To set a table for a party or even a romantic dinner, you don’t need expensive crockery or table decorations. All you need is a bit of creativity and imagination. Here are a few table setting ideas that are sure you to get you compliments.
The simplest way to dress up a table is to use flowers. Ensure that the height of the vase is not too much else it will block your guest from being able to see each other. Instead of a whole bunch of flowers you could have just a single spray or even a single rose. For a more creative touch, you could separate the petals and spread them out all over the table.
If you are using candles, don’t overdo it. A single, thick candle is sufficient to act as the center piece. You could also float candles in a bowl of water. Makes sure you use non-scented candles on a table as the fragrance may interfere with the aroma of the food.
One of the most elegant ways to spruce up a table is to have cloth napkins. You could fold the napkins into various shapes or use a napkin ring. If you don’t have napkin rings, just wind some ribbon around each napkin, leaving the ends of the ribbon trailing.
There is no dearth of table setting ideas to choose from. You can collect pine cones, brush them with a little gold paint and use them as a centre piece. You could also pick up interesting looking twigs from your garden and combine them with colorful flowers for an artistic touch.
Colorful cloth tablecloths lend a finished look to the table. Remember to iron out the fold lines before laying out a table cloth.
If you’re setting a table for breakfast, one great way of living it up is by placing fresh fruits on it. Match the colors of the fruits with the crockery or the table linen.
If you are setting a table for a buffet, add a rustic touch to the table décor by using white wicker baskets, watering cans or earthen pots.
Setting up a table for a party in the fall allows you to come up with some great table setting ideas. Dried flowers, pumpkins, melons and dried fall leaves add a touch of the season to your table. For a winter dinner setting, use sprigs of holly, twigs of pine and pine cones. In keeping with the winter theme, you could try using red and green colored napkins to bring festive cheer to the table.