Distinctive Interior Design Tip: Creating a tabletop that adds interest to a room can be challenging. There needs to be a reason behind why each item has been chosen and where it has been placed. And, do not forget that the elements surrounding the tabletop are also part of the overall look. For the dining room buffet pictured above, the items on the wall are just as important as the pieces on the tabletop. The colors, textures, shapes and reflective elements all work together to create a lovely and interesting vignette.