Bedroom Tablescapes

How to Create Bedroom Tablescapes

Tablescapes are a simple but stunning way to add a little something special to any bare space in your bedroom.

Whether it is a collection or an assortment of things special to you, a tablescape creates artwork out of a lonely corner or a bare table.

It is also a very good way of adding to a theme you already have established.

How to Achieve a Bedroom Tablescape

Firstly, choose a range of items that have something in common and you feel you would like displaying in your bedroom. Try to pick items with the same color or theme, which should ideally be continued onto any objects in the immediate surrounding area. Try to choose a variety of textures and shapes. Consider combining some flowers or foliage- but be sure to keep it fresh or use convincing fakes, with candles, photo frames and a special ornament or sculptural piece.

A different type of bedroom tablescape! A bedroom tablescape on a guest bed!
A tablescape with a difference.

Now, onto the arranging. The best and easiest method is to work in a pyramid shape. Place your biggest piece at the back, or slightly off-center and work forward and outwards with the medium and smaller pieces. Group items of similar theme or color together and add in a contrasting texture or color to add a point of interest to the arrangement. Make sensible decisions – you don’t want your tablescape to look cluttered. If you have lots of little objects, create a grounded look (and one that’s easier to clean!) by placing them on a tray or similar, that works as part of the arrangement.

A very personal bedroom tablescape, photos and an open book.
Personal tablescape

Most importantly, keep your bedroom tablescape clean! Dusty collections have no artistic appeal and look unloved. Don’t be afraid to move items around when you clean to keep the display interesting.

Tablescapes are a quick and easy way to add a bit of personality to any corner of your home.

Other Tablescape examples

less is best - keep it simple
Three different heights, 2 different textures – this works. Remember less is best, keep things simple for maximum impact.
beautiful pink bedroom tablescape
Great bedroom tablescape – 3 pieces, 3 different vertical heights and the book to add color and ground the tablescape.
Tablescape with too much happening
Too much happening in this tablescape, great pieces of interest but they all detract from the feature piece, more is not always better – think less is best.

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