Styling a round table can be a bit tricky in my book. Why? because it can be seen from every possible angle! Here are some great examples of creative styling from the exuberant to the sublime. Height here can be very important especially if the entry has high ceilings as many do. A skimpy little arrangement may look lost. In the case of a round table it may be helpful to divide it into zones (remember to keep them an uneven number).
I find these five elements can be helpful.
#1 SOMETHING TALL
#2 BOOKS (OLD OR NEW)
#3 AN ARTIFACT (something gathered from your travels or your own house)
#4 SOMETHING TEXTURAL
#5 A POP OF COLOR (to draw your eye to the arrangement)
In this vignette simple branches provide the height and the simple sticks provide the texture.
Notice the importance of texture in this creation by Jeffrey Allen Marks. This is one of my all-time favorites.
Jeffrey Allen Marks
In this period home by the wonderful David Easton the simple arrangement of fresh flowers and books suit this environ. Anything too fussy would be too much.
Mark Sikes uses simple eucalyptus branches for height and texture and carefully places the bowl of kumquats for that pop of color.
I love this vignette by Phoebe Howard. Texture plays a leading role here.
Here coffee table books lay the groundwork while the simple bouquet of hydrangeas provides the drama.
Sandy Chapman House and Home
This artistic arrangement appears so simple but I am sure was very carefully thought out. The photography is incredible as well.
Sponge coral is one of my favorite elements and it doesn’t require water!
via willow decor
Sometimes one large simple element can create the most impact
For a study in the mastery of round table styling take a look at this arrangement created by Joan from for the love of a house http://fortheloveofahouse.blogspot.com/ .
I love round entry tables don’t you? My entry is too small for one sadly. Do you have one in your home? If so do you find it difficult to style?