Preparing for the holidays is half the battle. So this week we have a post that will help get you prepared for any hosting of friends and family you might be doing during holidays. Let us help you take some of the stress off your plate because we’re focusing on table decor. Let’s get your table ready for the holidays! We’ve got 3 tips to help you and your table make it through these holidays. Ready? Let’s go!
1. Stack & Layer
Let’s give your table depth. We can accomplish this with table clothes, runners, place mats, and stacked dishes. Layering your table linen will instantly give your table depth and if you want to play with colors it can even add contrast or fun pops of color. Don’t limit yourself by placing each and every dish, utensil or napkin on its own. Stack them up under napkins or other dishes to add dimension to the table.
2. Simplify The Centerpiece
We love gorgeous and stunning centerpieces, but they can be large and take up valuable table space. This year remove the stress and save your time for what’s important. Go with a simple yet elegant centerpiece design. Depending on your table size, you may be able to leave your stunningly simple centerpiece out for the actual dinner. Another option is to create a centerpiece design with quick and easy to remove pieces. No extra time spent removing every piece one at a time. This will make clearing space easy and no one will be left out of the conversation during dinner.
3. Prepare For The Mess.
Holidays are messy – plain and simple. So lets be prepared for them. Mentally preparing for that stain that’s going to happen on your new or favorite table runner is probably going to help you cope with it a lot better when it happens. With that in mind, maybe we don’t want to use our newest or best during actual meals. Lets show them and then remove them. Unless you’re using white runners. Then we can bleach them after and be done.
With the amazing weather that we’ve had lately, it’s no surprise that we want to be outside. A good way to get out and enjoy the weather is heading to the patio or backyard. We love lounging and taking in a sunset in comfort of our own space. And we think that you should too! That’s why today’s post is all about helping you get your outdoor furniture set up and ready for you to enjoy! We think that there are 3 things everyone should look for in outdoor furniture, keep reading to find out!
The first thing you should take into account is size. Not only should you think about the size of your potential furniture, but you should also keep in mind the size of the space you have to decorate in. There’s a ton of great furniture pieces out there, but if they don’t fit there’s no point. Make sure you know your measurements so you can get furniture that fits and give yourself plenty of room to enjoy it!
A question you really need to ask yourself is, “What am I going to use my furniture for?” Is it going to be used for solo sunset gazing or are you going to want to have a nice family dinner outside? The furniture you invest in can serve more than one function. A comfy chair can not only be a nice place to plant your tush when you’re sun bathing, but it can also provide great comfort when you’re serving Grandma’s famous apple pie!
This one is crucial! Since outdoor furniture is, well, outside, you’re definitely going to want furniture that’s going to last. Look for materials that can stand the elements of weather such metals or durable woods, like teak, to name a couple. Choosing the right materials will make all the difference in the life span of your furniture. Investing in good outdoor cushions will also provide comfort and style!
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Pedestal tables offer a lot more than meets the eye. They offer more space, both in actual table top space and seating options, and give everyone a seat at the table. That means everyone gets enough room and there isn’t an awkward person trying to lean in to be a part of the conversation.
A pedestal table is nice change of pace from traditional dining table options. They help out in those tight spots by creating extra space and give you a little wiggle room in the corners.
These tables typically come in two sizes: large and small. A large pedestal table is great way to entertain more than two to three people. They offer the space you need and give everyone the opportunity to comfortably interact with one another at the table. For those of you with small nook or kitchen space, you’d be more interested in a small pedestal table. They seat two to three comfortably and create a person and intimate experience while filling the small amount of space provided.
Take a look at these great pedestal tables below! See how they are used and how the designers placed them in the space!
Cool off this summer with a chilled, refreshing drink. Whether it be an ice cold lemonade or your favorite summer cocktail, there’s always time to relax and take a load off. One way to make sure you can do just that is to have your home bar set up and ready to serve. It’s the perfect thing for those summer get togethers.
Set it up outside in the backyard and let the party begin! Check out some of these beautiful home bars and see what you should be doing this summer!
Looking to set up a little bar in your home? Then check out what we’ve got on our online store here!
The sun is out and it’s starting to heat up! Perfect weather to head to the backyard for a dinner and a sunset. The spring and summer seasons are great for outdoor dining. When the heat starts to linger into the nights it creates a cozy outdoor dining experience. We have 3 tips to help you take total advantage of the weather and get the most out of your outdoor dining experience!
There’s no need for extra fancy dishes and utensils, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be cute! Heading outside for a little dinner can easily get messy and the last thing you want or need are broken plates or cups – leave the glass and porcelain inside. Find cute melamine plates and acrylic cups for the perfect outdoor dining experience!
2. Comfy Seats
Being comfortable makes every experience better. This is a fact. Outdoor dinners are one-fourth eating and three-fourths spending time with the people you love. Why not make sure everyone is comfortable while they enjoy the weather? Invest in some chairs that offer comfort. Take it to the next level in decor and comfort by snagging some outdoor cushions for ultimate coziness.
3. Enjoy The View
This tip is the most important! Enjoy being outside! Enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful weather! Enjoy the company and enjoy your backyard space!
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Complete your coastal outdoor bar with comfortable and stylish seating. Part of creating an outdoor space to entertain is to provide your guests a common place to gather and social. What better way to achieve this than utilizing an outdoor bar.
Serve drinks or food and give your guests a place to come together for conversation and good times. Give them a place to kick back and relax white they sip on their drink. Queue the bar chairs and stools. We’ve gathered a couple great examples of what your coastal outdoor space can look like.
This week our Tuva-Luv comes from Madison! One of her store favorites is the Morella stool! This is a great piece for the kitchen island or bar. It offers a rustic look with the elm wood top and iron legs. Add the Morella stool to your home today!
Find more of our favorites on the Tuva-Luv Page!