Dressing Up Your Kitchen Table
Many of us have dining room tables that are not living up to their full potential. While you do not have to be an interior decorator to know what you like and don’t like, a little effort can make a huge difference. The following article outlines a few options that you have that can turn an ordinary dining room table into something very special, something that can brighten a room. With a few tweaks and a little effort, you can make your dining room table fun, elegant, romantic, or just about anything else you desire.
The right tablecloth can make all the difference in the world. Let’s face it; many of us have kitchen tables that have table tops that are scratched, stained, or otherwise marred and imperfect in some way. While many of these imperfections have a story to tell, sometimes you want your dining room table to be simple, elegant, and clean. Choosing the right tablecloth allows you to sweep away these imperfections in favor of a clean, simple canvas that you can work with.
A tasteful and colorful centerpiece can dress up any table. Some people prefer to use a bowl of fruit or a vase full of flowers, but the truth is that just about anything you want can be used as a table centerpiece. One tip, however, is that if you have a round kitchen table, your centerpiece also be of a somewhat rounded shape. This creates symmetry in the design, which can be very pleasing to the eye.
Combine the two. When you have a white tablecloth and a red centerpiece, such as a vase full of roses, the two can play off of each other and create an eye-catching contrast. This will not only make your table setting more attractive, but is also gives you another measure of creativity in your design. Try to use complementary colors in order to get the best effect.
It may not seem like much of an effort, but the thing about interior decorating, especially when it comes to something ordinarily mundane like the kitchen table, is that small details matter most. It may only take something as simple as a nice tablecloth draped over your table to create the appearance that you desire. Maybe a centerpiece, a vase of flowers or something else is what does it for you. Just remember that your kitchen table is as simple or as special as you want it to be.