When planning a special event, it's important to make sure you have enough table and chair sets to accommodate all of your guests. While rental tables are essential for holding items in a venue, they can also be enhanced to coordinate with the overall theme of the space. 

Table rentals typically play an important role during a special event, such as a wedding reception, birthday party, holiday get-together, and any other type of celebration or gathering. They can be used to hold a wedding cake, desserts and coffee, a buffet-style food spread, gifts, and other festive items. They're also a place where guests can eat, mix and mingle, and even play baby or bridal shower games.

Rental tables can be just as decorative as they are functional, becoming focal points of the room rather than eyesores. If you're on a tight party-planning budget, the good news is that you don't have to spend a lot of money to transform the tables from drab to fab. 

The tables typically come in a variety of shapes and sizes, such as round, square, and rectangular, to fit your event needs. Keep this information in mind when purchasing or renting linens and other decor pieces to ensure the correct fit. 

Following are some ways you can elevate the look of rental tables using decorative pieces:

1. Linens 

The easiest way to cover up boring tabletops is with either elegant all-white or vibrantly colored linens. For an event with a classy vibe, for instance, either use white cotton or lace tablecloths, accented by white cloth napkins held with gold or silver rings. 

For an event with a tropical theme, go with bright turquoise, coral, or yellow tablecloths, and include matching napkins featuring palm tree, flamingo, fish, or seashell designs. You can also cover the chairs with coordinating cushions for both aesthetics and added comfort.

2. Centerpieces 

When guests walk into a venue, one of the first things they'll notice is the table centerpieces. You can either stick with traditional crystal vases filled with fresh, seasonal flowers or pick a more creative centerpiece option.

Some eye-catching ideas include vintage bird cages filled with floral arrangements, water-filled bowls featuring floating candles, rustic wooden candlesticks, and bowls of fresh fruit that guests can also snack on. 

3. Illumination 

Give the tables a soft glow and plenty of ambiance with decorative lighting elements. Place tealights in decorative glass holders, wrought iron lanterns, or clear jars filled with strings of LED lights down the centers of the tables as a few ideas. 

You can also hang paper lanterns or crystal chandeliers above the tables for even more decorative illumination. 

Contact a business that provides event table rentals for more information.