Table decorating ideas are right in front of you! Hundreds of them. Look at your table – there are ideas in the plates, napkins, placemats and glasses you are already using. Draw inspiration from anything and everything around you. Carry over themes from the meal you are serving or colours from your dining room.
Serving French food? Use baguettes, French flags or simply red, white and blue in your table decoration. Throwing an eighth birthday party? Use the number 8 as a theme. Use the colours in your napkins as the basis for a simple flower arrangement. Use candles the same colour as your chairs. Trying out new recipes on friends? Use cookbooks as your centerpiece. Have fun with it! Let your creativity run wild!
I know what you’re thinking; I can’t afford to create a massive centerpiece. Well here’s the good news, table decorations are easy and don’t have to be expensive. Use items from around your home or elements of the meal (desert, bread or side dishes). Good table decorating ideas aren’t about flashy expensive centerpieces. Using your imagination to create something simple, elegant and original is the most impressive way to dress your table.
Pick flowers from the garden or visit your local flower market for cheap wholesale prices. Florists will often sell opened flowers for a discounted price – perfect for your dinner party that evening.