3 Mother’s Day dining table deco inspiration

rustic dining table with layers of linen table cloths and hanging plants

With Mother’s day on Sunday, you may be wondering what to do to make it a extra special. After two years of not being able to celebrate with the most important lady in your life, this year you can truly spoil and pamper your mum and show her exactly how much you care. Instead of taking her out to eat, plan a special meal for her at home where you can gather around your reclaimed wood dining table and create the perfect setting that you know she will love. And why stop at lunch? From a casual Mother’s Day brunch to start the day off right to an exquisite afternoon tea with all the trimmings, not to mention a sumptuous evening meal, take a look at our gorgeous ideas of how to dress your rustic dining table and throw your mum a Mother’s Day to remember.

rustic dining table with white bowl and mother's day card

How to style your dining table for Mother’s Day

1. A special Mother’s day brunch

Not everyone wants all the fuss of a big lunch and a casual family brunch is the perfect gathering on any Sunday, especially Mothering Sunday. Styling should be laid-back but still set for a special occasion. If you have a rustic wood dining table then opt for on-trend wicker place mats rather than a table cloth, and pick homely earthenware crockery to help create a natural rustic look. To bring a wow-factor into the scheme, why not create a wonderful display of dried flowers and grasses in the centre of the table. Top food suggestions for brunch are pancakes, salmon and avocado, brunch burritos or poached eggs and bacon on crumpets.

dried flowers display in stone vases

large display of flowers in vases on rustic dining table

2. A popular afternoon tea

There is something quite decadent about afternoon tea. It’s a very proper ritual and one that deserves a stylish and elegant setting. The serving dishes, teapot and cake stand are the important elements that should feature on your table and this is the time to get your fine china out! A crisp plain white table cloth (make sure you iron it!) on your dining table, whether that’s a small reclaimed wood dining table or round kitchen table, will give your afternoon tea a wonderful hotel feel! Dainty flowers are what is required to style a Mother’s Day afternoon tea. Think pretty spring blooms dotted around the table in glass jars of varying sizes. You can even decorate your cake (home baked or not) with pretty edible flowers and a dusting of icing powder.

spring flowers in jars on large dining table

3. A decadent Mother’s Day dinner

This is where you can go more formal and all-out. For an extra special Mother’s day meal channel your inner creativity and create a spectacular table display. If you have a beautiful solid wood dining table you may want to keep some of the beauty of the tabletop on show, so rather than a tablecloth, add a runner to help create contrast and colour and make more of an occasion of the table. Layer a couple of runners on top of each other along the length of the table or have two symmetrical pieces hanging across the width of the table. For the centrepiece, go big – your mum can always take the display home with her after! Add a large display of her favourite flowers, along with plenty of greenery to bolster it up. Or create a hanging display similar to ones that were popular at Christmas and weave in a wonderful display of botanical beauty. Position an array of different sized candles and you have a dinner table setting that not just your mum will be proud of.

large dining table with layers of linen tablecloths and hanging green ivy decor

flowers set on a large dining table

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A mirror for your mum on Mother’s Day

Solaris Stainless Steel Round Wall Mirror for Bedroom or Living Room

This year we celebrate Mothering Sunday on 26th March. You need to choose a gift for the important woman or women in your life that show thought, consideration and character – but within your budget.

Guaranteed to fit with any interior design scheme in any room in the home, buying a mirror for your Mum, Gran, special Aunt etc. this Mother’s Day is the perfect gift.

Something Different

Brass is the must-have colour and accessory this season and so it’s no surprise that the brass decorative wall mirror is the perfect choice for the stylish Mum. This mirror with decorative border is perfect for the adventurous Mum, always looking for the next new thing to explore.

Lily Wall Mirror with details

Art Deco Delight

Art Deco was a popular design style across Europe in the 1930s. Clear lines, angles and minimal fuss still make it a popular style choice today. For the Mum that loves symmetry and clean lines, bring out their hidden architect with these delightful Art deco inspired square wall mirrors. Available in two sizes, it’s the perfect mirror for the perfect home.

Art Deco Square Mirror

A Social Butterfly

Is your Mum a person who hosts dinner parties that are talked about for weeks after? Does she host occasions and celebrations, all with minimal effort and fantastic small talk?

If so, your social butterfly mum will love this geometrical wall mirror. With a heavy nod to the Art Deco style and complete with brass finished frame, it is sure to be the talking point of Mum’s next soiree.

