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What is the point of a tablescape?

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In the post, I share ideas and suggestions for your tablescaping projects and explain what is the point of a tablescape. for your next dinner party.

Tablescaping, also known as table-setting, is a social activity that involves the artistic and ornamental arranging of themed dining tables in a range of categories for events.

What is tablescaping?

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A tablescape is essentially any tabletop that has been decorated. On a coffee table, bookcase, fireplace mantle, or bedroom dresser, you can construct tablescapes.

Those massive platform displays you see at the mall during the holidays are, in theory, large-scale tablescapes. However, because this is a food-related website as well as providing lifestyle hacks, I’ll spend time focusing on the dining room table, plus table decoration ideas for the rest of your living spaces.

What should I put on my tablescape?

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Any event’s atmosphere is set by the scenery. A stunning tablescape can tie the entire design together, whether it’s greenery against a white tablecloth or fine silverware on walnut wood. The patterns and design of the work you put together will wow your guests.

If you want to impress your guests at your next social gathering, I’ve compiled a list of several recommendations to help you design the ideal tablescape.

Key Elements of Tablescapes

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If you’re planning a dinner party, you’ll want to include the following key tablescaping elements in your setup:

  • A tablecloth, runner, or place mats
  • Plates, bowls, and other necessary dinnerware
  • Stemware
  • Utensils
  • Napkins
  • A centerpiece

Include a few more elements to take your tablescape to the next level and make it more sophisticated, such as:

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How to make a tablescape beautiful?

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  1. Pick a theme, but don’t over think when started your planning

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Your tablescape theme doesn’t have to be overly specific during your planning stage. It’s more about deciding on a feel and color palette so you have something to work with. I like to focus on space, color, and textures to pull my themes together.

  1. Napkins and placemats

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You can start building your tablescape from the guest view outwards to the overall table design, or the other way around. I like to start designing from the guest’s perspective first. This is because I find it harder to source the napkins and placements for my design ideas.

  1. Plates, glasses, silverware

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Then there’s the tableware (i.e. plates, glasses, silverware). After selecting my colorful placemats and napkins, I keep my plates simple. With classic white plates, you can never go wrong! Depending on the theme I am working on, I will use a variety of materials (metal or wood) for the utensil. I like to keep my glasses selection low-key as well. While I’m not a big fan of tinted glasses, I do like added texture if it’s available.

  1. Center of table decorations

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A pretty centerpiece can really give your table a polished look. And they’re really not too hard to create yourself. Simply grab some flowers, put them into vases of varying shapes and sizes, and place them down the center of the table. I’ll suggest filling in the gaps with fresh greenery and unscented candles.


What is a table runner?

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  • NEAT WEAVING AND THOROUGH STITCHWORK. The actual quality of craftsmanship is the key to a farmhouse table runner that will truly impress your guests. In this rustic table runner, EVENLY sized and carefully woven threads make the burlap material look orderly and pleasant—unlike poorer jute table runner alternatives where some threads are thicker than others, so the fabric overall appears disheveled. The burlap runner’s OVERLOCKED edges won’t snag or fray easily even if used repeatedly.
  • RUSTIC WARMTH FOR FESTIVE MEALS. Putting a fall table runner down the center of your table (on top of a tablecloth or without it) is a simple way to create a pastoral idyll for a celebration or just for when some guests drop by. Farmhouse-inspired decorations, like a tan table runner made of burlap, somehow combine elegance with comfort as they are dignified but informal at the same time.

Table runners are narrow lengths of table cloth placed at the center of the table usually as a decorative item that goes with the décor. There are various types of tables where you need a table runner but it is normally used for dining tables and side tables.

What is a charger plate?

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A charger plate is a large, decorative base on which other dinnerware is placed. It is used during formal occasions such as catered events, weddings, upscale parties, banquets, or in fine dining restaurants.

A charger plate is also known as a service plate, under plates, or chop plates. They are used for decorative purposes and are not meant to come in direct contact with food. Charger plates offer an elegant way to serve multiple course meals, as each course is served in a separate bowl or plate and placed on top of the charger.

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