Now on to what we really wanted to talk to you about: décor. This is a special time of year for most of us. While decorating for fall and this cozy holiday season is probably one of your favorite things to do, it might have never crossed your mind to create a beautiful dining room tablescape for your family and friends to gather around. While this may sound a little daunting, we promise, it’s actually super easy and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
When you’re decorating your table, think about three main ideas: your color pallet, contrasting elements, and layers. First think about your color pallet – we chose to use white and wood tones to create a simple take on a classic look. Next, be sure to incorporate contrast. Putting a white plate on a wooden charger helps the plate pop and stand out from the table. When we talk about layers, think table runner or tablecloth, chargers, and linen napkins. These all add texture, color, and dimension to your table.
A great way to save money and get great decorative pieces is to ask around. A lot of what we decorated with was from family and friends. (Okay, mostly just grandma’s house, she had the best stuff.) But like we said, ask around. You only need a few charming or unique pieces to really set the stage.