Family meals are one of life’s greatest joys. From the laughter, conversations, and delicious food that fill the table, there’s nothing like gathering around to share in the joy of each other’s company. That’s why it’s so important to create a modern table setting that honors this kindness and brings your loved ones together over a meal. Here are some tips on how to create a modern table setting that will make your family meal extra special.
Choose the Color Theme
When it comes to creating a modern table setting, you create a mood with the colors you choose. I love setting the table because there are so many different possible combinations. I have a tendency to go between a few different overall settings that fit our home well. You get to decide what your style and preferences are and then create the mood. Once you decide on your colors, find plates and napkins that match them perfectly!
Pick Out Accessories
Adding decorations is another great way to give your dinner table a modern look and feel. I almost always have a vase in the center of the table. Sometimes we fill it with a beautiful floral bouquet and sometimes we forage in the yard for the perfect branches or greenery. We also love to add ambient light with both tealights and taper candles. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different combinations and different elements, sometimes my best idea is my fifth one!
Create Place Settings
The last step in creating an inviting modern table setting is arranging place settings for each person at the dinner table. To get started, lay out placemats and then top them with plates and cutlery. If you want to take things up a notch, use cloth napkins. I have three kids, and a husband and we use cloth napkins all the time. And don’t forget about glasses! Whether you’re serving juice or wine (or both!), make sure there’s plenty of glasses arranged around the dinner table so everyone can enjoy their drink throughout dinner!
Creating a modern-looking yet cozy family meal doesn’t have to be stressful – just follow these steps next time you’re having friends or family around for dinner and watch as they fall in love with your beautiful tablescape! With just a few simple changes you can transform your ordinary dining area into an inviting oasis perfect for all kinds of occasions – birthday parties, anniversaries, holidays…the possibilities are endless! So go ahead – let those creative juices flow and show off those stunning tablescapes today!
Kathleen Jost says
First, I want to thank you for your posts on all sites. I always look forward to each one every week!
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I’d appreciate any help you can provide.
Love your decor ideas! I’ve incorporated many of your suggested decor accessories into my home. Many of my friends believe I’ve hired a professional to decorate my home. I enjoy seeing your new ideas. Keep up the great work! A French Canadian fan!