Wedding Theme Ideas To Consider

When it comes to planning your big day, it’s hard to know where to start. From bridesmaid dresses, to hiring bar staff, finding a place to start can be really overwhelming.

Choosing a wedding theme is a fantastic place to start. Once you have chosen a wedding theme, aspects such as decor, entertainment and venue will be inevitably easier to plan.

Read on for some wedding theme ideas that may be perfect for your big day…

Vintage Wedding Theme

A vintage wedding theme is fantastic for anyone who wants a classic wedding, with a quirky, feminine edge.

Antique decorations, lace and an abundance of red roses are key elements of the vintage wedding theme.

Vintage themed weddings can range from Marie Antoinette inspired opulence, to art deco influences taken from the 1920s.

Venue Ideas

If you have chosen a vintage wedding theme, opt for a venue that isn’t too modern or brand new.

Fantastic venue ideas include:

  • Old manors/ country homes
  • Ballrooms
  • Old hotels
  • Rustic barns
  • Marques in forests/country settings
  • Garden party

Dress Ideas

If you have a certain era in mind, choose a dress that reflects that! If you are just aiming for a romantic vintage theme, opt for classic necklines and an abundance of lace.

Don’t forget: your perfect dress may be found in a vintage shop, vintage fair or charity shop!

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Decor Ideas

1920s

Opt for pops of metallic, art deco prints, crystal table wear and sparkles.

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King Blue

From left: exotic Oriental table runner, hand embroidered rectangular table cloth, shimmering spiral placemats

Victoriana

This look is all about opulence! Go for lace, tall candles, chandeliers and classic, wooden tables and chairs.

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Floral embroidered placemats and organza hand embroidered table runner

Bohemian Wedding Theme

If you’ve dreamed of saying your vows barefoot or feel at one with nature, a bohemian themed wedding is perfect for you!

A bohemian wedding is a fantastic option for any bride hoping to have a less formal celebration.

Venue Ideas

Bohemian weddings are well suited for areas outdoor in nature. Fantastic venue ideas include:

  • Beach
  • Parks
  • Forests
  • Farmhouses
  • Tropical jungles
  • Islands

Dress Ideas

Shorter dresses are a fantastic option for bohemian weddings. However, long flowing dresses are also made for brides who wish to wear flowers in their hair.

The general rule of thumb is: keep is dreamy, flowy and un-fitted.

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Decor

One word: greenery! Flowers and nature are a vital part of nailing bohemian wedding decor.

A rainbow of color is welcome. However, demure and minimal palettes can look just as stunning too. The general rule of thumb is to keep it textured and detailed.

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Green

Velvet sparkle rectangular tablecloth

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Exotic Oriental table runner, hand embroidered 7 piece table runner and placemat set

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Ethnic Wedding Theme

Whether you are planning a multicultural wedding, or just want to add an air of the exotic, an ethnic wedding theme is a fantastic way to make your big day stand apart from the rest!

Exotic, bright hues, rich fabrics and strong lighting are central elements of this theme.

Venue Ideas

When it comes to Indian-themed, or ethnic weddings, it’s all about how you decorate the venue! Despite this, the following venue ideas may lend themselves quite well to the theme:

  • Hotel
  • Ballroom
  • Manor
  • Castles
  • Convention centers/ function rooms

Dress Ideas

Two piece dresses are popular for ethnic or Indian themed weddings.

If you wish to go for the classic white dress, add an air of the exotic with hand-beaded details or pops of color.

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Decor Ideas

Rich fabrics and bright colors are a must! Add stunning, unique shapes with draped fabrics and finish with elements of burnished metal.

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Hand painted floral round tablecloth

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Velvet sparkle rectangular tablecloth, saree border table runner, saree border placemats

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Arabian velvet table runner, hand painted 7 piece table runner and placemat set

Looking for more wedding inspiration?

Check out our guide on how to choose a wedding venue.

Alternatively, browse our wedding-ready range of table decor here.

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10 Ways To Makeover An Old Table

An old table is a little bit like an abandoned house: the foundations are there, it has potential use, but it looks a little worse for wear.

Tables have been around since the Ancient Chinese times, and were even used by our Ancient Greek and Roman predecessors. However, as useful as tables may be, buying a new, good quality table could set you back a lot of money! Bet Caesar didn’t fork out an arm and a leg for his tables!

Rather than spending your precious earnings, why not makeover your old table?

Whether it’s your kitchen table that needs sprucing up, or your bedside table is looking like Shrek with a hangover, it’s time to get your DIY game on!

