Oh how we love color! Deep, bold tones are becoming more common not just in accessories but in all-over painted rooms. This color palette creates moody environments that encourage cozy snuggles and thoughtful contemplation. They are easy to add to warm and cool neutral homes. We highly suggest adding all the colors together to make a more exciting tablescape, but if that seems too bold, at least choose two, to really get the vibe of this colorful trend.
One of the best ways to play with color is in colored glass. There are so many ways to add tonal sparkle to your table: stemware, candle holders, light fixtures, beading, stained glass, and translucent accessories. If you are a little nervous to put so much glass around your children or klutzy friends, consider the easy alternative—colorful translucent plastics. The possibilities are endless!
Before you go out and buy all new plates and glasses, take inventory of your current supplies.
- What dishes, linens, and decor already works with this color scheme? Having a set of neutral dishes makes it easy to use them for multiple color schemes.
- Not enough place settings? Can you mix and match to make a full set? We love layering plates and using mixed sets.
- Do you have any holiday decor that could be reassigned to the table? Grab a couple pumpkins off the mantle to fill in gaps in the middle.
- Do you already have greenery that just needs a few added fall touches? One basic greenery strand can be repurposed for almost any holiday or season.
As much as we love the the new luxury products out there, you can never go wrong when you bargain hunt. Check out your local thrift stores and estate sales for unique vintage finds—especially glassware and candleholders.
Another of our favorite haunts is the Target dollar section. Can we get an amen?! That's where we found the little glass pumpkins to put on the plate, for just a couple bucks. They always have fun, seasonal items that don't break the bank.
The more layers the better it looks. Stacking different textures or patterns helps create depth and interest. Not everything has to match, in fact, matching sets can be boring. As long as you stay within the general color scheme, it will look amazing. The main rule is— have fun with it! We don't set our tables like this very often, so throw Emily Post's book out the door. If it puts a smile on your face then you are doing it right.
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