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Home visit: a striking monochrome table setting

19 June 2018

Try this coordinated table-setting idea for a special occasion or to elevate an everyday meal.

Sometimes it’s fun to create a dinner table that makes an impression. Start by layering each place setting with monochrome crockery, then choose an accent colour for the little extras like napkins – natural greens work well with black and white. Use big bowls of stove-to-table food for a relaxed, help-yourself feel, and try recycling an old shelf to use as a stand down the centre of the table. Finish with pots of fresh herbs for sprinkling, and put oils and dressings in glass decanters.

Sofie’s monochrome table matches the rest of her house – she uses greenery as a natural accent throughout her black-and-white home. Three colours maximum is a good rule to follow, especially for a busy table setting. ‘We love having friends over for dinner, and creating a colour-coordinated table setting instantly makes it feel like a special occasion,’ says Sofie.

Shop the look


IKEA BACKIG bowl Made of tempered glass, which makes the bowl durable and extra resistant to impact.


IKEA TILLAGD 24-piece cutlery set





25 x 25 cm

More options available


IKEA DYRGRIP glass With a shine and clarity similar to a crystal glass, but completely lead-free.

IKEA 365+

IKEA IKEA 365+ carafe with stopper Also suitable for hot drinks.


IKEA FANTASTISK paper napkin The napkin is highly absorbent because it’s made of three-ply paper.


IKEA VARDAGEN serving bowl


IKEA EKEDALEN extendable table The extra leaf can be stored within easy reach under the table top.


IKEA SVENBERTIL chair The self-adjusting plastic feet adds stability to the chair.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Made by

Interior stylist: Pernilla Warnhammar
Photographer: Lina Ikse