Everyone loves a dinner party. They offer the chance to meet up with friends, enjoy a little bit of light conversation and eat some great food. What’s not to love? Depending on how seriously you take your dinner party prep will determine how much you push the boat out. Before you’ve dished out the cured meats it’s a good idea to settle on a theme or at least add a little bit of ambience to the dining room. One of the best ways to introduce some of that much-craved cosiness this autumn is by taking a look at some of the contemporary lighting available at Pagazzi. Here are just some of the best tips for your special dinner party evenings.
Autumn is a lovely season, and everyone loves autumnal tones. Lovely golds and browns and the chance to decorate the dinner table with a few acorns and greenery. At no other time of the year is it acceptable to place acorns on a table. Choosing neutral tones for your dinner party set up will allow you and your guests to relax into the evening. There’s science behind the madness too, psychologists have completed research that confirms our brains react different to certain colours. It’s all that stuff about semiotics and connotation, the reasons why we associated the colour red with danger and the colour green with go signs and apple flavoured things.
Fragrant candles and lighting
Now that you’ve got the colour scheme sorted, go the extra mile by appealing to another one of the senses; smell. Why not light up a little bit of incense or a nice fragrant candle? There are plenty of autumn flavoured scents around the shops. Once you’ve got the neutral colours and the fragrant scents, look to double down on that ambience with a selection of energy efficient lighting from Pagazzi. Once you’ve purchased some lighting options, then why not take a peak at the collection of mirrors they have available too, perfect for making your room look bigger than it is?
The only thing left to do now is eat. Sit down and serve up your guests some beautiful comfort food. We’re talking hot starters and deliciously rich desserts. Now that it’s getting colder your guests are going to expect some sort of winter warmer, so why not introduce a nice red wine into your cooking or maybe even a dash of brandy? Follow all the above steps and you’re sure to set yourself up for a successful evening spent with close friends and family.
Hopefully the above information has supplied you with enough inspiration for your autumnal dinner party. As they say, the true way to someone’s heart is through food, but it’s also through appealing to their other senses too. Add a little autumnal luxury to their senses of smell and sight, with indulgent browns and gold, fragrant candles, and ambient lighting aplenty to heighten the senses.