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5 Tips for a Pinterest Worthy Tablescape

Our goal here at SwatchPop is to make everything around us beautiful and mealtime is no exception. We want to inspire you to take your everyday meals and dinner parties to another level. These 5 tips will help you achieve a tablescape that will be worthy of Pinterest!

1. Take Color Schemes More Seriously

Just like any interior decorating plan, a color scheme is essential. This concept still applies to setting a table. Having a clear color scheme throughout your tablescape will help with choosing dishware, table linens and centerpieces. However, the tricky part is to learn how to coordinate the colors without being too “matchy-matchy”. A few of our favorite tricks to help accomplish this is to 1) avoid buying everything from the same collection from the same store and 2) to use a few different tones of the colors in your color scheme.

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2. Don't Forget About the Lights

We are firm believers in the power of lighting in decorating and tablescapes are no exception. Whether it is adding string lighting to an outdoor dining space or lighting candles for a casual weeknight dinner, extra lighting makes everything a little more special.

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3. Take Advantage of Everything Fresh

Display as many fresh items as possible on your table. Florals and greenery in vases are perfect ways to accomplish this task. Another way is through the food itself. If food is displayed in a beautiful way it becomes part of the decor. Pay attention to the dishes the food is served in and the color of the foods you serve. For example, if your decor has a yellow and blue color scheme, serve a few foods or drinks that are yellow and blue to coordinate.

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4. Your Silverware Should Make a Statement

Silverware is usually the last thing you think of when preparing for a party but try not to forget about this little detail. Dress up the table with your nicest utensils if you are having a smaller party. For larger crowds and smaller budgets, fancy up plasticware with silver or gold finishes. Consider how you will display the silverware as well. If you are grouping all the silverware together, place the silverware in a pretty jar or container.

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5. Always Have Something Out of the Ordinary

The goal is to have something that surprises everyone. Something that takes them by surprise and is unexpected. It can be small like a unique detail of a napkin ring for a more formal meal or a cute patterned straw for a casual setting. It can be big like a bold tablecloth or a uniquely shaped serving dish. Whatever it is, make an impression that will be hard to forget!

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