For those who have hosted dinner parties before, you know better than anyone just how much thought, effort, and preparation goes into the meal itself. Obviously, good food can make or break a dinner party, but another important element that shouldn’t be forgotten is your table dcor. If you’re wondering how to dress up your table to make it eye-catching and beautiful, then you’re going to want to check out these tips.
Use Fresh Flowers
One of the easiest ways to dress up your table and add a touch of elegance is to use fresh flowers. Of course, if your dinner party is in the middle of winter and you live in a cold climate such as Edmonton, then you’re not going to be able to clip fresh flowers from your own garden.
This is when it pays to know a good florist so that you can find those spectacular flowers Edmonton no matter the season. This is the case for all kinds of cities though. You aren’t always going to have fresh flowers in your own garden available or that match your dcor. Many florists now offer online selection, payment, and delivery options which mean you can save yourself time and not have to pick them out in person.
Play with Colour, Texture, and Print
Rather than just stick with one monochrome color on the table, don’t be afraid to play with different colours, textures, and prints. For example, if your dishes are all white, pair them with bright jewel toned glasses and a patterned tablecloth. Making things seem overly-matched creates a very dull and boring table. When you play with different colors and prints you are creating interest and texture on the table, which is incredibly stylish and beautiful.
Use Linen Napkins
After you’ve gone to the trouble of adding decor to your table, you’ll want to be sure you use linen napkins. Using paper napkins on an elegant table will look out of place and off. As well, the napkins give you a chance to add a pop of color or print. Of course, the same can be said for the tablecloth, which should also be linen.
Know Where to Shop
Perhaps you’ve held off on table dcor in the past because you figure it’s out of your budget. While it’s true you can spend a small fortune on fine china, glassware, and linens, it’s not a necessity. You can create a gorgeous looking table on a budget as long as you know where to shop. Check out SteinMart for ThermoServ dishes. your local thrift shops, antique shops, arts and crafts stores, and even dollar stores for various dcor items. You can find all kinds of gorgeous and unique pieces that are sure to stand out.
You could also check out your local thrift shops, antique shops, arts and crafts stores, and even dollar stores for various dcor items. You can find all kinds of gorgeous and unique pieces that are sure to stand out.
Making the extra effort to put together a great looking table will help to make your dinner party that much more special. Just don’t be surprised if your friends are anxious to come back again.
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