The Prop House's table styling tips for Mother's Day | The Gourmand & Gourmet

The Prop House's table styling tips for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is a special time of year where we get to celebrate, spoil, and appreciate our mum and the extra special ladies in our lives.

Whether you’re celebrating with a brunch, lunch or dinner, a gorgeous table setting will enhance the room and make it a dining experience to remember (no one’s even going to remember if you burnt the potatoes after seeing your exquisite table décor!).

We asked our friends at The Prop House to share some expert tips on how you can create the perfect table for Mother’s Day. 

Florals and lighting

Florals are a simple addition that can transform a room or table instantly. A bouquet will add life and a luscious colour palette to your display (and double as a gift for Mum, too!). Fresh white florals are currently on trend with an abundant amount of surrounding greenery. When going to your local florist, look for florals such as white roses, carnations, orchids or ranunculus. Combine with an ocean of fresh eucalyptus for a subtle but classic aesthetic.

Love a pop of colour? Look to the fridge, and add fresh lemons! Fruit in centrepieces… who knew? They’re a great, simple addition to any centrepiece as well as adding a zest of citrus scents to your table.

Lighting for your table setting can be as simple as adding a cluster of heirloom candle holders. Twinkling votives are also a great way to add a little dimension and vivacity to your display along with weaving a string of fairy lights through, or at the base of the florals. 

Table setting

Creating a fancy table setting might be an overwhelming task, but it’s quite simple when you break it down. Linen is all the rage at the moment, so start with a nice crisp off-white linen tablecloth. Next is your plates and placemats; plain white plates on top of a textured placemat will emphasise the white plates. Try to keep your placemat colour choice to something soft like pastel colours, rattan for a Byron vibe, or even a striking gold for a hint of luxury.

Place a linen napkin in the centre of your plate. This can either be folded in a triangle or rolled into a long cylinder. To finish off the setting, place your cutlery on either side of the plate or tuck them into your cleverly folded napkin – simple!

Get crafty!

What mother doesn’t love getting handmade gifts from their children? Having handmade items on the table brings your own personal touch to the setting. Tap into your inner child and bring out the paper and pens to create name tags for each setting. Not everyone is going to have beautiful handwriting, but that’s okay, we’re going for the ‘homemade’ vibe. These tags can be placed on top of your napkins on each individual plate, so each guest feels special. Creating connection and the extra effort like this is sure to make your Mother’s Day celebration a forever memorable event for your family.


With recent times seeing us all isolated at home, now is the perfect time to call on your creative side and pull together something beautiful for Mum! If you need extra assistance, reach out to stylist Lauren at The Prop House by email, or give them a call on 07 3555 8660.