Here’s 10 ways to makeover an old table

1. Rustic Dining Table

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A kitchen table is undoubtedly the most necessary table in any modern household. Nothing is more off-putting than eating your gourmet salad on a cracked and rusty old table. It’s time to change that…

How cute is this rustic, farm house style, dining set? It’s hard to believe that it began life as a beat-up, faded, black set.

Although this makeover may look like it needs a professional, all it takes is paint and wooden boards. Yep: you don’t even need to sand back the black paint!

2. Put A Runner On It

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Lazy decor lovers: You’ll be glad to know that transforming your old table doesn’t necessarily have to take 20 hours. As a matter of fact, it can take 10 mins.

If your table is scratched, simply add a printed runner to cover up any worn or market areas. Dot your runner with greenery for a statement and on-trend dining table. We think that our damask style table runner adds a cute, retro vibe to this old table.

Check out more on-trend table layouts with runners here.

3. Stencil It

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If you love your wooden table, but it isn’t exactly on trend, why not give it a bit of oomph with a stenciled design?

To ensure that your wood base is clean and tidy, sand back the woods service, stencil on your design with paint and then seal with polish.

See the full tutorial here.

5. The Magic Of Mosaic

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This mosaic patio table looks like it has been transported straight from a Mediterranean resort. Nope: it actually started off life as a cheap, plastic nobody.

Mosaic is a great way to completely transform a small patio or bedside table. Craftier folk can break up tiles and create unique designs. However, if this sounds too complicated, mosaic pieces, grout and glue will do the trick!

6. Upholster It

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Rather than shopping for a coffee table to match your new sofas, buy matching fabric and upholster your existing one!

Check out this tutorial on how to upholster a table.

7. Gold Chevron

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Now this is DIY at it’s best! We recommend that you read the full tutorial, but all it took was masking tape and spray paint (yes, really!)

This gold chevron print is a big fat tick for so many of the latest home decor trends.

8. Poster Table
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Your kids will absolutely love this one! Take their favorite poster and turn it into a cute and quirky bedroom table. Grab the PVA glue and a poster and get to it! Then watch their faces light up at their new Elsa/ Lego/ **insert kids cartoon** here table.

Tutorial here.

9. Malachite Delight

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You are probably laughing and thinking “there is no way that someone made that”, but alas: they did!

This is the most complicated of all of our table makeover hacks, but the stunning result is well worth it!

See full tutorial here.

10. Cover It Up

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Above: Hand painted floral tablecloth.

If you plan on eventually buying a new dining table, but can’t bear the eyesore of your current one, just cover it up!

Select a table cloth that matches your home decor theme and highlight with an on-trend table runner.

What old and ugly dining table?

For a quick old table fix, check out our range of table cloths, table runners and placemats

Whilst your at it, why not try one of these DIY sofa makeovers!

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Trendy Dining Table Decor Ideas For Small Tables

Finding trendy dining table decor ideas can be a bit of a struggle, especially when you own a small kitchen table. Pinterest and home decor magazines are jam packed with inspiration from large tables. I hate to break it to you world, but not everyone owns a ten seat, ‘Mad Hatter’ style, dining set!

Got a small kitchen table? I feel you. As a relatively new first home owner, my partner and I eat our dinner on a second hand four seat. It isn’t exactly glam, it isn’t the trendiest thing in the world, but hey, it gets the job done!

It’s time to turn your small table into a hip dining destination! Using the cutest decor pieces, I have transformed my tiny table into six different on-trend table decor layouts.

Get your small table at the ready, it’s about to have a makeover!

The Trendy Boho

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Who doesn’t love marble and funky, tribal patterns? This table decor is so on-trend that it is almost a cliche!

The best thing about it, is that it can be edited to suit any home decor palette! Simply switch out the colorful table runner to one that compliments your abode.

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The way that the red table runner pops from the predominately white accessories is so stunning! Succulents and small, marble shapes are a wonderful way to add detail to a small dining table without it looking swamped.

Keep your table decorations to a minimalist, bohemian theme to ensure it looks streamline. Think chunky shapes, cacti and geometric prints and you’re on the right track!

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My puppy, Nala, loves her new ‘den’!

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To add a further element of style and comfort, I dotted my seats with the stunning exotic oriental throw pillows. That’s one way to sort out uncomfortable chairs!

Products used: Damask style elegant table runner in red, exotic oriental pillow covers in coffee brown.

Rose Gold Accents

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Rose gold is set to be a huge home decor trend for 2017! Combine rose gold accents with cottage-like neutrals and nature-inspired prints for something that feels immediately like home.

