Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Table Decor..

Cookinglight.com shows us some tips for decorating table top. It's going to be a long weekend here in my country. Tomorrow I'm going to have an election day. And after that there's going to be an Easter holiday. I might probably spend time with family and planning to have a get together dinner or lunch. I was looking for inspirations to decor the dining table. These tips are good when you're about to make or decor your dining table in a simple but outstanding. Below are the tips.

  • Choose your colors wisely.
  • Use simple linens with clean lines.
  • Pick bright blooms.
  • Avoid large arrangements. They can impede your ability to see people across the table.
  • Use candles to add height. When you have flat plates and low bowls, you need something to move your eye upward.

Forget About Rules..."There are not a lot of rules with creating tablescapes, if you like it, use it. The fewer rules, the better, because then you can really get creative."

  • Keep it simple. Fresh spring flowers in a low vase or dish create a great centerpiece for spring, when colors begin to peak.
  • Go with a theme. Easter baskets can be a good focal point for your table too, since they're easy to see through.
  • Be whimsical. Try placing a rabbit or other Easter token in a low bowl for a playful touch.

  • Improvise. While holiday meals tend to be fancy, don’t worry about buying the latest settings or silverware.
  • Consider color. Green and red are essential for a traditional Christmas table setting.
  • Highlight with white. White works as a natural accent. Plus, it just makes food look good
  • Use fresh greenery. Garlands enliven a table with texture and color. You can usually find something pretty in your garden, and they make a great conversation starter. Look to Your Garden. Rich autumnal hues accentuate the season's warmth, while simple styling reflects a relaxed gathering. Match your colors to your season, and make do with what you have.

  • Use seasonal cuttings. Snip grape leaves or other greenery for the center of the table.
  • Strive for simplicity. Place a single, hand-picked flower in a drinking glass?a quick and easy way to bring a splash of color to each place setting. Show Off Your Table.
  • Layer. If you need more coverage than runners can offer, consider a tablecloth with a runner over it. Layering adds dimension.

  • Focus on Food. Buffets showcase a wide assortment of food, so tables need little adornment. Forget about linens and centerpieces?let the food be your focal point.
  • Move chairs. Pulling them out of the way will reduce traffic jams around the buffet.
  • Place silverware at the end of the line. Wrap utensils in linens for ease and elegance. That way, guests won't have to juggle utensils as they're filling their plates.

2 comments:

WELCOME TO MY WORLD said...

Okay now I want to plan a get together for my friends when I get back. Hmm maybe I'll have one as a welcome back for myself. Yea I think I'll do that. But it will be more of a "I'm glad to be back" kinda thing.

boya arsila said...

So...how's your "I'm glad to be back" gathering party?=)