Sometimes the mood strikes us to create a table setting that might be a bit more than ordinary. To gather together, for a change of pace, or to welcome a new season (aren’t we all clamoring for spring?), setting a simple, yet chic tabletop might be just the thing. All you need is a bit of forethought, and it doesn’t need to be complicated, to set a table for two. Here are some tips... Be Organic - Adding organic elements like greenery or flowers will do the trick. Picking flowers up from a local flower stand, farmer’s market, or neighborhood flower shop is a great place to start. Then use items you have around your home to create a sophisticated arrangement. Hint: A tea kettle makes a perfect vase! Outdoor settings also help to create a beautiful backdrop. If you don’t have that, use greenery and “create” your own backdrop.
(A bit of fishing line, some wild flowers, and a hot glue gun create a beautiful DIY backdrop like this one) Add a Pop of Color - Whether with a tablecloth, plates, or adding a bit of ribbon, a pop of color will bring warmth to the table and will make any simple setting stand out beautifully.
Use different locations to create a different feel - You may need new tablecloths, place settings, or glassware every time you entertain. Instead, think about changing the location. Moving around a table or using a different wall or “backdrop” for your table setting will bring a fresh perspective to your table decor.
Table setting #1: An intimate setting for a more romantic feel with a few simple DIY elements added.
Table setting #2: An open setting for a more relaxed occasion with friends. A vibrant floral arrangement creates a fun, whimsical element.
Think outside the box! Sometimes all your table setting needs is a little jazzing up. Heading to a local fabric store and buying a few yards of fabric, along with a heating adhesive like Heat n’ Bond to iron in clean edges, can create a distinct table design.
A beautiful table setting for two can be achieved by bringing in organic elements, pops of color, a fun DIY linen, changing a location, and pulling in new ideas & DIY inspiration. You can find more styling & lifestyle inspiration at Art in Find.
Written by Conni Jespersen
Stylist: Conni Jespersen of Art in the Find Stylist Assistant: Cecelia Church of Vocabulary Boutique Floral Arrangements: Claudia Cruz of La Belle Bloom Photography: Krisnoff Padua (Krisnoff Photography) Location: Extraordinary Desserts Place Settings Provided by Madhouse Collection Table Cloth: created by Art in the Find from Joann Fabric