Five Tips to Perfect Your Tantalizing Tablescape

Happy Wednesday, lovebirds!

Wedding season is in full swing, and we know how important it is to have the tablescapes for your special day on point. So, today we’re going to share five elements to keep in mind and incorporate into your design. Whether you are designing tables for your wedding or preparing for a holiday feast, these elements will take any tablescape from ordinary to extraordinary. So, without further ado, let’s get started!

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1. Neutral

A neutral element may not be the most noticeable, however it is very important. In order to provide balance for the rest of your elements, you should first choose a neutral base. This serves as a foundation that allows the other elements to stand out. Though wedding designs typically lean towards the use of white linens, this does not have to be what you choose. Another neutral tone will work just fine, too!

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2. Texture

Texture creates movement and contributes to the overall vibe of the design. Whether this element comes in the form of a ruffled napkin, layered linens, gathered table runner, or intricate charger, a textured piece will add visual interest to the base. Notice the subtle lace linens and tousled napkin pictured!

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3. Color

As we are huge fans of muted color palettes, a colored element does not have to be vibrant. Whatever focus you choose, include a colored element, whether this be a soft blush, deep blue, or bright yellow. For example, an all-white wedding is taken to the next level with the incorporation of greenery. Alternatively, you can choose to utilize a lot of colors that go hand-in-hand with your neutrals. Have some fun with your design!

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4. Contrast

Monochromatic weddings are sleek and classy, and we do not oppose this style. However, to enhance this look, you also need an element of contrast. This could be greenery arrangements or an exposed wooden table base. Something needs to draw the focus in order to create depth and interest.

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5. Shine

Last, but certainly not least, SHINE! This can be as subtle or bold as you would like. If your wedding is natural or modern, only add a touch; however, if your wedding is more glamorous, go for more! Shine adds a special element that spices up the overall look of the tablescape. It can be incorporated through the finish on your candles, flatware, chargers, or flower vessels. A little touch goes a long way in making your tablescape look complete and flawless!

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BONUS! Glow!

If your wedding is located indoors or takes place later in the day, the glow of candlelight will certainly enhance the mood for the evening! Everything looks better in the warm light of beautiful candles. Glow creates a romantic ambiance for your wedding – so bonus points if you incorporate this element!

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Incorporating each of these elements will create an eye-catching, stunning tablescape! With variation and balance, each component will work together flawlessly. We hope these tips come in handy throughout your wedding design process, as well as when perfecting your at-home party looks! Happy planning!

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