Love a classic round table? Nope, you aren't settling on the norm—there's a reason they're a crowd favorite. Not only do round tables provide excellent conversational benefits, they also don't need to follow any rules. They can mesh with just about any scenario. Here's a trick to spicing things up: Add more visual interest by mixing up sizes—for example, alternating between 60-inch and 72-inch rounds.
1. Think in Threes
It's easy to commit to one arrangement, but if you're hoping to make a splash with your rounds, why not work a trio? Cluster table décor and arrangements of similar colors and sizes in the middle of your tabletop.
2. Don't Be Afraid of Color (and Patterns)
If not done well, too much white can be a little boring. We're all for infusing a white palette with neutral metallics, muted patterns and eye-catching textures. Diversify your rounds and white tablecloths with details like gold chairs, copper cutlery, a quilted or eyelet tablecloth, or unique floral arrangements.
3. Think Small
There's something to be said about understated style—you think your guests won't notice, but they will. Subtle details often make an unexpectedly pretty presentation. A beautiful floral arrangement, or three or four smaller ones, plus a few votive candles, seashells or other on-theme details can be just the right touch.
4. Give It Some Edge
Introduce rectangular and square plates or other décor elements to add unexpected, modern angles to a familiar setup.
5. Layer It On
No one says you need to drench your tables in bright color if you don't want to—there are other ways to jazz up a traditional round table and neutral color scheme. If you're going for a clean and classic look, bring in some texture through patterns like damask, florals or stripes in a crisp ivory or eggshell.