Autumn kicked in Manchester and while it got cold outside, we started spending more time indoors. Instead of seating somewhere in a beer garden, we are now getting into the moods of staying and dining in. it’s cheaper and sometimes creates a better atmosphere to invite friends for a nice dinner in and just chat and enjoy the food. It’s cheaper and also gives you the opportunity to have closer conversations without being disturbed by annoying restaurants guests (or maybe it’s just picky me). So
I took part in Wayfair tabletop styling challenge and want to show you how can you style this pretty rose gold cutlery set with very elegant plates. This is the main point of this challenge. To show you how 2 simple and most essential items to decorate your room can be finished with such a wow factor. I want to show you how to decorate your tabletop with simple steps.
step 1. decorative touch.
I wanted to keep my table top very delicate and very refreshing without heavy items and over decorated pieces. At first, I thought I will go shop and buy some expensive flowers or stems to decorate the table, but then I realized, it will be missing the point. With a price tag of at least £7 per stem of some trendy eucalyptus that will die within few days anyway, I decided to use my gypsophila that has died over 2 weeks ago but I kept it, spray paint it and I can now reuse it anytime I need. A few stems of gypsophila cost around £2 and even f the flowers are not ‘fresh’ it can stay looking fresh for many many weeks.
step 2. mix and match
Step two is mix and max of what you have at home. You don’t need a very expensive dinner set to make your tabletop look stylish. Reuse what you have and don’t be afraid of mixing and matching even if is from different brand/family. I have 3 different plates styles and textures. My pink plates are thicker and more rural looking to these large and elegant black edge ones, but the then simple form of dots and flowery plates ( and use your permanent marker to do a DIY) can add a really edgy look. Plus the colors fall in the same category and make it all look like it belongs together. Watch out for having 1 plates that are really stand out like my this set, with 1 that is really colour pop and an extra side that add that quirkiness.
step 3. cutlery set
Okey, this is of the most important because this will really make the table look finishes. I had [reviously really bad simple chrome cutlery set from the supermarket ( you know the one with a plastic handle and really bad quality metal that bend?yes, this one) with my Christmas dinner a few years ago, and despite the prettiest dinner set, the whole table looked cheap. Look for something that colour makes the other colour pop. You can go fully monochrome with elegant black, or like me with rose gold making it look stylish.
step3. table cloth.
Here again, the simplicity is the key. What’s the point of spending loads of money on some expensive clothes that will be covered in grease sauce and spilled with drinks anyway? ( or maybe I am just that clumsy..) but simple check table clothes with a black runner will d the job perfectly and cost close to nothing. Plus the simple chic pattern gives you the perfect background to make your tabletop stand out.
- Collaboration with Wayfair :))