Home visit: a striking monochrome table setting

Try this coordinated table-setting idea for a special occasion or to elevate an everyday meal.

A monochrome table setting with bright green accents in plants, food and napkins.

Sometimes it’s fun to create a dinner table that makes an impression. Start by layering each place setting with monochrome crockery, then choose an accent colour for the little extras like napkins – natural greens work well with black and white. Use big bowls of stove-to-table food for a relaxed, help-yourself feel, and try recycling an old shelf to use as a stand down the centre of the table. Finish with pots of fresh herbs for sprinkling, and put oils and dressings in glass decanters.

What’s on the table:

Sofie’s monochrome table matches the rest of her house – she uses greenery as a natural accent throughout her black-and-white home. Three colours maximum is a good rule to follow, especially for a busy table setting. ‘We love having friends over for dinner, and creating a colour-coordinated table setting instantly makes it feel like a special occasion,’ says Sofie.

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.

Made by
Interior stylist: Pernilla Warnhammar
Photographer: Lina Ikse