Dressing Up the Draped Table

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Foyer Ideas

I think many people look at the draped table as a cop-out. To quote Elle Woods, “I Object!” Now, I hardly condone taking an old sheet and tossing it over a fiberboard table round and calling it a day. Rather, by dressing up the draped table you can have a stunning show stopper that looks custom and totally intentional. This hallway draped table is super chic. You can literally buy a folding table at a big box store and have a cover like this made. The box pleating is clean and crisp and the contrasting border a must for making this piece pop. The subtle nod to empire style works without being de trop.

Living Room Side Tables

This draped side table is a modern classic. The simple round shape will never go out of style and the glass topper will ensure that the fabric stays clean. By using fabric to drape the table you give yourself flexibility. You can change the look of the room inexpensively by simply using different fabrics. I also love the pop of orange. 

Orange Ceramic Lamps

Did somebody mention using a hot orange lamp to add interest? 

Masculine Bedroom Ideas

I could live in this bedroom. It cozy, moody, eclectic and ticks all the right boxes. There is a big, comfortable bed, ample shelves for books, reading lights, and a variety of chairs for both work and relaxation. I love the use of the draped table here as both a desk and room divider. The mossy brown/green fabric is decidedly masculine yet remains true to the romantic soft furnishings that abound. 

Lamps with Mica Shades

This mica-topped lamp adds that certain masculine vibe to any desk.

Home Office Ideas

Another draped desk option is this crisp white version. The oval shad makes this desk a little more custom and unique. Additionally, the trimmed pleats and custom glass topper introduce design touches that are far from run-of-the-mill. The simple white lamp keeps the aesthetic light and bright.

Romantic Dining Room Ideas

Feeling romantic with a light dusting of country? This patchwork draped table is not for everybody but works within the context of country elegance. The monochromatic color scheme allows this topper to not scream Holly Hobby. 

Asian Style Dining Rooms

For a true 180, take a look at this Asian-inspired draped dining table. The clean, square design works beautifully with the room. Notice the peek-a-boo green fabric in the pleats? Genius. The balance of traditional and modern are truly harmonious here and the modern lines of the table allows the contemporary chandelier to work in a room with classic crown moldings.

Mid Century Style Chandelier

Want one for yourself?

Draped Nightstand Ideas

Draped tables also look great as a bedside table. The simple pleating here keeps the table neat, while the silk fabric keeps is feminine.

Traditional Bathroom Ideas

It’s clear that draped tables can look great in most every room and in most every application, even the bathroom. This bathroom vanity exudes an updated version of 1930s glamour. I suppose the point I am trying to make is that draped tables can be a wonderful addition to home decor, just don’t let me see on old trunk underneath the fortuny fabric!

Photos courtesy of thesummerhouse, jeannettes.typepad.com, traditionalhome.com, housebeautiful.com.

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  • These are some very special kinds of lighting. I think it's special and revolutionary to see all these simple changes in lighting that led us to here. It has taken us so far and it will keep taking us to new heights with all our technology that we have nowadays.

  • I bought it for a photo background for a group of trophies. It is perfect for that. I will then be able to honor requests from the children for the originals.

Dressing Up the Draped Table