Setting the perfect table isn’t something we do every day. Therefore, it’s nice to have a reminder of what it takes to impress our guests. Here is how to set a perfect table for those special events according to The Carpet Guys.
Choose a Theme
To narrow down the very broad spectrum of the perfectly decorated table, chose a theme. Being as specific as possible will help. Not just “Thanksgiving” but what kind of Thanksgiving? You can pick a harvest theme with bundles of corn, pumpkins, and fun-shaped squash. Or choose a color scheme for your holiday like blue and silver. Then you can use your everyday dishware but accent your place settings with colors or décor for your theme.
Veer from the Formal Place Settings
If the table looks too formal (unless you’re having a black-tie event), it can make your guests feel uncomfortable. Instead, go with a more layered effect. Still, put your fork on the left and knife and spoon on the right. Put your dinner plate, then your bread plate and your soup/salad bowl stacked in the center of each place. Fold your napkin in a way that goes with your theme and put it in the bowl. This will add a texture to a sometimes-benign table setting. Glassware is often to the right of the plates but give some thought to creating convenience for your guests by putting glassware close to the drinks so they can serve their own as desired.
Now that you have your theme picked out and your table set, you know how much space you have to work with for centerpieces. For a small space, delegate a long, narrow platter or tray for your items because you will most likely have to move it when it’s time to bring the food out to the table. This makes it easier to relocate if it is self-contained. For a larger space, use narrow candles of different heights or short flower arrangements so that your guests can still see over them to converse. Want to know how to do this on a budget? Check out our other blog How to Decorate for the Holiday on a Budget
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