Published by Lurleen Kirkwood
Check out a few ideas that are sure to get your creative juices flowing……
• Decide first whether you’ll serve the food at the table or from a buffet or similar.
• Lock In Your Colour Scheme
Be adventurous! Why not inject some bold, modern colours into the mix. Stick to three or four colours, one of which is already used as an accent colour in the room, that way it provides a link.
• Layer Your Look
Begin with a table cloth or just a table runner if you prefer. This forms the base of your setting.
Next add your placemats. We used round, cane placemats in both of the table settings.
• Add Some Nostalgia
Use some items that have special meaning to you and your family. The lace table cloth and silver cutlery set in the first photo belonged to my mum-in-law who gifted them to us when she went into care. It’s a great way to honour her and the memories we have of her over the years.
• Plate It Up
If you’re going to serve from the table, place your dinner plates on each setting then add your drinking glasses.
• Create Your Centrepiece
Now it’s time to create your centre piece. This is where you can really go to town! Using fresh foliage adds a really nice touch for a modern or traditional look. A word of caution here, don’t overcrowd your table.
Once you’ve finished your masterpiece, take some photos of it but above all, ENJOY the day!