These ideas will show you how to set a stunning table for any occaision.
The Champagne-colored cotton velvet tablecloth adds a luxurious feel. If you have even a little budget, spend it on the linens.
Monogrammed linens, crystal stemware, and silver flatware establish a classic tone while bold red chargers and graphic gold-trimmed
china update this display
A French blue tablecloth highlights the cool undertones of classic silver while basic glasses glow in the candlelight of this
A pressed linen cloth provides a clean, crisp base for this mixed-pattern place setting. The purple geometric pattern charger
coordinates well with the more flamboyant botanical print of the plates.
Various shades of green, from pale celadon to deep jade, shine out among the metallic neutrals of this setting. Napkin rings
covered in hydrangea blossoms bring a touch of the lush centerpiece to each setting.
Simple white china and clear glass look elegant but feel casual when paired together. It’s all in the details, so choose pierced
and etched designs to add interest without distracting from the rest of the table.
Select the basics and add embellishments for a look that is uniquely you. Use simple stemware to counter balance more decorative
Simple white plates paired with timeless flatware and thin stemware keep this more rustic centerpiece looking elegant. Bold
orange napkins give the setting a pop of seasonal color.
These black-and-white confetti napkins have a sophisticated yet playful vibe. At 22-by 22-inch, they’re large enough to wrap
up small party favors at each place setting.
Add a glow to each setting with votive candles. A tiny candle floating alongside mums and sliced citrus highlights the sheen
of the cloth napkin in this setting.
A classic buffalo-check cloth sets off green glassware and terra-cotta accents in this tablescape. The tiny planter and seed
pairings do double duty as both place card and favor.
Playing with scale can create an interesting and unexpected tablescape. Large leaves make a big statement when juxtaposed
with tiny shot-glass vases in this setting.
Who says you can only print on paper? This menu card is actually fabric. The designer cut pieces of thin linen and ran them
through an ink-jet printer for menu cards. Do this a day or more ahead of time to allow the ink to dry properly.
Rich red, deep brown, and crisp aqua set off glowing gold accents in this setting. A gilded pinecone and an antler motif add
If you have got more guests than fine china, combine your wedding china with casual dinnerware, like this pewter stoneware
charger and cool blue salad plate. Silver and crystal stemware add a touch of tradition.
A black and white color scheme with rich purple accents is sleek and dramatic. Use a black place mat, napkin, and charger,
but lighten the look with a white dinner plate.
Found or purchased natural materials give texture to your table. Make your own custom napkin rings by spray-painting cedar
roses (the opened cones of the deodar cedar tree) silver and gluing them atop 2-inch-wide red ribbon. Tuck in a sprig of boxwood
for an extra flourish.
You can’t go wrong with a white and silver combination. This setting pairs modern pieces with family heirlooms for a casual yet classic look.
Varying colors and patterns aren't the only ways to make your setting pop. A mix of interesting textures makes for a subtle
and elegant look. Rope place mats layered with textured porcelain dinnerware and twine-tied utensils create a laid-back mood
in this setting.
For a table that makes a statement, set it with a single color. The food will take centerstage on this all-white table. White linens and candles pair prettily with a calla lily centerpiece.
Use your china as the inspiration for your florals. This plate’s color palette is repeated in the lush centerpiece.
Small touches make a big impact. Tiny fruits and a mini-flower arrangement inspired by the ribbon’s color palette add just the right touch to this simple setting.
Use a palette of complementary colors for a bold look on your table. Orange linens give blue patterned dishware added impact.
A single yellow rose, symbolizing friendship, welcomes each guest to this table.
Lovely maple leaves in fall colors dress up this setting. Turn organic items into place cards by using a paint pen to write guests' names on them.
Add a light fragrance to your tablescape by integrating herbs into your decor. Rosemary napkin rings give a natural feel to this setting.
Some dining tables are too nice not to cover, but this one is to pretty to cover up. This aged and distressed table is a beautiful, rustic backdrop for a simple setting.
Antique-style white wooden chargers and beaded-edge dinner plates play up the table's vintage look. They're topped with vibrant
bird salad plates and blue paper boxes, which serve as both place cards and party favors.
Craft chic place mats with inexpensive wallpaper, pairing them with gold-edged china and simple flatware.
Just as gold accessories add an on-trend vibe to an outﬁt, the warm tones of brushed gold ﬂatware and embellished glasses add ﬁnesse and sparkle to a casual table.
A neutral backdrop of white linens and dishes puts the focus on punches of orange and green.
Balance a whitewashed table with graphic hits of black and navy, such as black candles and leather chairs, slate-gray woven
place mats, and navy-rimmed dinner plates.
Here, handmade stoneware chargers lend modern shape and pattern plus a not-so-serious feel to antique flow blue transferware
plates and ironstone bowls.
For a less formal place setting, use wood Florentine trays as chargers underneath gold Wedgwood dinner plates and vintage
glass dessert plates.
This place card only looks high-end. Back a simple white card with patterned paper and then thread with sumptuous red velvet ribbon. When wrapped around white dinnerware, these crafts store finds are instantly elevated.
Add instant whimsy with a dash of confetti at each place setting, sprinkled atop a mix of gold-trimmed china. Create a slit in the top of a Champagne cork for an instant, clever place-card holder.
Create the perfect mix of elegant and organic by using pieces that take inspiration from nature, such as wood-handled flatware and faux-bois and mushroom plates. Runners placed crosswise down a farmhouse table give the texture of table linens without covering up the rugged beauty of the furniture—plus they double as place mats.