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Whether it’s tea for two on an island in Capri or dinner for 10 in your home, a creative table setting adds an extra dimension to the dining experience.

You can play with so many ideas, a Mediterranean theme, or Mexican or African…just about any country on the globe has cultural objects.

If you do not have the accessories to start with, begin collecting whenever you see something that would work. It’s amazing what you can find shopping on your own house if you think out of the box.

I always find something that I purchased on my travels like wraps from Africa or straw beach mat from Mexico as a table runner, bracelet from Hawaii as napkins holder, etc.

Scarf from South of Africa

Candles? Always! Add votives to take your centerpiece from day to night. You can play with colors and different heights to make the table décor interesting. You could go seasonal and use greenery in your garden or find some objects at the local nursery or your supermarket.

A little tip: You can purchase small potted plants to decorate your table top and give to your guests as a Party Favor at the end of your Party.

Whatever you choose, your guests will enjoy the extra effort you make…on Valentine’s Day so will your husband or significant other!

So if you want to take a seasonal approach to outdoor table settings. Here are 4 easy and inexpensive ideas for you to try out this summer since it looks like we won’t be doing a lot of traveling.

Make it yummy…

I love to create a beach feel when serving fresh fish from the grill. The summery turquoise napkins and votive candles invite guests to the table. You can just lay white sand along the center of your table top and scatter some tea lights and Viola!

A palm branch can serve as a table cloth – and give you a totally unique style!

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Add flowers…

Dining Area at Rear Yard - Modern - Landscape - Orange County - by Studio H Landscape Architecture
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Fresh flowers pair beautifully with dramatic, minimalist, black and white table settings. You can add gold flatware for a touch of sophistication.

#1 Kenton Black 5-Piece / #2 Diem Champagne Flatware 5-Piece/ #3 Jace 5-Piece Black Handle / #4 Onlycooker Rainbow Silverware Set 20-Piece/ #5 French Flatware white & Gold/ #6 Couture Copper 5-Piece


Keep it casual…

You can mix vintage-inspired place settings with simple flatware for a casual yet refined look.

#1 Stoneware Appetizer Plate Matte Black/ #2 Stoneware Reactive Exposed Rim Dinner Plate Blue/ #3 Scalloped Eco Plates, Set of 8 / #4 Galvanized Charger With Gold Welding/ #5 Honeycomb Oval Platter/ #6 Mercer Grey Round Dinner Plate 


Add ambiance…

A fire pit bathes gatherings in romantic flickering light on a summer evening…and the perfect reason to make s’mores for dessertJ. But not everyone has built-in fire pit (myself included), but you can replicate the dramatic effect with a tabletop fireplace like this one.

#1 Broadway Floor Standing Fireplace, Beige/ #2 Moda Flame Ghost Ventless Indoor Outdoor Fire Pit/ #3 Moda Flame Vigo Table Top Indoor/Outdoor Ethanol Fireplace/ #4 Cove Intrigue Tabletop Fireplace/ #5 Regal Flame Veranda Ventless Indoor Outdoor Fire Pit Tabletop


I hope you are inspired by my @ HOME easy summer entertaining ideas.

Dulce

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  1. Love the fire pits products. Really cool. Palm branch is awesome idea, very intrigued by the French gold and silver flatware. Really would set off the table for sure! Nice article.

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