FOR FUN FRIDAY // How to Set a Beautiful Table

Part of the fun in hosting a dinner party is having your guests “ooh and ahh” over your table design. We don’t claim to be Martha Stewart, but we CAN walk you through how to create a gorgeous (and properly set!) dinner table.

Photo: Bo Bedre
Photo: Bo Bedre

Proper placement is key, so lets start with the basics. Refer to this helpful guide to learn where to put what. Mrs. Manners will surely be impressed!

Photo: One Kings Lane   
Photo: One Kings Lane  

You can create an easy centerpiece by layering candles and/or flowers down the length of the table. No need to be fancy here, sometimes the simplest tablescapes are the most beautiful! Napkins and napkin rings are fun way to add some color and design to the table! Check out our Shoppe to see some of our favorites! 

Sylvie Becquet  for   Martha Stewart Weddings
Sylvie Becquet for Martha Stewart Weddings
Photo: West Elm
Photo: West Elm
Photo: Valentina Glidden   
Photo: Valentina Glidden  
Photo: Crate & Barrel
Photo: Crate & Barrel

As seen above, mixed material chargers and placemats are a fun way to add a new texture to the table. Wood and slate are two of our favorites. 

Design: Modern Dame, Photo: Steve Steinhardt
Design: Modern Dame, Photo: Steve Steinhardt
Photo: Alicia Lacey Photography
Photo: Alicia Lacey Photography

Have fun here! Feel free to use unexpected elements that inspire you! Your guests will be delighted to dine at your beautifully unique table!

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