To make the place markers, I folded the floral paisley placemats into chic triangles, than dotted with marble coasters. Using fruit or faux fruit is a fabulous way to compliment the stunning embroidery.

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If this table layout didn’t already make you feel fuzzy inside, I added some fairy lights in a jar. This accessory alone made my table a force to be reckoned with!

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As well as being fantastic to drink, wine can also look really elegant in a fruit bowl. **Wink wink**

Products used: Jacquard floral table runner in gold, floral paisley placemats in beige

Welcome To Bollywood

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Minimalists: overt your eyes! This one is for the color-lovers and the gypsy souls! Whether you dream of the exotic East, or even plan to throw a Bollywood-themed dinner party, this is for you!

Bollywood is an abundance of color, so don’t feel shy to clash to your hearts content! The slightly warm edge of this purple table runner works really wonderfully with the red place mats.

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If this table had feelings, it would feel like a freaking Princess right now!

I added a chandelier style candle holder and crystal glasses for something really glam. Yes: those are statement necklaces hung on the candle holder! There are no rules and I think that jewelry really can be used as table decor.

Products used: Exotic oriental table runner in purple, hand embroidered placemat and runner set in red.

Succulence

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If this doesn’t make you want to eat healthily, I don’t know what will! Succulents make fantastic center pieces, so why not adorn your entire table runner with their green goodness?!

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I used a variety of real and faux succulents here. I then used sweet potato runners to weave them together. The greenery really brings out the stunning khaki shades in the floral paisley place mats.

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When going for a large amount of plants or table decor in your center, keep the rest of the table neutral and simple.

Products used: Hand embroidered table runner in beige, floral paisley placemats in beige

By The Seaside

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Summer may still be a few months away, but that doesn’t mean seaside decor shouldn’t make an appearance! Pops of blue, natural materials and fun characters make this table decor a little bubble of happiness in your home.

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In order for a look that combined authenticity and fun, I added terrariums dotted with shells and a wooden fish and boat.

Rather than using place mats, I used a piece of coral and a large shell to mark each table place.

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Keep your table on the right side of tacky by opting for pale blue tones and neutrals. As fun as turquoise may seem, it may place your table decor in childish territory.

Product used: Chic jacquard table runner in sky blue

Which table layout is your fave?

 

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A Beginners Guide To Indian Ethnic Decor

Indian Ethnic decor has been a popular trend in homes all around the world since the 1970s. From vibrant bohemian mandalas, to burnished metal accents, Indian style decor is always vibrant and uplifting.

Looking to give your home a warming uplift this winter? Indian ethnic decor has the ability to create a snug, zen atmosphere that has an air of exoticism that will completely transform your home. Best of all, Indian ethnic decor never goes out of fashion.

Here’s our beginners guide to giving your home that ethnic Indian edge…

Indian Ethnic Decor For The Bedroom

Make It Vibrant

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Indian decor is known for its vibrancy, so opt for warm tones in their brightest, such as crimson red, hot magenta and deep carmine. Choose fabrics with fine, handcrafted embellishments to keep it looking traditional. Hand painted floral details, paisley prints, sequins and embroidery are all wonderful choices.

This bedroom above looks like it has been taken from a traditional palace, with intricately carved bedheads and draped curtains. Despite its lavishness, this room is surprisingly easy to recreate. Begin by adorning your bed with the hand painted floral duvet cover set. Next, add the ornamental blossom table runner along the foot of the bed to add some classic paisley prints. Finally, adorn the head of the bed with the hand painted deluxe accent pillow covers in red and pink.

 

Use Wall Hangings

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Forget expensive artworks, wall hangings are a cheap, yet effective way to make your walls more interesting. Opt for one large hanging for a statement look, or, if you fancy something a bit more modern and fun, opt for three long and thin hangs in a line.

The rustic and earthy palette of the above photo can easily be recreated with the exotic oriental table runner,  the glamorous border table runner and the saree border table runner.

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Indian Ethnic Decor For The Living Room

Create Contrasts

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For a modern Indian ethnic vibe, contrast a clean, white base with pops of pattern and color. The clean white walls and sofa create a soothing zen element, whilst adornments of traditional Indian prints in cushions, paintings and table runners ensure it looks quintessentially Indian.

Recreate this look by giving your plain sofa an uplift with printed cushion covers. We recommend the floral embroidered pillow cover and the hand embroidered brocade pillow cover.

Go For Hanging Lanterns

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How beautiful is this aurora of colors and prints? The wonderful thing about Indian ethnic decor is that you can combine as many colors and patterns as your heart desires!

One easy way to add an element of India to your home is to hang some mosaic lanterns from the ceiling. As well as giving your home that massive ‘wow factor’, the lanterns will also act as mood lighting.

