Happy New Year friends! A new year almost always means lists of projects and house goals for those of us who love DIY’s, home decor and design. I have lots of goals this year, but one of my main goals is to infuse more of a traditional vibe throughout our home, as it seems to be what it “wears” so well. I have decided to start a new weekly series where I share some of the traditional decor elements that I am “crushing on” or that I am working to incorporate. Right now I am crushing on skirted tables, particularly small ones for a bedside or cozy corner. For today’s post I am simply sharing a round up of some beautiful skirted tables that caught my eye on Pinterest.
Over the past few years I have really started playing around more with mixing fabrics and colors and it’s just so fun! A skirted table is a great way to experiment with different looks for the seasons without having to commit to a drastic change with new furnishings or paint colors. The tables I have chosen in this post have been either decorated simply with a tablecloth or fabric topper featuring a single color, a traditional pattern such as tartan or stripes, or layered textiles with coordinating patterns.
Even a blanket, throw, or fabric remnant can make a simple “skirt” for a round or square table.
Pleated skirted tables are so stylish and elegant!
With an elegant tailored skirt and glass topper, any kind of small console table can be revamped to have a chic, new look. I will be keeping my eye out for basic little tables with “good bones” that I may have skipped over previously because they didn’t fit in with my vintage decor. Perhaps even a tv tray table could be skirted for a small space.
Here a simple light colored fabric tablecloth is big on style. It provides the perfect based for showcasing beautiful decorative accessories and vignettes.
Using a simple burlap or linen tablecloth is a great way to make a skirted table work in rooms with more of a farmhouse or shabby chic theme.
I would love to put a round skirted table with a glass topper on my side of the bed like the one shown here, but unfortunately our vent is located on my side. I guess I could pin up the edges so that the air passes through or maybe use a tablecloth that doesn’t reach the ground.
I love skirted tables in corners. I have a round lyre table in the corner of our music room that is painted white and it has been striking me as ho-hum lately. I think just adding a skirted tablecloth or some other type of pretty fabric could be a great change.
I have enjoyed sharing this round up of photos from Pinterest, but most of my inspiration for these tables has come from my older decorating books from the late 90’s to mid-2000’s. I have found that I am gravitating back toward some of those style elements from that time period, and I am seeing some other colors and trends from that time cycling back around, but with a fresher, modern twist. I think this “vintage” traditional look is exactly what I am going for as I work to refresh our home’s interior decor in the year ahead.
Are you a fan of skirted tables? I love hearing from you, dear readers! Thanks for visiting today!
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