Updated: Apr 23
I love decorating my home, especially when I can do it for the "low- low".
My favorite room to decorate is the dining room.
My focal point? The table.
Since our apartment is small, and we have dark furniture, I keep our decor light and neutral.
My style is a mix of rustic farmhouse chic, glam, and boho.
Below I've made a "how to" list equipped with pictures, pricings, and stores. Check it out!
1. Pick a color scheme and/or theme
Choose one or two main colors and one or two accent colors
Note: My color schemes and themes are usually seasonal.
2. Use what you have
Before you go out and purchase anything, check and see what you have at home first. I reuse a lot of decor from previous projects (dishes, crafts, faux flowers, etc).
I used a china set that I inherited for this project, but a lot of the time, I use sets that I've purchased from: dollar tree, thrift stores, and target.
3. Thrift what you need
Unless you want to purchase from a specific place, go thrifting. 9 times out of 10 I find what I'm looking for at a thrift store. Not to mention, I save a ton of money!
The dollar tree has very nice dining sets as well. I also purchase faux floral bundles and other crafts from the dollar tree. Each item is only $1 each. You can't beat that!
Flowers always add a touch of glam and class.
If you have dark furniture, use lighter materials for a beautiful contrast.
Play around with textures and shades of the same color
Example: I paired a gray- ridged placemat with a gray faux wood charger to give the design personality and flare.
Try decorating with a theme!
Here's an overview of my thought process for my spring tablescape:
Theme: Country Chic
Color Scheme: Gray, White, & Cream
Accent Colors: Soft Pink & Blue
Craft(s): White Faux Flowers and Hexagon Mirror Plates (I placed these underneath the china and flowers)
Prices & Store
Here's a list of prices and the stores where each item was purchased.
*Note: I did not purchase anything for this specific project. Everything I used was gifted, inherited, or reused from a previous project.
Chargers (4): $1ea - Dollar Tree
Dining Set: $0 (inherited)
Napkin Rings (4): $1ea - Christmas Tree Shops
Placemats (4): $2 ea - Christmas Tree Shops
Pink & Blue Feather Napkin: $0 (gifted)
Faux White Gardenia (2): $1.50 ea - Hobby Lobby (purchased when flowers were half off)
Faux White & Cream Floral Bundles (2) : $1ea - Dollar Tree
Hexagon Mirror Plates (3)- not pictured above): $1.50ea - Michaels (purchased with 40% off coupon)
Hope you guys enjoyed this DIY Spring Dining Tablescape.
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Happy Spring and stay indoors! Be blessed.
Always with love,