10 Tips To Create A Beautiful Tablescape For All Occasions

10 Tips To Create A Beautiful Tablescape For All Occasions

10 Tips To Create A Beautiful Tablescape For All Occasions. Hello friends. So how are you today?

10 Tips To Create A Beautiful Tablescape For All Occasions:

What Does Tablescape Mean? Simply to dress up your table looking pretty with the idea to serve up food.

I love to dress up my table. I think a well-dressed table sets off the whole kitchen. Do you too? When my table is dressed it means, no dumping ground!!

It makes everywhere a look a lot better and brighter. Especially with fresh flowers.

Cosy and homely too.

Inviting may be the right word!?

I have a cupboard full of pots and plates but you do not always need lots. I only have a few sets of plates/sides/ bowls and cups.

Also a lot of oddments! Lots of odd ones. Especially old china cups and saucers. I still love to change them around and mix and match other things.

What Do You Need To Create The Perfect Tablescape?

Any of the following; large plates, bowls, small plates, cup, saucers, table cloth or table runner, fresh or fake flowers, candles, glasses all in whatever theme you like. I love modern but also love vintage.

10 Tips To Create A Beautiful Tablescape For All Occasions

10 Tips To Create A Beautiful Tablescape For All Occasions:

So today I an sharing my tablescape tips. How to prepare tablescape? Simply start with an idea and take it from there.

Here Are A Few Ideas On How I Dress My Table:

1.) Over The Weekends Add Pretty Flowers:

Firstly, add colourful seasonal flowers.  Fresh cut flowers always look good in the middle of your table.

Not too high though, or you may not see the person sitting opposite you!!

Coloured roses are my favourite flowers. Add lots of flowers when you have time off work so if you work all weekend, treat yourself when you are off work. So you can enjoy seeing them around.

2.) Glassware For Entertaining:

Secondly, plenty of drinking glasses and tumblers. Different size ones look good. Lots of sparkly glassware looks so cool. Also glasses are great for breakfast juice or prosecco for afternoon tea.

Great for dinner if you are having some for water, spirits and not forgetting some for wine.

10 Tips To Create A Beautiful Tablescape For All Occasions

3.) Every Day Style:

Thirdly, set your table up for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

Big plates with a smaller one on top, then I add my bowls on top of them to finish the look off nicely. So pretty too. And a napkin or two. If your having a party, why not add name tags.

10 Tips To Create A Beautiful Tablescape For All Occasions

4.) Mornings:

 Fourthly, set up your table for breakfast. A nice big bowl of fresh fruit to get a good start to the day. 

Encourage the children to eat some for breakfast and pick out their favourite for lunch boxes. 

How about freshly baked bread, yummy!!

5.) Fancy A Change?

Fifthly, why not make up your own tablecloths. It is cheaper to make your own and so easy to make.

As long as you have a sewing machine. I love making my own. Plus it is cheaper to have a nice collection for a change. You can see my IKEA Table Cloth Pattern,

This way I get one with the right pattern, colour and it will fit perfectly.

Also if you like to show your table a little, make a few different table runner.

10 Tips To Create A Beautiful Tablescape For All Occasions:

Tablescape For All Occasions

6.) An Afternoon Tea With Friends:

Sixth, why not invite your friends around for Afternoon Tea or a garden party? If you’re having friend round add cake stands with pretty mini cakes on them.

Cakes always make the place look so pretty. Especially with a variety of homemade cakes on them.

I have an obsession with cake stands, and cakes for that matter.

7.) Adding Your Favourite Colours:

Seventh, pick a nice colour range of plates, cups and bowls. A few matching colours always look good.

They brighten up the dullest of days too!

A nice table setting to match your favourite flowers? Buy colours you love too. Then when you buy a new set they will match with the old ones. Mix and match, anyone!!

8.) Find The Right Balance:

Eighth, find a nice balance. Plain table setting, flowered table cloth or vice versa.

Not too much but not too little. Just right. Or go the whole hog and pattern clash?

9.) Create A Theme:

Ninth, mix old pots with new, create your own theme. Start with an idea or inspiration of how you would like to go and take it from there.

Creating a theme for different events through the year can be so much fun. I am just in the middle of buying white plates to match my red polka dot ideas.

10.) Have Lots Of Creative Fun:

Lasts but not least, have fun experimenting with odd pots and different accessories make it all the more fun. You might not always get it right but you never get it wrong!?

Tablescape For All Occasions

10 Tips To Create A Beautiful Tablescape For All Occasions:

Where To Buy Tablescape Ideas? I buy lots of my tables setting from supermarket, fabric for table clothes and runners from Ikea. or even pound shops. Ikea is also great for fake flowers and vases.

So what do you think of my ideas? Do you like to make a kitchen tablescape?

What are your tips on a nice tablescape? Please also share with us.

This is an old post, from 2016 updated and re-shared.

10 Tips To Create A Beautiful Tablescape For All Occasions:

Are you looking for food ideas to add to your table? Check My Afternoon Tea Pins On Pinterest.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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2 Comments

  1. Nancy Andres
    2nd May 2016 / 4:27 pm

    Gorgeous photos and such creative ideas! Visiting from No Rules Weekend Blog Party and first time visitor. Thanks for sharing. I hope you get a chance to see my post, Colorful, Tasty Tucson Tacos. Nancy Andres. I'm pinning this post, because I LOVE the Colors. perhaps you'll do the same for me?

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