With freestanding tables, it is so easy to simply put a tablecloth over your table and call it a day when it comes to decorating. However, when you are living in an urban environment or studio apartment, you may opt to get a Murphy Table instead of a freestanding table to save space. This is especially necessary if you like to invite friends over for dinner. Decorating your Murphy Table will make your apartment feel more like a home. Take a look at some of these Murphy Table decor ideas.
1. Table Runners
A table runner is one of the most convenient ways of adding a dash of color and elegance to any Murphy Table. The best thing about a table runner would be that you could leave the runner on the table when you fold it up so that it doubles as a wall decoration. Table runners are easy. You can buy a length of material that you like and seal or sew the sides so that they don’t unravel, or if you are feeling adventurous, there are other DIY ideas out there.
Candlesticks can make any room look even classier. They are small and versatile enough that you can use them as decor in any area of your home, but they look best on a dining table. Find some unique candlestick holders that work well with the rest of your home, and can easily be placed on your Murphy Table at any time. This is perfect to create a romantic and warming atmosphere to your home and table.
3. Flower Arrangements
Just like any dining table, the rule is always, keep it low and short. This is a standard rule so that your guests can look at each other while they eat. A large vase of flowers can be difficult to look over. Flowers add a little touch of natural beauty to the table just make sure that it is a small arrangement. This also makes it easier to put the arrangement someplace else while the table is stowed away.
4. Dining Chairs
We know that you want to save space, but you may not want to just use folding chairs in your apartment. Consider splurging on space with some chairs. However, it is a bit of a trend right now to have chairs that don’t match. They can be different styles and different colors. Mix traditional and modern looks, or vibrant yellows with simple grays. This creates an eclectic, unique feel to any space. You could even use a trunk as a bench or a storage ottoman as a chair. This means that some of your furniture could be used as double-duty. Feel free to be creative.
A Murphy Table is essential in small spaces, especially when you like to invite guests over so that you can all feel comfortable in your home. The best thing about a Murphy Table in small kitchens is that they can be used for dining, cooking, and working. Make your space your own, and find ways to save space where you can.