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3 style ideas for dining table settings

Setting the dining table can be done with such variation depending on what is being served, what style you aim for and what the occasion is. So, it’s always a good idea to stock up on inspiration and tableware that let you mix and match to your heart’s delight. Here are three easy styles to get your own ideas going.

A table displaying three different table settings, including various dinnerware, glassware, place mats and flowers in vases.
A table displaying three different table settings, including various dinnerware, glassware, place mats and flowers in vases.

Patterned, playful, natural

A simple style of dinnerware as a base, combined with a fresh pattern on side plates and bowls, gives your table a lively, handcrafted expression. It’s a nice way of harmonizing traditional and contemporary design. Wooden dishes and seagrass place mats add texture and help boost the natural, tactile feel.

Eggs in a bamboo serving bowl, a glass carafe, LÄTTAD seagrass place mats, dark grey plates and white/patterned side plates.
A table setting with a dark grey plate, a grey GLADELIG mug and a white/patterned side plate and bowl, plus a glass jug.

Elegance never goes out of style

Classic white dinnerware is super easy to coordinate for a timeless look that suits any occasion. A touch of gold on cutlery, coasters and candle holders strikes a festive, elegant tone – as does bringing back old-school with beautiful crystalline glasses. Finish off with a flower bouquet and you’re all set.

A round table with a natural OMBONAD tablecloth set with white IKEA 365+ plates and bowls, brass-colour cutlery plus flowers.
A SÄLLSKAPLIG glass carafe, glasses and wine glasses, plus flowers in a glass vase, on at table with a natural tablecloth.

A scene set in calm colors

This Asian influenced table setting brings together modern, minimal shapes and great functionality. Mixing similar dinnerware pieces in soft, serene colors creates a calm and cozy atmosphere. Both matte and glossy surfaces, complemented with small black details, add a stylish depth.

Matt green FÄRGKLAR bowls and plates, glossy beige plates, dark grey mugs and a green-blue place mat on a white table top.
A white dining table set with glossy beige FÄRGKLAR plates, matt green bowls, chopsticks, a KARAFF glass carafe and glasses.