I’ve been in design mode planning and laying out our entryway- I’ve even got new cabochon tile samples on the way to me! As I’ve been pulling together moodboards for the design plan, there is one thing that is non negotiable for our entryway… a skirted table. Don’t get me wrong, I love our marble entryway table, but one traditional and classic trend I’ve been loving is skirted furniture. When it comes time to dive into the entryway renovation, I’m definitely going to order (or perhaps even DIY) a table skirt. It’s an easy way to update an existing entry table, side table, or console, if you’re itching to switch things up. I wanted to bring you along for the ride and share lots of gorgeous inspiration and a big roundup of the ones I’ve saved so far. Click through to check them out!
If you’re a traditionalist, are into the grandmillenial aesthetic, or appreciate a maximalist styled table, you’re especially going to like this post! Table skirts instantly soften a vignette, while providing an opportunity to insert a fun color, pattern, or designer fabric, all while adding some drama to a space.
Skirted tables are also a great way to get creative with designerly details: box pleats, edge banding, trim details (like a greek key appliqué), and fringe! I’ve been saving so many stunning table images lately that feel inspiring to me. On an unrelated topic- did you notice the wicker pedestal, pictured above? Does it look familiar from this post? I’ve gotta get one of those!!
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01: cream skirted table // 02: grosgrain skirted table // 03: fringe skirted table // 04: medallion skirted table // 05: simple skirted table // 06: eden skirted table // 07: linen skirted table // 08: color blocked skirted table // 09: pleated table skirt // 10: blue skirted table // 11: beige skirted table // 12: contrast hem skirted table // 13: cotton skirted table // 14: coral trim skirted table // 15: box pleat table skirt
I’m not sure I could choose a favorite if I tried! I like all of the styles- the refined box pleated skirts, the organic ruffled ones, the color blocked options, and of course the ones with the added details- like fringe. This would also be a relatively easy DIY project if you know your way around a sewing machine. You could even buy a basic readymade skirt or table cloth, then add your own appliqué or trim details to it, for a fast and less expensive version. There are plenty of options!
In regards to styling these skirted tables, I’ve noticed plenty of oversized pieces resting on the tabletop… greenery, floral arrangements, abundant books, a giant lamp- most of the ones I’ve been saving certainly make a statement and feel intentionally dramatic. I definitely appreciate maximalist styling atop the soft or structured skirted base.
This skirted trend translates to many other pieces of furniture as well. Aside from round tables (which is just what I’ve had on my brain, thanks to my entry project), I’ve also noticed and saved skirted ottomans, consoles, sofas, etc. I think this is a classic trend we’ll be seeing more of in the coming year or two.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on skirted tables! Do you like the octagonal box pleats or do you prefer the soft skirted fringe look? Are you into the color blocking, trim details, and fun patterns? Have you been noticing more of these while scrolling through your feed? I certainly have! I can’t wait to share my thoughts and plans for the entryway and catch you up on that project soon. I want to nail everything down before we get started… here’s to hoping my tile samples arrive soon!