You can decorate kitchen tables to enhance your decorating scheme or simply to highlight a special occasion or holiday season. Don't let your table just sit there - use it to decorate!
Tablecloths are a great way to add to your decorating scheme with out having to put a lot of stuff out on the table. If you have a certain theme in your kitchen this is quite easy - just buy a matching tablecloth and set it on the table! Don't overlook the power of vintage tablecloths either - they go with vintage decorating themes, country kitchen themes, victorian themes and if you can find a vintage cloth that matches your theme it will go a long way to adding character to your room.
Another way to decorate kitchen tables is to buy a set of dishes that matches your decor and set them out just as if the table was set for dinner. If you are on a budget, you can shop at consignment stores, thrift shops and garage sales to get huge savings on tableware. This decorating idea can be great at holiday too - buy holiday themed dinnerware and add a little festive joy to your kitchen!
Placemats can decorate kitchen tables too! Plus they are fun to use and inexpensive so you can buy several different styles and patterns - change them out and give your kitchen a whole new look! You can put them on the table on top of a nice tablecloth and even set the dishes up too - or
just set them out by themselves on the table - they'll add a splash of color and bring the decorating theme to the table top.
And don't forget about the finishing touches when you decorate kitchen tables. Napkin rings, salt and pepper shakers, glassware and even flatware can all be used to incorporate your theme or be geared towards holiday decorating. Again, shop at consignment stores and flea markets if you don't want to spend too much. Browsing your local antique stores can reveal a treasure trove of table top goodies (especially salt and pepper shakers) that are reasonably prices and add character to your table.