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Big W launches range to help shoppers create viral TikTok tablescapes on a budget

An interior designer has used Big W items to create an 'elevated' dining table look and people are loving it.

Tablescapes are well and truly having a moment on social media as people flock to apps like TikTok to gain inspiration for their next dinner party. Viral videos showcasing elevated home dining are reflective of the tablescape renaissance, from intricate tabletop designs to more paired back styling for casual entertaining.

The hashtag #tablescape has more than 43,000 posts on TikTok alone, with a further 2.1 million on Instagram.

Brie Turton stands with her decorated table (left) and the Big W products on the table shown closer up (right).
Brie Turton recent shared an inspiring table decorating video on TikTok using Big W products. Source: Supplied

And in good news for hosts on a budget, interior designer Brie Turton, host of Channel 9’s Australia’s Best House, has taken to TikTok to share her versatile table styling hacks – using only affordable pieces from Big W’s new Autumn Winter dining collection.

“You can elevate your table without breaking the bank by simply adding a few pieces to level up your decor,” Turton said.

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The interior designer recommended the discount brand’s trendy ribbed highball tumblers to sit alongside its ribbed dinner plates and circular woven placemats – all for under $10 a pop.

In the video, she also shared her top tips for creating a stylish tablescape without burning a hole in your pocket.

Brie Turton’s top tablescape tips for hosts on a budget

For special occasions, Turton said you could “dress up” your table with florals and candles, or pare things back for casual dining. She also demonstrated two easy napkin folding techniques that could easily help transform your tabletop.

Using Big W’s new Brilliant Basics Cotton Napkins in brown, Turton tied a simple knot as an example of a casual dining setting but also showcased an elegant white napkin folded under the plates for a formal tablescape.

The Big W range also includes a four-piece stemmed cocktail glass set for just $15, perfect for amateur mixologists looking to create an open-bar vibe at home.

As for servingware, Turton highlighted Big W’s “beautiful” plates and platters, ranging in size and shape and featuring stone colours and scallop detailing as the foundation for a “luxe for less” charcuterie spread, paired with the elegant gold cheese knife set.

Big W's ribbed highball glasses (left) and ribbed plates (right).
Big W's ribbed highball glasses and ribbed plates were used in the attractive table display. Photo: Big W

For the final touches, Turton added an array of candle stands and petite vases filled with simple floral arrangements, featuring the unscented pillar candles and candle stands in varying sizes – perfect dupes for more expensive homeware brands.

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TikTokers praise 'affordable' styling

TikTok users were quick to praise the new pieces, sharing their excitement in Turton’s comment section.

“Love this! Using this inspiration for my next girls night,” one commenter wrote.

Big W table decorations.
TikTokers have raved about the 'inspiring' designs. Photo: Supplied

“Such a great, affordable way to inject some fun into your tableware,” said another, while a fellow commentator described the range as “so lush”.

"I love the bowl with the grapes!" another gushed.

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