They say we feast with our eyes, and what better way than with a table setting as delicious as the food you’ll be serving this festive season.
Here’s some quick tips and tricks to help you get started setting the scene.
Start with your theme. What mood do you want to create? Do you want to keep it classic and elegant, modern or natural? Perhaps you’re after an informal garden gathering or a beach inspired picnic? The internet is overflowing with ideas and Pinterest is always a great go-to for DIY inspiration. Likewise, there’s many a good book on table settings.
Once you’ve nailed your theme, work out what you do have and invest wisely in a few special items that will help bring your look to life. Perhaps it’s a showstopper centrepiece, a new linen tablecloth or napkins, some additional tableware or candles. Mixing old and new can also create an exciting, eclectic touch.
Bring nature to your table. There’s a bounty of summer flora and fauna just waiting to be harvested and what better way to bring the tree to the table than with flowers and plants.
Whether you’re a first timer, or a seasoned hand, setting a festive table is your chance to have fun and let your creative side do the talking. If you’re needing help, drop us a message or pop into our store in Long Bay Village and we’ll help you transform your table to create your most memorable gathering yet.