It’s always fun to come up with a really creative table to help set the stage for a nice dinner party. Ambiance is everything (well, and good food doesn’t hurt either!) – and aside from lighting and the overall look and feel of the space itself – the place setting is a huge factor in setting the tone for the evening. Here are some fun ways to bring interest and personality to yours.
Notice the layering effect here on this place setting? And, the fun silverware? Creates interest right away and welcomes the guest to come, join, sit….Just a way of making them feel a little special……and a way to make dining more of an “experience” than just a meal.
This place setting combines color, pattern and texture. I love this stripe with the pattern and again with the solid. And, why not add a covered bowl to the top of the place setting for a bit of intrigue and surprise…..
It’s a little unexpected and fun.
Look closely here and you’ll see several elements that make this table fun. The layering of colors and textures…..
The whimsical mixing of patterns. Notice the stemmed water glass, the striped mug and the patterned bowls here. Nothing boring and stuffy about this! And, hang a gander at the incredible charger…..love it. Talk about texture and interest!
Switching gears to the traditional – here you see they’ve also layered different plates and patterns, added a colorful placemat, a vibrant napkin with a fresh and festive napkin ring. Simple, but refreshing and inviting.
The same holds true in the green….
And again in this yellow. Great for an Easter spread..right?
You can see this tan and red look wonderful together on this tan cloth with this fun patterned napkin…..
And takes on a whole new personality when using a white placemat and napkin. See all the different personalities with these three place settings sitting side by side?
Lots of fun! Create your own unique personality for your table. Just remember…..bring in layers of color, patterns and textures and you’ll have yourself a warm inviting display for your next dinner party.