Deco Wall Mirror with brass finished frame

A Celestial Being

What do you admire most about your Mum? Is her strength and tenacity to shoulder whatever life throws at her? Is it her ability to be able to see the good and the positive, even when storm clouds are gathering? Has she taught you there are no rainbows without rain? This celestial gold mirror is the perfect gift for Mum, Gran or Aunt who hold a special place in your heart.

Celestial Gold Wall Mirror

As Big as Her Heart

Mums have big hearts, don’t they? They love and protect us, believe in us and support us, even when the chips are down. For a mum who is stylish, warm-hearted and charming, this English beam floor standing mirror is a delight, a perfect addition to her bedroom to check that no hair is out of place before she faces the day.

English Beam Reclaimed Wood Floor Mirror in Bedroom

Out of This World

Quiet, yet warm. Open, yet mystical. Inspiring, with out of this world wisdom. Is this how you would describe the lady who has played Mum in your life? If so, you need an out-of-this-world gift that encapsulates all her mysticisms. The Solaris contemporary wall mirror is the perfect gift. A statement piece, without swamping a room, it offers just the right amount of detail. For a Mum who enjoys not being the centre of attention, but enjoys being part of the party, this is the ideal gift.

Solaris Stainless Steel Round Mirror

Spoil Mum this Mother’s Day with a gift that perfectly captures her personality, character and infinite love – and allows her to see herself as you do with a mirror that gives a true reflection of how much she means to you.

What do Mothers want for Mother’s Day?

Bramble Flower Caddy Dip Sauce for Dining Table on Mothers Day

Celebrating the #BeBoldForChange this International Women’s Day, we turn our thoughts to the one day dedicated to the women in our lives that matter most. Mothering Sunday, this year celebrated on 26th March, is the time to thank those special women in your life with a beautiful gift. But finding the right gift, balancing practicality and function with style and excitement can be tough.

There is a solution – choosing pieces that are designed and created by British designers, such as Garth Williams.

Let There be Light

These Nickel Pod Candle Holders are stylish, perfect for the modern, contemporary home or fit well within a traditional setting too.

Nickel Pod Candle Holder pack of 3 for Mother's Day

Perfect for gracing a dining table or mantelpiece, these holders designed by Garth Williams are created by skilled artisans in India, selected by the designer himself.

The tall, slim, understated elegance of these three pieces clustered together will delight the special lady in your life. Designed and made with love, they show you have carefully selected a gift they will love too.

Subtle and Stylish

The gifts we give our mums, grandmothers, aunts and other special women in our lives should reflect them and their personality. And that’s why these Wire Weave Fairy Light lanterns make the ideal gift for someone who is effortlessly stylish, borne out of subtlety. These lanterns are available in three sizes thus making them the ideal solution for clustering together on tables or on a hearth.

Contemporary Table Lamp Wire Weave Fairy Light

The fairy lighting is delightfully subtle, adding just enough detail to enhance their overall appeal.

The Beauty of Curves

Beautiful things are enhanced when they invite to be touched. And when it comes to this elegant Encore Stainless Steel Basket Bowl, the smooth curves demand to caressed. It has a taller but equally as curvaceous counterpart too.

Encore Stainless Steel Basket Bowl Modern Fruit

Never again will baskets or bowls of fruit have to be boring receptacles.

Art Deco Loveliness

There are some styles that can be described as nothing else but simply iconic. Art Deco, also known as ‘style moderne’ was a decorative arts and architecture movement that sprang to life in the 1920s. By the 1930s, it was a major style choice across the United States and Europe.

It is a firm favourite of many people today. It offers an uncluttered style, without being too minimal or lacking warmth. The detailing is exquisite, the lines clean and the overall look so very pleasing on the eye. Adding to an Art Deco interior design scheme is not hard when you come across quality pieces such as these Art Deco styled mirrors. Beautifully crisp in their appearance, these mirrors will look attractive in any setting.

Art Deco Round Wall Mirror

And Finally…

For someone who loves to entertain, these triple or double dip Bramble Flower Bowls are the ideal gift. They make a perfect centrepiece to the dining table. Adding just enough detail, they are perfect for all kinds of dips and nibbles.

Bramble Flower Caddy Dip for Sauce on Dining Table

This year, make Mothering Sunday extra special with a well-chosen gift from Modish Living.