Dearest gentle reader, if you’re mad for the Bridgerton Regency era aesthetic and Regencycore, you’ll love this easy tablescape. It’s inspired by Bridgerton and the aesthetics of the Regency era, but with modern twists. This Bridgerton table setting is perfect for entertaining, whether it be for a classy Thanksgiving dinner, an Easter luncheon, a bridal shower, or even just Bridgerton dining room décor for your home. As you’ll notice, the palette for my Bridgerton table includes a lot of blues, which was inspired by the show’s namesake family, who’s home and attire is always presented with shades of blue; particularly their signature shade of Wedgewood blue. I’m sharing all the details and products used in today’s article, so keep reading for all the inspiration.
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When was the Regency period?
Before I share more on our Bridgerton table décor, here’s a basic understanding of the era that inspired our look. The Regency period describes a time in the UK in the early 1800s when King George III was considered too mentally ill to lead, therefore his son, the Prince Regent, led by proxy. According to Wikipedia, the time period “officially spanned the years 1811 to 1820, though the term is commonly applied to the longer period between c. 1795 and 1837.” The Regency era was marked by artistic and cultural achievement, and a stylistic liberation of sorts from the more austere styles of King George’s time.
In today’s article we’re inspired by the Regencycore trend, which has grown in popularity thanks to Bridgerton, Pride & Prejudice (one of my favorite movies of all time; I’ve literally watched it at least 100 times), Emma, and other Jane Austen adaptations (which were a commentary on society during that period).
What is Regencycore and regency era aesthetic?
We should be clear when we’re talking about “Regency era aesthetic” for our Bridgerton dining room décor that we’re not trying to recreate the exact style of early 1800s UK. Regencycore is a way to fuse modern design with the feel of the classic era. This is exactly what you see in the Bridgerton show – a modern interpretation hybrid of the historical inspiration. On House Beautiful I recently read Regencycore described as “the regal cousin of cottagecore, but less about a whimsical countryside aesthetic and more about reimagining the Regency era’s extravagance, decadence and regal charm.”
Regencycore embraces color, pattern repetition, careful coordination, and gilded accents. Bold colors (like peaches, pinks, purples, and citruses) are contrasted with layers of light, creamy champagnes and powder blues. Our Bridgerton table features more of the latter, but it can be adapted to include bold colors by swapping the white florals for bolder color choices.
What you need for this Bridgerton table setting
With Regencycore and the Regency era aesthetic, it’s ALL about the details. Think antique or antique-looking details, gilded trays, tiered serving stands, and beverages served in crystal or glass decanters. Look out for these at thrift stores – seriously! It doesn’t have to cost a noblewoman’s dowry to bring this Bridgerton table setting to life. Here is what I used for my Bridgerton dining room table décor.
- Floral tablecloth (from Amazon)
- Large plate (from IKEA)
- Napkins (from Amazon)
- Small patterned plates (from IKEA)
- Flatware (from Amazon)
- Teacups (from Amazon)
- Candlesticks (from Amazon)
- Candles (from IKEA)
- Bowl for fruit (from IKEA)
- Artificial lemons (from Michaels)
- Candy dish (from IKEA)
- Mini dessert stands (I got mine at Target years ago, but love the look of this set from Amazon)
floral centerpieces for your Bridgerton table
The floral centerpiece helps set the tone for a tablescape. For my Bridgerton table, I used a vase that was part of one of my wedding centerpieces, but you can find similar options on Amazon (links below).
Using tips I learned from my favorite florist, Andrew Tucker of Tucker Floral, I made a grid on the top of the vase bowl with tape to help with arrangement of the flowers. I chose a simple but chic look of white hydrangeas and ranunculus, which I picked up from the grocery store. When trimming them down, cut the stems at an angle (another tip I learned from Tucker). This helps cut flowers last longer, as the angled cut increases the surface area of the bottom of the stem, allowing the flowers to absorb more water. One thing I love about the Regency era aesthetic is the drapey and dramatic textures, so I found fake Amaranthus stems at the craft store to add some more texture to the arrangement.
Remembering that Regencycore is about the feeling of extravagance, the more flowers on your Bridgerton table the better! I surrounded the main centerpiece with mini floral arrangements created from some mixed stems from the grocery store in drinking goblets to extend the flowers across the table a bit further.
Here are the supplies for the Bridgerton table setting floral centerpiece and mini arrangements:
- Pedestal bowl vase (from Amazon)
- Goblets for the mini arrangements (from Amazon)
- Mix of other white flowers (roses, miniature roses, ranunculus, etc.)
- Artificial Amaranthus stems (from Michaels)
A table that would impress even Lady Whistledown herself! I hope this inspired you to create your own Regency era aesthetic Bridgerton dining room look yourself!
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