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Friday, October 17, 2014

Setting A Beautiful Table The Right Way

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If you love to entertain at home, it would be nice to impress your guests on how you would handle table settings too, right? The following tips can probably help you if you don't have much experience setting tables for your home.

It's better to mix designs and color than matching them. For instance, if you have colorful sets of plates, you can use napkins and a tablecloth with the same shade but not the pattern. Avoid having everything in stripes!

It would also be nice to use a tablecloth as it unifies everything. Use large plates that are a base for the dinner salad, and dessert plates that easily come and go. Then, put 2 glasses per setting, - one for water and another for wine.

Choose centerpieces that are low that never hinders eye contact among guests. Flowers with 1 or 2 colors are ideal, and be sure they're not too fragrant so to avoid competing with the food.
If you use candles, they should also be scent-free and keep them low.

Herbs like rosemary, sage or thyme are mostly ideal if you are serving Italian food.

Finish it right with a pitcher of water or sparkling water. Have your guests have everything they need within their reach.