Opt For Natural Materials

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Natural fibers are the perfect choice for Indian ethnic decor. Weaved water hyacinth fabric makes a fabulous neutral canvas for the bright fabrics that are the epitome of this trend. Stone, wood and woven bamboo are all great choices too.

Indian Ethnic Decor For The Dining Room

Go For Decorated Table Runners

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When it comes to your dining table, the more colors, patterns and embellishments, the better! Rich purple hues will give your kitchen a regal feel, whilst gold adornments will ensure that every meal time feels like a celebration!

For this rich purple decor, begin by layering your dining table with the hand embroidered table cloth in purple. Add stunning sparkle with the exotic oriental table runner.  Opt for contrasting orange plates for a wonderfully uplifting juxtaposition and top with silver bowls. Add another colorful element by using our floral embroidered placemats as napkins.

Create an even more impressive centerpiece by adorning your runner with antique silver candle holders and vases and add tinted glass candle holders.

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Adorn With Ethnic Candles

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Whether you want to give your home a little injection of Indian ethnic decor, or want to go all-out, detailed candles are a wonderful addition to your kitchen. Opt for ethnic patterns, beading details, stained glass and burnished metal for a real ethnic injection.

Candles are a wonderful centerpiece for dining and coffee tables alike, plus: they ensure your kitchen smells great!

 

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Family Fun Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Although Thanksgiving may have a serious historical backbone, this holiday is all about the family. So rather than keeping your Thanksgiving super serious, why not give it a lighthearted and quirky flair with a family fun table layout?

Get the kids involved in making turkeys out of pom-poms, get into the spirit by decorating fir-cones and make your thanksgiving table layout a literal ode to your family. After all, what is there to be more thankful for then family and friends?

Here are some of our top family fun thanksgiving table layouts that are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face!

Leaf Turkeys

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How cute are these little fellas? Turkeys are an integral part of Thanksgiving, so what better way to pop them on your dining table, than by getting the kids involves in some arts and crafts? These turkeys are made out of leaves and nuts, which also reminds the little ones about the true historical roots of Thanksgiving.

If you want to go totally gobble-dy-goop (see what I did there), make these table friends out of felt and pom poms so the kids each have one to take home and keep.

Once you have your turkeys assembled, use them as a centerpiece by dotting them along a table runner. We think they would look right at home on top of the hawthorn leaf table runner.

Pumpkin Trees

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This idea combines two quintessentially Fall elements and mushes them together in a pretty unique way! This stunning and fun concoction is relatively easy to make: all you need is fir-cones, tall glasses and faux harvest vegetables. Fill your tall glasses with lentils for an extra Autumnal touch and add a handful of twigs. Hang faux mini pumpkins off the twigs as you would Christmas baubles. Surround for an aurora of Fall veggies and a few twigs. Whether you opt for faux veggies, or the real deal, pile them high and keep them running down the center of the table for a fun statement!

Add more natural textures with the shimmery spiral place mats and top with cute, Fall-themed mugs to keep it warm and lighthearted.

Kids Coloring In Table

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If your family has a designated kids table, make that table 100% fun!! This crayon centerpiece is colorful and cute and will provide hours of entertainment for those little hands! Have the kids color in white faux pumpkins for something that is really Autumnal! Keep your poor table safe from an explosion of crayons by layering on a dark table cloth, such as our hand embroidered rectangular tablecloth.

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Buffet Table

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If you’d prefer a buffet-style Thanksgiving dinner, that doesn’t mean you can’t go all-out with a fun table layout! Simply decorate your buffet table into a fun, stylish embodiment of thanksgiving. The table above pairs yummy treats and fun embellishments to absolute perfection.

Begin by giving your table a clean stylish base by layering on a table cloth such as the ornamental embroidered table cloth. Add cute thanksgiving themed bunting along the bottom of the table and inject extra fun with vibrant pumpkins and hanging decor. Next, bake up a bunch of scrumptious desserts for something that the entire family will be thankful for.

Thankful Turkeys

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If you are looking for a way to teach your kids to not take things for granted, these ‘thankful’ turkeys are the perfect way to do so! Simply add a pair of googly eyes to a pine-cone and add a folded, kite shape piece of card for the beak. Next, get them to drawer around their hand to create a DIY turkey tail. Finally, get them to realize what they are truly grateful for by asking them to write what they are thankful for on the turkeys tail.

These cuties would look great along the Thanksgiving table runner and will make the kids feel incredibly proud of their handy work! Line the turkeys up along the jacquard floral table runner and smile at what your children are grateful for!

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