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Try This: Unique Rustic Table Setting Idea

unique rustic table settings

Rustic Doesn’t Have to Mean Cliche

When you think of a rustic table setting, the idea of burlap, lace, and blush likely comes to mind. While there’s definitely nothing wrong with this classic combination, it may be worth exploring different color options to include the guest of honor’s or couple’s favorite colors. These rustic table setting ideas are perfect for weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, anniversary parties, birthdays, and even graduation parties!

Who Can Pull Off Rustic Table Setting Ideas?

Difficulty: ★☆☆☆☆

Set Up Time: 20 minute

This tablescape may be one of the easiest to set up! If you’re new to preparing event guest tables watch our tutorial on setting up. One of the huge benefits of using our lace products is that they’re made of extremely soft, spun polyester. This type of polyester is not only extremely durable, but it also requires virtually no ironing! Even though we used a more intricate chair sash tie in our mock up above, you don’t have to. Watch our easy-to-follow YouTube tutorials on tying a side tie and creating a pyramid napkin fold to make setting up this tablescape a breeze.

Burlap 120″ Round Tablecloth – Natural Tan
72″ Square Lace Table Overlay Topper – White
Basswood Slab/Slice 9" to 10" Round - Natural
Lace Chair Sash - White
Lamour Satin Chair Sash – Turquoise
Sheer Voile Flame Retardant (FR) 12ft H x 118" W Drape/Backdrop Curtain Panel - White
Basswood Slab/Slice 9" to 10" Round - Natural
Lamour Satin Napkin 20″x20″ – Plum

Figuring Out the Foundations of Table Decorations 

wedding rustic table decor

Table settings use foundational elements to create an overall appearance that matches the theme of an event. Whether decorating a rustic wedding table or another look, you should consider tablecloths or table runners, chargers, centerpieces, napkin rings, and additional decorative items. 

The tablecloths or runners are the blank canvases on which the rest of the rustic table decorations will be set up. The centerpiece can be flowers on a vase, candle arrangements, or a decorative bowl, while the chargers can give the table the element of elegance it needs. The napkin rings can accessorize the napkins and complement the theme, while more decorative items like candles and decorative ornaments can be added to further highlight the theme.

How Should You Build a Rustic Dining Table?

festive wedding banquet

There are a couple of fun party table ideas you should consider for your rustic tablescape. Here are some tips on how to decorate your table for your rustic party: 

  • Add Wooden Accents 

Incorporate some wooden coasters or wooden chargers. You may also use wooden place card holders. The more wooden elements you add, the more natural your tablescape will look. Experiment with what you can do with something like wooden slices on your table.  

  • Use Rustic Centerpieces 

Hunting for unique rustic-themed decorations, such as pine cones, antiques, driftwood, or dried branches can be fun. 

  • Light Up Some Candles

Opt for votives or pillar candles secured with rustic candle holders to make the atmosphere more inviting. Go for candle holders made of metal or wood, which complement the white lace and burlap look.

  • Pick Out Napkins And Linens

Choose neutral-colored linen napkins, such as gold napkins, that match well with lace and burlap.

  • Use Jute Rope Or Twine

Put twine as napkin rings or ties for menus or cutlery sets. 

  • Mix And Mismatch Dinnerware

When it comes to rustic plate setting ideas, your dinnerware does not need to match. Using mismatched glasses, plates, or silverware would be fun to highlight the rustic atmosphere on the table further. 

  • Add Greenery

A rustic vibe will not be complete without greenery. You can add these to the table if you have great sources of fresh greenery like ferns, eucalyptus, or rosemary. Otherwise, getting faux eucalyptus greenery will do. 

  • Use Lace Chair Sashes

Tidy up the look of your tablescape with lace on your chairs. It will tie up nicely with the burlap tablecloths, burlap table skirts, or white lace tablecloth overlays you may want to add. 

What Goes With This Look

burlap table runner setup

Burlap paired with white lace creates the perfect neutral base, which means you can add any accent colors you like to the mix! Consider the following when choosing your decor colors:

  • Your Venue’s Decor, Wall, And Carpet Color

The last thing you’d want to do is decide on a red accent color only to show up at your venue and they have green walls! Plan accordingly with what information you have about your event location.

  • The Guest Of Honor/Couple’s Favorite Color(S)

Nothing personalizes an event and makes it more memorable than incorporating elements that will have an impact on who the event is being thrown for.

  • The Season Your Event Will Be Taking Place In

This point is up for some debate; some worry too much about this and others are team it’s-your-event-do-whatever-you-want. Whichever side you’re on, if you’re lost on which colors to incorporate, you can always take inspiration from seasonal color schemes.

  • What Color Florals Will Be In Your Centerpiece

Take inspiration from your flower or centerpiece colors if you’re torn on the points mentioned for your rustic table setting ideas! Use our color wheel tutorial to find the perfect complimentary color.

Perfect Your Overall Look with Rustic Party Decorations

wedding rustical decor party

While traditional rustic decor is set in its ways, there are still small touches you can play with to customize your event’s appearance. One of the key areas to do this is with your rustic table centerpieces and table settings. From baby’s breath to roses, lanterns, to wood slices, anything simple and soft will help you achieve your desired rustic look.

Our wood slices are perfect for completing DIY crafts, including these rustic place cards If centerpieces aren’t your strong suit, pin our step-by-step guide to make it an easy process! We also suggest taking advantage of a more luxe linen, such as our Lace Polyester Table Skirt or Three Tier Ruffled Burlap Table Skirt, to dress up a cake or specialty table.

What’s Your Rustic Table Setting Idea?

We hope you enjoyed our spin on unique rustic table setting ideas! We know everyone has their own take on this now-classic theme – we’d love to see what events you’ve created after you’ve shopped for wholesale tablecloths for sale in burlap or other rustic-themed materials. Share your photos of your shopping haul on our Facebook wall! Shop today and save money when you buy party supplies in bulk from a trusted supplier.

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