Quick tips to give your dinner party that extra Italian flavour
Decorating an Italian-style table is all about a charming, natural design that provides just enough rustic elements to make the display as striking and inviting as possible.
1. Pick earthy
Whether you're adding a cloth, setting out decorative bowls or choosing a shade for a table lamp, look for pieces that feature earthy colours to give it that added Italian edge. These shades help create a warm, inviting look for your table that is customary in Italian décor.
2. Natural is best
One of our top tips is to add a centerpiece for a table, made up of flowers that provide a Tuscan or Mediterranean feel, such as lavender. Fruit can make a striking display item for your table too – set out a bowl of vibrant lemons, oranges or even grapes to create a simple but attractive centerpiece for your Italian table. Use lemons on the sides of your dish – you could even pop a lemon in some warm water and allow guest to use it as a hand wash.
3. Make it rustic
One thing that Italians have plenty of is taste, so it’s out with the pretentious and in with the rugged. This is what provides a warm, cozy look, so try decorating with objects that feel slightly rough around the edges. Stone pottery or dishes make ideal accent pieces for your table to give that authentic touch.