ll want to use rental table linen in soft colors with gorgeous designs. Luckily, the Nile Danube Damask table cloth fits the bill! To complete the look, use silver bowls filled with yellow roses, green grapes, green apples and decorative leaves. Accent with tall candles in cylindrical holders.
Table Cloth: Nile Danube Damask
Napkins: Ivory Hemstitch
Photo by Victoria Sprung Photography
A great ’60s table design combines rental table linen in fun colors with bold patterns, like the Leaf Miramar. Complete your look with a striped mason jar filled with fresh flowers as your centerpiece and green candle holders as accents.
Table Cloth: Citron Lamour
Table Runner: Leaf Miramar
Photo by Inije Photography & Films
A ’70s tablescape mixes bright colors with neutrals, as seen here in the Citron Delirium Shantung pattern layered over the yellow base linen. Add exotic floral arrangements and white chairs to round out the look.
Table Cloth: Yellow Lamour
Table Cloth: Citron Delirium Shantung
Photo by Carmody Photo
When I think of the ’80s designs, I think of bright colors‚ so this magenta and sapphire look fits the theme. The look is exciting without going overboard. To balance your look, use simple centerpieces, like purple orchids in clear vases.
Table Cloth: Cerise Lamour
Table Cloth: Sapphire Lamour
Chair Pad Covers: Sapphire Lamour
Photo by Ben Quillinan Photography
If you love the ’90s, you probably love fun patterns! Try the Neon Geometric linen for to get lots of color for your table. For your table accessories, you can use a terrarium filled with pink flowers and pink tea light candles in clear holders for a simple yet stunning look.
Table Cloth: Neon Geometric
Napkin: Cerise Lamour
What look did you choose? Leave a comment to let me know!