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5 Steps to Creating a Fabulous Tablescape | Red Stamp

Let’s face it, we don’t always have time to be as planful as we’d like when hosting a get together. And while we *love* Pinterest, it can leave us feeling as though we’ve fallen short. What we modern girls need is quick list to guide us to a memorable night + make us feel like the superwomen we are! So serve up some tasty chow, like pineapple chipotle pork tostadas, or sip on a red or white and use these 5 helpful {and easy!} tips to create a truly #FabulouslySocial tablescape. 1. Add layers to create dimension – stack small plates on top of large plates creating an interesting layered effect. Use a table runner or placemats to add additional texture. Have an old newspaper or magazine? Punch out confetti for added interest!   2. Take advantage of complementary colors – red + green, blue + orange, yellow + purple: these combos help to balance warm + cool tones making the table pop. Juxtapose your brights against neutrals to ensure your palette is simple, yet impactful. 5 Steps to Creating a Fabulous Tablescape | Red Stamp   3. Mix + match patterns – the best way to mix patterns is to keep them within a cohesive color palette + to have a balance of big bold patterns with small textural ones. 5 Steps to Creating a Fabulous Tablescape | Red Stamp   4. Use food as decoration – a layered cake, bouquet of herbs or vase filled with fruit as a centerpiece. Why not? The sights + smells will only further entice your guests’ taste buds + make them excited to see what you have cooking. 5 Steps to Creating a Fabulous Tablescape | Red Stamp   5. Do something unexpected – use non-traditional materials as a tablecloth; a newspaper with large scale hand painted words, layered vintage scarves or album covers that showcase a specific era {theme party anyone?} . Mix silver + gold silverware. Fold napkins into objects or shapes. 5 Steps to Creating a Fabulous Tablescape | Red Stamp

We hope these tips have helped you feel like you can whip up a fantastic table in no time, because trust us – you can! Have your own tablescape tricks up your sleeve? Do tell, we’d love for you to share!

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