By Flavien Becq
In Duration ~ 5 min

Tips for setting a beautiful high-end table

How to choose a high end table ?

Whether it’s for our guests or for ourselves, it’s clear that a beautifully laid table is a game-changer. That’s why every detail is of the greatest importance, from the cutlery to the colours of the dinnerware, the different types of glasses, the dishes, etc.

Above all, we must think of adopting a high-end design dining table that will be the pillar of our beautiful decoration.


How to choose a high-end table ?

Finding a high-end table is a pleasant challenge. Indeed, this element of decoration is one of the most important. That’s why it requires a lot of thought. Fortunately, there are a few tips that we will present to you.

Firstly, you need to create the right space for your furniture. Everyone loves a large manor table, but it is often difficult to fit them in. So choose the right dimensions according to the size of your room.

Make sure you leave at least 80 cm around the table to make it easier to move around and to avoid disturbing your guests.


The location of the furniture is also an essential point. The beaba is the installation in the middle of the room, but there is no problem in breaking the codes. The most important thing is to have good natural and artificial lighting that will enhance your menus.

The shape of the table depends on several parameters, but especially on the shape of your dining room. Round, rectangular or square, it is up to you to see what suits your taste best. However, we recommend that you always choose a piece of furniture that can accommodate all your friends, without taking up too much space in the house. We often forget about height, even though it plays a big role in the overall look of the decor. A high table adds a touch of prestige.


Finally, you should also think about the material of your designer dining table. This will follow your decoration so as not to clash with the room. Solid wood is an excellent companion for vintage, industrial and especially Scandinavian styles.

Transparent glass is elegant and chic, but we advise you to avoid it if you have small children. In addition to its fragility, it gets dirty very quickly. Plastic, stainless steel, concrete and stone are more impromptu choices, but they can be considered.


How do you set up a beautiful luxury dining room table ?

Of course, you have to start somewhere, for example by defining the theme of the decoration. This depends on the season, the occasion or even your traditions.

The first thing you need to do is to choose table linen. We recommend that you opt for quality tablecloths that will last a long time and enhance your dining room.

The tablecloth is the heart of the setting. Although white is a classic, there are many alternatives. Next come the napkins, which can be of different shapes, sizes and colours. Don’t forget the table runner, which makes all the difference.

Now the other elements must be arranged, starting with the plates centred on the chairs. Glasses will be added to the right. 


The cutlery has a constant rule: forks on the left, knives and spoons on the right. The teaspoon and dessert fork are usually placed on top of the set.


Tableware : how to break the codes ?

Setting a modern design table is an art that everyone does in their own way. You don’t have to follow the images in the catalogues, just add your own personal touch.

For example, you can do without the tablecloth to show off your luxury wooden table. In addition, everyone loves the pretty candlesticks and flowers that will delight your guests. You can go all out with plants, bold fruits, rose petals or candles.

Let your imagination run free, because there are no rules to follow. Decoration is personal and must first and foremost please us before pleasing our guests.


After that, all you have to do is light the candles and the lights to complete your modern dining table setting.


How do you combine water goblets with stemmed glasses ?

The finishing touch to a perfect table setting is the correct arrangement of the glasses. We’ll show you how to do this.

The water tumbler, which is generally flat, is placed on the left. Next, the white wine glass, which is wide and high thanks to its stem, should be placed.

If you also intend to serve red wine, its glass will be next to the previous one, while the champagne flute will be further to the right.


How many different glasses should be placed on a table ?

As you have noticed, there can be several glasses for one person : one for white wine, a second for red wine and another for champagne, in addition to the water goblet.

However, it is not necessary to have so many glasses on a table. Two will do just fine. If you put more than three on the table, the space will quickly become cluttered.


How do you create harmony between glasses and tableware ?


Because glasses are transparent, they go with almost everything. You will therefore have no problem creating harmony with the other elements of the table. That said, we do have a few tips for you.


If you are using several glasses, try to place them from the largest to the smallest. If your table is covered with pretty lace, you can place it on your glasses to make them look more elegant. If not, we recommend ribbons, which go very well with floral decorations. The most important thing is to match the colours of your tablecloth with those of the rest of the tableware.


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