Turning a regular dining table into a beautiful piece
Has it happened to you that you were having dinner with your friends at your place and felt uncomfortable because of your dining-tables? You’re not alone. I realized not too long ago that a centerpiece goes a long way in helping you have an amazing look on your dining tables. I used to believe that decorating a dining table was hard work until I began research on-line. Enhancing dining tables with decorations is not only easy, but affordable as well. Since then I have made three centerpieces for my tables and I am so proud of it.
Always strive for out of the box solutions. Learn a bit about design principles and get inspiration from magazines and specialized websites.
How about a general theme? Are you preparing a family get-together for Eastern or other holiday? Dress your dining table with spring colors, eastern motives, etc. Do you invite friends over every year for a summer party? Go tropical. Get whatever reminds you of a tropical vacation or beach setting, and work with those elements. Dining tables can be informal and gorgeous at the same time.
Candles. Tablecloths. Placemats. Flowers. Fabrics. Fruits and vegetables. With so many choices, creating a centerpiece should not be that difficult. Just a few decorations can make the difference. Will people be sitting at the table for dinner, or will you just put food on it? When the former is the case, beware of very tall decorations or centerpieces, they could disrupt the visibility between guests on a conversation. Keep in mind sometimes less is more. Don’t let your piece of furniture be too loud and busy, it might give the impression of being cheap.
Call for help
If you still don’t trust your creative sense, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Keep in mind your acquaintances can help you with ideas on decorating the dining space. Not persuaded so far? Visit different craft depots and ask for advise. I recommend that you ask lots of questions. Try to keep stress at bay. Treat this task as if it was a day at the beach or playing a sport, it is after all, an activity that will enrich your life. Have in mind that centerpieces for dining tables should include various design elements, including balance and proportion, color, light, texture, form and harmony.
Once your dining-table decorations are set up, it’s time to throw a party and celebrate. Good news for people that felt embarrassed by their dining tables, it turns out it is very easy and can be fun too. So get to it, shop for decorations and start improving your dining room. Imagining and making a centerpiece is fun and relaxing at the very least!
Clark Medici is a freelance writer who lives for art. He used to feel embarrassed over his simple dining tables but decided to improve his skills. “I was so inspired by how easy it is to decorate a dining table, that I decided to share it with others,” he says.
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