A slumber is always more comfortable when you slump over a super soft mattress. A drive is always more enjoyable when the wheels of your car rotate upon a super smooth and pothole-less road. Wouldn’t an elegantly decorated table enhance the experience of a scrumptious feast? Fine diners certainly wouldn’t hesitate to agree. Whether you’re entertaining guests, inviting over your boss to dinner to make that long awaited pitch for a promotion or simply cooking a romantic dinner for your girlfriend, decorating your table is bound to splash a few bonus points on your agenda. Celebrations call for adornment of every nook and corner of your house. There’s Christams, there’s Diwali, there’s Bakrid, there’s Hannukah, there’s Holi and so many more special events to look forward to! You wouldn’t want to ignore the table, especially when there’s a beautiful turkey placed on it! Make every moment special as you decorate tables with the intention of pleasing the eye and accentuating the atmosphere of delight. Read this article for budget friendly design techniques and admire your table decorating skills as you gorge on your favourite foods.
Ideas For Table Decoration
The Traditional And Perfect Setting
Many of us prefer to stick to tradition for old time’s sake. Perhaps, relive the memories of celebrating Christmas or any other treasured festival with our grandparents. Revert to your ancient dinner set and start arranging it as per the dining etiquette norms. Check if the soup spoon, tea spoon, salad fork, dinner fork and the knife are all in the right places. Remember that forks go on the left, knives on the right and salad fork on the outside, then comes the dinner fork! Later, place the cup, saucer, bread plate, salad bowl and dinner plate in the correct order as well as the wine and water glasses. Salad bowls can be placed on top of the dinner plate. Add a sparkling touch on to your tabletop with handcrafted flower beaded napkin rings. Your best crystal will also give your table setting a touch of class. Invest time and money to buy attractive tablecloths and napkins! Use table centrepieces for embellishment as long as they don’t obstruct the field of vision of your guests.
Casual, Comfortable And Fun!
You could be in relaxing in your beach house or cottage up in the hills and suddenly you crave for some company. The best option would be to invite a friend or family over for a meal. It’s nothing fancy but you’d like to make the meal as memorable as possible. Use a checkerboard tablecloth or one with funny cartoon designs. This exudes a causal and holiday mood. The plates and crockery should me modern and colourful. Make your guest feel comfortable and at home. A watercolour-inspired narcissus, viola, or a vase of tulips in the centre of the table might give it that touch of exuberance.
Romantic Candlelight Dinner
Floating scented candles or a slim candle stand separating the two of you is the formula for an ideal romantic date. Tie small satin ribbons in bows around one or two of these candles. The glow of the candle flame accentuates the smile on her face as she gracefully digs into her plate of cheese pasta and sips on the white wine. Yes, never cook a romantic meal without the presence of glamorous tall wine glasses. Fresh seasonal flowers further intoxicate the aura of a potentially magical night. Place spring flowers or ivy in vases or glass bowls that you already own, and make them mingle with a few silk leaves.
Coffee And Breakfast Tables
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it signals the very beginning of a hectic day. It is important that your meal brightens your frame of mind. Coffee triggers the mood for intense conversations and more. Why unnecessarily burn holes in your pocket when you can enjoy the luxury of coffee and breakfast at home? Fruit bowls are perfect. Rush to the grocery and fill the bowl with oranges, apples, grapes and pomegranates. The fusion of colours will be tantalizing! Coffee tables should always have a theme as they are one the first things people notice in your house when they enter. Always keep a book on the coffee table as you sip on your coffee! It sets the ambience.