Today I'm sharing some tips on creating a simple inexpensive, but swoon worthy table scape for any occasion. Let me start by saying I am not an interior designer. :) I'm very untraditional and never do things by the book. I do have a love for old, new, and pretty things and would love to share some of them with you.
Layers, Layers, Layers!
Texture, and height.
*Start with your base layer. Table cloth, table runner, placemats, or chargers.
*Think outside the box. Use what you have! Look around your house for items or décor. Use fabric, check the thrift store for linens, use paper as placemats. Like book pages or sheet music.
*Your base layer is the best way to add texture to your table.
Get creative. It doesn't need to be expensive to be beautiful.
Use a variety of heights and textures.
Bring in outdoor elements from your yard like pinecones, twigs, candles, greenery, flowers.
Stacking dishes gives your table dimension. Dishes don't have to match. My favorite thing to do is mismatch new and old. This is a perfect way to add a pop of color. Try pairing your everyday dinner plates with something vintage from the thrift store.
*Add utensils and Napkins
Fabric napkins are classy and so worth it in the end because you can reuse them over and over. Napkins and utensils are essential to a meal, and they also add texture. Try folding the napkin in different ways. Try wrapping utensils in napkin with twine and tie something on that fits the occasion. Like a cinnamon stick or pinecone.
For those who don't break the rules and who I made crazy with my random utensil placement, here is the correct way.
*Make it special
Add extra touches and details. Add place cards or a tag, quote, accessory, note, to each place setting or center piece.
I sent my tips to my talented friend Jennifer and asked her to share.
Totally Swoooooooning over her Tablescapes!
If we have inspired you to now want to throw a dinner party, or a simple Sunday dinner with your family share your tablescape with us by tagging us on Instagram or Facebook.