Bring the blue interiors trend to the dining table

Table settings are the perfect way to have fun with a colour trend without making permanent changes. Embrace this season’s inky blues with our top picks for table decor.

A long table in a wooden barn with blue and white tableware, and striped fabric used as bunting and tied on hay bales used as seats.

Be spontaneous with stripes

Fabric is an easy and affordable way to create an impromptu party table. For a nautical take on the blue trend, try the striped METTALISE fabric. Simply rip big rectangles to make seat covers and smaller ones for napkins, and throw a length over the table. For rustic bunting, cut strips of fabric and fix to a length of string.

Like all IKEA cotton, the new METTALISE fabric is 100% sustainably sourced.

Play with colour and light

Use beautiful blue glassware to bring the simplest of table settings to life. The STOCKHOLM 2017 range is hand-crafted using traditional glass-blowing techniques. The coloured glass lets the light pass through, giving your table an airy feel and contrasting with raw natural textures like wood and cotton.

Go traditional with florals

Mix patterned and plain dinnerware for a layered, eclectic table setting. MEDLEM plates and bowls have a classic blue floral design and are made of stoneware in simple shapes. The perfect combination of unique and traditional, they’re just as suited to special occasions as they are everyday dining.

The reactive glaze on the new ERTAPPAD dish creates a speckled pattern, so each one is unique.

Celebrate imperfections

Decorative in its own right, the ERTAPPAD dish fits perfectly with the moody indigo blues of the season. Every piece is unique thanks to the unpredictable nature of the reactive glazing on stoneware. It can be used as a serving dish or individual plate.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.