With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, there’s bound to be a lot of planning and preparation in your home as you gear up for the holiday season! Since most of you didn’t get to really celebrate the holidays together with our families in 2020 last year, you must be pretty excited about finally getting to meet up again and host a memorable family dinner at your own home that will exceed everyone’s expectations. Well, we understand how important this dinner (or brunch) is going to be and we’re here to give you some of the best tips to help you upgrade your home dining space and experience with a few simple tips and tricks. Let’s get started!
1. Pick the right dinnerware
First things first, you need to make sure your dinnerware goes with the general aesthetic and tone of your dining setup and meal your hosting. Using random pieces of crockery may seem perfect for a fun movie night, but it may not be the best option for a formal family get together. Similarly, using your best Chinaware may seem a little out of place for your kid’s 6th birthday party.
To make sure you don’t use the wrong dinnerware for your next feast, make sure you take some time to plan out what the dinner is going to be about, who you’re inviting, and what kind of food you’re going to be serving. If the dinner is going to be leaning towards the formal, aesthetic kind, you should check out Kinto luxe glassware to get some solid inspiration on how you can set up your table with the most exquisite pieces!
2. Always use napkins and make the most of them!
Napkins are not only a necessity but can also be one of the best ways to add a pop of color, texture, and accent to your table! Though most people generally go for plain white napkins, don’t be afraid to experiment with different colors as this can give your setup a quick facelift. Just be sure to match the napkins to the general tone of the room (cool or warm) and they’ll easily blend in with the aesthetic. Also, making cool shapes with the napkins can go a long way in elevating your dining experience!
3. Candles and flowers
The best thing about setting up a table is that you don’t have to choose between flowers and candles, because they both compliment each other in different ways! While the flowers add a pop of color and texture to the overall setting, having small scented candles can greatly increase the aesthetic appeal you’re going for. However, just remember to use candles only when it’s the evening or night, as they may not be as pretty in the daylight. You can also pick the flowers you’re going for based on the meal you’re serving. Also, soy candles are a great way to ensure that there are no harmful fumes being produced by your candles!
4. Add a table runner to go the extra mile!
Though this is completely left to your personal taste, table runners can give your overall dining decor a more complete and well put together look! So the next time you’re done decorating but still feel like something’s missing, just add in a classy runner and see the magic happen!
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