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Designing Beautiful Dessert Tables (Part 1 of 5): Table Linens

Design Dessert Table, Dessert Table, Dessert Table Styling, Great Dessert Table Tips, Table Linens, Tablecloth, TablesJulia Chan

Hi all, and welcome!

This is the first post in a five part series that will teach you how to turn a basic dessert table into an impressive dessert table!  

I'm quite literally starting from the bottom and building up. I'm kicking the series off with the table linen! It truly is the foundation of a dessert table and sets the mood and style for the overall look, so it's important to pick the right one. 

The possibilities for styling a dessert table are endless (that's why I'm here!). These three looks should help you get started: Solids and Prints, Elaborate, and No Linens.

1) Solids and Prints: If you are looking for versatility, solids and prints are the way to go. Bold solid colors can help balance the color theme and highlight the desserts and cake stands on your table. Or a plain white or light colored table linen looks effortless and easily compliments any style! Tip: Make sure to iron or steam out the creases beforehand for a smooth and crisp look! 

                   Photo credits: Gilded Whimsy, Kara's Party Ideas, Wedding Chicks

                   Photo credits: Gilded WhimsyKara's Party IdeasWedding Chicks

2) Elaborate Linens: Solids or prints too boring? Looking to show off your unique style? You may want to go with an elaborate linen. Fresh/cloth flowers, sequins, or tulle (lots and lots of tulle), will definitely make the table pop! :D

                    Photo credits: Celebrations at Home, Catch My Party, Home Confetti

                    Photo credits: Celebrations at HomeCatch My PartyHome Confetti

3) No Linen: Yep, that's right. A beautiful piece of furniture may be all you need to set the tone. Think outside the box--a desk, an armoire, or even a shelf could be just the style you are looking for; and linens, lace, or a glittery tablecloth are excellent option for accenting the furniture. 

All of these looks are great options for creating a stylish table, and the perfect linen (or furniture piece) can transform your dessert table from basic to impressive! Just remember, it all starts with your vision and color scheme and then you build up. 

If you are looking for more examples of impressive dessert tables and ways to style your sweets, be sure to follow Julia's Cake Stand Rentals on Instagram - I post an inspirational dessert table every Thursday, along with other great dessert table tips! 

Have a sweet day!

Julia :)