Setting a formal table each night is slowly becoming a thing of the past. Many people live such a fast-paced lifestyle that fast food and microwave meals are the new norm. Sometimes it helps to slow down for a second, take a breath, and enjoy the small things in life. That’s why we decided to give you 5 reasons to set a tablescape. Whether it be for your next party, the holidays, or the start of a new tradition, a beautiful tablescape will add a wonderful touch to any occasion.
1. Make use of what your mom (or grandmother) gave you!
Passing a gorgeous set of dinnerware down through the family is common. For many, those dishes are placed in a cabinet, never to be used. Setting a tablescape is the perfect reason to pull out those family heirlooms, and put them to use. If you don’t have a set, and have been wanting one, this could be the perfect reason to make that purchase.
2. They add atmosphere.
No matter where you are, sitting down to a formal table makes you feel special. Something magical happens when you have matching plates, napkins, and decor. The atmosphere takes on an additional glow. A simple tablescape has to ability to elevate any event.
3. They can be changed.
Depending on your personal preference, you can change your tablescape to match the season, holiday, or theme of a party. This allows for a lot of flexibility in the look you would like to have. They can be as formal or informal as you would like.
4. They’re fun.
Decorating your table can be just as fun as decorating any other space. You can use vases of flowers, books, fresh or fake fruit and vegetables, the sky's the limit really. Just make sure not to overcrowd the table so your guests still have elbow room.
5. Anyone can design a tablescape!
One of the best things about a tablescape, anyone can do it. Oftentimes you can use things you already have around the house to make a spectacular tablescape. This will allow you to dust off some of those vases in the closet and fill them with blooms.
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