Table-Setting Ideas For Every Occasion
Whether it’s an average weeknight dinner or a festive holiday feast, you’re going to need to set your table, so make sure it’s as chic as it could possibly be. You could go out and buy new themed linens and dinnerware, or just use some of these creative tips to make your old stuff look fresh. No matter what the occasion is, you’ll find a tablescape on this list. Read on for table-setting ideas for every occasion.
Pretty up a spontaneous get-together with color, pattern, and crazy cool texture. Family dinners never looked so cool.
Pick rich gemstone hues to balance out geometric elements. Graphic black-and-white stripes ground against the bright colors.
Mix It Up
Try patterned tablecloths, palm leaves as placemats, and rattan chargers for layers of texture and color.
Transform a summery scheme after the weather turns by adding fiery blooms. Autumnal colors pop against a blue and white tablecloth.
Back To Nature
Bring in the outdoors by pairingwith fresh bouquets. It looks even more earthy against a wood table.
Add gilded pineapples and palm baubles on your table and you can practically feel the island breeze.
Industrial, But Still Formal
Swap kitchen chairs for colorful stools to give a dining space a cool, industrial vibe.
The spring party is simultaneously casual and elegant. Showcase vintage bottles as bud vases and up the relaxed vibe by skipping napkin rings and stemmed wine glasses.
A red, white, and blue color scheme doesn’t feel too kitschy set against a bold wallpaper in an opposing color.
If you’re dressing up for the occasion, don’t forget to deck out the table the same way. Pull out all the stops: stemmed glassware, elaborate centerpieces, and obvi, your fancy china.
Branch candlesticks, plants, and nature-inspired china, napkins and placemats, bring a table to life.
Before splurging on contemporary place settings, look online (and in thrift shops) for unique sets of antique china and silver flatware.
Novice florists can nail a bouquet by choosing monochromatic blooms and a matching vase.
The Writings On The Wall
Writing your own place cards is a super quick and easy way to make your formal table feel inviting.
Such Great Heights
Go ahead and play up height, but keep anything tall thin so nobody’s view is blocked.
Pack a visual punch without looking like a box of crayons threw up on your table.
Pink & Patterned
All pink everything can feel a little too Pepto Bismal-esque, so choose patterned napkins and a tablecloth on your table-setting to add some dimension.
Hostessing is hard enough — cut out complicated serving rituals and have guests help themselves to whatever’s on the menu.
Grab and Go
Nothing beats the simplicity of a help-yourself set-up.Stack cloth napkins and fill a caddy with silverware. Use white serving platters on your table-setting for an easy yet cohesive look.
Mixing patterns comes easy when basic motifs are at play. Choose a classic pattern like stripes in varying colors and textures for your table-setting and then mix and match.