A glass-topped dining table can make the room feel more open and spacious, because you can see everything under the table. Decorating transparent tabletops with glass paint and texture can intensify the visual interest, and make your dining table the focal point of the entire room. Read on for some easy tips on decorating a glass-topped table.
Choose the Right Table Linens
Adding linens to your glass dining table will give it a shot of function, color and texture. For instance, a bamboo table runner can help to further define the space while offering a natural look; place mats can also muffle noises that come about when utensils and dishes are set on a tabletop. Fabric runners add visual appeal while still allowing the natural beauty of the glass to shine through, and tablecloths can temporarily change the appearance of the entire space.
Here, your ideas are only limited by your creativity. A simple arrangement of flowers can convey a casual appearance, and potted plants can offer great aesthetic appeal. Your centerpiece can change with the seasons, to create pleasant changes and add visual interest.
Dishes and Place Settings
Place settings are an important part of successful dining and holiday gatherings. While white dishes add a clean, fresh look, more intensely colored plates can stimulate the senses. Combine dishes of various patterns, sizes and colors to liven up your glass dining table, and add a woven bread basket or a piece of handmade pottery for greater textural variety.
On Top of and Under the Table
There’s a lot that goes into decorating a glass dining table, but you’ll need to consider the view from above as well as below. For instance, an area rug beneath the table will give the illusion of depth when you look at it through your glass table top. Create more interest with a unique table base, or consider painting on glass for a modern look. Hang a chandelier above the table to further illuminate the space.
Glass topped dining tables can be a blank canvas on which you can shape the entire look of your dining room. Depending on the rest of your décor, you can add embellishments with glass painting, or use table linens and place settings for more visual appeal. With the tips above, you can make your dining table a favorite gathering place for your entire family.